facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11
Angels In America at National Theatre

Angels In America at National Theatre

Angels In America sets Tony noms record as British plays dominate

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson First Published 1 May 2018, Last Updated 1 May 2018

London plays were at the centre of the celebrations at this year’s Tony Awards nominations announcement, with the Broadway transfer of the National Theatre’s Angels In America attaining a record-setting 11 nominations, the highest of any play.

The nine-time Olivier Award-winning Harry Potter And The Cursed Child followed close behind with 10 nominations, while there were also 5 nods for Shakespeare’s Globe’s Farinelli And The King, 4 for the Menier Chocolate Factory’s Travesties, and 2 for the Royal Court Theatre’s The Children. Three of these – The Children, Farinelli And The King, and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child – were nominated in the Best Play category, up against Junk and Latin History For Morons.

Angels In America’s total of 11 nominations was only eclipsed by new Broadway musicals Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, who both scored 12 each.

GET THE FULL EXPERIENCE:

To see this content you’ll need to allow us to set some additional cookies!

Update your cookie preferences here and enable ‘social and advertising cookies’

But it was in the acting categories where West End representation was at its strongest. In Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, four of the five nominees were British, including Andrew Garfield (Angels In America), Tom Hollander (Travesties), Jamie Parker (who claimed the equivalent Olivier Award last year for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child), and Mark Rylance (Farinelli And The King, for which he was also a 2016 Olivier nominee). They are pitted against Denzel Washington (for The Iceman Cometh).

In Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, Irish actress Denise Gough – who won the equivalent Olivier this year – was nominated for Angels In America, up against British actresses Susan Brown (also Angels In America), Noma Dumezweni (last year’s Olivier winner, for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child), and Deborah Findlay (for The Children).

Other nominated West End performers included Glenda Jackson (Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women), Harry Hadden-Paton (for My Fair Lady), Anthony Boyle (Olivier winner for Harry Potter And The Cursed Child), Gavin Lee (for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical), and Diana Rigg (for My Fair Lady).

West End creatives were also broadly celebrated: Marianne Elliott (Angels In America), Patrick Marber (Travesties) and John Tiffany (Harry Potter…) will contest Best Direction of a Play, while in Best Sound Design of a Play, Brits Adam Cork (Travesties), Ian Dickinson for Autograph (Angels In America), Gareth Fry (Olivier winner for Harry Potter…) and Tom Gibbons (1984) are all up for the award, along with Dan Moses Schreier (The Iceman Cometh).

There are also nods for regular London creatives including Adrian Sutton for Best Original Score; Miriam Buether, Jonathan Fensom, Christine Jones (Olivier winner for Harry Potter), and Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, for Best Scenic Design of a Play; Fensom, Nicky Gillibrand and Katrina Lindsay (Olivier winner for Harry Potter) for Best Costume Design of a Play; Neil Austin (Olivier winner for Harry Potter), Paule Constable, and Paul Russell for Best Lighting Design of a Play; and Steven Hoggett for Best Choreography.

The winners will be unveiled at the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday 10 June, which will take place at Radio City Music Hall. Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host proceedings.

For a full list of nominees visit the Tony Awards website.

Share

Sign up

Tagged:
angels in america broadway menier chocolate factory national theatre Shakespeare's Globe tony awards

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.