Broadway theater in 2016, this year's Tony nominations are more evenly distributed.
The 71st annual Tony Awards nominations were unveiled on Tuesday morning live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Announced by Jane Krakowski and Hamilton alum Christopher Jackson, the honorees were led by Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 with 12 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor for Josh Groban's role in the War and Peace-inspired story.
Dear Evan Hansen landed nine nominations, two of which were for Best Musical and Best Leading Actor (Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect). The stage adaptation of Groundhog Day and the 9/11 musical, Come From Away, rounded out the Best Musical noms.
Bette Midler also scored a Best Leading Actress nomination for her performance in Hello, Dolly! -- her first-ever lead role in a Broadway musical -- while Cate Blanchett (The Present), Sally Field (The Glass Menagerie) and Laura Linney (The Little Foxes) are competing for Best Leading Actress in a Play.
The 71st annual Tony Awards will be hosted by Tony winner Kevin Spacey and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
Here's the full list of nominations:
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
A Doll's House, Part 2
Best Revival of a MusicalFalsettos
Best Revival of a Play
The Little Foxes
Present Laughter Six Degrees of Separation
Best Leading Actress in a Musical Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Patti LuPone, War Paint
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, Falsettos Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Leading Actress in a Play
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Leading Actor in a Play
Denis Arndt, Heisenberg Chris Cooper, A Doll's House Part 2
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
Best Book of a Musical
Come From Away, Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson
Groundhog Day, Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy
Best Original Score
Come From Away, Music and Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen, Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Groundhog Day, Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Music and Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Michael Aronov, Oslo Danny DeVito, The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, The Little Foxes
John Douglas Thompson, Jitney
Best Featured Actress in a Play
Johanna Day, Sweat Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes Condola Rashad, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Michelle Wilson, Sweat
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!
Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia
Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Gallo, Jitney Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page Michael Yeargan, Oslo
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, Groundhog Day
David Korins, War Paint
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, The Little Foxes
Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James, Jitney David Zinn, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, Anastasia Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Catherine Zuber, War Paint
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent Jane Cox, Jitney Donald Holder, Oslo Jennifer Tipton, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, Come From Away
Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly!
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Direction of a Play
Sam Gold, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney Bartlett Sher, Oslo Daniel Sullivan, The Little Foxes
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn
Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!
Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater
James Earl Jones
Special Tony Award
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, Sound Designers for The Encounter
Regional Theater Tony Award
Dallas Theater Center, Dallas
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater