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NEWS: 2019 Tony Award Nominations Announced

Nominees for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced this morning. Notably, the musical Hadestown: The Myth. The Musical. received 14 nominations, while To Kill a Mockingbird (unpopular, perhaps, due to a high-profile licensing battle that canceled theatre productions around the country) and Network received none for Best Play.

The annual Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing. This year’s winners will be announced in a ceremony at Radio City Musical Hall on June 9. This year’s ceremony, the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, will feature returning host James Corden and will be broadcast on CBS at 8 PM Eastern Time. Some 831 Tony voters will cast ballots to determine the winners.

Nominations

Musicals

Best Musical

  • Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
  • Beetlejuice
  • Hadestown
  • The Prom
  • Tootsie

Best Revival of a Musical

  • Kiss Me, Kate
  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
  • Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud
  • Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
  • Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
  • Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
  • Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
  • Beth Leavel, The Prom
  • Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
  • Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
  • Bryan Cranston, Network
  • Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Adam Driver, Burn This
  • Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Annette Bening, All My Sons
  • Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
  • Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
  • Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
  • Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
  • Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Book of a Musical

  • Ain’t Too Proud, Dominique Morisseau
  • Beetlejuice, Scott Brown and Anthony King
  • Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell
  • The Prom, Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin
  • Tootsie, Robert Horn

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

  • Be More Chill, Joe Iconis
  • Beetlejuice, Eddie Perfect
  • Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell
  • The Prom, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
  • To Kill a Mockingbird, Adam Guettel
  • Tootsie, David Yazbek

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
  • Scott Ellis, Tootsie
  • Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
  • Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud
  • Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Andre De Shields, Hadestown
  • Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
  • Patrick Page, Hadestown
  • Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud
  • Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
  • Amber Gray, Hadestown
  • Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
  • Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
  • Mary Testa, Oklahoma!

Best Choreography

  • Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
  • Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
  • Denis Jones, Tootsie
  • David Neumann, Hadestown
  • Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud

Best Orchestrations

  • Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
  • Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
  • Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
  • Simon Hale, Tootsie
  • Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Michael Krass, Hadestown
  • William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
  • William Ivey Long, Tootsie
  • Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
  • Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
  • Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud
  • Bradley King, Hadestown
  • Peter Mumford, King Kong
  • Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
  • Peter Hylenski, King Kong
  • Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud
  • Drew Levy, Oklahoma!
  • Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud
  • Peter England, King Kong
  • Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
  • Laura Jellinek, Oklahoma!
  • David Korins, Beetlejuice

Plays

Best Play

  • Choir Boy
  • The Ferryman
  • Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Ink
  • What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Play Revival

  • All My Sons
  • The Boys in the Band
  • Burn This
  • Torch Song
  • The Waverly Gallery

Best Direction of a Play

  • Rupert Goold, Ink
  • Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
  • Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Ivo van Hove, Network
  • George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Bertie Carvel, Ink
  • Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band
  • Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
  • Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
  • Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Ruth Wilson, King Lear

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Rob Howell, The Ferryman
  • Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
  • Clint Ramos, Torch Song
  • Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Neil Austin, Ink
  • Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
  • Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Bunny Christie, Ink
  • Rob Howell, The Ferryman
  • Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
  • Jan Versweyveld, Network

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Adam Cork, Ink
  • Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Fitz Patton, Choir Boy
  • Nick Powell, The Ferryman
  • Eric Sleichim, Network

 

Special Tony Awards Bestowed

Certain noncompetitive award recipients were also announced today:

Lifetime Achievement in Theatre

  • Rosemary Harris (acting)
  • Terrence McNally (playwriting)
  • Harold Wheeler (orchestrating)

Special Tony Awards

  • Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company (animatronic work in King Kong)
  • Jason Michael Webb (musical arrangements for Choir Boy)
  • Marin Mazzie (posthumous, for work on women’s health issues)

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

  • Judith Light (for HIV/AIDS and gay rights volunteer work)

2019 Regional Theater Tony Award

  • TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater

  • Broadway Inspirational Voices (choir)
  • Peter Entin (formerly of the Shubert Organization)
  • Joseph Blakely Forbes (a founder of Scenic Art Studios)
  • Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9 (a firehouse that responded to the September 11, 2001 attacks

Amy Donahue

Amy Donahue is a staff reviewer at the Twin Cities Arts Reader. She interned with the magazine during the summer of 2017, served as a guest contributor while studying abroad in Europe that fall, and has moved up to regular old reviewing. She admits to being at least 50% terrified of contemporary German opera.

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