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    2018 Tony Awards

    Nominations for 2018 Tony Awards

    Best Play
    “The Children” by Lucy Kirkwood
    “Farinelli and The King” by Claire van Kampen
    “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” by Jack Thorne
    “Junk” by Ayad Akhtar
    “Latin History for Morons” by John Leguizamo

    Best Musical
    “The Band’s Visit”
    “Frozen”
    “Mean Girls”
    “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

    Best Revival of a Play
    “Angels in America”
    “Three Tall Women”
    “The Iceman Cometh”
    “Lobby Hero”
    “Travesties”

    Best Revival of a Musical

    “My Fair Lady”
    “Once on This Island”
    “Carousel”

    Best Book of a Musical

    “The Band's Visit” by Itamar Moses
    “Frozen” by Jennifer Lee
    “Mean Girls” by Tina Fey
    “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical” by Kyle Jarrow

    Best Original Score

    “Angels in America” with music by Adrian Sutton
    “The Band's Visit” with music and lyrics by David Yazbek
    “Frozen” with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
    “Mean Girls” with music by Jeff Richmond, lyrics by Nell Benjamin
    “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical” with music and lyrics by 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

    Best Leading Actor in a Play

    Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America”
    Tom Hollander, “Travesties”
    Jamie Parker, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Mark Rylance, “Farinelli and the King”
    Denzel Washington, “The Iceman Cometh”

    Best Leading Actress in a Play

    Glenda Jackson, “Three Tall Women”
    Condola Rashad, “Saint Joan”
    Lauren Ridloff, “Children of a Lesser God”
    Amy Schumer, “Meteor Shower”

    Best Leading Actor in a Musical

    Harry Hadden-Paton, “My Fair Lady”
    Joshua Henry, “Carousel”
    Tony Shalhoub, “The Band’s Visit”
    Ethan Slater, “SpongeBob SquarePants”

    Best Leading Actress in a Musical

    Lauren Ambrose, “My Fair Lady”
    Hailey Kilgore, “Once on This Island”
    LaChanze, “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”
    Katrina Lenk, “The Band’s Visit”
    Taylor Louderman, “Mean Girls”
    Jessie Mueller, “Carousel”

    Best Featured Actor in a Play

    Anthony Boyle, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Michael Cera, “Lobby Hero”
    Brian Tyree Henry, “Lobby Hero”
    Nathan Lane, “Angels in America”
    David Morse, “The Iceman Cometh”

    Best Featured Actress in a Play

    Susan Brown, “Angels in America”
    Noma Dumezweni, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Deborah Findlay, “The Children”
    Denise Gough, “Angels in America”
    Laurie Metcalf, “Three Tall Women”

    Best Featured Actor in a Musical

    Norbert Leo Butz, “My Fair Lady”
    Alexander Gemignani, “Carousel”
    Grey Henson, “Mean Girls”
    Gavin Lee, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
    Ari’el Stachel, “The Band’s Visit”

    Best Featured Actress in a Musical

    Ariana DeBose, “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”
    Renée Fleming, “Carousel”
    Lindsay Mendez, “Carousel”
    Ashley Park, “Mean Girls”
    Diana Rigg, “My Fair Lady”

    Best Direction of a Play

    Marianne Elliott, “Angels in America”
    Joe Mantello, “Three Tall Women”
    Patrick Marber, “Travesties”
    John Tiffany, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    George C. Wolfe, “The Iceman Cometh”

    Best Direction of a Musical

    Michael Arden, “Once on this Island”
    David Cromer, “The Band’s Visit”
    Tina Landau, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
    Casey Nicholaw, “Mean Girls”
    Bartlett Sher, “My Fair Lady”

    Best Choreography

    Rob Ashford, “Frozen”
    Christopher Gatelli, “My Fair Lady”
    Christopher Gattelli, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
    Steven Hoggett, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Casey Nicholaw, “Mean Girls”
    Justin Peck, “Carousel”

