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Here’s The Full List Of The 2017 Tony Award Nominees

The 2017 Tony Award nominations have been announced, people!! If you don’t know what the Tonys are, I hate everything about you.

For those of you horrible people who don’t know, the Tonys are the Oscars of Broadway. Winning a Tony Award is the highest honor a play, musical or actor can be awarded during its first year on Broadway.

God, that hurt to type. Everyone should just know this. If I have to pretend to give a shit about the Super Bowl, you have to pretend to know what the Tonys are!!!!

Anyway, the nominations were announced Tuesday morning at Lincoln Center in NYC. The event was hosted by Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” “30 Rock”) and Christopher Jackson (“Bull”).

You probably already know of Jane Krakowski from her TV shows, but she’s a full-fledged Broadway queen who won a Tony in 2003 for her role in “Nine” and another nomination last year for her role in “She Loves Me.”

Christopher Jackson is on “Bull” on CBS, but he’s well-known for originating the roles of George Washington in “Hamilton” and Benny in “In The Heights.” Playing George Washington earned him a Tony nomination last year.

They are truly majestic creatures who deserve all of your praise, SO GIVE IT. But back to the awards.

“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” leads with a total of 12 nominations, more than any other show.

The revival of “Hello, Dolly!” starring Queen Bette Midler is next with a total of 10 nominations, and fan favorite

“Dear Evan Hansen,” starring “Pitch Perfect” actor Ben Platt, received nine nominations.

Here’s the full list of 2017 Tony Award Nominees!
Best Play
“A Doll’s House, Part 2”
“Indecent”
“Oslo”
“Sweat”

Best Musical
“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, “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
Denée Benton, “Natasha, Pierre and 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 Musical
Gavin Creel, “Hello, Dolly!”
Mike Faist, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Andrew Rannells, “Falsettos”
Lucas Steele, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Brandon Uranoqitz, “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 Piel, “Anastasia”

Best Performance by An Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Aronov, “Oslo”
Danny DeVito, “Arthur Miller’s The Price”
Nathan Lane, “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, “The Little Foxes”
Condola Rashad, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Michelle Wilson, “Sweat”

 

Best Book of a Musical

“Come From Away,” Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Dear Evan Hansen,” Steven Levenson
“Groundhog Day The Musical,” Danny Rubin
“Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” Dave Malloy

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
“Come From Away,” Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Dear Evan Hansen,” Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
“Groundhog Day The Musical,” Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, “Bandstand”
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
Kelly Devine, “Come From Away”
Denis Jones, “Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical”
Sam Pinkleton, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”

Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Gallo, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Nigel Hook, “The Play That Goes Wrong”
Douglas W. Schmidt, “The Front Page”
Michael Yeargan, “Oslo”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
David Korins, “War Paint”
Mimi Lien, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!”

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
Susan Hilferty, “Present Laughter”
Toni-Leslie James, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
David Zinn, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, “Anastasia”
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!”
Paloma Young, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Catherine Zuber, “War Paint”

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind, “Indecent”
Jane Cox, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Donald Holder, “Oslo”
Jennifer Tipton, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, “Come From Away”
Natasha Katz, “Hello, Dolly!”
Bradley King, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Japhy Weideman, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Best Direction of a Play
Sam Gold, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “August Wilson’s Jitney”
Bartlett Sher, “Oslo”
Daniel Sullivan, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent”

Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, “Come From Away”
Rachel Chavkin, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Michael Greif, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Matthew Warchus, “Groundhog Day The Musical”
Jerry Zaks, “Hello, Dolly!”

James Earl Jones, aka the voice of Mufasa and Darth Vader, will receive a special Tony Award at the ceremony in June for his lifetime of contributions to Broadway.

The Tony Awards be broadcast live on June 11, 2017 at 8 pm on CBS.

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Jonas Nyabor is a multimedia journalist currently working with Radio Univers in Accra. A graduate of the University of Ghana, he operates three distinct media outlets and contributes to running of entrepreneurial training programs for Ghana's youth. He is a social change activist and believes in the media and technology as tools for social transformation.
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