74TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Will Air September 26

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May 26, 2021 12:00 PM
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The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League have announced that the long awaited 74th Annual Tony Awards–celebrating the productions of the 2019-20 season–will air for the first time on both Paramount+ and CBS on Sunday, September 26, nearly a year after nominations were first announced.

The evening will kick-off with the presentation of the American Theatre Wing’s 74th Annual Tony Awards at 7:00 PM ET/4:00 PM PT live exclusively on Paramount+. The streaming presentation will honor the outstanding shows, performances and artistry of the 2019-2020 Broadway season, which was brought to a halt by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and The American Theatre Wing.  

Immediately following, The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! will air on the CBS, bringing the excitement of Broadway to viewers through a live concert event, featuring superstar Broadway entertainers and Tony Award winners re-uniting on stage to perform beloved classics and celebrate the joy and magic of live theatre. The re-opening of Broadway will be further celebrated with special performances from the three Tony nominated Best Musical contenders, followed by the live presentation of three Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Revival of a Play and Best Musical. Other winners will be celebrated throughout the broadcast.

“After this devastating past year and a half for our industry, our city and for the entire world, we are excited to finally be able to celebrate the return of Broadway, our Tony Award nominees and winners in this new and exciting format,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, President and CEO of the American Theatre Wing. “There is nothing that compares to the magic of live theater—and we are thrilled to be able to share its celebratory return and the incredible talent and artistry of the abbreviated 2019-2020 season with theatre fans everywhere.”

Nominations for 74th Annual Tony Awards were released in a digital ceremony hosted by James Monroe Iglehart on October 15, 2020. Jagged Little Pill leads with the most nominations for a musical with 15 nominations, with Slave Play being the most nominated play with 12 nominations. The full list of nominees is below. More details about the ceremony, including a host, is yet to be announced.


NOMINEES FOR THE 74TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS


BEST PLAY

Grand Horizons

The Inheritance

Sea Wall/ A Life

Slave Play

The Sound Inside


BEST MUSICAL

Jagged Little Pill

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Betrayal

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

A Soldier’s Play


BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Diablo Cody - Jagged Little Pill

John Logan - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Ian Barford - Linda Vista

Andrew Burnap - The Inheritance

Jake Gyllenhaal - Sea Wall/A Life

Tom Hiddlesteon- Betrayal

Tom Sturridge - Sea Wall/A Life

Blair Underwood - A Soldier’s Play


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Joaquina Kalukango - Slave Play

Laura Linney - My Name Is Lucy Barton

Audra McDonald - Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Mary-Louise Parker - The Sound Inside


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Aaron Tveit - Moulin Rouge! The Musical


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Karen Olivo - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Elizabeth Stanley - Jagged Little Pill

Adrienne Warren - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Ato Blankson-Wood - Slave Play

James Cusati-Moyer - Slave Play

David Alan Grier - A Soldier’s Play

John Benjamin Hickey - The Inheritance

Paul Hilton - The Inheritance


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Jane Alexander - Grand Horizons

Charlie La Tour - Slave Play

Annie McNamara - Slave Play

Lois Smith - The Inheritance

Cora Vander Broek - Linda Vista


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Danny Burstein - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Derek Klena - Jagged Little Pill

Sean Allan Krill - Jagged Little Pill

Sahr Ngaujah - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Daniel J. Watts - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Kathryn Gallagher - Jagged Little Pill

Celia Rose Gooding - Jagged Little Pill

Robyn Hurder - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Lauren Patten - Jagged Little Pill

Myra Lucretia Taylor - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

David Cromer - The Sound Inside

Stephen Daldry - The Inheritance

Kenny Leon - A Soldier’s Play

Jamie Lloyd - Betrayal

Robert O’Hara - Slave Play


BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Phyllida Lloyd - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Diane Paulus - Jagged Little Pill

Alex Timbers - Moulin Rouge! The Musical


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE)

Christopher Nightingale (music) - A Christmas Carol

Paul Englishby (music) - The Inheritance

Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb (music) - The Rose Tattoo

Lindsay Jones (music) - Slave Play

Daniel Kluger (music) - The Sound Inside


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui - Jagged Little Pill

Sonya Tayeh - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Anthony Van Laast - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


BEST SCENIC DESIGN IN A PLAY

Bob Crowley - The Inheritance

Soutra Gilmour - Betrayal

Rob Howell - A Christmas Carol

Derek McLane - A Soldier’s Play

Clint Ramos - Slave Play


BEST SCENIC DESIGN IN A MUSICAL

Riccardo Hernández and Lucy MacKinnon - Jagged Little Pill

Derek McLane - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A PLAY

Dede Ayite - Slave Play

Dede Ayite - A Soldier’s Play

Bob Crowley - The Inheritance

Rob Howell - A Christmas Carol

Clint Ramos - The Rose Tattoo


BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A MUSICAL

Emily Rebholz - Jagged Little Pill

Mark Thompson - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Catherine Zuber - Moulin Rouge! The Musical


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN IN A PLAY

Jiyoun Chang - Slave Play

Jon Clark - The Inheritance

Heather Gilbert - The Sound Inside

Allen Lee Hughes - A Soldier’s Play

Hugh Vanstone - A Christmas Carol


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN IN A MUSICAL

Bruno Poet - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Justin Townsend - Jagged Little Pill

Justin Townsend - Moulin Rouge! The Musical


BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY

Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid - The Inheritance

Simon Baker - A Christmas Carol

Lindsay Jones - Slave Play

Daniel Kluger - Sea Wall/A Life

Daniel Kluger - The Sound Inside


BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Johnathan Deans - Jagged Little Pill

Peter Hylenski - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Nevin Steinberg - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

Tom Kitt - Jagged Little Pill

Katie Kresek, Charlie Rose, Matt Stone, and Justin Levine - Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Ethan Popp - Tina: The Tina Turner Musical



NUMBER OF AWARDS BY PRODUCTION

Jagged Little Pill - 15

Moulin Rouge! The Musical - 14

Slave Play - 12

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical - 12

The Inheritance - 11

A Soldier’s Play - 7

The Sound Inside - 6

A Christmas Carol - 5

Betrayal - 4

Sea Wall/A Life - 4

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune - 2

Grand Horizons - 2

Linda Vista - 2

The Rose Tattoo - 2

My Name Is Lucy Barton - 1

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