Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2016 Tony Awards Announced

And the 2016 Hamiltony goes to...yes, that's right. A Hamilton  joke to kick off the article. To no surprise to anyone, Hamilton broke records this year collecting 16 nominations. While it's safe to say that the Best Musical category is a lock, this year's story all about who has any chance of beating Hamilton. In the play world, if you did an Arthur Miller play, you did fine. Some tight races but no real shocks. Here is the list of the nominees.



2016 Tony Award Nominees

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: Steve Martin
Hamilton: Lin-Manuel Miranda
School of Rock- The Musical: Julian Fellowes
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed: George C. Wolfe

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Bright Star: Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Lyrics: Edie Brickell
Hamilton: Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
School of Rock-The Musical: Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Waitress: Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles

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

Tony Nominations by Production
Hamilton - 16
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed - 10
She Loves Me - 8
Long Day's Journey Into Night - 7
Eclipsed - 6
The Humans - 6
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge - 5
Bright Star - 5
King Charles III - 5
Noises Off - 5
Arthur Miller's The Crucible - 4
The Color Purple - 4
School of Rock - The Musical - 4
Waitress - 4
Blackbird - 3
Fiddler on the Roof - 3
Spring Awakening - 3
American Psycho - 2
The Father - 2
Dames at Sea - 1
Disaster! - 1
Hughie - 1
Misery - 1
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan - 1
Thérèse Raquin - 1
Tuck Everlasting - 1

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