2018 Tony Award Nominations: The Complete List

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2018 Tonys
Joan Marcus / Brinkhoff & Mögenburg / Manuel Harlan

Broadway woke up bright and early Tuesday to present the 2018 Tony Award nominees, with former Hamilton actor Leslie Odom Jr. and Waitress star Katharine McPhee announcing the full list of contenders.

Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, both up for Best Musical, are the most recognized productions, earning 12 nominations each. As expected, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two(Best Play), Angels in America(Best Revival of a Play) and Roger & Hammerstein's Carousel(Best Revival of a Musical) lead their respective show categories.

Elsewhere, adaptations made their presence known onstage this season -- and at the Tony Awards. Musical adaptations of The Band’s Visit, Frozen, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants were all nominated as well as play versions of 1984 and Marvin’s Room. Meanwhile, an original story from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter universe dominated the play categories.

Original, star-studded productions -- notably Meteor Shower and The Parisian Woman -- made the least impact, with the latter, Beau Willimon’s political satire starring Uma Thurman, shut out. Amy Schumer, however, is nominated for her Broadway debut in the Steve Martin farce, which earned mixed reviews but plenty of laughs from audiences.

She’s joined by Andrew Garfield, Atlanta’s Brian Tyree Henry, Denzel Washington, Laurie Metcalf, Michael Cera and Nathan Lane, among film and TV stars being recognized for their stage work.

The 72nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, will recognize the best of Broadway’s 2017-18 season, when the winners are handed out live at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 10.

 

The full list:

Show

Best Musical

  • The Band's Visit
  • Frozen
  • Mean Girls
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Revival of a Musical

  • My Fair Lady
  • Once On This Island
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Play

  • The Children
  • Farinelli and the King
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Junk
  • Latin History for Morons

Best Revival of a Play

  • Angels in America
  • Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
  • Eugene O'Neill's the Iceman Cometh
  • Lobby Hero
  • Travesties

Performance

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

  • Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
  • Tom Holland, Travesties
  • Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King
  • Denzel Washington, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

  • Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
  • Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
  • Nathan Lane, Angels in America
  • David Morse, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

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

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

  • Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
  • Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
  • Grey Henson, Mean Girls
  • Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit

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

  • Susan Brown, Angels in America
  • Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Deborah Findlay, The Children
  • Denise Gough, Angels in America
  • Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

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

  • Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
  • Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
  • Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
  • Ashley Park, Mean Girls
  • Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

Technical

Best Direction of a Musical

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

Best Book of a Musical

  • Itamar Moses, The Band's Visit
  • Jennifer Lee, Frozen
  • Tina Fey, Mean Girls
  • Kyle Jarrow, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Original Score

  • Angels in America
  • The Band's Visit
  • Frozen
  • Mean Girls
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Orchestrations

  • John Clancy, Mean Girls
  • Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once On This Island
  • Jamshied Sharifi, The Band's Visit
  • Jonathan Tunick, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Choreography

  • Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
  • Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
  • Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Scenic Design in 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: The Musical

Best Costume Design in a Musical

  • Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls
  • Clint Ramos, Once On This Island
  • Ann Roth, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
  • David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Best Lighting Design in a Musical

  • Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
  • Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island
  • Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
  • Brian MacDevitt, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
  • Tyler Micoleau, The Band's Visit

Best Sound Design of a Musical

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

Best Direction of a Play

  • Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
  • Joe Mantello, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
  • Patrick Marber, Travesties
  • John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • George C. Wolfe, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Scenic Design in a Play

  • Miriam Buether, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
  • Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
  • Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Santo Loquasto, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
  • Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America

Best Costume Design in a Play

  • Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
  • Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America
  • Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Ann Roth, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
  • Ann Roth, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Lighting Design in a Play

  • Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Paule Constable, Angels in America
  • Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
  • Paul Russell, Farinelli and The King
  • Ben Stanton, Junk

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Adam Cork, Travesties
  • Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America
  • Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
  • Tom Gibbons, 1984
  • Dan Moses Schreier, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

 

Special

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

  • Chita Rivera
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber

Special Tony Awards

  • John Leguizamo
  • Bruce Springsteen

Regional Theatre Tony Award

  • La MaMa E.T.C. New York City

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

  • Nick Scandalios

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

  • Sara Krulwich
  • Bessie Nelson
  • Ernest Winzer Cleaners

 

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