2024 Tony Award nominees react: Jessica Lange, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Redmayne, and more

Read statements, updated live, from the stars, writers, directors, designers, and more from this year's Tony Award-nominated Broadway shows about being honored.

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Gillian Russo

The 2024 Tony Award nominees have been named, celebrating the best of Broadway theatre in the 2023-24 season. Of the 35 productions eligible, Hell's Kitchen and Stereophonic led the nominees with 13 nods each, with The Outsiders in a close second at 12 nominations.

Hear from the performers, writers, directors, designers, and more of all the nominated shows, including A-list stars, first-time nominees, veteran Broadway composers, and everyone in between.

Read the full list of 2024 Tony nominees, and learn more about how to watch the televised ceremony on the evening of June 16, broadcast live from Lincoln Center.

This article is being continually updated as nominees share their reactions.

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Hell's Kitchen

The coming-of-age musical, inspired by the life of Alicia Keys and featuring her hit songs, is nominated for 13 awards including Best Musical.

Alicia Keys (Best Musical): "It is an incredible privilege and honor to receive such a high recognition as a Tony nomination for a project that I have been working on for so many years of my life. This team, this cast, everyone involved deserves this moment and I’m so elated and proud of the Hell’s Kitchen family."

Maleah Joi Moon (Best Leading Actress in a Musical): "It’s an honor to be nominated alongside these inspirational women. Thank you to the American Theatre Wing, my team, my friends and family, AK and our entire village down at Hell’s Kitchen Bway - I love you and I love our special creation. Congratulations everybody!”

Brandon Victor Dixon (Best Featured Actor in a Musical): "Thank you to the Tony Awards for my third nomination and for always supporting my work in theatre. I’m honored to be mentioned with my fellow nominees Daniel Radcliffe, Roger Bart, Joshua Boone, Sky Lakota Lynch, and Stephen Skybell. I’m deeply grateful to be recognized alongside the beautiful work of Kecia Lewis, Shoshana Bean, Maleah Joi Moon as well as the rest of our Hell’s Kitchen family.

"The message of our show for me is that it takes a village to raise us. It took a village to build Hell’s Kitchen and I congratulate each and every member of our HK community on these nominations. And the biggest thanks and congratulations of all go to our leader, the ever generous and still rising, Alicia Keys."

Shoshana Bean (Best Featured Actress in a Musical): "Thank you American Theatre Wing for this honor! I’m thrilled to be nominated alongside these talented women whom I love and admire. Most of all I am so proud of our entire Hell's Kitchen family and am endlessly grateful we get to tell this story together every night. Congratulations to everyone!!"

Kecia Lewis (Best Featured Actress in a Musical): "I am overjoyed to be nominated, which is to me an acknowledgment of my work and the work of ALL of the nominees. After 40 years of working in theatre, it feels GOOD!”

Michael Greif (Best Direction of a Musical): “It’s such an honor to be part of this incredible season on Broadway, and direct (or co-direct) three musicals that were all so beautiful in their own ways. I’ve been so inspired by the wonderful actors and collaborators I’ve worked with on Days of Wine and Roses, The Notebook and Hell’s Kitchen and am happy to see so many of them recognized. I’m proud to be nominated alongside so many of my talented colleagues and to celebrate an artform I love so much.”

Kristoffer Diaz (Best Book of a Musical): "This team is the best team, and I could not be more thrilled to be nominated alongside so many of my dear, dear friends. It's gonna be one hell of a party at the Tonys."

Camille A. Brown (Best Choreography): “I am absolutely honored and thrilled to receive this nomination for my work on Hell‘s Kitchen. To celebrate being born and raised in NYC and create movement to Alicia Keys music was a dream and to be acknowledged is really special. Shoutout to my hometown, Queens, NY!”

Tom Kitt (Best Orchestrations): "It is a tremendous honor to be nominated in this great season, and I send heartfelt congratulations to all my fellow Tony nominees. I’m immensely grateful and proud to share this with Adam Blackstone, and it’s been one of the greatest thrills of my life to collaborate with Alicia Keys on her incredible music. I also want to congratulate the entire brilliant company of Hell’s Kitchen whose artistry inspired my work every step of the way."

Natasha Katz (Best Lighting Design of a Musical): "Beautifully surreal to find out about 2 Tony nominations while boarding a plane!! I’ll celebrate with some airplane food. I’m thrilled. More celebrations on landing!! I’ll lift a glass to everyone!!"

