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Laura Donnelly and Paddy Considine in The Ferryman (Photo: Johan Persson)

Laura Donnelly and Paddy Considine in The Ferryman (Photo: Johan Persson)

The 2019 Tony Award nominations are out!

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 1 May 2019, Last Updated 1 May 2019

Yesterday, the nominations for the 73rd annual Tony Awards were announced by Bebe Neuwirth and Brandon Victor Dixon. This year saw an abundance of West End actors and transfers earn nominations including Olivier winners The Ferryman, Bertie Carvel, and Laura Donnelly, plus Olivier nominees Ink, Paddy Considine, and Bunny Christie.

Leading the pack with the most nominations is the musical Hadestown – which was recently performed at the National Theatre before its Broadway transfer – which earned a whopping 14 nominations. Coming in a close second was the jukebox musical Ain’t Too Proud—The Life Of The Temptations with 12.

For plays, the aforementioned The Ferryman came top first for nominations with To Kill A Mocking Bird – each accumulating nine.

This year’s nominations veered away from run-of-the-mill expectations and features a diverse and exciting mix of productions. Winner will be announced on 9 June at the Tony Award ceremony.

For a full list of nominees, see below.

Best Musical


Ain’t Too Proud—The Life And Times Of The Temptations

Beetlejuice

Hadestown

The Prom

Tootsie

Best Play


Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney

The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth

Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac

Ink by James Graham

What The Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

Best Revival of a Musical


Kiss Me, Kate
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Best Revival of a Play


Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

The Boys In The Band by Mart Crowley

Burn This
 Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein

The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan

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 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 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 Direction of a Musical


Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Scott Ellis, Tootsie

Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!

Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud

Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

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 Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical


Andre 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!

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 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

Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate

Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!

Simon Hale, Tootsie

Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Lighting Design of a Play


Neil Austin, Ink

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel To Titus Andronicus

Peter Mumford, The Ferryman

Jennifer Tipton, To Kill A Mockingbird

Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

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