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The Tony Awards nominees have just been announced. Among the Hollywood stars who came to Broadway, Tom Hanks is the sole winner. He was nominated for Best Actor in a play for “Lucky Guy,” the late Nora Ephron’s tribute to Mike McAlary. But Scarlett Johansson, Bette Midler and Alec Baldwin all got shut out. Baldwin was usurped by young Tom Sturridge in their play “Orphans.”

Otherwise, the big nominees are “Matilda” and “Kinky Boots,” as expected. The latter is quite a nod for Cyndi Lauper, the pop star who turned her talents to Broadway and hit a home run. Cicely Tyson, 88, is on her way to a Tony for “The Trip to Bountiful.” Richard Kind is looking good for Best Supporting Actor in “The Big Knife.”

Some nice nominees: Keala Settle for “Hands on A Hardbody,” and both Shalita Grant and Billy Magnussen for “Vanya and Sasha and Masha and Spike.” A little sad for Sigourney Weaver, who got caught in the spirit of the anti-Hollywood wave. She’s great in “Vanya,” but she’s the only main player not to get nominated. I disagree whole-heartedly.

Among the many solo shows by women this year, the Tonys also went for Holland Taylor as Texas governor Ann Richards in “Ann.” But they weren’t so impressed by Bette Midler, whom audiences love as Sue Mengers in “I’ll Eat You Last.”

Also not acknowledged: Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain in “The Heiress.” Plus the entire cast of “Grace” was ignored.

 

 Nominations for the 2013 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®

Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing

 


Best Play

 

The Assembled Parties

Author:  Richard Greenberg

Producers:  Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove

 

Lucky Guy

Author:  Nora Ephron

Producers:  Colin Callender, Roy Furman, Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger & William Berlind, Stacey Mindich, Robert Cole & Frederick Zollo, David Mirvish, Daryl Roth, James D. Stern/Douglas L. Meyer, Scott & Brian Zeilinger, Sonia Friedman Productions, The Shubert Organization

 

The Testament of Mary

Author:  Colm Toíbín

Producers:  Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Jon B. Platt, Roger Berlind, Broadway Across America, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Sonia Friedman Productions/Tulchin Bartner Productions, The Araca Group, Heni Koenigsberg, Daryl Roth, Eli Bush

 

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Author:  Christopher Durang

Producers:  Joey Parnes, Larry Hirschhorn, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, Martin Platt & David Elliott, Pat Flicker Addiss, Catherine Adler, John O’Boyle, Joshua Goodman, Jamie deRoy/Richard Winkler, Cricket Hooper Jiranek/Michael Palitz, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Radio Mouse Entertainment, ShadowCatcher Entertainment, Mary Cossette/Barbara Manocherian, Megan Savage/Meredith Lynsey Schade, Hugh Hysell/Richard Jordan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Ron Simons, S.D. Wagner, John Johnson, MacCarter Theatre Center, Lincoln Center Theater

 

Best Musical

 

Bring It On: The Musical

Producers:  Universal Pictures Stage Productions/Glenn Ross, Beacon Communications/Armyan Bernstein & Charlie Lyons, Kristin Caskey & Mike Isaacson

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Producers:  Gerald Goehring, Roy Miller, Michael F. Mitri, Pat Flicker Addiss, Peter Billingsley, Timothy Laczynski, Mariano Tolentino, Jr., Louise H. Beard, Michael Filerman, Scott Hart, Alison Eckert, Bob Bartner, Michael Jenkins, Angela Milonas, Bradford W. Smith

 

Kinky Boots

Producers:  Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Independent Presenters Network, CJ E&M, Jayne Baron Sherman, Just for Laughs Theatricals/Judith Ann Abrams, Yasuhiro Kawana, Jane Bergère, Allan S. Gordon & Adam S. Gordon, Ken Davenport, Hunter Arnold, Lucy & Phil Suarez, Bryan Bantry, Ron Fierstein & Dorsey Regal, Jim Kierstead/Gregory Rae, BB Group/Christina Papagjika, Michael DeSantis/Patrick Baugh, Brian Smith/Tom & Connie Walsh, Warren Trepp, Jujamcyn Theaters

 

Matilda The Musical

Producers:  The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers

 

Best Revival of a Play

 

Golden Boy

Producers:  Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten

 

Orphans

Producers:  Frederick Zollo, Robert Cole, The Shubert Organization, Orin Wolf, Lucky VIII, Scott M. Delman, James P. MacGilvray, StylesFour Productions

 

The Trip to Bountiful

Producers:  Nelle Nugent, Kevin Liles, Paula Marie Black, David R. Weinreb, Stephen C. Byrd, Alia M. Jones, Kenneth Teaton, Carole L. Haber/Philip Geier, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg/Ricardo Hornos, Fifty Church Street Productions/Hallie Foote/Tyson and Kimberly Chandler, Joseph Sirola, Howard and Janet Kagan/Charles Salameno, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Raymond Gaspard/Andréa M. Price, Willette Murphy Klausner/Reginald M. Browne

 

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Producers:  Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Susan Quint Gallin, Mary Lu Roffe, Kit Seidel, Amy Danis & Mark Johannes, Patty Baker, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Richard Gross, Jam Theatricals, Cheryl Lachowicz, Michael Palitz, Dramatic Forces/Angelina Fiordellisi, Luigi & Rose Caiola, Ken Greiner, Kathleen K. Johnson, Kirmser Ponturo Fund, Will Trice, GFour Productions, Steppenwolf Theatre Company