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With 13 nominations including Best Play, the '70s rock-inspired Stereophonic is the most nominated play in Tonys history, beating out 12-time 2020 nominee Slave Play.

Tom Pecinka (Best Featured Actor in a Play): “I am so grateful for this nomination and for the historic recognition of our entire show. As a kid from Long Island who took the train in to see Broadway shows from 7 years old, this is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. To be nominated alongside my Stereophonic cast mates, Jim Parsons and my old friend Corey Stoll is just the cherry on top.”

Sarah Pidgeon (Best Featured Actress in a Play): “Today is so surreal. To be nominated alongside such talented artists is an honor and to see Stereophonic receive so much recognition — I am incredibly grateful. There was 10 years of work put into this show before I joined, and since then I’ve seen people work tirelessly and pour their whole selves into this story. I’m so lucky to get to do it again tonight.

"Thank you to the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. When we began working on the show, David Adjmi told me that [my character] Diana is just so happy to be in the studio working alongside her band, and I share that feeling every night walking into the Golden Theatre.”

Juliana Canfield (Best Featured Actress in a Play): "What a wonderful morning! Stereophonic is a play about a tortuous creative process, but the experience of making it has been one of the most joyful experiences imaginable. I’m proud of my colleagues and cast mates whose work was recognized this morning and grateful to be nominated alongside them and many other brilliant performers. And I’m so grateful to everyone who has given their heart and talent and support to our show. Let’s rock and roll!!!"

Will Brill (Best Featured Actor in a Play): "Such a nice present to receive - cake at an already great party. But to also see so many of my friends and collaborators celebrated I got attacked by emotion. I do so much celebrating of them in my own heart and I’m happy so many people agree."

Eli Gelb (Best Featured Actor in a Play): "At its core I think this play is about how much we all need each other; how we all live and breathe and break and heal and grow, together.

"Stereophonic is a play about a rock band, but it’s really an existential epic—it’s a play about the entire experience of being alive, how each of us is an entire universe within a universe, among countless other universes, desperately trying to transcend our separateness. And it’s about the deep well of generosity that art and life requires from us. David Adjmi has given every artist involved with this play, every audience member, and theatre as we know it, an extraordinary gift. He wrote a sort of impossible play, and he did it so perfectly that everyone who encountered it felt compelled and determined to devote ourselves to its reality with every ounce of artistry and humanity available to us.

"I am so grateful and proud to be a part of that, with all of these wonderfully gifted, and giving, people. I hope that our success as a team serves as an inspiration to prioritize our humanity in all endeavors, and to invest in and take risks on art and artists of integrity."

David Adjmi (Best Play): "Thank you to the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing for this extraordinary honor. I cannot stress enough how incredible it feels to be nominated alongside some of the best American playwrights working today. When I started work on Stereophonic eleven years ago, I didn’t think it would end up on Broadway; I didn’t know if it would even be produced. I made extraordinary demands on my cast, my director, my creative team, my composer, and pretty much everyone involved—and these people not only met the very high bar I set, but they also surpassed it.

"Will, Daniel and I spent over a decade working on this play without knowing if it would ever see the light of day. So, to experience this trajectory is, quite frankly, completely shocking. We all worked so hard to try and make a piece with real integrity and zero compromises – and I believe that is what we did. To be recognized in this way is a validation not only of our work, but of the many artists working in the trenches and taking real risks to help build a vital theatre culture in this country.

"Stereophonic is a play about the sacrifices artists make to do their work. I never dreamed these sacrifices would land me here. I am humbled beyond words. The play is also about a very fraught collaboration, but in making it with Daniel, Will, my incredible team, and this brilliant cast, I’ve experienced the deepest and most profound collaboration of my life."

Will Butler (Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations): "I am beyond thrilled and deeply moved to see everyone’s work on Stereophonic get recognized this morning. My own work included! It’s overwhelming. What a fun morning! My parents and aunts and uncles and cousins and friends and coworkers are also all over the moon.

"David wrote an extraordinary play, worth the extraordinary effort everyone has put into it. To get to walk into work and have the office be David Zinn’s beautiful set, perfectly lit by Jiyoun Chang; to get to obsess over Enver Chakartash’s costumes with the designer himself — I can’t get over it. To get to work day in day out with Justin Craig on orchestrating this extraordinary band; to have Ryan Rumery bring the work to life through the speakers; it’s been one of the great privileges of my life.

