2016 Tony Nominees Announced – Hamilton, Shuffle Along Leading

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by Sandi Durell

 

The Paramount Hotel was filled with press this morning at 8:30 a.m. as William Ivey Long introduced Tony Award Winner (Book of Mormon) Nikki M. James and Tony Award Nominee Andrew Rannells (Book of Mormon), on hand to announce the 70th Annual Tony Award Nominees in 24 categories.

No big surprise that Hamilton and Shuffle Along are leading new Musicals, garnering 10 Nominations each (see full list below and live video), followed by revival She Loves Me with 8.

In the Plays category, Long Day’s Journey Into Night has 7, while Eclipsed is tied with The Humans for 6.

It will all play out at the Tony Awards on June 12, 8 pm  on CBS live from the Beacon Theatre.

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William Ivey Long

 

(Video by Magda Katz and Sandi Durell)

 

TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS – ANNOUNCED BY NIKKI M. JAMES & ANDREW RANNELLS

 Best Play

Eclipsed

The Father

The Humans

King Charles III

 

Best Musical

 Bright Star

Hamilton

School of Rock-The Musical

Shuffle Along (or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 And All That Followed)

Waitress

 

Best Revival of a Play

 Arthur Miller’s The Cruicible

Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

Blackbird

Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Noises Off

 

 Best Revival of a Musical

 The Color Purple

Fiddler on the Roof

She Loves Me

Spring Awakening

 

Best Book of a Musical

 Bright Star

Hamilton

School of Rock – The Musical

Shuffle Along

 

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

 Bright Star

Hamilton

School of Rock – The Musical

Waitress

 

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

 Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Jeff Daniels, Blackbird

Frank Langella, The Father

Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III

Mark Strong, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge

 

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

Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Laurie Metcalf, Misery

Lupita Nyog’o, Eclipsed

Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller’s The Cruicible

Michelle Williams, Blackbird

 

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

Alex Brightman, School of Rock-The Musical

Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof

Zachary Levi, She Loves Me

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom,Jr., Hamilton

 

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

Laura Benanti, She Loves Me

Carmen Cusack, Bright Star

Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Jessie Mueller, Waitress

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

 

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

Reed Birney, The Humans

Bill Camp, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

David Furr, Noises Off

Richard Goulding, King Charles III

Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

 

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

 Pascale Armand, Eclipsed

Megan Hilty, Noises Off

Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans

Andrew Martin, Noises Off

Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

 

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

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along

Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

 

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

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me

Jennifer Simard, Disaster!

Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

 

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, Therese Raquin

Christopher Oram, Hughie

Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge

David Zinn, The Humans

 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Es Devlin & Finn Ross, American Psycho

David Korins, Hamilton

Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along

David Rockwell, She Loves Me

 

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Michael Krass, Noises Off

Clint Ramos, Eclipsed

Tom Scutt, King Charles III

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting

Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me

Ann Roth, Shuffle Along

Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Justin Townsend, The Humans

Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge

 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley, Hamilton

Jules Fisher/Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along

Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening

Justin Townsend, American Psycho

 

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, King Charles III

Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Joe Mantello, The Humans

Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed

Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge

 

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden, Spring Awakening

John Doyle, The Color Purple

Scott Ellis, She Loves Me

Thomas Krail, Hamilton

George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

 

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Savion Glover, Shuffle Along

Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof

Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea

Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

 

Best Orchestrations

August Eirsmoen, Bright Star

Larry Hochman, She Loves Me

Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton

Daryl Water, Shuffle Along

 

++Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories++

 

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Sheldon Harnick

Marshall W. Mason

 

Special Tony Award

National Endowment for the Arts

Miles Wlkin


Regional Theatre Tony Award

Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn NJ

 

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Brian Stokes Mitchell

 

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Seth Gelblum

Joan Lader

Sally Ann Parsons

 

Number of Tony Nominations by Production:

Hamilton – 16, Shuffle Along – 10, She Loves Me – 8, Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 7, Eclipsed – 6, The Humans – 6, A View from the Bridge – 5, Bright Star – 5, King Charles III – 5, noises Off – 5, The Crucible – 4, The Color Purple – 4, School of Rock – 4, Waitress – 4, Blackbird – 3, Fiddler on the Roof – 3, Spring Awakening – 3, American Psycho – 2, The Father – 2, Dames at Sea – 1, Disaster! – 1, Hughie – 1, Misery – 1, On Your Feet – 1, Therese Raquin – 1, Tuck Everlasting – 1

www.TonyAwards.com

 

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