‘Kinky Boots’, ‘Matilda’ lead Tony nominations

The Tony nominations are in and the musical ‘Kinky Boots’ is leading the pack. ‘Boots’ comes courtesy of writer/performer Harvey Fierstein and a score by first-time Broadway composer Cyndi Lauper. Right on ‘Kinky Boots’ heels is the critically acclaimed ‘Matilda the Musical’, which received 11 nominations.

Revivals of ‘Pippin’ and ‘Golden Boy’ scored 10 and eight nominations, respectively. An updated version of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’ received nine nominations.

Here’s a complete list of this year’s nominations:

Best Play
“The Assembled Parties”
“Lucky Guy”
“The Testament of Mary”
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical
“Bring it On: The Musical”
“A Christmas Story, The Musical”
“Kinky Boots”
“Matilda The Musical”

Best Revival of a Play
“Golden Boy”
“Orphans”
“The Trip to Bountiful”
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Best Revival of a Musical
“Annie”
“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
“Pippin”
“Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Tom Hanks, “Lucky Guy”
Nathan Lane, “The Nance”
Tracy Letts, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
David Hyde Pierce, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
Tom Sturridge, “Orphans”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laurie Metcalf, “The Other Place”
Amy Morton, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Kristine Nielson,”Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
Holland Taylor, “Ann”
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bertie Carvel, “Matilda”
Santino Fontana, “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”
Rob McClure, “Chaplin”
Billy Porter, “Kinky Boots”
Stark Sands, “Kinky Boots”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Carolee Carmello, “Scandalous”
Valisia LeKae, “Motown the Musical”
Patina Miller, “Pippin”
Laura Osnes, “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Danny Burstein, “Golden Boy”
Richard Kind, “The Big Knife”
Billy Magnussen, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
Tony Shalhoub, “Golden Boy”
Courtney B. Vance, “Lucky Guy”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Carrie Coon, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Shalita Grant, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
Judith Ivey, “The Heiress,”
Judith Light, “The Assembled Parties”
Condola Rashad, “The Trip to Bountiful”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Charl Brown, “Motown the Musical”
Keith Carradine, “Hands on a Hardbody”
Will Chase, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Gabriel Ebert, “Matilda the Musical”
Terrence Mann, “Pippin”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Annaleigh Ashford, “Kinky Boots”
Victoria Clark, “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”
Andrea Martin, “Pippin”
Keala Settle, “Hands on a Hardbody”
Lauren Ward, “Matilda the Musical”

Best Book of a Musical
Joseph Robinette, “A Christmas Story, The Musical”
Harvey Fierstein, “Kinky Boots”
Dennis Kelly, “Matilda the Musical”
Douglas Carter Beane, “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater
“A Christmas Story, The Musical” (Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul)
“Hands on a Hardbody” (Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green; Lyrics: Amanda Green)
“Kinky Boots” (Music and Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper)
“Matilda the Musical” (Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin)

Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
Nicolas Martin, “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
Bartett Sher, “Golden Boy”
George C. Wolfe, “Lucky Guy”

Best Direction of a Musical
Scott Ellis, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Jerry Mitchell, “Kinky Boots”
Diane Paulus, “Pippin”
Matthew Warchus, “Matilda the Musical”

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, “Bring It On: The Musical”
Peter Darling, “Matilda the Musical”
Jerry Mitchell, “Kinky Boots”
Chet Walker, “Pippin”

Best Orchestrations
Chris Nightingale, “Matilda the Musical”
Stephen Oremus, “Kinky Boots”
Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, “Motown the Musical”
Danny Troob, “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Bailey, “The Nance”
Santo Loquasto, “The Assembled Parties”
David Rockwell, “Lucky Guy”
Michael Yeargan, “Golden Boy”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, “Matilda The Musical”
Anna Louizos, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”
Scott Pask, “Pippin”
David Rockwell, “Kinky Boots”

Best Costume Design of a Play
Soutra Gilmour, “Cyrano de Bergerac”
Ann Roth, “The Nance”
Albert Wolsky, “The Heiress”
Catherine Zuber, “Golden Boy”




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