“Choir Boy,” “The Prom,” “The Boys in the Band” Nab 2019 Tony Nominations

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, will be held June 9.

The nominations have been announced for the 73rd annual Tony Awards, honoring the best of the 2018-2019 Broadway season.

Broadway veterans Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth revealed the nominees this morning live on the Tony Awards’ official Facebook page.

New musical Hadestown leads this year’s noms with 14 total, followed by Ain’t Too Proud–The Life and Times of the Temptations with 12 and Tootsie with 11.

The Prom/Deen Van Meer

The Prom, a musical comedy about an Indiana lesbian whose prom is canceled after she’s forbidden to bring her girlfriend, earned seven nominations, including Best New Musical, Best Original Score, Best Book, and Best Direction of a Musical. Prom stars Caitlin Kinnunen, Beth Leavel, and Brooks Ashmanskas were recognized for their performances.

Choir Boy, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s coming-of-age drama about a gay choir leader at an elite boarding school for black men, scored a Best Play nomination alongside Ink, The Ferryman, What the Constitution Means to Me, and non-binary playwright Taylor Mac’s Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Jeremy Pope is up for Best Leading Actor in a Play for Choir Boy, as well as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Ain’t Too Proud.

Two iconic gay plays, The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley and Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein, will go head to head in the Best Revival of a Play category. The Boys in the Band’s Robin De Jesús was the only performer singled out for his work in either production.

The Boys in the Band/Joan Marcus

De Jesús will compete in the Best Featured Actor in a Play category against fellow gay actors Gideon Glick and Brandon Uranowitz, who also play queer characters in To Kill a Mockingbird and Burn This, respectively.

There were 34 shows, including 21 plays and 13 musicals, eligible for Tonys this season.

Read the full list of nominees below.

Best Play
Choir Boy
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ink
The Ferryman
What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Musical
Ain’t Too Proud
Beetlejuice
Hadestown
The Prom
Tootsie

Best Revival of a Play
All My Sons
Burn This
The Boys in the Band
The Waverly Gallery
Torch Song

Best Revival of a Musical
Kiss Me, Kate
Oklahoma!

Best Book of a Musical
Ain’t Too Proud, Dominique Morisseau
Beetlejuice, Scott Brown and Anthony King
Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell
The Prom, Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin
Tootsie, Robert Horn

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Be More Chill, Joe Iconis
Beetlejuice, Eddie Perfect
Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell
The Prom, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
To Kill a Mockingbird, Adam Guettel
Tootsie, 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, All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
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
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, 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, 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
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Mary Testa, Oklahoma!

Burn This/Matthew Murphy

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
Peter England, King Kong
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
Laura Jellinek, 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

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
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
Drew Levy, Oklahoma!
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

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, Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud
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

Best Orchestrations
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud

What the Constitution Means to Me/Joan Marcus

Non-Competitive Honorees:

Special Tony Awards
Marin Mazzie
Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company, King Kong
Jason Michael Webb, Choir Boy

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Rosemary Harris
Terrence McNally
Harold Wheeler

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Judith Light

The 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, will be held June 9 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall and broadcast live on CBS.

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