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‘Hamilton’ Dominates the Tony Awards With 16 Nominations -- Check Out the Complete List!

by Stacy Lambe 5:55 AM PDT, May 03, 2016
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Hamilton, Broadway’s breakout, biographical musical about Alexander Hamilton, leads this year Tony Award nominees.

The story of the “ten-dollar founding father without a father” told through song and rap -- with music, lyrics, and book written by Broadway wunderkind Lin-Manuel Miranda -- has been sold out every night, earning $70 million in advance sales. Fans wait for hours in front of the Richard Rodgers Theatre every day just for a chance to be “in the room where it happens.” So, it came as no surprise when it racked up 16 nominations, including Best Musical, once the complete list of Tony nominees were revealed live by Broadway stars, Andrew Rannells and Nikki James, on Tuesday.

Hamilton, which has already won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a GRAMMY for Best Musical Theater Album, stands to add plenty of awards to its growing list of accolades. Miranda himself was nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of the founding father, while the musical other breakout stars -- Leslie Odom, Jr., Daveed Diggs, Jonathan Groff, Phillipa Soo and Renee Elise Goldsberry -- all were recognized in the acting categories.

The other big show was Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, which picked up 10 nominations. The musical, starring Audra McDonald, will face off against Hamilton in the Best Musical category alongside Bright Star, School of Rock: The Musical, and Waitress

On the play side, Long Day's Journey Into Night, starring Jessica Lange and Michael Shannon, picked up seven nominations, besting Lupita Nyong'o's drama, Eclipsed, by one nomination. 

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This year's Tony awards will be handed out live on June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in New York City during a ceremony hosted by current late-night host and previous Tony winner James Corden. The 70th annual awards ceremony can be seen on CBS.

Check out a complete list of nominees below: 

Best Play

Eclipsed
The Father
The Humans
King Charles III


Best Musical

Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock—The Musical
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Waitress


Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Blackbird
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Noises Off


Best Revival of a Musical

The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening


Best Book of a Musical

Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock—The Musical
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed



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

Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock—The Musical
Waitress


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

Gabriel Byrne, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
Frank Langella, The Father
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Mark Strong, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge


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

Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Laurie Metcalf, Misery
Lupita Nyong'o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird


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

Alex Brightman, School of Rock—The Musical
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton


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

Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton


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

Reed Birney, The Humans
Bill Camp, Arthur Miller's The Crucible
David Furr, Noises Off
Richard Goulding, King Charles III
Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night


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

Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Andrea Martin, Noises Off
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed


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

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Christopher Jackson, Hamilton


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

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed


Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin
Christopher Oram, Hughie
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
David Zinn, The Humans



Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Es Devlin & Finn Ross, American Psycho
David Korins, Hamilton
Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
David Rockwell, She Loves Me


Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Michael Krass, Noises Off
Clint Ramos, Eclipsed
Tom Scutt, King Charles III


Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting
Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton


Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Justin Townsend, The Humans
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge


Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend, American Psycho

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Jonathan Kent, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Joe Mantello, The Humans
Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge



Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
John Doyle, The Color Purple
Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof
Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan


Best Orchestrations

August Eriksmoen, Bright Star
Larry Hochman, She Loves Me
Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton
Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

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