"And the actors! I’m so happy to see them get individual recognition, but also—what a true and beautiful ensemble. I’ve seen the play dozens of times now and I’m continually moved by their work. Eli Gelb and Will Brill do such thoughtful, precise—and hilarious!—emotional work. Also, I get to have Sarah Pidgeon and Tom Pecinka and Juliana Canfield sing songs I wrote — in beautiful harmony — eight times a week. It’s a dream.

"We’ve been working on this play for nearly a decade, and Daniel Aukin has been shepherding the process the whole time. His directoral goal was to keep the work alive by the time it hit the stage—and it’s alive! It’s overflowing with the beauty and banality and heartbreak and love of artistic life. I couldn’t be happier."

Daniel Aukin (Best Direction of a Play): "David Adjmi told me he had an idea for a play in 2014. It was a really good idea. Would I direct it if he wrote it? We knew we were onto something but dared not imagine that ten years later we would be at the Golden. Well, we are. And we love it. So thrilled for our whole company that this labor of passion is enjoying this recognition."

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The Outsiders

Adapted from S. E. Hinton's classic novel, The Outsiders is nominated for 12 awards, including Best Musical.

Brody Grant (Best Leading Actor in a Musical): "This is a dream. I can’t believe it. I’m grateful to all of the guardian angels who got me here. I’m honored to be included with actors that have inspired me."

Sky Lakota-Lynch (Best Featured Actor in a Musical): “I am absolutely stunned. This season is proof that Broadway is back and the renaissance is here. Thank you to the Tonys for listening to our stories and seeing our hearts. All my love to the other shows and nominees.”

Joshua Boone (Best Featured Actor in a Musical): "I slept in and turned my phone on late cause I was enjoying not knowing. The anticipation was GREAT hahaha!! And so is the news and all the love. Thank y'all. On a day where I feel so much, I simply hope the nomination means someone else out there felt something too."

Danya Taymor (Best Direction of a Musical): “To be recognized among this incredible group of artists is a gift and an incredible honor and beyond my wildest dreams. That so many of my fellow Outsiders collaborators have also been recognized for their work across disciplines really affirms the power of deep collaboration.

"And thank you to Susie Hinton, who at 15 years old wrote the novel The Outsiders, an unflinching, raw, real portrait of what it actually feels like to be a teenager growing up in the great class divide chasm of America — it's a story for everyone that can help us all hold one another close through the hardest of times. It's an honor to be able to share this story with a new generation of theatregoers.”

Adam Rapp (Best Book of a Musical): “I’m thrilled to receive this nomination. Helping to bring Susie Hinton’s beautiful novel to the stage has been a true honor. It’s been one of the greatest collaborations of my life."

Justin Levine (Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations): “I’m truly speechless. This show has been such a huge part of my life for the past 8 years. I’ve made dear friends, found chosen family and I’m so excited we get to celebrate each other in this way. So proud and grateful for the whole Outsiders company and everyone on my teams who put their soul into this!”

Jonathan Clay (Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations): “I am beyond words. To get to share in this moment with my best friend and songwriting partner from the age of 15 is something truly special. To say that we’re honored would be an understatement. I’m so incredibly proud of our team, and so thankful to everyone who believes in this musical. Stay Gold.”

Zach Chance (Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations): “I'm currently overwhelmed, humbled, and honored. It's been an almost 9-year journey, and I couldn't be more proud of the entire Outsiders team.”

Rick and Jeff Kuperman (Best Choreography): "We're deeply honored to be recognized alongside the extraordinary artists who are our fellow nominees. And we’re grateful that the creativity of our collaborators across so many departments is being celebrated this morning. That's perhaps what feels most special."

Matt Hinkley (Best Orchestrations): "My unofficial reaction is that I'm literally alone in my house just wandering around and yelling. My official reaction is that working with Justin, Jonathan and Zach these past nearly-seven years has very honestly been one of the most wonderful and rewarding experiences of my life; with Danya, Adam, and the rest of the team, it's been done with such enjoyment, love, trust, and respect. The fact that it's translating to the wider world is simply beyond words."

