This website uses cookies. If you continue to use the site, your agreement will result in cookies being set.

The 2014 Tony Award nominations

Tom Millward
Tom Millward



The 2014 Tony Award Nominations were announced today at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in midtown Manhattan by Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and Elementary star Lucy Liu. Even the Awards host and Tony winner Hugh Jackman momentarily highjacked the nominations announcement and reminded the press and viewers to tune into the 68th annual ceremony on 08 Jun 2014 on CBS.

Amongst this year's crop of Broadway productions, the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder leads with 10 nominations. The most nominated plays were the revivals of Twelfth Night and The Glass Menagerie, which received 7 nominations each.

The nominees are:

Best Play:

  • Act One
  • All The Way
  • Casa Valentina
  • Mothers and Sons
  • Outside Mullingar

Best Musical:

  • After Midnight
  • Aladdin
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best Revival of a Play:

  • The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • Twelfth Night

Best Revival of a Musical:

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Les Misérables
  • Violet

Best Book of a Musical:

  • Aladdin: Chad Beguelin
  • Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: Douglas McGrath
  • Bullets Over Broadway: Woody Allen
  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder: Robert L. Freedman

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

  • Aladdin:
    Music: Music: Alan Menken
    Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Begeulin
  • The Bridges of Madison County:
    Music: Jason Robert Brown
    Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
  • A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder:
    Music: Steven Lutvak
    Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak
  • If/Then:
    Music: Tom Kitt
    Lyrics: Brian Yorkey

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

  • Samuel Barnett: Twelfth Night
  • Bryan Cranston: All The Way
  • Chris O'Dowd: Of Mice and Men
  • Mark Rylance: Richard III
  • Tony Shalhoub: Act One

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

  • Tyne Daly: Mothers and Sons
  • LaTanya Richardson Jackson: A Raisin in the Sun
  • Cherry Jones: The Glass Menagerie
  • Audra McDonald: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
  • Estelle Parsons: The Velocity of Autumn

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

  • Neil Patrick Harris: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Ramin Karimloo: Les Misérables
  • Andy Karl: Rocky
  • Jefferson Mays: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
  • Bryce Pinkham: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

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

  • Mary Bridget Davies: A Night with Janis Joplin
  • Sutton Foster: Violet
  • Idina Menzel: If/Then
  • Jessie Mueller: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
  • Kelli O'Hara: The Bridges of Madison County

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

  • Reed Birney: Casa Valentina
  • Paul Chahidi: Twelfth Night
  • Stephen Fry: Twelfth Night
  • Mark Rylance: Twelfth Night
  • Brian J. Smith: The Glass Menagerie

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

  • Sarah Greene: The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • Celia Keenan-Bolger: The Glass Menagerie
  • Sophie Okonedo: A Raisin in the Sun
  • Anika Noni Rose: A Raisin in the Sun
  • Mare Winningham: Casa Valentina

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

  • Danny Burstein: Cabaret
  • Nick Cordero: Bullets Over Broadway
  • Joshua Henry: Violet
  • James Monroe Iglehart: Aladdin
  • Jarrod Spector: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

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

  • Linda Emond: Cabaret
  • Lena Hall: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Anika Larsen: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
  • Adriane Lenox: After Midnight
  • Lauren Worsham: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best Direction of a Play:

  • Tim Carroll: Twelfth Night
  • Michael Grandage: The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • Kenny Leon: A Raisin in the Sun
  • John Tiffany: The Glass Menagerie

Best Direction of a Musical:

  • Warren Carlyle: After Midnight
  • Michael Mayer: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Leigh Silverman: Violet
  • Darko Tresnjak: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best Choreography:

  • Warren Carlyle: After Midnight
  • Steven Hoggett & Kelly Devine: Rocky
  • Casey Nicholaw: Aladdin
  • Susan Stroman: Bullets Over Broadway

Best Orchestrations:

  • Doug Besterman: Bullets Over Broadway
  • Jason Robert Brown: The Bridges of Madison County
  • Steve Sidwell: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
  • Jonathan Tunick: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

  • Beowulf Boritt: Act One
  • Bob Crowley: The Glass Menagerie
  • Es Devlin: Machinal
  • Christopher Oram: The Cripple of Inishmaan

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

  • Christopher Barreca: Rocky
  • Julian Crouch: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Alexander Dodge: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
  • Santo Loquasto: Bullets Over Broadway

Best Costume Design of a Play:

  • Jane Greenwood: Act One
  • Michael Krass: Machinal
  • Rita Ryack: Casa Valentina
  • Jenny Tiramani: Twelfth Night

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

  • Linda Cho: A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
  • William Ivey Long: Bullets Over Broadway
  • Arianne Phillips: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Isabel Toledo: After Midnight

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

  • Paule Constable: The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • Jane Cox: Machinal
  • Natasha Katz: The Glass Menagerie
  • Japhy Weideman: Of Mice and Men

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

  • Kevin Adams: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Christopher Akerlind: Rocky
  • Howell Binkley: After Midnight
  • Donald Holder: The Bridges of Madison County

Best Sound Design of a Play:

  • Alex Baranowski: The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • Steve Canyon Kennedy: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
  • Dan Moses Schreier: Act One
  • Matt Tierney: Machinal

Best Sound Design of a Musical:

  • Peter Hylenski: After Midnight
  • Tim O'Heir: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Mick Potter: Les Misérables
  • Brian Ronan: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories:

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Jane Greenwood

Regional Theatre Award
Signature Theatre, New York, NY

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Rosie O'Donnell

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
Joseph P. Benincasa
Joan Marcus
Charlotte Wilcox




Total Nominations by Production:

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 10 Nominations
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 8 Nominations
After Midnight - 7 Nominations
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - 7 Nominations
The Glass Menagerie - 7 Nominations
Twelfth Night - 7 Nominations
Bullets Over Broadway - 6 Nominations
The Cripple of Inishmaan - 6 Nominations
Act One - 5 Nominations
Aladdin - 5 Nominations
A Raisin in the Sun - 5 Nominations
The Bridges of Madison County - 4 Nominations
Casa Valentina - 4 Nominations
Machinal - 4 Nominations
Rocky - 4 Nominations
Violet - 4 Nominations
Les Misérables - 3 Nominations
All The Way - 2 Nominations
Cabaret - 2 Nominations
If/Then - 2 Nominations
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - 2 Nominations
Mothers and Sons - 2 Nominations
Of Mice and Men - 2 Nominations
A Night with Janis Joplin - 1 Nomination
Outside Mullingar - 1 Nomination
Richard III - 1 Nomination
The Velocity of Autumn - 1 Nomination

- by Tom Millward

Originally published on