Tuesday, May 15, 2007

2006/07 Tony Nominations Announced

Tony, Tony, Tony...

It's that time of year! This morning the Tony nominations were announced. It's interesting to note that LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is up for best book and best score but not for best musical. I also think that SPRING AWAKENING should get a special Tony for the most producers.

According this article in Playbill:

The 2006-2007 Tony Award nominations were announced May 15 by Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski and former Rent star Taye Diggs at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.

Spring Awakening, the new musical that was a hit Off-Broadway before opening on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, garnered 11 Tony nominations, the most of any show of the season. Both the Tom Stoppard trilogy, The Coast of Utopia, and the new musical Grey Gardens, received 10 nominations.

Nominees for the 61st Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards follow:

Best Play
The Coast of Utopia
The Little Dog Laughed
Radio Golf

Best Musical
Grey Gardens
Mary Poppins
Spring Awakening

Best Book of a Musical
Curtains, Rupert Holmes & Peter Stone
Grey Gardens, Doug Wright
Legally Blonde The Musical, Heather Hach
Spring Awakening, Steven Sater

Best Original Score
Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb, John Kander & Rupert Holmes

Grey Gardens
Music: Scott Frankel
Lyrics: Michael Korie

Legally Blonde The Musical
Music & Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Spring Awakening
Music: Duncan Sheik
Lyrics: Steven Sater

Best Revival of a Play
Inherit the Wind
Journey's End
Talk radio

Best Revival of a Musical
The Apple Tree
A Chorus Line
110 in the Shade

Best Special Theatrical Event
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only
Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Boyd Gaines Journey's End
Frank Langella Frost/Nixon
Brían F. O’Byrne The Coast of Utopia
Christopher Plummer Inherit the Wind
Liev Schreiber Talk Radio

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Swoozie Kurtz Heartbreak House
Angela Lansbury Deuce
Vanessa Redgrave The Year of Magical Thinking
Julie White The Little Dog Laughed

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris LoveMusik
Raul Esparza Company
Jonathan Groff Spring Awakening
Gavin Lee Mary Poppins
David Hyde Pierce Curtains

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Laura Bell Bundy Legally Blonde The Musical
Christine Ebersole Grey Gardens
Audra McDonald 110 in the Shade
Debra Monk Curtains
Donna Murphy LoveMusik

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Anthony Chisholm Radio Golf
Billy Crudup The Coast of Utopia
Ethan Hawke The Coast of Utopia
John Earl Jelks Radio Golf
Stark Sands Journey's End

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Jennifer Ehle The Coast of Utopia
Xanthe Elbrick Coram Boy
Dana Ivey Butley
Jan Maxwell Coram Boy
Martha Plimpton The Coast of Utopia

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
Christian Borle Legally Blonde The Musical
John Cullum 110 in the Shade
John Gallagher, Jr. Spring Awakening
David Pittu LoveMusik

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
Charlotte d'Amboise A Chorus Line
Rebecca Luker Mary Poppins
Orfeh Legally Blonde The Musical
Mary Louise Wilson Grey Gardens
Karen Ziemba Curtains

Best Direction of a Play
Michael Grandage Frost/Nixon
David Grindley Journey's End
Jack O'Brien The Coast of Utopia
Melly Still Coram Boy

Best Direction of a Musical
John Doyle Company
Scott Ellis Curtains
Michael Greif Grey Gardens
Michael Mayer Spring Awakening

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford Curtains
Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear Mary Poppins
Bill T. Jones Spring Awakening
Jerry Mitchell Legally Blonde The Musical

Best Orchestrations
Bruce Coughlin Grey Gardens
Duncan Sheik Spring Awakening
Jonathan Tunick LoveMusik
Jonathan Tunick 110 in the Shade

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley & Scott Pask The Coast of Utopia
Jonathan Fensom Journey's End
David Gallo Radio Golf
Ti Green and Melly Still Coram Boy

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley Mary Poppins
Christine Jones Spring Awakening
Anna Louizos High Fidelity
Allen Moyer Grey Gardens

Best Costume Design of a Play
Ti Green and Melly Still Coram Boy
Jane Greenwood Heartbreak House
Santo Loquasto Inherit the Wind
Catherine Zuber The Coast of Utopia

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes Legally Blonde The Musical
Bob Crowley Mary Poppins
Susan Hilferty Spring Awakening
William Ivey Long Grey Gardens

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable Coram Boy
Brian MacDevitt Inherit the Wind
Brian MacDevitt, Kenneth Posner, and Natasha Katz The Coast of Utopia
Jason Taylor Journey's End

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams Spring Awakening
Christopher Akerlind 110 in the Shade
Howard Harrison Mary Poppins
Peter Kaczorowski Grey Gardens

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA

The 61st Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards -- saluting the best of the Broadway theatre season -- will be presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. A host has yet to be named.

The Tony Awards are presented by Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing.

Visit www.tonyawards.com for more information.

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