Tony Time: 2015 Tony Award Nominations Announced

11156210_10155508871175338_2250521722695459452_nIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! The 2015 Tony Awards season is officially underway! Following a week of nominations from Outer Critics, the Drama League and Drama Desk, the highly anticipated Tony Award nominations were announced this morning kicking off the Tony season! Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis broke the exciting news this morning! Now the countdown to Broadway’s biggest and most celebrated night in theatre is on! But first, who was nominated this year?! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you the full list of the 2015 Tony Award Nominations!

Tony Award winner Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis kicked off the 2015 Tony Awards season this morning by announcing the nominations for this year LIVE from the Paramount Hotel in Times Square! Besides the announcement of the nominations themselves, the pair also made the exciting announcement that Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming would co-host the ceremony this year at Radio City Music Hall! Luner on Theatre will bring you a separate article on this exciting news at a later time! Meanwhile, there were many surprises and shocks as the nominations for this year’s Broadway season were read aloud.

Here is a full list of the 2015 Tony Award Nominations:

Best Play

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Disgraced

Hand to God

Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

 

Best Musical

An American in Paris

Fun Home

Something Rotten!

The Visit

 

Best Revival of a Play

The Elephant Man

Skylight

This Is Our Youth

You Can’t Take It with You

 

Best Revival of a Musical

The King and I

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

 

Best Book of a Musical

An American in Paris

Craig Lucas

Fun Home

Lisa Kron

Something Rotten!

Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell

The Visit

Terrence McNally

 

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

Fun Home

Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics: Lisa Kron

The Last Ship

Music & Lyrics: Sting

Something Rotten!

Music & Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

The Visit

Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb

 

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

Steven Boyer, Hand to God
Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Bill Nighy, Skylight
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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

Geneva Carr, Hand to God
Helen Mirren, The Audience
Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan, Skylight
Ruth Wilson, Constellations

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

Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!
Ken Watanabe, The King and I
Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

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

Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century
Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
Beth Malone, Fun Home
Kelli O’Hara, The King and I
Chita Rivera, The Visit

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

Matthew Beard, Skylight
K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway
Richard McCabe, The Audience
Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man
Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Micah Stock, It’s Only a Play

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

Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You
Patricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man
Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Sarah Stiles, Hand to God
Julie White, Airline Highway

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

Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century
Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!
Brandon Uranowitz, An American in Paris
Max von Essen, An American in Paris

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

Victoria Clark, Gigi
Judy Kuhn, Fun Home
Sydney Lucas, Fun Home
Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I
Emily Skeggs, Fun Home

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Bob Crowley, Skylight
Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
David Rockwell, You Can’t Take It with You

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, An American in Paris
David Rockwell, On the Twentieth Century
Michael Yeargan, The King and I
David Zinn, Fun Home

Best Costume Design of a Play

Bob Crowley, The Audience
Jane Greenwood, You Can’t Take It with You
Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
David Zinn, Airline Highway

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Something Rotten!
Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
William Ivey Long, On the Twentieth Century
Catherine Zuber, The King and I

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Paule Constable and David Plater, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Natasha Katz, Skylight
Japhy Weideman, Airline Highway

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Donald Holder, The King and I
Natasha Katz, An American in Paris
Ben Stanton, Fun Home
Japhy Weideman, The Visit

Best Direction of a Play

Stephen Daldry, Skylight
Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Scott Ellis, You Can’t Take It with You
Jeremy Herrin, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God

Best Direction of a Musical

Sam Gold, Fun Home
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
John Rando, On the Town
Bartlett Sher, The King and I
Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Best Choreography

Joshua Bergasse, On the Town
Christopher Gattelli, The King and I
Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

Best Orchestrations

Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, An American in Paris
John Clancy, Fun Home
Larry Hochman, Something Rotten!
Rob Mathes, The Last Ship

635642005550960742-XXX-3547Congratulations to the 2015 Tony Award Nominees! What an exciting list truly highlighting the magnificent season on Broadway this past year! The critically acclaimed Off-Broadway transfer of Fun Home (Pictured Below) managed to tie the brand new An American In Paris (Pictured Right) dance musical leading the Tony nominations overall with a respective 12 each! The beloved Something Rotten! came in second scoring 10 nominations with the Lincoln Center production of King And I coming in third with 9. Wolf Hall: Parts 1 & 2 lead the plays when it comes to nominations topping out at 8. There was even some major surprises in store as The Last Ship, which shuttered months ago, managed to score 2 nominations. The starry Gigi revival, lead by Vanessa Hudgens, only managed to score 1 nominations for Victoria Clark while Diane Paulus’ Finding Neverland left empty-handed. Yes, that’s correct. Finding Neverland received no Tony Award nominations in any categories, performance or technical. There was also no Tony mention for the beloved Honeymoon in Vegas which shuttered just weeks ago and was a critical hit earlier this season. Nonetheless, these Tony nominations have people talking!

Luner on Theatre is officially kicking off its 2015 Tony Time series covering The 2015 Tony Awards beginning TODAY! Follow us as we count down to Broadway’s biggest and most celebrated night, June 7th LIVE at Radio City Music Hall. As we do every year, we will be bringing you coverage like no other site with interesting stories, topics, photos and more all relating to the 2015 Broadway season and the Tony Awards. For complete coverage, visit Luner on Theatre’s Tony Time Page! For more information, visit The Tony Awards Official Website,Facebook Page or TwitterAnd of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know and so much more! 

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