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October 15th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

Drumroll Please! The 2020 74th Annual Tony Nominations Are …

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The 74th Annual Tony Award Nominations are here!

Have your favorites in the world of Broadway's plays and musicals been honored for 2020? Let's have a look!


Best Play

Grand Horizons
The Inheritance
Sea Wall/A Life
Slave Play
The Sound Inside

Best Musical

Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Best Play Revival

Betrayal
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
A Soldier's Play

Best Book of a Musical

Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

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

A Christmas Carol
The Inheritance
The Rose Tattoo
Slave Play
The Sound Inside

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
Cory 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

October 14th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

6 Sweet As Candy Showtunes To Celebrate CANDY LAND Series w…

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Gloppy, Princess Lolly and Kristin Chenoweth! Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth is hosting what looks to be a delicious confection of a 6 episode series on Food Network this November, Candy Land. Make your afternoon sweet by looking at six sweet as candy showtunes that inspired us from this delightful series news.

October 14th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

Hot Clip of the Day: Charmer Robert Morse Croons How To Suc…

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Two time Tony winner Robert Morse, who most recently appeared in the play revival The Front Page, starred in the original Broadway cast of the Frank Loesser workplace musical How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying which celebrates its 59th Broadway opening night anniversary today.

October 13th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

Hot Clip of the Day: Hugh Jackman Shines On The Music Man's…

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It might be a minute or two before we see Tony winner Hugh Jackman's spin on the legendary Harold Hill in Broadway's revival of The Music Man now that they announced previews will begin in December 2021. Until then though, let's enjoy this late night clip of the triple threat singing this fast-talking Meredith Willson opening number!

October 9th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

10 May Songs Come What May With Broadway Suspended Until Ma…

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It was announced this morning that Broadway will continue its intermission through May 30, 2021. How do we cope with the lights still dimmed on Broadway? Too on the nose, maybe - but with May on everyone's minds now - let's look at 10 tunes with the month we're most looking forward to in the title for some inspiration.

October 9th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

Hot Clip of the Day: It's John Lennon's Birthday! Gonzalez,…

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Today is your birthday, John Lennon. Let's talk about Lennon the Broadway show, though lasting a short time on Broadway, boasted truly outstanding orchestrations of Lennon's song catalog and a stellar cast.

October 8th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

"Think of ... the Tony!" 2020 Tony Nominations To Be Announ…

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The 2020 Tony Award Nominations will be announced virtually on Thursday, October 15th at 12pm EST!

October 8th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

Hot Clip of the Day: "This Is Halloween!" James Monroe Igle…

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Thanks to Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart - "This Is Halloween" this year! The Actors Fund and The Lymphoma Research Foundation announced an exciting Halloween night concert on Saturday, October 31st at 7pm EST of The Nightmare Before Christmas.

October 7th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

A - Zoom! 26 Broadway & Off-Broadway Musicals We'd Love To …

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Remember how we used to get year after year of those live musical telecasts on television? With Broadway in intermission, what if those could come back but online? Here are 26 to consider!

October 7th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff

Who's The Cat's Meow? Let Us Know! It's Cats Opening Night …

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On October 7, 1982 Cats the Andrew Lloyd Webber scored musical (with T.S. Eliot lyrics) directed by Trevor Nunn officially leaped onto Broadway. Check out our social template on our social channels & let us know which Jellicle character you think takes the cake as the cat's meow!

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