2014 TONY Award Nominees

The Tony Awards

The 2014 TONY Award Nominees were announced just this morning! The announcement of the TONY nominations is always a fun time for me as it brings back memories of the three times I’ve been lucky enough to be in attendance, and those times I’ve been able to take some of my Theatre Students along with me.  The look on there faces as the event unfolds is really just priceless. I take students to NYC every other year as long as we can get enough to go. In the past we have been able to get tickets to the Tony’s and the kids and I get all dressed up and have an amazing night. This has definitely been the highlight of most all the trips we’ve taken there. It’s so amazing to see their faces light up that first time they see Times Square and Broadway, but the night of the Tony’s is just…well, special. For my students, it’s a once in a lifetime event, and one they and myself will talk about for years. But with that being said, the announcement of the Tony awards has happened and the nominees are out, so…drumroll please…here they are:

2014 Nominees

 

Best Play

Act One                                           Author: James Lapine All The Way                                    Author: Robert Schenkkan Casa Valentina                             Author: Harvey Fierstein Mothers and Sons                        Author: Terrence McNally Outside Mullingar                         Author: John Patrick Shanley

Best Musical

After Midnight Aladdin Beautiful-The Carole King Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

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: Alan Menken  Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice & Chad Begeulin The Bridges of Madison County                  Music & 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 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 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 Alaxander 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

Special Tony Award For Lifetime Achievement In Theatre

Jane Greenwood

Regional Theatre Award

Signature Theatre

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Rosie O’Donnell

Tony Honors For Excellence In The Theatre

Joseph P. Benincasa Joan Marcus Charlotte Wilcox