2018 Tony Award Nominations

By: Lauren Hufford

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Nominations for the 72nd annual Tony Awards were announced last week and we’re already counting the days until Broadway’s biggest night on Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. on CBS. Let’s look at the musical nominees and and start with Frozen, which is only up for Best Musical category, no other nominations, unfortunately.

A theater form of the hit cinematic hit, Mean Girls is up for a total of ten nominations, which are as follows:

-Best Musical

-Taylor Louderman – Best Leading Actress in a Musical

-Grey Henson – Best Featured Actor in a Musical

-Ashley Park – Best Featured Actress in a Musical

-Scott Pask, Finn Ross, and Adam Young – Best Scenic Design of a Musical

-Gregg Barnes – Best Costume Design of a Musical

-Casey Nicholaw – Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography

-John Clancy – Best Orchestrations

-Brian Ronan – Best Sound Design in a Musical

Another strong Tony contender is SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical coming in with nine nominations:

-Best Musical

-Ethan Slater – Best Leading Actor in a Musical

-Gavin Lee – Best Featured Actor in a Musical

-David Zinn – Best Scenic Design of a Musical and Best Costume Design of a Musical

-Kevin Adams – Best Lighting Design of a Musical

-Tina Landau – Best Direction of a Musical

-Christopher Gattelli – Best Choreography

-Tom Kitt – Best Orchestrations

-Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson – Best Sound Design in a Musical

The Band’s Visit is another Broadway favorite this season with a total of nine nominations:

-Best Musical

-Tony Shalhoub – Best Leading Actor in a Musical

-Katrina Lenk – best Leading Actress in a Musical

-Ari’el Stachel – Best Featured Actor in a Musical

-Scott Pask – Best Scenic Design of a Musical

-Tyler Micoleau – Best Lighting Design of a Musical

-David Cromer – Best Direction of a Musical

-Jamshied Sharifi – Best Orchestrations

-Kai Harada – Best Sound Design in a Musical

Best Revival of a Musical is a fantastic category full of heavy hitters. There are only three nominees this year, but they all have a multitude of other nominations for their cast and crew. First up is Carousel with twelve nominations – the most of any show in this year:

-Best Revival of a Musical

-Joshua Henry – Best Leading Actor in a Musical

-Jessie Mueller – Best Leading Actress in a Musical

-Alexander Gemignani – Best Featured Actor in a Musica

-Renee Fleming – Best Featured Actress in Musical

-Lindsay Mendez – Best Featured Actress in Musical

-Ann Roth – Best Costume Design of a Musical

-Brian MacDevitt – Best Lighting Design of a Musical

-Justin Peck – Best Choreography

-Jonathan Tunick – Best Orchestrations

-Scott Lehrer – Best Sound Design in a Musical

One of my favorite shows, and the first professional show I ever saw, My Fair Lady continues to steal the hearts of theater goers everywhere and it shows with their ten nominations:

-Best Revival of a Musical

-Harry Hadden-Paton – Best Leading Actor in a Musical

-Lauren Ambrose – Best Leading Actress in a Musical

-Norbert Leo Butz – Best Featured Actor in a Musical

-Diana Rigg – Best Featured Actress in a Musical

-Michael Yeargan – Best Scenic Design of a Musical

-Catherine Zuber – Best Costume Design of a Musical

-Donald Holder – Best Lighting Design of a Musical

-Bartlett Sher – Best Direction of a Musical

-Christopher Gattelli – Best Choreography

Once on This Island has come back to Broadway with eight total nominations this year.:

-Best Revival of a Musical

-Hailey Kilgore – Best Leading Actress in a Musical

-Dane Laffrey – Best Scenic Design of a Musical

-Clint Ramos – Best Costume Design of a Musical

-Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer – Best Lighting Design of a Musical

-Michael Arden – Best Direction of a Musical

-AnnMarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin – Best Orchestrations

-Peter Hylenski – Best Sound Design in a Musical

I, personally am so excited for this season’s line up. Keep an eye out for more Tony Awards fun and games from The Backstage Pass in the coming weeks!

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