The Nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards Are Here

The Nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards Are Here

The Nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards Are Here

Watch James Monroe Iglehart read the nominees for the highly coveted 74th Annual Tony Awards via a livestream video.

Watch James Monroe Iglehart read the nominees for the highly coveted 74th Annual Tony Awards via a livestream video.

Styling: Lorena Caro

The nominees for the 74th Annual Tony Awards were announced earlier today via YouTube by James Monroe Iglehart, who received a Tony Award in 2014 for the role of Genie in “Aladdin.” The list includes a total of 18 plays, musicals, and play revivals including Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Jagged Little Pill, and Slave Play.

Also a part of the list are renowned Broadway actors such as Andrew Burnap (The Inheritance), James Moyer (Slave Play) and Aaron Tveit (Moulin Rouge!: The Musical). The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre will be co-presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

The decisions for the nominations were voted on by the Nominating Committee on October 13. Only the productions that had opened on or before February 19 will be considered eligible for an award. 

The 74th Annual Tony Awards was originally set to take place on June 7, 2020 at Radio City Music Hall, however it was postponed thanks to Broadway’s untimely shut down onset by the COVID - 19 pandemic. 

In August, the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing announced that they would be going digital and stream the Award ceremony online this fall. Details regarding the location and date of the ceremony remain up in the air. 

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize Broadway’s magnificent work during the 2019-2020 season,” said Heather Hitchens, President & CEO of the American Theatre Wing. “Our Broadway community has been incredibly resilient during this difficult time, and we look forward to paying tribute to the performers and artists.”

You can watch the official list of nominees as read by James Monroe Iglehart or you can also read it below: 

Nominations for the 74th Annual Tony Awards

Best Play

  • Grand Horizons

Author: Bess Wohl

Producers: Second Stage Theater, Carole Rothman, Williamstown Theatre

Festival, Mandy Greenfield

  • The Inheritance

Author: Matthew López

  • Sea Wall/A Life

Author: Simon Stephens & Nick Payne

  • Slave Play

Author: Jeremy O. Harris

  • The Sound Inside

Author: Adam Rapp

Best Musical

  • Jagged Little Pill
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Revival of a Play

  • Betrayal
  • Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Author: Terrence McNally

  • A Soldier’s Play

Author: Charles Fuller

Best Book of a Musical

  • Jagged Little Pill
  • Diablo Cody
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • John Logan
  • Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins

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

  • A Christmas Carol

Music: Christopher Nightingale

  • The Inheritance

Music: Paul Englishby

  • The Rose Tattoo

Music: Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb

  • Slave Play

Music: Lindsay Jones

  • The Sound Inside

Music: Daniel Kluger

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

  • Ian Barford, Linda Vista
  • Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
  • Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
  • Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
  • Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play

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

  • Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
  • Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
  • Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
  • Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

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

  • Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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

  • Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill
  • Adrienne Warren, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

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

  • Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
  • James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play
  • David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play
  • John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance
  • Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

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

  • Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
  • Chalia La Tour, Slave Play
  • Annie McNamara, Slave Play
  • Lois Smith, The Inheritance
  • Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista

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

  • Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

  • Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill
  • Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill
  • Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Daniel J. Watts, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

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

  • Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill
  • Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill
  • Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

  • Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill
  • Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
  • Soutra Gilmour, Betrayal
  • Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol
  • Derek McLane, A Soldier’s Play
  • Clint Ramos, Slave Play

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Riccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little Pill
  • Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Dede Ayite, Slave Play
  • Dede Ayite, A Soldier’s Play
  • Bob Crowley, The Inheritance

  • Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol
  • Clint Ramos, The Rose Tattoo

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Emily Rebholz, Jagged Little Pill
  • Mark Thompson, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Jiyoun Chang, Slave Play
  • Jon Clark, The Inheritance
  • Heather Gilbert, The Sound Inside
  • Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier’s Play
  • Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Bruno Poet, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill
  • Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid, The Inheritance
  • Simon Baker, A Christmas Carol
  • Lindsay Jones, Slave Play
  • Daniel Kluger, Sea Wall/A Life
  • Daniel Kluger, The Sound Inside

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Jonathan Deans, Jagged Little Pill
  • Peter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Nevin Steinberg, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Direction of a Play

  • David Cromer, The Sound Inside
  • Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance
  • Kenny Leon, A Soldier’s Play
  • Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal
  • Robert O’Hara, Slave Play

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Phyllida Lloyd, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
  • Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Choreography

  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little Pill
  • Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Anthony Van Laast, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Orchestrations

  • Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
  • Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Ethan Popp, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Credits: Cover photo by Matthew Murphy 

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