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Here’s a look back at the plays and musicals that were eligible for Tony Award nominations last season.

Later this year we’ll add shows hoping to earn nominations in 2020.

The shows are listed in alphabetical order. Use the filters above to view by category.

NOTE: Eligibility and category determinations will be made exclusively by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

2019 Tony Awards Season Album

Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations

A new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

American Son

Kerry Washington and Steven Pasquale starred in a gripping tale of two parents caught in our national divide, with their worst fears hanging in the balance.

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

Annette Bening and Tracy Letts return to Broadway in the play that launched Arthur Miller as the moral voice of the American theatre.

Be More Chill

The “coolest new musical about being a loser” asks, What if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it?


An original musical based on the Tim Burton film tells the story of a strange and unusual teenager obsessed with the whole “being dead thing”—until Beetlejuice comes up with the perfect plan.


Janet McTeer brought the legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt to life as Bernhardt tackled her most ambitious role: Hamlet.

The Boys in the Band

The Broadway premiere of Mart Crowley's landmark play featured Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer and Andrew Rannells.

Burn This

Adam Driver and Keri Russell star in a new production of Lanford Wilson’s smoldering story of love and raw attraction.

The Cher Show

Superstars come and go. Cher is forever. This is her story, and in this unabashedly fabulous new musical, it takes three women to play her.

Choir Boy

A talented student is waiting to take his place as the leader of his school’s legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through this institution if he sings in his own key?

The Ferryman

Direct from London, a new play by Jez Butterworth set in rural Derry, Northern Ireland.

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Nathan Lane stars in a new comedy by Taylor Mac set just after the blood-soaked conclusion of Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.

Gettin’ the Band Back Together

A new musical comedy for anyone who dreams of a second shot at their first love.


A new musical by Anaïs Mitchell that follows two intertwining love stories as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back.

Head Over Heels

An Elizabethan romp set to the iconic pop music of The Go-Go’s.

Hillary and Clinton

Laurie Metcalf and John Lithgow return to Broadway to star in a new play by A Doll’s House, Part 2 author Lucas Hnath.


Set in 1969 London, this new play follows a brash, young Rupert Murdoch on the verge of founding the U.K.’s most influential newspaper.

King Kong

A 2,000-pound gorilla comes roaring to life through an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry and stagecraft in this musical reimagining of an epic modern myth.

King Lear

Past Tony Award-winner Glenda Jackson plays Shakespeare’s King Lear.

Kiss Me, Kate

Kelli O’Hara and Will Chase star in Cole Porter’s sparkling 1948 musical about warring lovers causing trouble both onstage and off in a production of The Taming of the Shrew.

The Lifespan of a Fact

Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale returned to Broadway in a new play in which the ultimate showdown between fact and fiction brings undeniably delicious consequences.

The Nap

A new play from the author of One Man, Two Guvnors takes a comedic look at the world of snooker—the British version of pool.


Bryan Cranston stars in this adaptation of the Academy Award-winning film as a television anchorman who unravels live on-screen and becomes the biggest thing on TV.

The New One

Mike Birbiglia has a new one. It’s called The New One.

Pretty Woman: The Musical

The beloved romantic comedy comes to Broadway with a score by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance, and a book by the movie's director, Garry Marshall, and screenwriter J. F. Lawton.

The Prom

What happens when four stars leave the bright lights of Broadway and take leading roles in a small-town controversy making national headlines? Big drama, big laughs, and musical showstoppers.

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

A new production that reimagines the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical.

Straight White Men

Playwright Young Jean Lee’s hilariously ruthless look at the classic American father-son drama.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee’s American classic comes to Broadway in a new adaptation by Aaron Sorkin starring Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch.


A new comedy musical that tells the story of a talented but difficult-to-work-with actor who struggles to find work until an audacious, desperate stunt lands him the role of a lifetime.

Torch Song

Harvey Fierstein’s 1983 Tony Award-winning Best Play returned to Broadway starring Michael Urie and Mercedes Ruehl.

True West

Opposites attack in Sam Shepard’s play about two brothers, screenwriter Austin (Paul Dano) and lowlife Lee (Ethan Hawke), with more in common than they think.

The Waverly Gallery

Elaine May starred in Kenneth Lonergan’s play about an old-school lefty and social activist’s fight to retain her independence, and the effect of her decline on her family.

What the Constitution Means to Me

Heidi Schreck resurrects her teenage self to trace the relationship between four generations of women in her family and the nation’s founding document.