    Best Scenic Design of a Play

    Miriam Buether, “Three Tall Women”
    Jonathan Fensom, “Farinelli and the King”
    Christine Jones, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Santo Loquasto, “The Iceman Cometh”
    Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, “Angels in America”

    Best Scenic Design of a Musical

    Dane Laffrey, “Once on this Island”
    Scott Pask, “The Band’s Visit”
    Scott Pask, Finn Ross and Adam Young, “Mean Girls”
    Michael Yeargan, “My Fair Lady”
    David Zinn, “SpongeBob SquarePants”

    Best Costume Design of a Play

    Jonathan Fensom, “Farinelli and The King”
    Nicky Gillibrand, “Angels in America”
    Katrina Lindsay, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Ann Roth, “Three Tall Women”
    Ann Roth, “The Iceman Cometh”

    Best Costume Design of a Musical

    Gregg Barnes, “Mean Girls”
    Clint Ramos, “Once on this Island”
    Ann Roth, “Carousel”
    David Zinn, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
    Catherine Zuber, “My Fair Lady”

    Best Lighting Design of a Play

    Neil Austin, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Paule Constable, “Angels in America”
    Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “The Iceman Cometh”
    Paul Russell, “Farinelli and the King”
    Ben Stanton, “Junk”

    Best Lighting Design of a Musical

    Kevin Adams, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
    Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “Once On This Island”
    David Holder, “My Fair Lady”
    Brian MacDevitt, “Carousel”
    Tyler Micoleau, “The Band’s Visit”

    Best Sound Design in a Play

    Adam Cork, “Travesties”
    Ian Dickinson, “Angels in America”
    Gareth Fry, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
    Tom Gibbons, “1984”
    Dan Moses Schreier, “The Iceman Cometh”

    Best Sound Design in a Musical

    Kai Harada, “The Band’s Visit”
    Peter Hylenski, “Once On This Island”
    Scott Lehrer, “Carousel”
    Brian Ronan, “Mean Girls”
    Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, “SpongeBob SquarePants”

    Best Orchestrations

    John Clancy, “Mean Girls”
    Tom Kitt, “SpongeBob SquarePants”
    Annmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin, “Once on this Island”
    Jamshied Sharifi, “The Band’s Visit”
    Jonathan Tunick, “Carousel”

    Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater

    Chita Rivera
    Andrew Lloyd Webber

    Special Tony Award

    John Leguizamo
    Bruce Springsteen
    The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
    - Stephen Hawking 1942-2018



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    Re: 2018 Tony Awards

    Thanks for posting this, Ti. I made my comment in another thread that this is always my favorite awards show, despite the fact that I have almost never seen a show that is up for awards. In fact, 1977 and 1981 were the only 2 years that I had seen ANY of the nominees before the awards show. (and each of those times, it was at most 2 of them). It does amaze me that this show is always fascinating even if one doesn't know squat about the shows nominated.

    I would love to hear from anyone who has seen any of the nominees, especially the nominees for new play and new musical. And since one of my favorite actors, Mark Rylance, is nominated for Farinelli and the King, I'd love to hear from anyone who has seen that as well.

    GH

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    I haven't been lucky enough to see any of these, but I'm just about the only one in my family and extended family who has yet to see The Iceman Cometh so I've heard a lot about it. So Glenn, I'd get ready to be happy that Mark has been nominated. I'm not saying it's a runaway, but I will be shocked if Denzel or Andrew doesn't win that category, with the edge going to Denzel cause he's Denzel. Everyone I know who has seen it can't stop raving about him in it. And that the Angels in America revival is getting this praise when the original is so beloved says a lot about it, and people are saying Andrew was superb. I can't imagine one of them not walking away the winner, but there's always a chance for an upset.

