Tony Award Nominees 2014

The nominees for the 68th annual Tony Awards 2014 have been announced today! Hosted by Hugh Jackman, the event will be spectacular as ever. Here is a full list of the nominees, with a few YouTube clips thrown in to help you decide who you think should win.

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical:

Ramin Karimloo – Les Miserables: http://youtu.be/kAp-V-Sb85w

Neil Patrick Harris -Hedwig and the Angry Inch: http://youtu.be/7y7X6_GVsUw

Andy Karl – Rocky: http://youtu.be/Gymga2GZs2M

Jefferson Mays & Bryce Pinkham – Both nominated for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder: http://youtu.be/Ih_leBr6DlE

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical:

Mary Bridget Davies – A Night with Janis Joplin:

Sutton Foster – Violet:

Idina Menzel – If/Then:

Jessie Mueller – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical: http://youtu.be/w4NKI8wEhyc

Kelli O’Hara – The Bridges of Madison County:

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play:

Samuel Barnett – Twelfth Night
Bryan Cranston – All the Way
Chris O’Dowd – Of Mice and Men
Mark Rylance – Richard III
Tony Shalhoub – Act One

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play:

Tyne Daly – Mothers and sons
LaTanya Richardson-Jackson – A Raisin in the Sun
Cherry Jones – The Glass Menagerie
Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Estelle Parsons – The Velocity of Autumn

Best revival of a play:

The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Twelfth Night

Best revival of a musical:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Violet
Les Miserables

Best play:

Act One
All the Way
Casa Valentina
Mothers and Sons
Outside Mullingar

Best Musical:

After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best book of a musical:

Chad Beguelin – Aladdin
Douglas McGrath – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Woody Allen – Bullets Over Broadway
Robert L Freedman – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theatre:

Aladdin (Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin.
The Bridges of Madison County (Music and lyrics: Jason Robert Brown.)
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Music: Steven Lutvak, Lyrics: Robert L Freedman and Steven Lutvak.)
If/Then (Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Brian Yorkey.)

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play:

Reed Birney – Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi – Twelfth Night
Stephen Fry – Twelfth Night
Mark Rylance – Twelfth Night
Brian J Smith – The Glass Menagerie

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play:

Sarah Greene – The Cripple of Inishmaan
Celia Keenan-Bolger – The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okonedo – A Raisin in the Sun
Anika Noni Rose – A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham – Casa Valentina

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical:

Danny Burstein – Cabaret
Nick Cordero – Bullets Over Broadway
Joshua Henry – Violet
James Monroe Iglehart – Aladdin
Jarrod Spector – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical:

Linda Emond – Cabaret
Lena Hall – Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Anika Larsen – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Adriane Lenox – After Midnight
Lauren Worsham – A Gentleman’s guide to Love and Murder

Best scenic design of a play:

Act One
The Glass Menagerie
Machinal
The Cripple of Inishmaan

Best scenic design of a musical:

Rocky
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Bullets Over Broadway
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Bullets Over Broadway

Best costume design of a play:

Act One
Machinal
Casa Valentina
Twelfth Night

Best costume design of a musical:

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Bullets Over Broadway
After Midnight
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Best lighting design of a play:

The Cripple of Inishmaan
Machinal
Of Mice and Men
The Glass Menagerie

Best lighting design of a musical:

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Rocky
After Midnight
The Bridges of Madison County

Best sound design of a play:

The Cripple of Inishmaan
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Act One
Machinal

Best sound design of a musical:

After Midnight
Les Miserables
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Best direction of a play:

Tim Carroll – Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage – The Cripple of Inishmaan
Kenny Leon – A Raisin in the Sun
John Tiffany – The Glass Menagerie

Best direction of a musical:

Warren Carlyle – After Midnight
Michael Mayer – Headwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman – Violet
Darko Tresnjak – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best choreography:

Rocky
Aladdin
Bullets Over Broadway
After Midnight

Best Orchestrations:

Bullets Over Broadway
The Bridges of Madison County
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Lifetime achievement in the theatre:
Jane Greenwood

Regional Theatre award:
Signature Theatre, New York

Isabelle Stevenson Award:
Rosie O’Donnell

Tony honours for excellence in the theatre:
Joseph P Benincasa
Joan Marcus
Charlotte Wilcox.

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