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The 2017 Tony Awards: And the Nominees are...

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The nominations for The 71st Annual Tony Awards were announced today at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. The New York Theatre Guide was invited to attend the announcment, where Tony winner Jane Krakowski and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson had the honor of revealing this Broadway season's desrving nominees. The Broadway premiere of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 led the pack with a total of 12 nominations, closely followed by the Broaway revival of the Bette Midler-led Hello, Dolly! with 10 nominations and the Broadway transfer of Bette Midler-led Dear Evan Hansen with 9 nominations. The most nominated play of this Broadway season is Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2 with 8 nominations.

Jane Krakowski & Christopher Jackson
Jane Krakowski & Christopher Jackson

Jane Krakowski & Christopher Jackson
Jane Krakowski & Christopher Jackson

The Awards ceremony will be hosted by Tony and Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at New York's Radio CIty Music Hall and will be broadcast live on CBS.

The 2017 nominees by category are:

Best Play:

  • A Doll's House, Part 2
  • Indecent
  • Oslo
  • Sweat

Best Musical:

  • Come From Away
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Groundhog Day
  • Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Revival of a Play:

  • August Wilson's Jitney
  • Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
  • Present Laughter
  • Six Degrees of Separation

Best Revival of a Musical:

  • Falsettos
  • Hello, Dolly!
  • Miss Saigon

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

  • Denis Arndt: Heisenberg
  • Chris Cooper: A Doll's House, Part 2
  • Corey Hawkins: Six Degrees of Separation
  • Kevin Kline: Present Laughter
  • Jefferson Mays: Oslo

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

  • Cate Blanchett: The Present
  • Jennifer Ehle: Oslo
  • Sally Field: The Glass Menagerie
  • Laura Linney: Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
  • Laurie Metcalf: A Doll's House, Part 2

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

  • Christian Borle: Falsettos
  • Josh Groban: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
  • Andy Karl: Groundhog Day
  • David Hyde Pierce: Hello, Dolly!
  • Ben Platt: Dear Evan Hansen

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

  • Denée Benton: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
  • Christine Ebersole: War Paint
  • Patti LuPone: War Paint
  • Bette Midler: Hello, Dolly!
  • Eva Noblezada: Miss Saigon

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

  • Michael Aronov: Oslo
  • Danny DeVito: Arthur Miller's The Price
  • Nathan Lane: The Front Page
  • Richard Thomas: Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
  • John Douglas Thompson: August Wilson's Jitney

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

  • Johanna Day: Sweat
  • Jayne Houdyshell: A Doll's House, Part 2
  • Cynthia Nixon: Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
  • Condola Rashad: A Doll's House, Part 2
  • Michelle Wilson: Sweat

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

  • Gavin Creel: Hello, Dolly!
  • Mike Faist: Dear Evan Hansen
  • Andrew Rannells: Falsettos
  • Lucas Steele: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
  • Brandon Uranowitz: Falsettos

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

  • Kate Baldwin: Hello, Dolly!
  • Stephanie J. Block: Falsettos
  • Jenn Colella: Come From Away
  • Rachel Bay Jones: Dear Evan Hansen
  • Mary Beth Peil: Anastasia

Best Direction of a Play:

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

Best Direction of a Musical:

  • Christopher Ashley: Come From Away
  • Rachel Chavkin: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
  • Michael Greif: Dear Evan Hansen
  • Matthew Warchus: Groundhog Day
  • Jerry Zaks: Hello, Dolly!

Best Choreography:

  • Andy Blankenbuehler: Bandstand
  • Peter Darling and Ellen Kane: Groundhog Day
  • Kelly Devine: Come From Away
  • Denis Jones: Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical
  • Sam Pinkleton: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Book of a Musical:

  • Irene Sankoff and David Hein: Come From Away
  • Steven Levenson: Dear Evan Hansen
  • Danny Rubin: Groundhog Day
  • Dave Malloy: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

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

  • Irene Sankoff and David Hein: Come From Away
  • Benj Pasek & Justin Paul: Dear Evan Hansen
  • Tim Minchin: Groundhog Day
  • Dave Malloy: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Orchestrations:

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

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

  • David Gallo: August Wilson's Jitney
  • Nigel Hook: The Play That Goes Wrong
  • Douglas W. Schmidt: The Front Page
  • Michael Yeargan: Oslo

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

  • Rob Howell: Groundhog Day
  • David Korins: War Paint
  • Mimi Lien: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
  • Santo Loquasto: Hello, Dolly!

Best Costume Design of a Play:

  • Jane Greenwood: Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
  • Susan Hilferty: Present Laughter
  • Toni-Leslie James: August Wilson's Jitney
  • David Zinn: A Doll's House, Part 2

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

  • Linda Cho: Anastasia
  • Santo Loquasto: Hello, Dolly!
  • Paloma Young: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
  • Catherine Zuber: War Paint

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

  • Christopher Akerlind: Indecent
  • Jane Cox: August Wilson's Jitney
  • Donald Holder: Oslo
  • Jennifer Tipton: A Doll's House, Part 2

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

  • Howell Binkley: Come From Away
  • Natasha Katz: Hello, Dolly!
  • Bradley King: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
  • Japhy Weideman: Dear Evan Hansen

Recipients of Awards and Honors in non-competitive categories:

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:

James Earl Jones

Special Tony Award:

Gareth Fry & Pete Malkin, Sound Designers for The Encounter

Regional Theatre Award:

Dallas Theater Center
Dallas, TX

Isabelle Stevenson Award:

Baayork Lee

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre:

Nina Lannan
Alan Wasser

Jane Krakowski & Christopher Jackson
Jane Krakowski & Christopher Jackson

- by Tom Millward

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