The Nominations Are In for the 2019 Tony Awards!

Two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and three-time nominated Brandon Victor Dixon announced the nominations for the American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards this morning, chosen from the 21 plays and 34 musicals eligible for consideration in the 2018-19 Broadway season, by a nominating committee of 48 theater professionals. Winners in the 26 designated categories will be decided by 831 voting members of the Broadway community, and the awards will be presented on Sunday, June 9, at Radio City Music Hall, broadcast live on CBS. Serving as host of the black-tie ceremony again this year will be James Corden, recipient of a 2012 Tony for his role in One Man, Two Guvnors.

James Corden. Photo by Jason Bell/CBS.
James Corden. Photo by Jason Bell/CBS.

In the lead for musicals are Hadestown with fourteen nominations, followed by Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations with twelve, and Tootsie with eleven. For plays, The Ferryman and To Kill a Mockingbird each received a total of nine nominations, and Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus garnered seven.

The nominations are:

Best Play: Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney; The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth; Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac; Ink by James Graham; What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

Best Revival of a Play: Arthur Miller’s All My Sons; Burn This; The Boys In The Band; 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 a Leading Actor 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 a Leading Actress 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 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 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 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 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

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 Musical: Ain’t Too Proud; Beetlejuice; Hadestown; The Prom; Tootsie

Best Revival of a Musical: Kiss Me, Kate; Oklahoma!

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 a Leading Actor 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 a Leading Actress 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 Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Lilli Cooper, Tootsie; Amber Gray, Hadestown; Sarah Stiles, Tootsie; Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!; Mary Testa, Oklahoma!

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 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 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

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

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

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

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at Radio City Music Hall – 1260 Sixth Avenue, NYC. For tickets, call (866) 858-0008, or purchase them online.

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Deb Miller
Deb Miller (PhD, Art History) is the Senior Correspondent and Editor for New York City, where she grew up seeing every show on Broadway. She is an active member of the Outer Critics Circle and served for more than a decade as a Voter, Nominator, and Judge for the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre. Outside of her home base in NYC, she has written and lectured extensively on the arts and theater throughout the world (including her many years in Amsterdam, London, and Venice, and her extensive work and personal connections with Andy Warhol and his circle) and previously served as a lead writer for Stage Magazine, Phindie, and Central Voice.


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