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Shaina Taub made history by being the sole crator and star of her musical about the suffrage movement. Now, Suffs has six Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

Shaina Taub (Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score): “Ah, oh my god! I haven't caught my breath. I was sitting on the couch watching the nominations live with my husband, Matt, and when they said our show, I knocked over my glass of water all over the couch and started crying. I grew up in Waitsfield, Vermont watching the Tonys every year with my mom, so this has been a childhood dream of mine."

"To be a part of the Broadway community and part of this phenomenal season with so many friends and collaborators just means the world to me. This show was a longtime labor of love and I'm so proud of our team and cast and everyone for working so hard for so many years to get here. Grateful beyond belief.”

Leigh Silverman (Best Direction of a Musical): “I was sitting at home and FaceTiming with my girlfriend, Cyd, who is in the U.K. stage managing the West End production of my show, Harry Clarke. And I made a little shrine of pictures of my mother, Janit, grandmother, Irene, and stepmother, Patty. Because Suffs is all about honoring the women who have come before and the women we lost too soon, like my mother.

"And I am wearing all the show swag I own including a T-shirt Shaina made me two years ago with a lyric from the show that has since been cut! I am so grateful and honored to be recognized amongst extraordinary colleagues in this season packed with excellent directors!”

Jill Furman (producer, Best Musical): “We couldn’t be more thrilled for the entire team. To develop an original musical for the better part of a decade and see everyone’s passion, hard work, and commitment get recognized in this way is the icing on the cake. So honored to be a part of the Broadway community and this exciting Tony season.”

Rachel Sussman (producer, Best Musical): "I've been enamored with the suffrage movement since I was a kid and collaborating alongside so many brilliant women on Suffs has been my passion project for the past decade. To have our original show about intergenerational social change and voting rights recognized as a nominee for Best Musical, especially in this intense election year, feels like a dream come true. I feel so proud and humbled, and deeply deeply grateful. Spent the nominations hugging my brand-new wife and our pup!"

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Water for Elephants

The musical adaptation of Sara Gruen's circus-themed novel is up for seven nominations, including Best Musical.

Rick Elice (Best Book of a Musical): “I confess!! I left the apartment to sit in Shakespeare’s Garden, tucked away in Central Park. The tulips are dying off but the peonies are about to pop. Taking photos of them was a great way to ease the suspense. My phone started dinging so I figured something nice happened.

"I’m glad for all the nominees from all the shows. I’m glad for our show, Best Musical Nominee Water for Elephants. I’m glad for the wonderful group of people who’ve been putting our show together for eight years. And I can’t wait to see all my friends and heroes over the next few weeks, and give them a big clap on the back. Congrats, everybody!”

Jesse Robb (Best Choreography): “I am completely bowled over and in a state of absolute elation. Sharing this with the genius Shana Carroll is the greatest honor and I am so grateful to [director] Jessica Stone, our producers, my associate Paige Parkhill and the entire company of Water For Elephants! I am so thrilled for all of us — we poured so much love and thought into this show, a truly remarkable group of artists. Young Jesse Robb is floored.”

David Reynoso (Best Costume Design of a Musical): "I am so overjoyed and honored to be recognized in this way... Hearing my name called, I immediately burst into tears and then went to wake up my kids (we live on the West Coast). It is incredible to me to be able to have my name alongside these exceptional designers who I admire so much."

"To have my work on Water for Elephants recognized in such a way is such a wild feeling... I never imagined in my wildest dreams as a young boy in Mexico that I’d get to experience something like this."

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An Enemy of the People

Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, newly adapted by Amy Herzog, was nominated for five awards, including Best Play Revival and the lead performance of Jeremy Strong.

Jeremy Strong (Best Leading Actor in a Play): “I am profoundly grateful to the Tony committee for today’s nomination and for their recognition of our work on this play. Reuniting with Sam and Amy has been a deeply meaningful experience and it is a privilege to give Ibsen’s powerful and timely play to a modern audience.

"The play and Stockman’s message - of the importance of valuing the Truth, of the sanctity of human life, of the myriad ways in which we are complicit and must hold ourselves accountable - speaks more urgently than perhaps ever and it is an honor to fight for those convictions on our stage.”

Amy Herzog (Best Revival of a Play and Best Play for Mary Jane): “I'm thrilled to be nominated for two plays I care so deeply about — An Enemy of the People and Mary Jane. I salute my extraordinary leading actors, Tony nominees Jeremy Strong and Rachel McAdams, for carrying the hell out of these plays eight times a week. I'm indebted to my wonderful directors, Sam Gold and Annie Kauffman, and the exquisite ensembles of both shows.

