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 Pill, Moulin 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!
Without further ado, here are this year’s nominees (winners bolded):
Best Revival of a Musical
No nominees for 2020
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 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
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.