Tony Awards 2019... And the Nominees are...

Hadestown leads the 2019 Tony Award nominations with a grand total of 14 nods.

Gayle King, Brandon Victor Dixon & Bebe Neuwirth

This morning the New York Theatre Guide attended the nominations announcement for The 73rd Annual Tony Awards, co-hosted by two-time Tony Award winner Bebe Neuwirth and two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (alongside CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King) at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Leading the pack this year with an incredible total of 14 nominations is the Broadway premieres of Hadestown, followed by the Broadway premieres of Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations and Tootsie with 12 and 11 nominations, respectively. The most-nominated plays this season are the Broadway premieres of The Ferryman and To Kill a Mockingbird, who managed to garner 9 nominations each, although the latter (just like Network; another top-selling play this season) failed to secure the all-important nod for "Best Play".

A special mention also goes to Broadway newcomer Jeremy Pope, who managed to secure not one, but two Tony Award nominations for his debut season on the Great White Way: "Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play" for his performance as Pharus Jonathan Young in Choir Boy and "Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical" for his current turn as Eddie Kendricks in Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations.

The winners from the following competitive categories will be announced at The 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony and 7-time Emmy Award winner James Corden, on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The ceremony will be broadcast live on CBS, continuing the long-standing partnership first established in 1978.

The 2019 Tony Award nominations by category are:

BEST PLAY

Choir Boy - Author: Tarell Alvin McCraney

The Ferryman - Author: Jez Butterworth

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus - Author: Taylor Mac

Ink - Author: James Graham

What the Constitution Means to Me - Author: Heidi Schreck


BEST MUSICAL

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations

Beetlejuice

Hadestown

The Prom

Tootsie


BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Arthur Miller's All My Sons

The Boys in the Band - Author: Mart Crowley

Lanford WIlson's Burn This

Harvey Fierstein's Torch Song

The Waverly Gallery - Author: Kenneth Lonergan


BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

Kiss Me, Kate

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!


BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations - Dominique Morisseau 

Beetlejuice - Scott Brown & Anthony King

Hadestown - Anaïs Mitchell

The Prom - Bob Martin & Chad Beguelin

Tootsie - Robert Horn


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE

Be More Chill - Music & Lyrics: Joe Iconis

Beetlejuice - Music & Lyrics: Eddie Perfect

Hadestown - Music & Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell

The Prom - Music: Matthew Sklar, Lyrics: Chad Beguelin

To Kill a Mockingbird - Music: Adam Guettel

Tootsie - Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Annette Bening, Arthur Miller's All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O'Hara, Kiss Me, Kate


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Bertie Carvel, Ink
Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band
Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
Benjamin Walker, Arthur Miller's All My Sons


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson, King Lear


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

André De Shields, Hadestown
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Jeremy Pope, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Ephraim Sykes, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Mary Testa, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!


BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Rupert Goold, Ink
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus


BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations


BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations


BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Jan Versweyveld, Network


BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Peter England, King Kong
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
Laura Jellinek, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
David Korins, Beetlejuice


BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Clint Ramos, Torch Song
Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird


BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Michael Krass, Hadestown
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long, Tootsie
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
Paul Tazewell, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

Neil Austin, Ink
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
Howell Binkley, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Bradley King, Hadestown
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice


BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY

Adam Cork, Ink
Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Fitz Patton, Choir Boy
Nick Powell, The Ferryman
Eric Sleichim, Network


BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Drew Levy, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown



Gayle King, Bebe Neuwirth & Brandon Victor Dixon

As previously reported, the Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be awarded at the ceremony on June 9, 2019, to Tony Award-winning actress Rosemary Harris (who can currently be seen on the Broadway stage as Mrs. Higgins in My Fair Lady), four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally (soon to be represented by the upcoming Broadway revival of Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune), and six-time Tony-nominated composer and musician Harold Wheeler (currently represented on the Great White Way by Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations).

In addition, two-time Tony Award-winning actress Judith Light will receive the 2019 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her impassioned advocacy to end HIV/AIDS and her support for LGBTQ+ and human rights, as previously announced.

Special Tony Awards will also be handed out to the late three-time Tony-nominated actress Marin Mazzie for her outstanding contributions to the theatre and community, to Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company, who are the creators of the 20 feet tall, 2,000 pound puppet at the center of the Broadway premiere of King Kong, and to musical director and arranger Jason Michael Webb, who provided the glorious arrangements that were heard this season in Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Choir Boy, as reported yesterday.

The 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award will go to TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, who will also receive a grant of $25,000, and the 2019 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre will go to Broadway Inspirational Voices (founded by Michael McElroy), Peter Entin, retired Vice President of Theatre Operations for the Shubert Organization, Joseph Blakely Forbes, Founder and President of Scenic Art Studios, Inc. and FDNY - Engine 54 / Ladder 4 / Battalion 9.

(Photos by Tom Millward)