The 74th Tony Award Nominations Are Announced

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The Tony Award nominees were just announced yesterday (Thursday) by actor James Monroe Iglehart who played the Genie in the play for “Aladdin” and even won himself a Tony for doing so. Let’s take a look at the list of nominations down below.

Best Musical:
“Jagged Little Pill”
“Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
“Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Play:
“Grand Horizons”
“The Inheritance”
“Sea Wall/A Life”
“Slave Play”
“The Sound Inside”

Best Revival of a Play:
“A Soldier’s Play”
“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

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

Best Original Score:
Christopher Nightingale, “A Christmas Carol”
Paul Englishby, “The Inheritance”
Lindsay Jones, “Slave Play”
Daniel Kluger, “The Sound Inside”
Jason Michael Webb and Fitz Patton, “The Rose Tattoo”

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

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

Best Leading Actor in a Play:
Ian Barford, “Linda Vista”
Andrew Burnap, “The Inheritance”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Sea Wall/A Life”
Tom Hiddleston, “Betrayal”
Tom Sturridge, “Sea Wall/A Life”
Blair Underwood, “A Soldier’s Play”

Best Leading Actress in a Play:
Joaquina Kalukango, “Slave Play”
Laura Linney, “My Name Is Lucy Barton”
Audra McDonald, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

Best Leading Actor in a Musical:
Baron Tveit, “Moulin Rouge!”

Best Leading Actress in a Musical:
Karen Olivo, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Elizabeth Stanley, “Jagged Little Pill”
Adrienne Warren, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Featured Actor in a Play:
Ato Blankson-Wood, “Slave Play”
James Cusati-Moyer, “Slave Play”
David Alan Grier, “A Soldier’s Play”
John Benjamin Hickey, “The Inheritance”
Paul Hilton, “The Inheritance”

Best Featured Actress in a Play:
Jane Alexander, “Grand Horizons”
Cora Vander Broek, “Linda Vista”
Chalia La Tour, “Slave Play”
Annie McNamara, “Slave Play”
Lois Smith, “The Inheritance”

Best Featured Actor in a Musical:
Danny Burstein, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Derek Klena, “Jagged Little Pill”
Sean Allan Krill, “Jagged Little Pill”
Sahr Ngaujah, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Daniel J. Watts, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Featured Actress in a Musical:
Kathryn Gallagher, “Jagged Little Pill”
Celia Rose Gooding, “Jagged Little Pill”
Robyn Hurder, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Myra Lucretia Taylor, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”
Lauren Patten, “Jagged Little Pill”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Sound Design of a Musical:
Jonathan Deans, “Jagged Little Pill”
Peter Hylenski, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Nevin Steinberg, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Choreography:
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, “Jagged Little Pill”
Sonya Tayeh, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Anthony Van Laast, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

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

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Though it’s always generally on my list of agenda items, I didn’t get to a single play this past season which sadly continued my time away from the theater in general. The closest I managed to come to anything Broadway was the BroadwayCon that was held in January and was discussed here on “The Chronicles” along with our Instagram. In scrolling through the nominations, I’d have to say that the productions that interested me the most are “Jagged Little Pill”, “Little Shop Of Horrors” and “A Christmas Carol”. At the time of this reveal there is no clear date as to when the winners will be announced but according to Frank Dilella on Spectrum News NY1, they are hoping to announce the winners in December or January. What do you think of the nominations? Is anyone that you enjoy more than the rest omitted? Chime in down below in the comments section and I will see you next time around.

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