"In the new play category, I'm elated to be one of three women nominated — my research doesn't go that far back, but it must be deeply uncommon if not unprecedented for women playwrights to constitute the majority of new play nominees — congrats to Jocelyn [Bioh] and Paula [Vogel]! And congratulations to all my fellow nominees, especially my current and past collaborators and all the other writers I've known, admired, studied with, been in writers' groups with, etc.

"I love seeing my generation of writers recognized for the theatre's highest honors this year. Thank you to the brave producers of both shows, American Theatre Wing, Broadway League and indefatigable nominators!”

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Merrily We Roll Along

Director Maria Friedman's revival, starring 2024 Tony nominees Jonathan Groff, Daniel Radcliffe, and Lindsay Mendez, turned composer Stephen Sondheim's famous flop into a smash hit — and a nominee for Best Musical Revival.

Jonathan Groff (Best Leading Actor in a Musical)“I feel so lucky to be a part of this show and to be sharing this experience with every member of our incredible company. Maria’s dream for this production was to showcase the brilliance of Merrily, and the acknowledgement of 7 nominations this morning means so much to all of us. The Tony Awards were my gateway to theatre as a kid, so to be included this year as a nominee is a surreal dream-come-true feeling, and it means even more to be sharing the joy and celebration with my Old Friends :)”

Lindsay Mendez (Best Featured Actress in a Musical): “I am completely honored to be in this category with these extraordinary women. Being on this Merrily ride has been the best experience of my artistic career thus far…and to get to do it with our beautiful company, and see my brilliant friends Dan and John, not to mention Maria and Jonathan Tunick also being recognized, is just, one for the books. I hope Steve, George and Hal are smiling somewhere.”

Maria Friedman (Best Direction of a Musical): “I am so honored to have been given the opportunity to bring Merrily home to Broadway and absolutely thrilled for the entire company and my fellow creative team. I feel enormously lucky that Steve trusted me with this work and know he and George Furth would be so happy today.

"I first encountered Merrily as an actor in 1992 in Leicester as Steve and George first revisited the show and have, now, had an almost 12-year journey with this show as a director. It’s been an immensely personal and profound experience. I can’t believe a girl from Hackney is a Tony nominee and that I have the great thrill to share this nomination with my sister, Merrily producer Sonia Friedman. My only heartbreak is that I’m not holding hands with Steve and George right now.”

Lamar Richardson (producer, Best Musical and Best Play for Appropriate): “Today's two nominations mean the absolute world to me as a Black multi-hyphenate artist in this industry. After a decade of working as an actor, to now also be a 3x-Tony Award-nominated producer following my second Broadway season is surreal.

"As one of the youngest Black producers to accomplish this, my heart is bursting with gratitude, and I pray that I can be a visible representation of what disrupting a homogenous space looks like for those coming up after me. Huge congratulations to the entire companies of Merrily We Roll Along, Appropriate, and The Wiz!”

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The Notebook

Emmy Award-nominated This Is Us writer Bekah Brunstetter got nominated for adapting Nicholas Sparks's swoon-worthy book for the stage, as did the two actors who play older versions of lifelong lovers Noah and Allie.

Dorian Harewood (Best Leading Actor in a Musical): “My manager woke me up this morning to tell me I had been nominated! I wasn’t sure I heard her correctly and I could not be more honored. Coming back to Broadway after 40 some years to work on such a beautiful show was a dream come true. The icing on the cake is being nominated with my onstage wife, Maryann Plunkett and our book writer Bekah Brunstetter. Thank you to [directors] Michael Greif and Schele Williams for taking me on this journey, to Ingrid Michelson for the most beautiful score, and to my fellow Notebook cast, you’ve helped me fly!”

Bekah Brunstetter (Best Book of a Musical): "I'm back home in L.A., so I was jolted awake early this morning by the BEST KIND OF EARTHQUAKE, the thrilling and humbling news that I'd been nominated for a Tony! Working with Ingrid on The Notebook has been such a true collaboration in every sense of the word; we built this together over the years, so I see this nomination as something the whole creative team gets to celebrate together as a family. I'm so grateful to be included in this bananas season of talent."

