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Tony Awards Nominees Announced

Nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards were revealed Tuesday morning by Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff, with the host of the Tony Awards ceremony, Hugh Jackson.

The awards honor the best of the Broadway season and will be handed out June 8th.

The nominees are as follows:

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 Miserables”
Andy Karl, “Rocky”
Jefferson Mays, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”
Bryce Pinkham, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and 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”
Jesse Mueller, “Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
Kelly O’Hara, “The Bridges of Madison County”

Best Play
“Act One”
“All the Way”
“Casa Valentina”
“Mothers and Sons”
“Outside Mullingar”

Best Musical
“After Midnight”
“Aladdin – The Musical”
“Beautiful – The Carole King Musical”
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder”

More to follow…

Source: CBS

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