The Tony Award nominations were announced early Tuesday morning, and what an exciting morning it was!
One of Broadway’s newest shows, Kinky Boots lead the boards with a total of thirteen nominations! Matilda The Musical followed with twelve nominations including Best Musical, Pippin followed with ten including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Costume Design, and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella rounded out the list most-nominated shows with nine nominations.
The nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical are Santino Fontana for his role as Prince Topher in Cinderella, Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda: The Musical, Rob McClure as Charlie Chaplin from Chaplin: The Musical, and Billy Porter and Stark Sands from Kinky Boots, who play Lola and Charlie Price, respectively.
As for the leading musical ladies, Stephanie J. Block was nominated for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Carolee Carmello for Scandalous, Valisia LeKae for Mowtown the Musical, Pippin’s Patina Miller, and Laura Osnes of Cinderella were all nominated.
The nominees for Best Revival of a Musical are Annie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Pippin, and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. For Best Revival of a Play, the nominees are Golden Boy, Orphans, The Trip to Bountiful, and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best Musical nominees are Bring It On: The Musical, Pasek and Paul’s A Christmas Story, The Musical, Kinky Boots, and Matilda The Musical.
The complete list of the nominees and categories can be found on the Tony Award’s website, and be sure to cast your ballots and get ready for the live award show at Radio City Music Hall on June ninth! To see how the nominees have reacted to their Tony nom news this morning, be sure to check out BroadwayWorld’s constantly-updated reaction page!