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Just as Tamara de Lempicka, the painter who inspired this musical, blazed a trail in the art world, Eden Espinosa (who plays her) is proving her powerhouse talent as a Tony nominee alongside fellow nominee Amber Iman.

Eden Espinosa (Best Leading Actress in a Musical): "I am overjoyed to be recognized for my work in Lempicka. Thank you to the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. I am standing in this recognition on behalf of our entire cast and creative team with so much pride for what we have created. To be nominated next to so many colleagues and friends that I have come up in this community with is just an embarrassment of riches! I’M SO HAPPY AND EXCITED!! THANK YOU."'

Amber Iman (Best Featured Actress in a Musical): My heart is bursting. I can’t help but think of all the people in my life who sacrificed so that I could get here. My mother is an artist, I was raised by artists, and to be making a living, doing what I love… there is no greater gift.

This Tony Award nomination is an honor. To receive this nomination alongside Eden Espinosa and our set designers Riccard Hernandez and Peter Nigrini is the icing on the cake. It’s been an incredible Broadway season and I’m excited to celebrate with the entire community.

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Following a critically acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere in 2014, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's Appropriate is enjoying a hit Broadway run starring 2024 Tony nominees Sarah Paulson and Corey Stoll.

Corey Stoll (Best Featured Actor in a Play): “From the first table read of Appropriate, I was blown away by the incredible cast Lila Neugebauer assembled. I knew I was incredibly lucky to be in such a remarkable group. And I’m humbled to be recognized in my category along with this extraordinary group of actors.”

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Best Revival of a Play): “This is wild.”

Lila Neugebauer (Best Direction of a Play): “I am wildly honored and humbled to be nominated alongside friends and colleagues I admire so profoundly. And it’s incredibly moving to see my collaborators acknowledged – Sarah, Corey, William, Branden, the entire Appropriate design team – I’m intensely grateful to make work with these remarkable human beings.”

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Mother Play

Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's latest family drama is nominated for Best Play, and all three of its stars got performance nods: Jessica Lange, Jim Parsons, and Celia Keenan-Bolger.

Jessica Lange (Best Leading Actress in a Play): “I am so honored to be nominated amongst such wonderful talent, including my dear friend Sarah [Paulson]. Creating Phyllis alongside the incomparable Paula Vogel and bringing this new play to life each night is thrilling. Nothing you see on stage would be possible without Tina’s vision, our incredible production team, the entire cast, and crew, and of course, the wonderful Jim and Celia. What a joy it is to share the stage with them every night and I am elated that their work has been recognized. I am grateful to the Broadway community for this esteemed nomination.”

Celia Keenan-Bolger (Best Featured Actress in a Play): “To be included in this extraordinary season of new plays all written by American writers is an absolute thrill. This has been one of the great collaborations of my life and I believe that is owed to Carole Rothman, Tina Landau, Paula Vogel and Jessica Lange whose combined body of wisdom is so powerful and so wise, it’s changed the way I think about making theatre. I’m also deeply grateful that Jessica, Jim and I were all recognized since this play doesn’t function without one of the parts. I feel so lucky to be a part of this community.”

Paula Vogel (Best Play): “Thanks to the brilliance of Tina Landau’s direction, Mother Play with only three weeks of rehearsal has opened cold on Broadway with TONY nominations for the play and the actors. My colleagues gave me a tremendous gift and I am grateful. I am grateful to be in the category with these wonderful writers.”

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Michael Stuhlbarg, who earned a Tony nomination for his last Broadway appearance in The Pillowman, once again got honored for playing Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky in the political thriller Patriots.

Michael Stuhlbarg (Best Leading Actor in a Play): "Thank you to the Tony nominators for this tremendous honor. It has been an absolute privilege to be back on Broadway with the extraordinary company and creative team of PATRIOTS, and you honor us all in remembering us with this today. Thank you!"

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The Who's Tommy

The pinball wizard is back on Broadway for the first time since 1993 in the Best Musical Revival-nominated production of The Who's iconic rock opera.

Stephen Gabriel and Ira Pittelman (producers, Best Revival of a Musical): "We're so thrilled TOMMY was recognized for Best Revival of a Musical! Special thanks to Pete Townshend, Des McAnuff, Lorin Latarro, the 29-member cast led by Ali Louis Bourzgui, and the incredible music and design teams.”

