2017 Tony Award nominees announced

2017-05-03 09:25
 

New York — Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, a sung-through musical that dramatises a 70-page melodrama at the centre of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, has earned a leading 12 Tony Award nominations.

The acting categories saw nominations for Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, Josh Groban, Danny DeVito and Cate Blanchett.

Groban earned a nod for portraying — in a fat suit — an unhappy husband. His musical will now compete for the Tony with Come From Away, Dear Evan Hansen and Groundhog Day.

The best play nominees are Sweat, Oslo, Indecent and A Doll's House, Part 2. The Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! was the second-most nominated show this season with 10 nods. The quirky coming-of-age musical Dear Evan Hansen earned nine.

The 2017 Tony Awards nominees were announced on Tuesday by Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Centre.

The awards ceremony will be hosted by Kevin Spacey on 11 June at Radio City Music Hall and televised on CBS. 

Here's a list of select nominations for the 2017 Tony Award:

Best Musical:

"Come From Away"

''Dear Evan Hansen" 

'Groundhog Day The Musical"

''Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

Best Play

 "A Doll's House, Part 2"

''Indecent"

''Oslo"

''Sweat"

Best Book of a Musical

"Come From Away"

''Dear Evan Hansen"

''Groundhog Day The Musical"

''Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

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

"Come From Away"

''Dear Evan Hansen"

''Groundhog Day The Musical"

''Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

Best Revival of a Play 

"August Wilson's Jitney" 

"Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes" 

"Present Laughter,"

''Six Degrees of Separation."

Best Revival of a Musical

"Falsettos"

''Hello, Dolly!"

''Miss Saigon"

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

Denis Arndt, "Heisenberg"

Chris Cooper, "A Doll's House, Part 2"

Corey Hawkins, "Six Degrees of Separation"

Kevin Kline, "Present Laughter"

Jefferson Mays, "Oslo"

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

Cate Blanchett, "The Present"

Jennifer Ehle, "Oslo"

Sally Field, "The Glass Menagerie"

Laura Linney, "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes"

Laurie Metcalf, "A Doll's House, Part 2"

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

Christian Borle, "Falsettos"

Josh Groban, "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

Andy Karl, "Groundhog Day The Musical"

David Hyde Pierce, "Hello, Dolly!"

Ben Platt, "Dear Evan Hansen"

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

Denee Benton, "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

Christine Ebersole, "War Paint"

Patti LuPone, "War Paint"

Bette Midler, "Hello, Dolly!"

Eva Noblezada, "Miss Saigon"

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

Michael Aronov, "Oslo"

Danny DeVito, "Arthur Miller's The Price"

Nathan Lane, "The Front Page"

Richard Thomas, "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes"

John Douglas Thompson, "August Wilson's Jitney"

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

Johanna Day, "Sweat"

Jayne Houdyshell, "A Doll's House, Part 2"

Cynthia Nixon, "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes"

Condola Rashad, "A Doll's House, Part 2"

Michelle Wilson, "Sweat"

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

Gavin Creel, "Hello, Dolly!"

Mike Faist, "Dear Evan Hansen"

Andrew Rannells, "Falsettos"

Lucas Steele, "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

Brandon Uranowitz, "Falsettos"

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

Kate Baldwin, "Hello, Dolly!"

Stephanie J. Block, "Falsettos"

Jenn Colella, "Come From Away"

Rachel Bay Jones, "Dear Evan Hansen"

Mary Beth Peil, "Anastasia"


See the full list of nominees here

(Photos: AP)

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