 

Best Revival of a Musical

 

Annie

Producers:  Arielle Tepper Madover, Roger Horchow, Sally Horchow, Roger Berlind, Roy Furman, Debbie Bisno, Stacey Mindich, James M. Nederlander, Jane Bergère/Daryl Roth, Eva Price/Christina Papagjika

 

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Producers:  Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy

 

Pippin

Producers:  Barry and Fran Weissler, Howard and Janet Kagan, Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Stephen E. McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney, American Repertory Theater

 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Producers:  Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman, Stephen Kocis, Edward Walson, Venetian Glass Productions, The Araca Group, Luigi Caiola & Rose Caiola, Roy Furman, Walt Grossman, Peter May/Sanford Robertson, Glass Slipper Productions LLC/Eric Schmidt, Ted Liebowitz/James Spry, Blanket Fort Productions, Center Theatre Group

 

Best Book of a Musical

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Joseph Robinette

 

Kinky Boots

Harvey Fierstein

 

Matilda The Musical

Dennis Kelly

 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Douglas Carter Beane


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

 

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

 

Hands on a Hardbody

Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green
Lyrics: Amanda Green

 

Kinky Boots

Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper

 

Matilda The Musical

Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin


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

Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy
Nathan Lane,
The Nance
Tracy Letts,
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
David Hyde Pierce,
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tom Sturridge,
Orphans


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

Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place
Amy Morton,
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kristine Nielsen,
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Holland Taylor,
Ann
Cicely Tyson,
The Trip to Bountiful


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

Bertie Carvel, Matilda The Musical
Santino Fontana,
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Rob McClure,
Chaplin
Billy Porter,
Kinky Boots
Stark Sands,
Kinky Boots


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

Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Carolee Carmello,
Scandalous
Valisia LeKae,
Motown The Musical
Patina Miller,
Pippin
Laura Osnes,
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella


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

Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
Richard Kind,
The Big Knife
Billy Magnussen,
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tony Shalhoub,
Golden Boy
Courtney B. Vance,
Lucky Guy


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

Carrie Coon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Shalita Grant,
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Judith Ivey,
The Heiress
Judith Light,
The Assembled Parties
Condola Rashad,
The Trip to Bountiful

 

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

Charl Brown, Motown The Musical
Keith Carradine,
Hands on a Hardbody
Will Chase,
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Gabriel Ebert,
Matilda The Musical
Terrence Mann,
Pippin


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

Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots
Victoria Clark,
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Andrea Martin,
Pippin
Keala Settle,
Hands on a Hardbody
Lauren Ward,
Matilda The Musical


Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty, The Nance
Santo Loquasto,
The Assembled Parties
David Rockwell,
Lucky Guy
Michael Yeargan,
Golden Boy


Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical
Anna Louizos,
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Scott Pask,
Pippin
David Rockwell,
Kinky Boots


Best Costume Design of a Play

Soutra Gilmour, Cyrano de Bergerac
Ann Roth,
The Nance
Albert Wolsky,
The Heiress
Catherine Zuber,
Golden Boy


Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Kinky Boots
Rob Howell,
Matilda The Musical
Dominique Lemieux,
Pippin
William Ivey Long,
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella


Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy
Donald Holder,
Golden Boy
Jennifer Tipton,
The Testament of Mary
Japhy Weideman,
The Nance

 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kenneth Posner, Kinky Boots
Kenneth Posner,
Pippin
Kenneth Posner,
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Hugh Vanstone,
Matilda The Musical


Best Sound Design of a Play

John Gromada, The Trip to Bountiful
Mel Mercier,
The Testament of Mary
Leon Rothenberg,
The Nance
Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg,
Golden Boy


Best Sound Design of a Musical

Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, Pippin
Peter Hylenski,
Motown The Musical
John Shivers,
Kinky Boots
Nevin Steinberg,
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella


Best Direction of a Play

Pam MacKinnon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Nicholas Martin,
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Bartlett Sher,
Golden Boy
George C. Wolfe,
Lucky Guy


Best Direction of a Musical

Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Jerry Mitchell,
Kinky Boots
Diane Paulus,
Pippin
Matthew Warchus,
Matilda The Musical

 

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Bring It On: The Musical
Peter Darling,
Matilda The Musical
Jerry Mitchell,
Kinky Boots
Chet Walker,
Pippin


Best Orchestrations

Chris Nightingale, Matilda The Musical
Stephen Oremus,
Kinky Boots
Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook,
Motown The Musical

Danny Troob, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

 

 

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Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

 

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Bernard Gersten

Paul Libin

Ming Cho Lee

 

Regional Theatre Award

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

 

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Larry Kramer

 

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre

Career Transition For Dancers

William Craver

Peter Lawrence

The Lost Colony

The four  actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway – Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

 

 

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Tony Nominations by Production

Kinky Boots – 13

Matilda The Musical – 12

Pippin – 10

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella – 9

Golden Boy – 8

Lucky Guy – 6

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – 6

The Mystery of Edwin Drood – 5

The Nance – 5

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – 5

Motown The Musical – 4

The Trip to Bountiful – 4

The Assembled Parties – 3

A Christmas Story, The Musical – 3

Hands on a Hardbody – 3

The Testament of Mary – 3

Bring It On: The Musical – 2

The Heiress – 2

Orphans – 2

Ann – 1

Annie – 1

The Big Knife – 1

Chaplin – 1

Cyrano de Bergerac – 1

The Other Place – 1

Scandalous – 1

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