Do you sing show tunes in the shower? Are you an avid theatre junkie? Or are you maybe planning a trip to New York City sometime soon? The chances are good that your bucket list includes seeing a play or musical on show business’ most famous circuit.
Each year, the Tony Awards recognize the best of the best gracing Broadway stages. Here are some highlights from the just-released list of nominations, featuring the usual hefty dose of movie stars and book adaptations. Leading the pack with 12 nominations each are new musicals “An American in Paris” and “Fun Home.”
Be sure to tune in on Sunday, June 7 at 8 p.m. for the full show, hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, and see who goes home with the awards. For now, let these lists and links satisfy your theatre craving.
Something Rotten! – by the folks who brought us The Book of Mormon.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime– based on the best-selling book by Mark Haddon
Hand to God- hand puppets are involved.
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two– also based on best-selling books, these by Hilary Mantel
Best Revival of a Musical
The King & I
On The Town– features the Broadway classic “New York New York”
On The Twentieth Century- Kristin Chenoweth plays a starlet, which is almost as shocking as Helen Mirren playing a queen.
Best Revival of a Play
The Elephant Man- Bradley Cooper stars as a 19th century man with a severe disfigurement.
This is Our Youth
Best Actor in a Play
Steven Boyer, Hand of God
Bradley Cooper, Elephant Man
Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Bill Nighy, Skylight
Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime
Best Actress in a Play
Geneva Carr, Hand to God
Helen Mirren, The Audience
Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan, Skylight
Ruth Wilson, Constellations
Best Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
Robert Fairchild, An American In Paris
Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!
Ken Watanabe, The King and I
Tony Yazbeck, On The Town
Best Actress in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century
Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
Beth Malone, Fun Home
Kelli O’Hara, The King and I
Chita Rivera, The Visit
Be sure to check out the rest of the nominations and plenty of additional information on the Tony Awards’ website.