    I haven't seen my sister's mother-in-law in a few months so I'm not up to date on many of these plays, she's a subscriber to one of the theaters and sees most of these and typically gives me the full rundown, so hopefully I'll get to see her before the Tony's take place. I'll come back and share if that happens.

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    Re: 2018 Tony Awards

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennHarman View Post
    Thanks for posting this, Ti. I made my comment in another thread that this is always my favorite awards show, despite the fact that I have almost never seen a show that is up for awards. In fact, 1977 and 1981 were the only 2 years that I had seen ANY of the nominees before the awards show. (and each of those times, it was at most 2 of them). It does amaze me that this show is always fascinating even if one doesn't know squat about the shows nominated.

    I would love to hear from anyone who has seen any of the nominees, especially the nominees for new play and new musical. And since one of my favorite actors, Mark Rylance, is nominated for Farinelli and the King, I'd love to hear from anyone who has seen that as well.

    GH
    Glenn I saw your comment in the non EGOT award thread and hurried to start this thread. I took a mental health break from the interwebs today otherwise I would've posted the nominees earlier.

    EGOT means Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tony's.
    The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.
    - Stephen Hawking 1942-2018



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    Re: 2018 Tony Awards

    The last week of May, I'm heading to NYC and will see Angels in America, Three Tall Women and Boys in the Band. IF I feel so motivated afterwards, I'll give my impressions.
    Old News= Madison Brengle. New News- It's All About Amanda Fink Chichi Scholl, FULL CIRCLE OF LIFE MADISON BRENGLE BABY!!!!!!!!

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    Nelsius, I will be interested in your impressions about seeing Boys in the Band in 2018. Seeing it now, does it seem like a really good look at the history of such an important time? OR, does it seem too dated? Plays like that one could go either way. I thought it was wonderful back when.
    GH

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    Re: 2018 Tony Awards

    Reminder of what a difference a year makes. Kevin Spacey hosted last year's Tony's. Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles are hosting this year. I'm not sure what to make of that pairing, but I love Sara and can enjoy Josh and I assume whatever they do musically will be great, so hoping for the best.

    Nelslus, hope you enjoy your trip to NYC.

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    Re: 2018 Tony Awards

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennHarman View Post
    Nelsius, I will be interested in your impressions about seeing Boys in the Band in 2018. Seeing it now, does it seem like a really good look at the history of such an important time? OR, does it seem too dated? Plays like that one could go either way. I thought it was wonderful back when.
    GH
    It's funny- I've not at all ever been a fan of The Boys in the Band- the movie, and a production I saw in Chicago. Not that I haven't been able to see that it's well-written and all that, and certainly reflects what life was like for some back in the day. Thing is, to put this simplistically, I tend not to enjoy movies or theaters involving the kinds of folks that I have always taken great paint to avoid in "real" life. Plus, over-all this show is far too Over-Caucasian for my tastes.

    HOWEVER- on discussion boards, folks have been praising this show very highly during the first few days of previews, which obviously is a great sign. And- the cast is terrific, and my understanding is that all of the actors are out gay men. So- I figured, what the heck, take a chance. Plus, apparently they've done some editing to get this show's running time to be about 2 hours with no intermission. And, since I'm seeing the 783 hours of Angels in America over two nights with I believe two intermissions both nights- that this show and Three Tall Women are shorter with no intermissions is all rather appealing to me.
    Last edited by nelslus; 05-02-2018 at 10:25 PM.
    Old News= Madison Brengle. New News- It's All About Amanda Fink Chichi Scholl, FULL CIRCLE OF LIFE MADISON BRENGLE BABY!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nelslus View Post
    And- the cast is terrific, and my understanding is that all of the actors are out gay men. So- I figured, what the heck, take a chance.
    The cast really is fantastic. And yes that's correct, I'm familiar with the cast from many other projects, and they are all out gay men. Also, Joe Mantello is directing, and Ryan Murphy and Scott Rudin are producers, all of whom are out as well.

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