Tony Awards 2016 – The List

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70th Annual Tony Awards

June 12th, 8pm EST on CBS


And now, without further ado, the nominations (in no particular order):

The Humans on BroadwayTony Nominations for The Humans:

6:  Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Reed Birney), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Jayne Houdyshell), Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.

What’s The Humans about?

The Humans, a critically acclaimed new American classic, introduces us to a family’s Thanksgiving gathering in Manhattan that turns into a tense and terrifying evening.

From the producers: The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heart-breaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving. Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate and give thanks at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the Blake clan’s deepest fears and greatest follies are laid bare.

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Tony Nominations for Long Day’s Journey Into Night:Long Day's Journey Into Night on Broadway

7:  Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Gabriel Byrne), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Jessica Lange), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Michael Shannon), Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.

What’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night about?

Oscar winner Jessica Lange stars in Roundabout’s new Broadway production of four-time Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical masterwork, Long Day’s Journey Into Night.

From the producers: Elegant in its simplicity yet limitless in its scope, “Long Day’s Journey into Night” is the tale of an ordinary summer’s day with extraordinary consequences. Drawing so heavily from the author’s personal history that it could only be produced posthumously, the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth – and conceal – a lifetime of secrets continues to reveal itself to audiences as one of the most profound and powerful plays ever brought to the stage.

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Bright Star on BroadwayTony Nominations for Bright Star:

5:  Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Carmen Cusack), Best Orchestrations.

What’s Bright Star about?

Bright Star is a new musical set in North Carolina in the 1920s and ’40s, involving hidden identities, tragedy, and young love, with a bluegrass-inflected score by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell.

From the producers: Inspired by an astonishing true event, the wholly original new musical “Bright Star” tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. When successful literary editor Alice Murphy meets an ambitious young soldier just home from World War II, their connection inspires Alice to confront a shocking incident from her past. Together they discover a long-buried secret with the power to transform their lives.

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The Crucible on BroadwayTony Nominations for The Crucible:

4:  Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Sophie Okonedo), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Bill Camp), Best Lighting Design of a Play.

What’s The Crucible about?

The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s classic drama set during the Salem Witch Trials, returns to Broadway in a new production featuring an original score by composer Philip Glass.

From the producers: In the tight-knit, Puritan town of Salem, a group of girls are discovered dancing in the woods and then immediately fall ill. When no earthly cause can be identified, fear and suspicion begin to percolate in the small, isolated community, that something larger, more fearsome, and other worldly may be to blame. Buried secrets and resentments are brought to light, and attempts to root out evil lead to finger-pointing, treachery, and betrayal. When everyone is a suspect, sometimes the most dangerous threat to the community may be the community itself.

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The Color Purple on BroadwayTony Nominations for The Color Purple:

4:  Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Cynthia Erivo), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Danielle Brooks), Best Direction of a Musical.

What’s The Color Purple about?

From the producers: This unforgettable and intensely moving new production mesmerized audiences when it premiered at London’s acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory, where critics hailed it as “a revelation” (Mark Shenton, The Stage). Now this American classic comes to Broadway with a powerhouse cast. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, “The Color Purple” gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

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Blackbird on BroadwayTony Nominations for Blackbird:

3: Best Revival of a Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Jeff Daniels), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Michelle Williams).

What’s Blackbird about?

Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams return to Broadway in a controversial drama about a woman who confronts the man who had an affair with her when she was 12 years old.

From the producers: “Blackbird” tells the story of Una and Ray. Fifteen years earlier they had a relationship and haven’t set eyes on each other since. Now she’s found him again.

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Eclipsed on BroadwayTony Nominations for Eclipsed:

6:  Best Play, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Lupita Nyong’o), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Pascale Armand, Saycon Sengbloh), Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Direction of a Play.

What’s Eclipsed about?

Eclipsed, a powerful new play about captive wives of the Liberian Civil War that band together to form a fragile community, stars Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

From the producers: “Eclipsed” is the story of five extraordinary women brought together by upheaval in their homeland of Liberia. They forge a close-knit community…one that inspires them to feats of increasingly greater strength. “Eclipsed” is a stirring tale of hope, humor and resilience – and the only new play by a woman on Broadway this season.

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Fiddler on the Roof the Broadway MusicalTony Nominations for Fiddler on the Roof:

3:  Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Danny Burstein), Best Choreography.

What’s Fiddler on the Roof about?

A new Broadway revival of Bock & Harnick’s classic musical about Jewish milkman Tevye striving to maintain “Tradition” as his daughters fall in love.

From the producers: A dazzling cast and a lavish orchestra tell this heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the timeless traditions that define faith and family. Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!)”, “If I Were A Rich Man”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, and “Tradition”, “Fiddler” will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

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American Psycho on BroadwayTony Nominations for American Psycho:

2:  Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical.

