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2018 Tony Award nominations


In the theatre world, being elected for a Tony is a great honor. Tony Awards salute excellence in Broadway theatre. Some of the greatest talents in theatre, film, TV, and music come together on one stage for one night only once every year.

This year will mark 72 years since the Tony Award's have been in existence. The awards are named after Antoinette "Tony" Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.

Antoinette Perry was also an actor/director. She passed away one day after her birthday, due to a heart attack.

This year, the Tony Award's will be held on June 10, 2018, at the Radio City Music Hall and will be hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.

Sara Bareilles is an American singer-songwriter, actress, and author. She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single "Love Song", which reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Bareilles has sold over one million albums and over nine million singles/downloads in the United States alone and has earned six Grammy Award nominations, including one Album of the Year nomination for her album "The Blessed Unrest," according to Wikipedia.

John Groban is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum, and he was charted in 2007 as the number-one best selling artist in the United States, with over 22.3 million records. As of 2012, he had sold over 25 million records worldwide, also according to Wikipedia.

The 2018 Tony Award Nominations are listed below

Best Book of a Musical The Band's Visit, Itamar Moses Frozen, Jennifer Lee Mean Girls, Tina Fey SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Kyle Jarrow

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Angels in America, Music: Adrian Sutton The Band's Visit, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek Frozen, Music & Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Mean Girls, Music: Jeff Richmond, Lyrics: Nell Benjamin SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Music & Lyrics: 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 Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Andrew Garfield, Angels in America Tom Hollander, Travesties Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King Denzel Washington, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women Condola Rashad, Saint Joan Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel Tony Shalhoub, The Band's Visit Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 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, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Michael Cera, Lobby Hero Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero Nathan Lane, Angels in America David Morse, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Susan Brown, Angels in America Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Deborah Findlay, The Children Denise Gough, Angels in America Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel Grey Henson, Mean Girls Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel Ashley Park, Mean Girls Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

Best Scenic Design of a Play Miriam Buether, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and the King Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Santo Loquasto, Eugene O'Neill's 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 & Adam Young, Mean Girls Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

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, Parts One and Two Ann Roth, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women Ann Roth, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Costume Design of a Musical Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls Clint Ramos, Once on This Island Ann Roth, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Best Lighting Design of a Play Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Paule Constable, Angels in America Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh Paul Russell, Farinelli and the King Ben Stanton, Junk

Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Jules Fisher, Peggy Eisenhauer, Once on This Island Donald Holder, My Fair Lady Brian MacDevitt, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel Tyler Micoleau, The Band's Visit

Best Sound Design of a Play Adam Cork, Travesties Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Tom Gibbons, 1984 Dan Moses Schreier, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Sound Design of a Musical Kai Harada, The Band's Visit Peter Hylenski, Once on This Island Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel Brian Ronan, Mean Girls Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Direction of a Play Marianne Elliott, Angels in America Joe Mantello, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women Patrick Marber, Travesties John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two George C. Wolfe, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Direction of a Musical Michael Arden, Once on This Island David Cromer, The Band's Visit Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

Best Choreography Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Orchestrations John Clancy, Mean Girls Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical AnnMarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once on This Island Jamshied Sharifi, The Band's Visit Jonathan Tunick, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Play The Children Farinelli and the King Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two Junk Latin History for Morons

Best Musical The Band's Visit Frozen Mean Girls SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Revival of a Play Angels in America Edward Albee's Three Tall Women Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh Lobby Hero Travesties

Best Revival of a Musical My Fair Lady Once on This Island Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Chita Rivera Andrew Lloyd Webber

Special Tony Awards John Leguizamo Bruce Springsteen

Regional Theatre Tony Award La MaMa E.T.C., New York City

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Nick Scandalios

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Sara Krulwich Bessie Nelson Ernest Winzer Cleaners

Tony Nominations by Production Mean Girls - 12 SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical - 12 Angels in America - 11 The Band's Visit - 11 Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel - 11 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two - 10 My Fair Lady - 10 Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh - 8 Once on This Island - 8 Edward Albee's Three Tall Women - 6 Farinelli and the King - 5 Travesties - 4 Frozen - 3 Lobby Hero - 3 The Children - 2 Junk - 2 Summer: The Donna Summer Musical - 2 Children of a Lesser God - 1 Latin History for Morons - 1 Meteor Shower - 1 1984 - 1 Saint Joan - 1