Tony Awards 2017 – The Nominees

Tony Awards 2017 Nominees

It's that time of year again as the nominations for the 2017 Tony Awards were announced today (3rd May 2017).

Leading the field is Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, a pop opera based on a small sliver of Tolstoy's War and Peace, which stars Josh Groban. Garnering ten nominations is Hello Dolly! by legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman is back starring Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce.

Following its win at the 2017 Olivier Awards, Groundhog Day is once again nominated for Best Musical alongside The Great Comet, Dear Evan Hansen, and Come From Away.

Broadway debuts abound in the Best Play category with four American writers making their first appearances on Broadway including A Doll's House – Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, Sweat by Lynn Nottage, Oslo by J T Rogers, and Indecent by Paula Vogel.

This year's Tony Awards will be held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday 11 June 2017 at 8pm (EST) hosted by Kevin Spacey.

Our congratulations to this year's nominees.

THE TONY AWARDS 2017 – NOMINEES

BEST PLAY
A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
Indecent by Paula Vogel
Oslo by J T Rogers
Sweat by Lynn Nottage

BEST MUSICAL
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day
Natasha, Piere & The Great Comet of 1812

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Jitney by August Wilson
Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare
Present Laughter by Noel Coward
The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Falsettos
Hello Dolly!
Miss Saigon

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
Denis Arndt for Heisenberg
Chris Cooper for A Doll's House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins for Six Degrees Of Separation
Kevin Kline for Present Laughter
Jefferson Mays for Oslo

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
Cate Blanchett for The Present
Jennifer Ehie for Oslo
Sally Field for The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf for A Doll's House, Part 2

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Christian Borle for Falsettos
Josh Groban for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
Andy Karl for Groundhog Day
David Hyde Pierce for Hello Dolly!
Ben Platt for Dear Evan Hansen

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Denee Benton for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole for War Paint
Patti LuPone for War Paint
Bette Midler in Hello Dolly!
Eva Noblezada for Miss Saigon

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY
Michael Aronov for J T Roger's Oslo
Danny DeVito for Arthur Miller's The Price
Nathan Lane for The Front Page
Richard Thomas for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
John Douglas Thompson for August Wilson's Jitney

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY
Johanna Day for Sweat
Jane Houdyshell for A Doll's House, Part 2
Cynthia Nixon for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
Condola Rashad for A Doll's House Part 2
Michelle Wilson for Sweat

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Gavin Creel for Hello Dolly!
Mike Faist for Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells for Falsettos
Lucas Steele for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
Brandon Uranowitz for Falsettos

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Kate Baldwin for Hello Dolly!
Stephanie J Block for Falsettos
Jenn Colella for Come From Away
Rachel Bay Jones for Dear Evan Hansen
Mary Beth Peil for Anastasia

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Irene Sankoff and David Hein for Come From Away
Steven Levenson for Dear Evan Hansen
Danny Rubin for Groundhog Day The Musical
Dave Malloy for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE
Come From Away – Music and Lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen – Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
GroundhogDay The Musical – Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Natasha, Piere and The Great Comet of 1812 – Music and Lyrics by Dave Malloy

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
David Gallo for August Wilson's Jitney
Nigel Hook for The Play That Goes Wrong
Douglas W Schmidt for The Front Page
Michael Yeargen for Oslo

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Rob Howell for Groundhog Day The Musical
David Korins for War Paint
Mimi Lien for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
Santo Loquasto for Hello Dolly!

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Jane Greenwood for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
Susan Hilferty for Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James for August Wilson's Jitney
David Zinn for A Doll's House, Part 2

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Linda Cho for Anastasia
Santo Loquasto for Hello Dolly!
Paloma Young for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
Catherine Zuber for War Paint

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Christopher Akerlind for Indecent
Jane Cox for August Wilson's Jitney
Donald Holder for Oslo
Jennifer Tipton for A Doll's House, Part 2

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Howard Binkley for Come From Away
Natasha Katz for Hello Dolly!
Bradley King for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
Japhy Weidman for Dear Evan Hansen

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Sam Gold for A Doll's House, Part 2
Ruben Santiago-Hudson for August Wilson's Jitney
Bartlett Sher for Oslo
Daniel Sullivan for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
Rebecca Taichman for Indecent

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Christopher Ashley for Come From Away
Rachel Chavkin for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812
Michael Grief for Dear Evan Hansen
Matthew Warchus for Groundhog Day The Musical
Jerry Zaks for Hello Dolly!

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Andy Blankenbuehler for Bandstand
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane for Groundhog Day The Musical
Kelly Devine for Groundhog Day The Musical
Denis Jones for Holliday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical
Sam Pinkleton for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen for Bandstand
Larry Hochman for Hello Dolly!
Alex Lacamoire for Dear Evan Hansen
Dave Malloy for Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812