What’s American Psycho about?

American Psycho is a dark pop musical and has a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (“Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” “Good Boys and True,” TV’s “Glee” and “Looking,”), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony winner Duncan Sheik (“Spring Awakening”). Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 novel was previously adapted for the screen in 2000, starring Christian Bale.

From the producers: Set in the excess of 1980s Manhattan, “American Psycho” tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young and handsome Wall Street banker who pursues his darkest American dreams. Patrick and his elite group of friends spend their days in exclusive restaurants, hot clubs and luxury labels. But at night, Patrick takes part in a more sinful indulgence, and his mask of sanity is starting to slip…


She Loves Me BroadwayTony Nominations for She Loves Me:

8: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Zachary Levi), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Laura Benanti), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Jane Krakowski), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Orchestrations.

What’s She Loves Me about?

She Loves Me is a musical based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, whose well-known romantic story, “Parfumerie,” was the basis for the 1949 James Stewart film “The Shop Around the Corner” and the 1998 Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan film “You’ve Got Mail.”

From the producers: “She Loves Me” follows Amalia and Georg, two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know the anonymous pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed?

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ShuffleAlongHeaderTony Nominations for Shuffle Along:

10: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Brandon Victor Dixon), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Adrienne Warren), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations.

What’s Shuffle Along about?

From the producers:  In May 1921, the new musical “Shuffle Along” became the unlikeliest of hits, significantly altering the face of the Broadway musical, as well as that of New York City. By the time Shuffle Along stumbled into town after a back-breaking pre-Broadway tour, it was deeply in debt and set to open at a remote Broadway house on West 63rd Street. But with an infectious jazz score and exuberant dancing, Shuffle Along ignited not just Broadway, but all of New York City. Because of “Shuffle Along,” Uptown and Downtown met – and became one.

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Tuck EverlastingTony Nominations for Tuck Everlasting

1: Best Costume Design of a Musical

What’s Tuck Everlasting about?

A new musical adaptation of the best-selling, award-winning novel about a young girl who discovers the Tuck family and their mysterious secret.

From the producers: When Winnie Foster discovers the magical secret of the Tuck family, she embarks on an extraordinary adventure that will change her life forever. Take a journey you’ll never forget in this daring new Broadway musical about love, family and living life to the fullest.

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Hamilton on BroadwayTony Nominations for Hamilton:

16: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr.), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Phillipa Soo), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Renée Elise Goldsberry), Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, Best Orchestrations.

What’s is Hamilton about?

From the producers: From the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning “In The Heights” comes a wildly inventive new musical about the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America: Alexander Hamilton. Tony and Grammy Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda wields his pen and takes the stage as the unlikely founding father determined to make his mark on a new nation as hungry and ambitious as he is. From bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy, “Hamilton” is an exploration of a political mastermind. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Eliza Hamilton, and lifelong Hamilton friend and foe, Aaron Burr, all attend this revolutionary tale of America’s fiery past told through the sounds of the ever-changing nation we’ve become. Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs this new musical about taking your shot, speaking your mind, and turning the world upside down.

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Waitress on BroadwayTony Nominations for Waitress:

4:  Best Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Jessie Mueller), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Christopher Fitzgerald).

What is Waitress about?

Tony winner Jessie Mueller stars in a new musical based on the 2007 motion picture that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf.

From the producers: Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, is stuck in a small town and a loveless marriage. When a baking contest in a nearby county offers her a chance at escape, Jenna must weigh her commitments against a rare shot at freedom and recognition. Her customers, co-workers, and the town’s handsome new doctor all offer her conflicting recipes for happiness – but Jenna must ultimately decide for herself.

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The Father on BroadwayTony Nominations for The Father:

2:  Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Frank Langella).

What’s The Father about?

From the producers: “The Father” offers a fascinating look inside the mind of Andre, a retired dancer living with his adult daughter Anne and her husband. Or is he a retired engineer receiving a visit from Anne who has moved away with her boyfriend? Why do strangers keep turning up in his room? And where has he left his watch?

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On Your Feet! The Musical on BroadwayTony Nominations for On Your Feet! The Musical:

1:  Best Choreography.

What’s On Your Feet about?

From the producers: Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records and sold out stadiums around the world. Emilio and Gloria Estefan together have won 26 Grammy Awards, but their music is only half the story. “On Your Feet!” is the new Broadway musical about two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other and became an international sensation.

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School of RockTony Nominations for School of Rock:

4: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Alex Brightman).

What’s School of Rock about?

From the producers: This irresistibly fun show follows Dewey, a down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star who decides to earn a few extra bucks by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. Completely disinterested in reading, writing and arithmetic, Dewey decides to create his own curriculum, turning his class into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mic-dropping rock band.

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