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Back to the Future

The plutonium-powered musical adaptation of the hit sci-fi film was recognized for its jaw-dropping, special effects-packed scenic design (flying car and all!) and the performance of Roger Bart as Doc Brown.

Roger Bart (Best Featured Actor in a Musical):BACK TO THE FUTURE so beautifully highlights the concept of “found family” – the strangers you meet who become the people you can’t imagine living without. And I’m so grateful for each of the found family members I have gained through the joy of working on this show. They have collectively helped this time feel like one of the luckiest of my life, and being recognized by the Tonys in this way makes this whole experience all the more meaningful.”

Finn Ross (Best Scenic Design of a Musical): "It’s a great honor to be nominated for a Tony Award alongside my dear friend Tim Hatley! After pouring my heart and soul into Back to the Future for over five years, seeing our collective efforts recognised this way is truly humbling. From the first glimpse of the model box to the electric energy of opening night on Broadway, working alongside Tim has been an absolute joy. His warmth and collaborative spirit have made every moment a pleasure, and I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity."

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The multi-award-winning production from London is now the most Tony Award-nominated musical revival of the season, with nods for Best Musical Revival and performance nominations for numerous cast members.

Eddie Redmayne (Best Leading Actor in a Musical): "This production of Cabaret has been the journey of a lifetime. It means a huge amount that the show has been recognized across so many aspects of the production, and personally, to be considered alongside the immense talent in this category is a wonder.

"Diving into the miraculous world of [John] Kander, [Fred] Ebb and [Joe] Masteroff nightly is the stuff of dreams. To do it with the brilliant Rebecca Frecknall at the helm, alongside Gayle [Rankin], Ato [Blankson-Wood], Bebe [Neuwirth], Steven [Skybell] and our incandescent cast and formidable crew is beyond those wildest dreams. Thank you for embracing us and this production."

Gayle Rankin (Best Leading Actress in a Musical): “I am so wildly proud to be nominated inside of Rebecca’s incredible vision. It’s been the honor of my career, so far, to play Sally. I’m over the moon for the love and support The Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing has shown our production and I can’t wait to get back on stage tonight.”

Steven Skybell (Best Featured Actor in a Musical): “I am so pleased to be part of the great Tony love that is being showered on Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club. Personally, I'm honored to be recognized in a role that gives humorous and heartfelt voice to a Jewish character at what was a very precarious time in history. Playing a Jewish role has never felt so important to me; and I’m so grateful for the recognition.”

Bebe Neuwirth (Best Featured Actress in a Musical): “I’m deeply grateful for this recognition. I love our show and everyone working on it with heart and soul.”

Check back for information on Cabaret tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

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Days of Wine and Roses

Adapted from the 1962 movie of the same name, the Days of Wine and Roses musical earned nominations for the lead performances of Kelli O'Hara and Brian d'Arcy James as an alcoholic couple.

Kelli O'Hara (Best Leading Actress in a Musical): “Creating the role of Kirsten Arnesen has been the artistic highlight of my career. I am so grateful to be recognized alongside my teammate and friend Brian d’Arcy James. I’m so proud to have built this with the geniuses Adam Guettel, Craig Lucas and Michael Greif. It’s been a 22-year dream come true.”

Brian d'Arcy James (Best Leading Actor in a Musical): "I’m elated, what an honor. Playing the role of Joe Clay has been the highlight of my career. I’m so grateful to Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas for their genius in creating this beautiful character. And to celebrate this recognition alongside my friend, the brilliant Kelli O’Hara makes it extra special."

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Here Lies Love

Here Lies Love, an immersive musical that told the story of Imelda Marcos in a disco club setting, was nominated for its pulsing score, sound design, choreography, and scenic design.

David Korins (Best Scenic Design of a Musical): “It’s the absolute cherry on top of one of the most satisfying creative experiences of my life to be recognized for my work Here Lies Love. To be supported by and teamed up with such an audacious and gifted group of artists is the ultimate gift.”

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Whatever happened to her part? Well, Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer earned a Tony nomination for playing the diva Lady of the Lake in the first Broadway revival of Spamalot.

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer (Best Featured Actress in a Musical): "Thank you to the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. I am deeply moved and extremely honored to be recognized alongside this incredible group of women. I had the time of my life in Spamalot. I love to make people laugh. I have looked up to the great comedic actresses of our time, hoping I would get a moment like this. It’s a dream come true."

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Gutenberg! The Musical!

