AWARDS SEASON 2016: Tony Award Nominees

Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Daveed Diggs as Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

The Tony Award nominees are out, and no one is surprised that Hamilton not only got the most nominations, but with 16 nods, also beat the record for most Tony nominations (the record was previously held by The Producers and Billy Elliot.) Trailing just behind Hamilton were Shuffle Along with 10 nominations and She Loves Me with 8. All of the nominations these shows got mean that many others found themselves with only a few nominations this year, but in the end it’s not about the quantity of nods…it’s all about the pretty prizes you take home! This year’s award ceremony will be broadcast live on June 12 at 8/7c on CBS. Join us as we cover all of the Awards fun live!

NEXT UP: Outer Critics Circle Awards winners on May 9

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Musical
Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock
Shuffle Along
Waitress

Best Play
Eclipsed
King Charles III
The Father
The Humans

Best Revival of a Play
A View From the Bridge
Blackbird
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off
The Crucible

Best Revival of a Musical
She Loves Me
The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
Spring Awakening

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Alex Brightman, School of Rock
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 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, 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 Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird

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
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed Birney, The Humans
Bill Camp, 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
Andrea Martin, Noises Off
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Best Director of a Musical
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along
Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
John Doyle, The Color Purple

Best Director of a Play
Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge
Joe Mantello, The Humans
Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Best Book of a Musical
Steve Martin, Bright Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Julian Fellowes, School of Rock
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

Best Score
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, School of Rock
Sara Bareilles, Waitress

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Es Devlin and Finn Ross, American Psycho
David Korins, Hamilton
David Rockwell, She Loves Me
Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along

Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Zinn, The Humans
Beowulf Borritt, Thérèse Raquin
Jan Versweyveld, A View From the Bridge
Christopher Oram, Hughie

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Justin Townsend, American Psycho
Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along
Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Justin Townsend, The Humans
Natasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Jan Versweyveld, The Crucible
Jan Versweyveld, A View From the Bridge

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton
Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting
Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along

Best Costume Design of a Play
Clint Ramos, Eclipsed
Tom Scutt, King Charles III
Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Michael Krass, Noises Off

Best Choreographer
Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!
Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along

Best Orchestrations
August Eriksmoen, Bright Star
Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton
Larry Hochman, She Loves Me
Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Sheldon Harnick
 Marshall W. Mason

Special Tony Award
 National Endowment for the Arts
 Miles Wilkin

Isabelle Stevenson Award
 Brian Stokes Mitchell

Regional Theatre Award
Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, New Jersey

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Seth Gelblum
Joan Lader
Sally Ann Parsons

1 Comment on AWARDS SEASON 2016: Tony Award Nominees

  1. Paul tarantola // June 8, 2016 at 11:43 pm // Reply

    Just watched the 1994 movie. The Renaissance man. And mark wahlberg wrote a rap song to Shakespeare’s. Hamlet…it seems plagiarism may be an issue with lin manuals version of hamilton! Food for thought..

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