2013 Tony Award nominations announced!

Posted on: 5/8/2013 10:23AM

2013 Tony Award Nominations AnnouncementNominations in 26 competitive categories for The 67th Annual Tony Awards were announced on Tuesday, April 30th by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 24 theater professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2013 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

 

The productions that received the most Tony nominations are Kinky Boots with 13, Matilda The Musical with 12, Pippin with 10 and closely behind, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella with 9 and Golden Boy with 8.

 

For Best Choreography, Andy Blankenbuehler was nominated for Bring It On: The Musical, Peter Darling for Matilda The Musical, Jerry Mitchell for Kinky Boots and Chet Walker for Pippin.

 

The 67th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST on the CBS Television Network. The awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

 

The Tony Awards ceremony, which was first held in April 1947, is presented by Tony Award Productions, which is a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette ("Tony") Perry, the American Theatre Wing's World War II chairperson. The final winners are selected by approximately 830 eligible voters every year.

 

For this contest, Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers. Also, Weiss will serve as director for the 14th consecutive year.

 

Nominations for the 2013 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards include:

 

Best Play

- The Assembled Parties

- Lucky Guy

- The Testament of Mary

- Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

 

Best Musical

- Bring It On: The Musical

- A Christmas Story, The Musical

- Kinky Boots

- Matilda The Musical

 

Best Revival of a Play

- Golden Boy

- Orphans

- The Trip to Bountiful

- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

 

Best Revival of a Musical

- Annie

- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

- Pippin

- Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

Best Book of a Musical

- A Christmas Story, The Musical

- Kinky Boots

- Matilda The Musical

- Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

- A Christmas Story, The Musical

- Hands on a Hardbody

- Kinky Boots

- Matilda The Musical

 

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

-Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy

- Nathan Lane, The Nance

- Tracy Letts, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

- Tom Sturridge, Orphans

 

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

- Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place

- Amy Morton, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

- Holland Taylor, Ann

- Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

 

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

- Bertie Carvel, Matilda The Musical

- Santino Fontana, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

- Rob McClure, Chaplin

- Billy Porter, Kinky Boots

- Stark Sands, Kinky Boots

 

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

- Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

- Carolee Carmello, Scandalous

- Valisia LeKae, Motown The Musical

- Patina Miller, Pippin

- Laura Osnes, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

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

- Danny Burstein, Golden Boy

- Richard Kind, The Big Knife

- Billy Magnussen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

- Tony Shalhoub, Golden Boy

- Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy

 

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

- Carrie Coon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- Shalita Grant, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

- Judith Ivey, The Heiress

- Judith Light, The Assembled Parties

- Condola Rashad, The Trip to Bountiful

 

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

- Charl Brown, Motown The Musical

- Keith Carradine, Hands on a Hardbody

- Will Chase, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

- Gabriel Ebert, Matilda The Musical

- Terrence Mann, Pippin

 

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

- Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots

- Victoria Clark, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

- Andrea Martin, Pippin

- Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody

- Lauren Ward, Matilda The Musical

 

Best Scenic Design of a Play

- John Lee Beatty, The Nance

- Santo Loquasto, The Assembled Parties

- David Rockwell, Lucky Guy

- Michael Yeargan, Golden Boy

 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

- Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical

- Anna Louizos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

- Scott Pask, Pippin

- David Rockwell, Kinky Boots

 

Best Costume Design of a Play

- Soutra Gilmour, Cyrano de Bergerac

- Ann Roth, The Nance

- Albert Wolsky, The Heiress

- Catherine Zuber, Golden Boy

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

- Gregg Barnes, Kinky Boots

- Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical

- Dominique Lemieux, Pippin

- William Ivey Long, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play

- Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy

- Donald Holder, Golden Boy

- Jennifer Tipton, The Testament of Mary

- Japhy Weideman, The Nance

 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

- Kenneth Posner, Kinky Boots

- Kenneth Posner, Pippin

- Kenneth Posner, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

- Hugh Vanstone, Matilda The Musical

 

Best Sound Design of a Play

- John Gromada, The Trip to Bountiful

- Mel Mercier, The Testament of Mary

- Leon Rothenberg, The Nance

- Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, Golden Boy

 

Best Sound Design of a Musical

- Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, Pippin

- Peter Hylenski, Motown The Musical

- John Shivers, Kinky Boots

- Nevin Steinberg, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

Best Direction of a Play

- Pam MacKinnon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

- Nicholas Martin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

- Bartlett Sher, Golden Boy

- George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy

 

Best Direction of a Musical

- Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

- Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots

- Diane Paulus, Pippin

- Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical

 

Best Choreography

- Andy Blankenbuehler, Bring It On: The Musical

- Peter Darling, Matilda The Musical

- Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots

- Chet Walker, Pippin

 

Best Orchestrations

- Chris Nightingale, Matilda The Musical

- Stephen Oremus, Kinky Boots

- Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, Motown The Musical

- Danny Troob, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

 

For recipients of awards and honors in non-competitive categories, or for a full listing of nominees, visit www.tonyawards.com/en_US/nominees

 

Photo: Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Sutton Foster announced the 2013 Tony Award nominations. Photo courtesy of the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards.



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