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BEST PLAY

Eclipsed
Eclipsed
Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community – until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Lupita Nyong’o stars in this story of survival and resilience.
Author: Danai Gurira
The Father
The Father
Past Tony Award-winner Frank Langella stars in this fascinating look inside the mind of a retired dancer living with his adult daughter and her husband.
The Humans
The Humans
The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving.
Author: Stephen Karam
King Charles III
King Charles III
The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. A future of power that lies before him…but how to rule?
Author: Mike Bartlett

BEST MUSICAL

Bright Star
Bright Star
Inspired by a true event, this wholly original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. A powerful reminder that even in the darkest sky, there's always one... Bright Star.
Hamilton
Hamilton
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes a new musical about Alexander Hamilton, the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America.
School of Rock - The Musical
School of Rock - The Musical
A new musical based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock – The Musical features music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater.
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
In May 1921, the new musical Shuffle Along became the unlikeliest of hits, significantly altering the face of the Broadway musical as well as that of New York City. Because of Shuffle Along, Uptown and Downtown met and became one.
Waitress
Waitress
A new musical based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly with a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles.

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Arthur Miller’s most-produced work returns to Broadway in a new production. The Crucible is widely considered to be a central work in the canon of American drama.
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller’s dark and passionate classic drama, set on the Brooklyn waterfront.
Blackbird
Blackbird
Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams return to Broadway in David Harrower's Olivier Award-winning drama.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical masterwork tells the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth – and conceal – a lifetime of secrets.
Noises Off
Noises Off
Past Tony Award® and Emmy Award®-winner Andrea Martin and Campbell Scott star in a rip-roaring new production of Michael Frayn’s beloved comedy that’s full of shocking surprises and gut-busting humor.

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

The Color Purple
The Color Purple
A new production of the joyous musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of enduring love and triumph over adversity.
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
Miracle of miracles! A new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the team behind South Pacific and The King and I.
She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Starring past Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi, She Loves Me features a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), music by Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof), and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (Fiorello!).
Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening
Deaf West's new production of the 2007 Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Steve Martin
Steve Martin for Bright Star
Bright Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton
Hamilton
Julian Fellowes
Julian Fellowes for School of Rock - The Musical
School of Rock - The Musical
George C. Wolfe
George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE

Bright Star
Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Lyrics: Edie Brickell
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
Edie Brickell
Edie Brickell
Hamilton
Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
School of Rock - The Musical
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Glenn Slater
Glenn Slater
Waitress
Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne for Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Jeff Daniels
Jeff Daniels for Blackbird
Blackbird
Frank Langella
Frank Langella for The Father
The Father
Tim Pigott-Smith
Tim Pigott-Smith for King Charles III
King Charles III
Mark Strong
Mark Strong for Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange for Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf for Misery
Misery
Lupita Nyong'o
Lupita Nyong'o for Eclipsed
Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo
Sophie Okonedo for Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Michelle Williams
Michelle Williams for Blackbird
Blackbird

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Alex Brightman
Alex Brightman for School of Rock - The Musical
School of Rock - The Musical
Danny Burstein
Danny Burstein for Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
Zachary Levi
Zachary Levi for She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton
Hamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Leslie Odom, Jr. for Hamilton
Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti for She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Carmen Cusack
Carmen Cusack for Bright Star
Bright Star
Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Jessie Mueller
Jessie Mueller for Waitress
Waitress
Phillipa Soo
Phillipa Soo for Hamilton
Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Reed Birney
Reed Birney for The Humans
The Humans
Bill Camp
Bill Camp for Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Arthur Miller's The Crucible
David Furr
David Furr for Noises Off
Noises Off
Richard Goulding
Richard Goulding for King Charles III
King Charles III
Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon for Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Pascale Armand
Pascale Armand for Eclipsed
Eclipsed
Megan Hilty
Megan Hilty for Noises Off
Noises Off
Jayne Houdyshell
Jayne Houdyshell for The Humans
The Humans
Andrea Martin
Andrea Martin for Noises Off
Noises Off
Saycon Sengbloh
Saycon Sengbloh for Eclipsed
Eclipsed

