Awards Season 2020: Tony Award Winners

After an insane year and a half, the Tony Awards are finally here!

This year will be presented in two — the awards portion of the evening, hosted by six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, will stream on Paramount+ starting at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT, and Broadway’s Back!, a concert celebration hosted by Leslie Odom Jr. on CBS and Paramount+ beginning at 9 PM ET (delayed for PT). More details on how to tune in to each can be found here.

Featuring performances from Jagged Little PillMoulin Rouge! The Musical, and Tina—The Tina Turner Musical; the cast of American Utopia; John Legend and the cast of Ain’t Too Proud; a reunion of the cast members of Hairspray and a number by Freestyle Love Supreme — it should be a spectacular night!

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Without further ado, here are this year’s nominees (winners bolded):

Best Musical
* Moulin Rouge!

Jagged Little Pill
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Play
* The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl
Sea Wall/A Life by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne
Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris
The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp

Best Revival of a Musical
No nominees for 2020

Best Revival of a Play
* A Soldier’s Play

Betrayal
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Best Book of a Musical
* Jagged Little Pill, Diablo Cody
Moulin Rouge!, John Logan
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
* A Christmas Carol, Christopher Nightingale
The Inheritance, Paul Englishby
The Rose Tattoo, Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb
Slave Play, Lindsay Jones
The Sound Inside, Daniel Kluger

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
* Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance
Ian Barford, Linda Vista
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
* Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside
Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical
* Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
* Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge!
Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
* David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play
Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
* Lois Smith, The Inheritance
Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Chalia La Tour, Slave Play
Annie McNamara, Slave Play
Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
* Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill
Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill
Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge!
Daniel J. Watts, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
* Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill
Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill
Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill
Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge!
Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Direction of a Play
* Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance
David Cromer, The Sound Inside
Kenny Leon, A Soldier’s Play
Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal
Robert O’Hara, Slave Play

Best Direction of a Musical
* Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge!
Phyllida Lloyd, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill

Best Choreography
* Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little Pill
Anthony van Laast, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Orchestrations
* Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine, and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge!
Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
Ethan Popp, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play
* Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol 
Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
Soutra Gilmour, Betrayal
Derek McLane, A Soldier’s Play
Clint Ramos, Slave Play

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
* Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge!
Riccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little Pill
Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play
* Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol 
Dede Ayite, Slave Play
Dede Ayite, A Soldier’s Play
Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
Clint Ramos, The Rose Tattoo

Best Costume Design of a Musical
* Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge!
Emily Rebholz, Jagged Little Pill
Mark Thompson, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Lighting Design of a Play
* Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol
Jiyoun Chang, Slave Play
Jon Clark, The Inheritance
Heather Gilbert, The Sound Inside
Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier’s Play

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
* Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge!
Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill
Bruno Poet, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Sound Design in a Play
* Simon Baker, A Christmas Carol 
Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid, The Inheritance
Lindsay Jones, Slave Play
Daniel Kluger, Sea Wall/A Life
Daniel Kluger, The Sound Inside

Best Sound Design in a Musical
* Peter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge!
Jonathan Deans, Jagged Little Pill
Nevin Steinberg, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
* Julie Halston

Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre 
* Graciela Daniele

Special Tony Awards
* The Broadway Advocacy Coalition
* David Byrne’s American Utopia
* Freestyle Love Supreme

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre
* Fred Gallo
* Irene Gandy
* Beverly Jenkins
* New Federal Theatre, Woodie King Jr., Founder

In categories with only one nominee listed, such as Leading Actor in a Musical, an affirmative vote of 60 percent of the total ballots cast will grant an award in that category.

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