Tonys Encyclopedia: All the 2022 Tony-Nominated Performers’ Hometowns

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Dan Meyer
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May 20, 2022 12:00 AM

Hometown pride is important, no matter if you’re a Tony nominee, an Olympic gold medalist, or a local hero, people in communities around the world love to celebrate the successful natives who can lay claim to their city or town.

To celebrate the 45 performers who earned a 2022 Tony nomination for their performances this season, we dug deep into the archives to find out where these Broadway stars came from. Among the highlights:

Most Popular State: New York with 6 nominees

Most International Transfers: England with 5 nominees

Farthest from Radio City: Hugh Jackman, Australia

Fun facts #1: Mary-Louise Parker and Gabby Beans, both nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play, consider themselves Army Brats (meaning they spent most of their childhoods traveling around the world from base-to-base.)

Fun Fact #2: It’s no surprise that Ruben Santiago-Hudson is from Lackawanna—but did you know A.J. Shively is from Dublin? Well, Dublin, Ohio, that is. 

So, without further ado, here are the hometown of the 2022 Tony-nominated performers. (*All data comes from IBDB; when the information was not available on their personal page, we reached out to show press reps or personal agents.)

Leading Actress in a Musical 

London, England: Sharon D Clarke, Caroline, or Change

Denver, Colorado: Carmen Cusack, Flying Over Sunset

Statesboro, Georgia: Sutton Foster, The Music Man

Atlanta, Georgia: Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square

Phoenix, Arizona: Mare Winningham, Girl from the North Country

Leading Actor in a Musical 

The Bronx, New York City: Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night

Washington, D.C.: Myles Frost, MJ

Sydney, Australia: Hugh Jackman, The Music Man

New Milford, New Jersey: Rob McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire

Raleigh, North Carolina: Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop

Leading Actress in a Play

Americus, Georgia: Gabby Beans, The Skin of Our Teeth ("The question of what my hometown is is a fraught one. Some insist that your hometown is the town you were born in, but for me that place is Americus, Georgia; a town few have heard of and that I myself spent exactly 0 years living in post-birth... I think the safest answer to this question is that my hometown is wherever my immediate family happens to be living, which, at the moment, is Springfield, Virginia.")

St. Augustine, Florida: LaChanze, Trouble in Mind

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Ruth Negga, Macbeth

Pittsfield, Massachusetts: Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H.

Fort Jackson, South Carolina: Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned to Drive

Leading Actor in a Play

Penang, Malaysia: Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy

Amersham, England: Adam Godley, The Lehman Trilogy

Birmingham, England: Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy

Hamilton, Massachusetts: David Morse, How I Learned to Drive

Daly City, California: Sam Rockwell, American Buffalo

Lackawanna, New York: Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues

Burnage, England: David Threlfall, Hangmen

Featured Actress in a Musical 

The Bronx, New York City: Jeannette Bayardelle, Girl From the North Country

Olympia, Washington: Shoshana Bean, Mr. Saturday Night

Topeka, Kansas: Jayne Houdyshell, The Music Man

Maryland: L Morgan Lee, A Strange Loop

Northport, New York: Patti LuPone, Company

Litchfield, New Hampshire: Jennifer Simard, Company

Featured Actor in a Musical 

Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts: Matt Doyle, Company

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square

High Point, North Carolina: Jared Grimes, Funny Girl

Kingston, Jamaica: John-Andrew Morrison, A Strange Loop

Dublin, Ohio: A.J. Shively, Paradise Square

Featured Actress in a Play

Boston, Massachusetts: Uzo Aduba, Clyde’s 

Lexington, Massachusetts: Rachel Dratch, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Penfield, New York: Kenita R. Miller, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Houston, Texas: Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew

San Diego, California: Julie White, POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive

Harlem, New York City: Kara Young, Clyde's

Featured Actor in a Play

London, England: Alfie Allen, Hangmen

Cleveland, Ohio: Chuck Cooper, Trouble in Mind

Missoula, Montana: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Take Me Out

Paterson, New Jersey: Ron Cephas Jones, Clyde’s

Fort Wayne, Indiana: Michael Oberholtzer, Take Me Out

Chicago, Illinois: Jesse Williams, Take Me Out

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Dan Meyer

Dan joins Theatrely after previously serving as an Assistant Editor at Playbill. His favorite musicals are fast, historical, and witty, like Six, Cabaret, and Sweeney Todd. He likes his plays dark and funny.

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