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Daveed Diggs
Daveed Diggs for Hamilton
Hamilton
Brandon Victor Dixon
Brandon Victor Dixon for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Christopher Fitzgerald
Christopher Fitzgerald for Waitress
Waitress
Jonathan Groff
Jonathan Groff for Hamilton
Hamilton
Christopher Jackson
Christopher Jackson for Hamilton
Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Danielle Brooks
Danielle Brooks for The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Renée Elise Goldsberry
Renée Elise Goldsberry for Hamilton
Hamilton
Jane Krakowski
Jane Krakowski for She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Jennifer Simard
Jennifer Simard for Disaster!
Disaster!
Adrienne Warren
Adrienne Warren for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

Beowulf Boritt
Beowulf Boritt for Thérèse Raquin
Thérèse Raquin
Christopher Oram
Christopher Oram for Hughie
Hughie
Jan Versweyveld
Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
David Zinn
David Zinn for The Humans
The Humans

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Es Devlin
Finn Ross
Es Devlin & Finn Ross for American Psycho
American Psycho
David Korins
David Korins for Hamilton
Hamilton
Santo Loquasto
Santo Loquasto for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
David Rockwell
David Rockwell for She Loves Me
She Loves Me

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

Jane Greenwood
Jane Greenwood for Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Michael Krass
Michael Krass for Noises Off
Noises Off
Clint Ramos
Clint Ramos for Eclipsed
Eclipsed
Tom Scutt
Tom Scutt for King Charles III
King Charles III

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Gregg Barnes
Gregg Barnes for Tuck Everlasting
Tuck Everlasting
Jeff Mahshie
Jeff Mahshie for She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Ann Roth
Ann Roth for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Paul Tazewell
Paul Tazewell for Hamilton
Hamilton

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

Natasha Katz
Natasha Katz for Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Justin Townsend
Justin Townsend for The Humans
The Humans
Jan Versweyveld
Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Jan Versweyveld
Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Howell Binkley
Howell Binkley for Hamilton
Hamilton
Jules Fisher
Peggy Eisenhauer
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Ben Stanton
Ben Stanton for Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend
Justin Townsend for American Psycho
American Psycho

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Rupert Goold
Rupert Goold for King Charles III
King Charles III
Jonathan Kent
Jonathan Kent for Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Joe Mantello
Joe Mantello for The Humans
The Humans
Liesl Tommy
Liesl Tommy for Eclipsed
Eclipsed
Ivo Van Hove
Ivo Van Hove for Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Michael Arden
Michael Arden for Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening
John Doyle
John Doyle for The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Scott Ellis
Scott Ellis for She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Thomas Kail
Thomas Kail for Hamilton
Hamilton
George C. Wolfe
George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Andy Blankenbuehler
Andy Blankenbuehler for Hamilton
Hamilton
Savion Glover
Savion Glover for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Hofesh Shechter
Hofesh Shechter for Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
Randy Skinner
Randy Skinner for Dames at Sea
Dames at Sea
Sergio Trujillo
Sergio Trujillo for On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan
On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

August Eriksmoen
August Eriksmoen for Bright Star
Bright Star
Larry Hochman
Larry Hochman for She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Alex Lacamoire
Alex Lacamoire for Hamilton
Hamilton
Daryl Waters
Daryl Waters for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

SPECIAL TONY AWARD® FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATRE

Sheldon Harnick
Marshall W. Mason

SPECIAL TONY AWARD

National Endowment for the Arts
Miles Wilkin

REGIONAL THEATRE TONY AWARD

Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ

ISABELLE STEVENSON TONY AWARD

Brian Stokes Mitchell

TONY HONORS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE

Seth Gelblum
Joan Lader
Sally Ann Parsons