Jim Parsons and Kristin Chenoweth Announce The 66th Annual Tony Award Nominees

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Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 66th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS  were announced today by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jim Parsons and Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress  Kristin Chenoweth at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement.  The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 22 theater professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.  The 2012 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.  (The list of nominations follows.)

THE 66TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS® will be broadcast live from The Beacon Theater, Sunday, June 10 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The awards honor theater professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway.

This year marks the 66th anniversary of the TONY Awards, which were first held on April 6, 1947, at the Waldorf Astoria’s Grand Ballroom. The American Theatre Wing’s TONY Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. The Tonys were founded in memorial to Antoinette (“Tony”) Perry, the American Theatre Wing’s World War II chairperson.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment will return as executive producers.  Weiss will also serve as director for the 13th consecutive year.  In 2010, Kirshner and Weiss, along with host Neil Patrick Harris, earned an Emmy Award on behalf of THE 63RD ANNUAL TONY AWARDS in the category of Outstanding Special Class Program.

 

Nominations for the 2012 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®:

 

Best Play

  • Clybourne Park
  • Other Desert Cities
  •  Peter and the Starcatcher
  •  Venus in Fur

Best Musical

  • Leap of Faith
  • Newsies
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Once

Best Revival of a Play

  • Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
  •  Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
  •  Master Class
  •  Wit

Best Revival of a Musical

  • Evita
  • Follies
  • The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Book of a Musical

  • Lysistrata Jones
  •  Newsies
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  •  Once

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

  • Bonnie & Clyde

Music: Frank Wildhorn Lyrics: Don Black

  •  Newsies

Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Jack Feldman

  •  One Man, Two Guvnors

Music and Lyrics: Grant Olding

  •  Peter and the Starcatcher

Music: Wayne Barker Lyrics: Rick Elice

 

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

James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors Philip Seymour Hoffman, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman James Earl Jones, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man Frank Langella, Man and Boy John Lithgow, The Columnist

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

Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities Linda Lavin, The Lyons Cynthia Nixon, Wit

 

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

Danny Burstein, Follies Jeremy Jordan, Newsies Steve Kazee, Once Norm Lewis, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Ron Raines, Follies

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

Jan Maxwell, Follies Audra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Cristin Milioti, Once Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It Laura Osnes, Bonnie & Clyde

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

Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher Michael Cumpsty, End of the Rainbow Tom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors Andrew Garfield, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park

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

Linda Emond, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman Spencer Kayden, Don’t Dress for Dinner Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher Judith Light, Other Desert Cities Condola Rashad, Stick Fly

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

Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Michael Cerveris, Evita David Alan Grier, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar

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

Elizabeth A. Davis, Once Jayne Houdyshell, Follies Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost the Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty, Other Desert Cities Daniel Ostling, Clybourne Park Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Bob Crowley, Once Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, Newsies George Tsypin, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Best Costume Design of a Play

William Ivey Long, Don’t Dress for Dinner Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors Paloma Young, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Follies ESosa, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Eiko Ishioka, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher Peter Kaczorowski, The Road to Mecca Brian MacDevitt, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman Kenneth Posner, Other Desert Cities

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Natasha Katz, Follies Natasha Katz, Once Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical

 

Best Sound Design of a Play

Paul Arditti, One Man, Two Guvnors Scott Lehrer, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman Gareth Owen, End of the Rainbow Darron L. West, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Acme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Clive Goodwin, Once Kai Harada, Follies Brian Ronan, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Choreography

Rob Ashford, Evita Christopher Gattelli, Newsies Steven Hoggett, Once Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Direction of a Play

Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park Mike Nichols, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Direction of a Musical

Jeff Calhoun, Newsies

Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Diane Paulus, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess John Tiffany, Once

 

Best Orchestrations

William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It Martin Lowe, Once Danny Troob, Newsies

 

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Emanuel Azenberg

 

Regional Theatre Award

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

 

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Bernadette Peters

 

Special Tony Award

Actors’ Equity Association

Hugh Jackman

 

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre

Freddie Gershon

Artie Siccardi

TDF Open Doors

 

Tony Nominations by Production

Once – 11

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess – 10

Nice Work If You Can Get It – 10

Peter and the Starcatcher – 9

Follies – 8

Newsies – 8

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman – 7

One Man, Two Guvnors – 7

Other Desert Cities – 5

Clybourne Park – 4

End of the Rainbow – 3

Evita – 3

Ghost the Musical – 3

Bonnie & Clyde – 2

Don’t Dress for Dinner – 2

Gore Vidal’s The Best Man – 2

Jesus Christ Superstar – 2

Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark – 2

Venus in Fur – 2

Wit – 2

The Columnist – 1

Leap of Faith – 1

The Lyons – 1

Lysistrata Jones – 1

Man and Boy – 1

Master Class – 1

On A Clear Day You Can See Forever – 1

The Road to Mecca – 1

Stick Fly – 1

A Streetcar Named Desire – 1





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