This musical comedy from fall 2023, which starred Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells as aspiring theatre composers, earned a nod for Best Musical Revival.

Scott Brown and Anthony King (Best Musical): "We didn't wake up this morning planning to eat dreams, but we're eating them now. This show was the very definition of a group effort, and today that group — [director] Alex Timbers, [actor] Josh Gad, [actor] Andrew Rannells and a murderer's row of incredible musicians, artists, designers and producers — is gonna knock off work early and have a biscuit."

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Purlie Victorious

Back on Broadway for the first time in 60 years, Purlie Victorious earned nominations for Best Play Revival, Best Direction of a Play, performance nods for stars Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kara Young, and more.

Derek McLane (Best Scenic Design of a Play): “I was absolutely thrilled to learn of this nomination. Purlie Victorious was such a special experience. Working with director Kenny Leon and the other designers and the incredible cast was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity.”

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Prayer for the French Republic

Joshua Harmon's epic drama about a multigenerational Jewish family is up for three Tonys, including Best Play and Best Leading Actress, for its Broadway run after an acclaimed Off-Broadway premiere.

Betsy Aidem (Best Leading Actress in a Play): “Getting to do Josh Harmon’s beautiful play was the prize. Working with David Cromer and the most wonderful cast was the prize. To be occupying the very thin space between extremely late bloomer and posthumous is a most unexpected thrill.”

Joshua Harmon (Best Play): I'm honored to be nominated for a Tony Award. I didn't hear them announce my play, because as my category was announced, my three year old screamed out "I NEED MORE WATER." But this is a beautiful way to celebrate what has been nearly a decade of work on this play. So many people supported me over that time, and I'm thinking of them all today. And don't worry, I got my son more water."

Amith Chandrashaker (Best Lighting Design of a Play): "It's an honor to be recognized for my work on Josh's wonderful play. To work with David Cromer, Josh Harmon, the design team, the cast, and the team at [nonprofit theatre company Manhattan Theatre Club] has been a highlight of my career. I look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of the Prayer team and the wonderful work of my fellow nominees."


Jaja's African Hair Braiding

Jocelyn Bioh and Whitney White made their writing and directing debuts, respectively, with this play about the women in a Harlem braiding salon. Now, they're both nominated for their work on the show that ran in fall 2023.

Jocelyn Bioh (Best Play): “It is hard to put into words the deep gratitude I have for the incredible experience of creating Jaja's African Hair Braiding. I'm so honored that our beautiful production was recognized by the nominating committee with 5 Tony nominations. This is a dream bigger than any I could have imagined sitting in the chair of a Harlem hair braiding shop as a kid. That little girl never thought a day like today was possible, but it is one I will never, ever forget.”

Whitney White (Best Direction of a Play): "I am so proud and thrilled to receive this incredible news today. It is hard to put it into words. Directing Jaja's African Hair Braiding was one of the most fulfilling experiences of my career. I am incredibly proud of the entire team and thankful for the opportunity to bring Jocelyn's words to life. Thank you to my family, especially my mother and husband for all their support, to Manhattan Theatre Club, LaChanze, Madison Wells and Taraji P Henson. And above all thank you to everyone who came to see the show. It has been a joy sharing this work with you all."

David Zinn (Best Scenic Design of a Play): "When you're making the model of a set for the first production of a play ever, you just want those pieces of cardboard and pins and paint and glue to serve the story as best as it can — it’s impossible to look beyond that.

"It's a love letter to those women, and to New York, and it's humbling to be honored for that work."

Lynne Meadow (producer, Best Play for Prayer, Mary Jane, and Jaja): "On behalf of all of us at Manhattan Theatre Club, I’m so proud that all three plays we produced on Broadway were Tony-nominated. Each play was very different, but equally great: Jocelyn Bioh’s vibrant and compelling comic drama Jaja’s African Hair Braiding was set in a hair braiding salon in Harlem in 2019, Joshua Harmon’s resonant and powerful Prayer for the French Republic took place in Paris in the 1940s and 2016, and Amy Herzog’s heroic and moving Mary Jane follows a resilient single mother in present-day Queens.

"We’re so grateful to the brilliant playwrights who created these exceptional works and to all the talented artists who brought them to life on our stages (26 of whom made their Broadway debuts), and of course to the large and diverse audiences who gave us a season of standing ovations every single night.”

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