Presenting The 75th Annual Tony Awards Nominations

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The 75th Annual Tony Awards nominations were revealed by Joshua Henry and Adrienne Warren. Henry is most famously known for being the first to play Aaron Burr in “Hamilton” on the US Tour while Ms. Warren is known for being the legendary Tina Turner from “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical”. We also fondly remember her from being a part of the company of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Here now are your nominations.

** The Design Categories **

Best Scenic Design Of A Play:
Beowulf Boritt, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew
Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Anna Fleischle, Hangmen
Scott Pask, American Buffalo
Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Scenic Design Of A Musical:
Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
Bunny Christie, Company
Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allen Moyer, Paradise Square

Best Costume Design Of A Play:
Montana Levi Blanco, The Skin of Our Teeth
Sarafina Bush, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Emilio Sosa, Trouble in Mind
Jane Greenwood, Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite
Jennifer Moeller, Clyde’s

Best Costume Design Of A Musical:
Fly Davis, Caroline, or Change
Toni-Leslie James, Paradise Square
William Ivey Long, Diana, The Musical
Santo Loquasto, The Music Man
Gabriella Slade, SIX: The Musical
Paul Tazewell, MJ

Best Lighting Design Of A Play:
Joshua Carr, Hangmen
Jiyoun Chang, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Jon Clark, The Lehman Trilogy
Jane Cox, Macbeth
Yi Zhao, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Lighting Design Of A Musical:
Neil Austin, Company
Tim Deiling, SIX: The Musical
Donald Holder, Paradise Square
Natasha Katz, MJ
Bradley King, Flying Over Sunset
Jen Schriever, A Strange Loop

Best Sound Design Of A Play:
Justin Ellington, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H.
Palmer Hefferan, The Skin of Our Teeth
Nick Powell and Dominic Bilkey, The Lehman Trilogy
Mikaal Sulaiman, Macbeth

Best Sound Design Of A Musical:
Simon Baker, Girl From The North Country
Paul Gatehouse, SIX: The Musical
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Company
Drew Levy, A Strange Loop
Gareth Owen, MJ

** The Direction Categories **

Best Direction Of A Play:
Lileana Blain-Cruz, The Skin of Our Teeth
Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
Neil Pepe, American Buffalo
Les Waters, Dana H.

Best Direction Of A Musical:
Stephen Brackett, A Strange Loop
Marianne Elliott, Company
Conor McPherson, Girl From The North Country
Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage, SIX: The Musical
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ

Best Choreography:
Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Warren Carlyle, The Music Man
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, SIX: The Musical
Bill T. Jones, Paradise Square
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ

Best Orchestrations:
David Cullen, Company
Tom Curran, SIX: The Musical
Simon Hale, Girl From The North Country
Jason Michael Webb and David Holcenberg, MJ
Charlie Rosen, A Strange Loop

Best Book Of A Musical:
Girl From The North Country – Conor McPherson
MJ – Lynn Nottage
Mr. Saturday Night – Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel
Paradise Square – Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas & Larry Kirwan
A Strange Loop – Michael R. Jackson

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written For The Theatre:
Flying Over Sunset (Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Michael Korie)
Mr. Saturday Night (Music: Jason Robert Brown, Lyrics: Amanda Green)
Paradise Square (Music: Jason Howland, Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Masi Asare)
Six: The Musical (Music and Lyrics: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss)
A Strange Loop (Music & Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson)

** Performance Category **

Best Performance by an Actor in A Featured Role in a Musical:
Matt Doyle, “Company”
Sidney DuPont, “Paradise Square”
Jared Grimes, “Funny Girl”
John-Andrew Morrison, “A Strange Loop”
A.J. Shively, “Paradise Square”

Best Performance by an Actress in A Featured Role in a Musical:
Jeannette Bayardelle, “Girl From the North Country”
Shoshana Bean, “Mr. Saturday Night”
Jayne Houdyshell, “The Music Man”
Patti LuPone, “Company”
Jennifer Simard, “Company”

Best Performance by an Actor in A Featured Role in a Play:
Alfie Allen, “Hangmen”
Chuck Cooper, “Trouble in Mind”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Take Me Out”
Ron Cephas Jones, “Clyde’s”
Michael Oberholtzer, “Take Me Out”
Jesse Williams, “Take Me Out”

Best Performance by an Actress in A Featured Role in a Play:
Uzo Aduba, Clyde’s
Rachel Dratch, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Kenita R. Miller, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew
Julie White, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Kara Young, Clyde’s

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night
Myles Frost, MJ
Hugh Jackman, The Music Man
Rob McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire
Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Sharon D Clarke, Caroline, or Change
Carmen Cusack, Flying Over Sunset
Sutton Foster, The Music Man
Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square
Mare Winningham, Girl From The North Country

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy
Adam Godley, The Lehman Trilogy
Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy
David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Sam Rockwell, American Buffalo
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
David Threlfall, Hangmen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Gabby Beans, The Skin of Our Teeth
LaChanze, Trouble in Mind
Ruth Negga, Macbeth
Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H.
Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned to Drive

Best Revival Of A Play:
American Buffalo
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf
How I Learned to Drive
Take Me Out
Trouble in Mind

Best Revival Of A Musical:
Caroline, or Change
Company
The Music Man

Best Play:
Clyde’s – Lynn Nottage
Hangmen – Martin McDonagh
The Lehman Trilogy – Stefano Massini and Ben Power
The Minutes – Tracy Letts
Skeleton Crew – Dominique Morisseau

Best Musical:
Girl From the North Country
MJ
Mr Saturday Night
Paradise Square
Six
A Strange Loop

Piercing Ken Thoughts: So there you have it my Broadway fanatics, the nominations for the 75th Annual Tony Awards. Did anything you enjoyed on the stage get overlooked? I will admit that some of the omissions surprised me like Daniel Craig who is currently in “Macbeth”, Beany Feldstein who leads “Funny Girl” and Katrina Lenk who is the main in “Company”. I saw “Company” a couple of times and thought she was terrific. I was glad to see “Girl From The North Country” and “Diana The Musical” get nominations as I enjoyed both shows immensely even if the critics didn’t like the latter one all that much. So wrapping this announcement up I wonder what you readers think about it all. Chime in down below in the comments section if you have something topical to add to the mix. I’d love to hear your thoughts. See you next time with more stuff and back on 6/12 when we examine the winners list. Stay safe out there and before I head out, I’ve added snap from when I worked some Broadway Covid Safety. Doing this gave me a renewed appreciation of the theatre and all the moving parts that are involved.

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