Tony 2019 Nominations: “Hadestown” Leads with 14!


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The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards have just been announced!

“Hadestown” lead the musical categories with 14 nominations (followed by “Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations” with 12 and “Tootsie” with 11), while “The Ferryman” leads the play categories with 9. Tony Award winner and Dulaang UP alum Clint Ramos has also been nominated for Best Costume Design of a Play for his work in “Torch Song”.

The announcements were made by Tony Award Winners Bebe Neuwirth (Sweet Charity, Chicago) and Brandon Victor Dixon (Hedwig and the Angry Inch as producer) at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Here’s the complete list of nominees:

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, “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”
Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”
Damon Daunno, “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 Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band
Lanford Wilson’s Burn This
Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song
Kenneth Lonergan’s The Waverly Gallery

Best Revival of a Musical

Kiss Me, Kate
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Best Play

Choir Boy
The Ferryman
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ink
What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Musical

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

Best Book of a Musical

Dominique Morisseaum “Ain’t Too Proud”
Scott Brown and Anthony King, “Beetlejuice”
Anaïs Mitchell, “Hadestown”
Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, “The Prom”
Robert Horn, “Tootsie”

Best Original Score 

Joe Iconis, “Be More Chill”
Eddie Perfect, “Beetlejuice”
Anaïs Mitchell, “Hadestown”
Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, “The Prom”
Adam Guettel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
David Yazbek, “Tootsie”

Best Choreography

Sergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Camille A. Brown, “Choir Boy”
David Neumann, “Hadestown”
Warren Carlyle, “Kiss Me, Kate”
Denis Jones, “Tootsie”

Best Orchestrations

Harold Wheeler, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown”
Larry Hochman, “Kiss Me, Kate”
Daniel Kluger, “Oklahoma!”
Simon Hale, “Tootsie”

Best Scenic Design for a Play

Rob Howell, “The Ferryman”
Santo Loquasto, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Bunny Christie, “Ink”
Jan Versweyveld, “Network”
Miriam Buether, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Best Scenic Design for a Musical

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, “Ain’t Too Proud”
David Korins, “Beetlejuice”
Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown”
Peter England, “King Kong”
Laura Jellinek, “Oklahoma!”

Best Costume Design of a Play

Toni-Leslie James, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”
Rob Howell, “The Ferryman”
Ann Roth, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Ann Roth, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Clint Ramos, “Torch Song”

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Paul Tazewell, “Ain’t Too Proud”
William Ivey Long, “Beetlejuice”
Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show”
Michael Krass, “Hadestown”
William Ivey Long, “Tootsie”

Best Sound Design in a Play

Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy”
Nick Powell, “The Ferryman”
Adam Cork, “Ink”
Eric Sleichim, “Network”
Scott Lehrer, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Best Sound Design in a Musical

Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Peter Hylenski, “Beetlejuice”
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown”
Peter Hylenski, “King Kong”
Drew Levy, “Oklahoma!”

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Peter Mumford, “The Ferryman”
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Neil Austin, “Ink”
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, “Network”
Jennifer Tipton, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, “Beetlejuice”
Kevin Adams, “The Cher Show”
Bradley King, “Hadestown”
Peter Mumford, “King Kong”

Best Direction of a Play

Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman”
George C. Wolfe, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Rupert Goold, “Ink”
Ivo van Hove, “Network”
Bartlett Sher, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Best Direction of a Musical

Des McAnuff, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Rachel Chavkin, “Hadestown”
Daniel Fish, “Oklahoma!”
Casey Nicholaw, “The Prom”
Scott Ellis, “Tootsie”

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

Benjamin Walker, “All My Sons”
Robin De Jesús, “The Boys in the Band”
Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”
Bertie Carvel, “Ink”
Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

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

Kristine Nielsen, Gary: “A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Julie White, Gary: “A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Fionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”
Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”

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

Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Andre De Shields, “Hadestown”
Patrick Page, “Hadestown”
Andy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”

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

Amber Gray, “Hadestown”
Ali Stroker, “Oklahoma!”
Mary Testa, “Oklahoma!”
Lilli Cooper, “Tootsie”
Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”

Special Tony Awards

Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company
Jason Michael Webb
Marin Mazzie

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Terrence McNally (playwright)
Rosemary Harris (actress)
Harold Wheeler (orchestrator)

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Judith Light

James Corden will be hosting the 2019 Tony Awards which will air on June 9, 8 pm (EST). A local telecast has yet to be announced.

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