Tony Awards announce 2018 Nominees

Posted on: 5/2/2018 11:15AM

Leslie Odom, Jr. and Katharine McPheeOn Tuesday morning, nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 72nd Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards were announced by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. and Katharine McPhee, who is currently starring in the Tony nominated musical Waitress. The Tony Award Nominations ceremony, sponsored by IBM, was held at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 43 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. (The full list of nominations follows.)

 

The two musicals Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants led the group of Tony-nominated shows Tuesday morning, gathering 12 nods each.

 

Plus, the revivals of Angels in America and Carousel, plus new musical The Band’s Visit, received 11 nominations apiece. Just behind them, the revival of My Fair Lady and the new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child each got 10.

 

The New York Times reported, “The best new musical race will now pit The Band’s Visit, a critical darling, against three shows with bigger fan bases but weaker reviews: Mean Girls, SpongeBob SquarePants and Frozen.”

 

Choreographer Christopher Gattelli was nominated twice for Best Choreography for My Fair Lady and SpongeBob SquarePants. Other nominees for Best Choreography are Casey Nicholaw for Mean Girls, Justin Peck for Carousel and Steven Hoggett for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

 

Also noteworthy, various celebrities scored nominations for their work, like Tina Fey, Amy Schumer, Denzel Washington and Andrew Garfield.

 

In total, 30 Broadway productions were eligible for prizes this year, the lowest number in over 10 years. The 2018 Tony Awards will be June 10 at Radio City Music Hall and will be broadcast on CBS.

 

Nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards

 

Best Book of a Musical

- The Band's Visit

- Frozen

- Mean Girls

- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

 

Best Original Score

- Angels in America (Adrian Sutton)

- The Band's Visit (Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek)

- Frozen (Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)

- Mean Girls (Music: Jeff Richmond, Lyrics: Nell Benjamin)

- SpongeBob SquarePants (Various contributors)

 

Best Leading Actor in a Play

- Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
- Tom Hollander, Travesties
- Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King
- Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Leading Actress in a Play

- Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
- Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
- Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
- Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

 

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

- Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
- Joshua Henry, Carousel
- Tony Shalhoub, The Band's Visit
- Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

- Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
- Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
- LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
- Katrina Lenk, The Band's Visit
- Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
- Jessie Mueller, Carousel

 

Best Featured Actor in a Play

- Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

- Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
- Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
- Nathan Lane, Angels in America
- David Morse, The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

- Susan Brown, Angels in America
- Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Deborah Findlay, The Children
- Denise Gough, Angels in America
- Laurie Metcalf, Three Tall Women

 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

- Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
- Alexander Gemignani, Carousel
- Grey Henson, Mean Girls
- Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants
- Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit

 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

- Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
- Renée Fleming, Carousel
- Lindsay Mendez, Carousel
- Ashley Park, Mean Girls
- Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

 

Best Scenic Design of a Play

- Miriam Buether, Three Tall Women
- Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
- Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Santo Loquasto, The Iceman Cometh
- Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America

 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

- Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island
- Scott Pask, The Band's Visit
- Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young, Mean Girls
- Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady
- David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Best Costume Design of a Play

- Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
- Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America
- Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Ann Roth, Three Tall Women
- Ann Roth, The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

- Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls
- Clint Ramos, Once On This Island
- Ann Roth, Carousel
- David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants
- Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play

- Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Paule Constable, Angels in America
- Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, The Iceman Cometh
- Paul Russell, Farinelli and The King
- Ben Stanton, Junk

 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

- Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants
- Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island
- Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
- Brian MacDevitt, Carousel
- Tyler Micoleau, The Band's Visit

 

Best Sound Design of a Play

- Adam Cork, Travesties
- Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America
- Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Tom Gibbons, 1984
- Dan Moses Schreier, The Iceman Cometh


Best Sound Design of a Musical

- Kai Harada, The Band's Visit
- Peter Hylenski, Once On This Island
- Scott Lehrer, Carousel
- Brian Ronan, Mean Girls
- Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Best Direction of a Play

- Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
- Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
- Patrick Marber, Travesties
- John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- George C. Wolfe, The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Direction of a Musical

- Michael Arden, Once On This Island
- David Cromer, The Band's Visit
- Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
- Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
- Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

 

Best Choreography

- Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
- Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants
- Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
- Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
- Justin Peck, Carousel

 

Best Orchestrations

- John Clancy, Mean Girls
- Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
- Annmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin, Once On This Island
- Jamshied Sharifi, The Band's Visit
- Jonathan Tunick, Carousel

 

Best Play

- The Children

- Farinelli and The King

- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

- Junk

- Latin History for Morons

 

Best Musical

- The Band's Visit

- Frozen

- Mean Girls

- SpongeBob SquarePants

 

Best Revival of a Play

- Angels in America

- Three Tall Women

- The Iceman Cometh

- Lobby Hero

- Travesties

 

Best Revival of a Musical

- My Fair Lady

- Once On This Island

- Carousel

 

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

 

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
- Chita Rivera
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

 

Special Tony Award
- John Leguizamo
- Bruce Springsteen

 

Regional Theater Tony Award
- La MaMa E.T.C.

 

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
- Nick Scandalios

 

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater
- Sara Krulwich
- Bessie Nelson
- Ernest Winzer Cleaners

 

Watch the 2018 Tony Award Nominations Announcement here.

 

Photo: Leslie Odom, Jr. and Katharine McPhee announced the 2018 Tony Award nominees. Photo by Jenny Anderson, courtesy of the Tony Awards.



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