Tony Awards 2018 – Nominations, Predictions, and Winners

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Tony Awards 2018 – Nominations, Predictions, and Winners

By Ross

Added June 11: The beautiful and subtle musical The Band’s Visit, which transferred to Broadway last fall from the Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway, was the hands-down biggest winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, which were presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. The intimate little musical composed by David Yazbek and playwright Itamar Moses, based on a 2007 film by Eran Kolirin tells the gloriously engaging tale of a band of lost Egyptian police band musicians that find themselves in a remote village in the Israeli desert. Embraced and taken in by the town’s residents, the musical exudes inclusion and acceptance with a casual non-political ease, and surprised many by winning a total of ten Tony Awards last night. Most thought it would win Best Musical, Best Original Score, and an acting award for the female lead, the glorious Katrina Lenk. But few expected the landslide that happened last night, winning also awards for Best Book, Best Direction (David Cromer), Best Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi), Best Sound Design (Kai Harada), Best Lighting Design (Tyler Micoleau), and acting awards for these first time Tony winners: Tony Shalhoub, and Ari’el Stachel for their performances as musicians whose lives are changed in subtle and profound ways over the course of one evening.

The London-born super-show, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part theatrical event that opened at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre in April was also a big winner, taking home six awards including Best Play.

The production also earned Best Direction for John Tiffany and swept all of the creative awards winning Best Costume Design (Katrina Lindsay), Best Scenic Design (Christine Jones), Best Lighting Design (Neil Austin), and Best Sound Design (Gareth Fry).

The National Theatre’s acclaimed Broadway transfer of Tony Kushner’s epic play about AIDS, Angels in America, which was the most-nominated play in Broadway history, won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play, in addition to acting awards for Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield.

Nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards were announced May 1, with Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical coming out on top with 12 nods each including Best Musical. Joining the two titles in the category were The Band’s Visit (with 11 nominations) and Frozen (earning three nods).
Also earning 11 nominations were the Broadway revivals of Angels in America (becoming the most-nominated play in Broadway Tony history) and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel, with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two and My Fair Lady trailing closely behind with ten.
Winners will be announced Sunday June 10th in a live broadcast on CBS hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles.
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Here are my predictions in three categories:
👉 – who I think will win
🙏🏽 – who I really want to win
👎 – who I really don’t think deserves to win
🏆 – and who did win (TBA)

Mean GirlsAugust Wilson Theater

Best Book of a Musical

🏆🙏🏽The Band’s Visit: Itamar Moses
👎Frozen: Jennifer Lee
👉Mean Girls: Tina Fey

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

Angels in America, Music: Adrian Sutton
🏆👉🙏🏽The Band’s Visit, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek
Frozen, Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Mean Girls, Music: Jeff Richmond; Lyrics: Nell Benjamin
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Music & Lyrics: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C

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

🏆👉🙏🏽Andrew Garfield,Angels in America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King

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

🏆👉🙏🏽Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

Carousel

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

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
🏆Tony Shalhoub,The Band’s Visit
👉🙏🏽Ethan Slater,SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Lerner & LowesMy Fair Lady Lincoln Center Theater

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

Lauren Ambrose,My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore,Once On This Island
🏆👉🙏🏽Katrina Lenk,The Band’s Visit
Taylor Louderman,Mean Girls

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

Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
🏆👉🙏🏽Nathan Lane,Angels in America
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Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Susan Brown, Angels in America
Deborah Findlay, The Children
🙏🏽Denise Gough, Angels in America

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

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
🏆🙏🏽Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit

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

🏆👉🙏🏽Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

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Best Scenic Design of a Play

🙏🏽Miriam Buether, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America

Lerner & LowesMy Fair Lady Lincoln Center Theater

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island
🙏🏽Scott Pask, The Band’s Visit
Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young, Mean Girls
👉Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady

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Best Costume Design of a Play

Carousel

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes,Mean Girls
👉🙏🏽David Zinn,SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
🏆Catherine Zuber,My Fair Lady
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Best Lighting Design of a Play

🙏🏽Paule Constable,Angels in America
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh
Ben Stanton,Junk
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Best Lighting Design of a Musical

👉Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island
Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
🏆🙏🏽Tyler Micoleau, The Band’s Visit

Photo Credit Matthew Murphy

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, Travesties
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America
Tom Gibbons, 1984

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Best Sound Design of a Musical

🏆🙏🏽Kai Harada, The Band’s Visit
Peter Hylenski, Once On This Island
Brian Ronan, Mean Girls
👉Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Angels in AmericaMillennium Approaches

Best Direction of a Play

🙏🏽Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
Patrick Marber, Travesties
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Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden, Once On This Island
🏆🙏🏽David Cromer, The Band’s Visit
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
👉Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

Carousel

Best Choreography

Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
🙏🏽Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants The Broadway Musical for Everyone

Best Orchestrations

John Clancy,Mean Girls
AnnMarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once On This Island
🏆🙏🏽Jamshied Sharifi,The Band’s Visit

Photo Credit Matthew Murphy

Best Play

The Children, Author: Lucy Kirkwood
Farinelli and The King, Author: Claire van Kampen
🏆👉🙏🏽Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, Author: Jack Thorne
Junk-, Author: Ayad Akhtar
Latin History for Morons, Author: John Leguizamo
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Best Musical

Angels in AmericaPerestroika

Best Revival of a Play

Brigadoon Rehearsal

Best Revival of a Musical

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

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🏆Chita Rivera
🏆Andrew Lloyd Webber

Special Tony Awards

🏆Bruce Springsteen

Regional Theatre Tony Award

🏆La MaMa E.T.C. New York City

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

🏆Nick Scandalios

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

🏆Sara Krulwich
🏆Bessie Nelson
🏆Ernest Winzer Cleaners

Tony Nominations by Production

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  1. Reblogged this on front mezz junkies and commented:

    The beautiful and subtle musical The Band’s Visit, which transferred to Broadway last fall from the Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway, was the hands-down biggest winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, which were presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. The intimate little musical composed by David Yazbek and playwright Itamar Moses, based on a 2007 film by Eran Kolirin tells the gloriously engaging tale of a band of lost Egyptian police band musicians that find themselves in a remote village in the Israeli desert. Embraced and taken in by the town’s residents, the musical exudes inclusion and acceptance with a casual non-political ease, and surprised many by winning a total of ten Tony Awards last night. Most thought it would win Best Musical, Best Original Score, and an acting award for the female lead, the glorious Katrina Lenk. But few expected the landslide that happened last night, winning also awards for Best Book, Best Direction (David Cromer), Best Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi), Best Sound Design (Kai Harada), Best Lighting Design (Tyler Micoleau), and acting awards for these first time Tony winners: Tony Shalhoub, and Ari’el Stachel for their performances as musicians whose lives are changed in subtle and profound ways over the course of one evening.

    The London-born super-show, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part theatrical event that opened at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre in April was also a big winner, taking home six awards including Best Play.

    The production also earned Best Direction for John Tiffany and swept all of the creative awards winning Best Costume Design (Katrina Lindsay), Best Scenic Design (Christine Jones), Best Lighting Design (Neil Austin), and Best Sound Design (Gareth Fry).

    The National Theatre’s acclaimed Broadway transfer of Tony Kushner’s epic play about AIDS, Angels in America, which was the most-nominated play in Broadway history, won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play, in addition to acting awards for Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield.

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