Complete List of Tony Nominations: Surprises and Snubs

The nominations for the 73rd annual Tony Awards were announced this morning by Gayle King, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Bebe Neuwirth. The complete list is as follows:

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

Best Musical
 Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
 Beetlejuice
Hadestown
The Prom
Tootsie

Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
The Boys in the Band,
Author: Mart Crowley
Burn This, Author: Lanford Wilson
Torch Song, Author: Harvey Fierstein
The Waverly Gallery, Author: Kenneth Lonergan

Best Revival of a Musical
Kiss Me, Kate
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Best Book of a Musical
Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations, Dominique Morisseau
Beetlejuice, Scott Brown & Anthony King
Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell
The Prom, Bob Martin & Chad Beguelin
Tootsie, Robert Horn

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Be More Chill, Music & Lyrics: Joe Iconis
Beetlejuice, Music & Lyrics: Eddie Perfect
Hadestown, Music & Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell
The Prom, Music: Matthew Sklar, Lyrics: Chad Beguelin
To Kill a Mockingbird, Music: Adam Guettel
Tootsie, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

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, Arthur Miller’s 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 Leading Role in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 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 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, Arthur Miller’s 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 Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
André De Shields, Hadestown
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Mary Testa, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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 Scenic Design of a Musical
Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Peter England, King Kong
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
Laura Jellinek, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
David Korins, Beetlejuice

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 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 — The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Ink
Jules Fisher + 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 Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Bradley King, Hadestown
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice
 
 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 Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Drew Levy, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

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 Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

Best Choreography
Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Orchestrations
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations

Tony Nominations by Production:
Hadestown — 14
Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations — 12
Tootsie — 11
The Ferryman — 9
To Kill a Mockingbird — 9
Beetlejuice — 8
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! — 8
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus — 7
The Prom — 7
Ink — 6
Network — 5
Choir Boy — 4
Kiss Me, Kate — 4
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons — 3
Burn This — 3
The Cher Show — 3
King Kong — 3
Bernhardt/Hamlet — 2
The Boys in the Band — 2
Torch Song — 2
The Waverly Gallery — 2
What the Constitution Means to Me — 2
Be More Chill — 1
Hillary and Clinton — 1
King Lear — 1

Here are some the major surprises:

  • Network and To Kill a Mockingbird not nominated for Best Play, despite the fact that many thought either would take home the award come June 9th. Gary and Ink took their place, and both these underdog plays received quite a few unexpected nominations, especially in the supporting actor/actress categories.
  • Although it was somewhat expected that Head Over Heels, Pretty Woman, and Gettin’ the Band Back Together would be shut out, the lack of nomination for Be More Chill (other than Joe Iconis) was quite a surprise. Will Roland, Stephanie Hsu, and George Salazar were all potential nominees in the acting categories, and many thought the show would pick up a Best Musical nomination.
  • The Boys in the Band, despite opening last summer, still managed to get a few nominations (unlike the other early open, Straight White Men). Similarly, it was somewhat surprising that Bernhardt/Hamlet, another early open, picked up nominations for Best Actress (Janet McTeer) and Best Play.
  • Beetlejuice opened to mostly negative reviews, but came out with 8 nominations, making it one of the top-nominated musicals. Almost all of its nominations were surprises since many thought the show might get shut out.
  • Beth Leavel was considered a shoe-in for The Prom, but in a delightful surprise Caitlin Kinnunen also picked up a nomination with her co-star in the Best Actress in a Musical category. Several other surprises double performer nominations within one category include: Kristine Nielsen and Julie White for Gary and Emphraim Sykes and Jeremy Pope for Ain’t Too Proud. Jeremy Pope also scored a nomination for Choir Boy, making part of the very small list of actors to ever get nominated for two acting Tonys in one season.
  • Although Roundabout’s shows received several nominations, True West was shut out, including no Best Actor nominations for Paul Dano and Ethan Hawke.

There were also some upsetting snubs:

  • Reeve Carney is the only member of the principle cast of Hadestown who was not nominated, which was certainly a surprise.
  • Bonnie Milligan was widely believed to be Head Over Heels’ major chance for a nomination (or Spencer Lift for choreography, since both received nomination for Outer Critics Cricle and Drama Desk Awards). Tragically, Bonnie Milligan’s hilarious performance and legendary belts were snubbed a nomination.
  • In addition to Lift, Casey Nicholaw not receiving a choreography nomination for The Prom was somewhat of a snub.
  • After her win last year, Glenda Jackson not being nominated for her performance in King Lear is surprising to say the least, even though the production did not receive positive reviews, she did.
  • Although Ali Stroker, Mary Testa, and Damon Duanno were all nominated for Oklahoma! neither Rebecca Naomi Jones nor Patrick Vaill were. In particularly, Rebecca Naomi Jones is giving one of the most nuanced, painful performances of the season, so her lack of a nomination was shocking, and is probably the most major snub.

Shows with 0 nominations: Head Over Heels, Straight White Men, Gettin’ the Band Back Together, The Nap, The New One, Pretty Woman, American Son, The Lifespan of a Fact, True West