The 2018 TONY* nominations

The TONY* nominations honor the top shows and artists of the 2017-18 Broadway season

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Today we are pleased to announce the annual TONY* nominations, honoring the best work in the 2017-18 Broadway season. Let us be extra clear, in case anyone is confused: In this case, TONY is an abbreviation for us: Time Out New York. Every year, we select the Broadway shows and artists that we here at Time Out New York, also known as TONY, would nominate for the Tony Awards if we were the nominating committee for the Tony Awards—which, once again, for better or worse, we are not. (The actual Tony Awards nominations will be announced at 8:30am on Tuesday, May 1.) Note also that these are not our predictions of who will be nominated for Tonys, but our choices of who should be nominated for Tonys. As always, some categories were overstuffed with good options, and choosing among them was difficult. But we have made our decisions, and here are the results. Congratulations to all the 2018 TONY nominees!
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Best Play
The Children, by Lucy Kirkwood
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Jack Thorne
Junk, by Ayad Akhtar
Meteor Shower, by Steve Martin
1984, Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan

Best Musical
The Band’s Visit
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants

Best Revival of a Play
Angels in America
The Iceman Cometh
Lobby Hero
Three Tall Women
Travesties

Best Revival of a Musical\
Carousel
My Fair Lady
Once on This Island

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


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
The Band’s Visit, by David Yazbek
Frozen, by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, by Imogen Heap
Mean Girls
, by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin
SpongeBob SquarePants
, by various artists

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
John Lithgow, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King
Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Francesca Annis, The Children
Deborah Findlay, The Children
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore, Once on This Island
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit
Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
Jessie Mueller, Carousel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
Nathan Lane, Angels in America
James McArdle, Angels in America
Michael Potts, The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Laura Benanti, Meteor Shower
Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Denise Gough, Angels in America
Laurie Metcalf, Three Tall Women
Alison Pill, Three Tall Women

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants
Alex Newell, Once on This Island
Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit
Tony Yazbeck, Prince of Broadway

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lindsay Mendez, Carousel
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady
Kate Rockwell, Mean Girls
Barrett Wilbert Weed, Mean Girls

Best Direction of a Play
Mariane Elliott, Angels in America
Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
Patrick Marber, Travesties
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
George C. Wolfe, The Iceman Cometh

Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Arden, Once on This Island
David Cromer, The Band’s Visit
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants
Jack O’Brien, Carousel
Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Frozen
Camille A. Brown, Once on This Island
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Justin Peck, Carousel

Best Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants
Dave Metzger, Frozen
AnnMarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin, Once on This Island
Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit
Jonathan Tunick, Carousel

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Miriam Buether, Three Tall Women
Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Chloe Lamford and Tim Reid, 1984
Santo Loquasto, The Iceman Cometh
Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Dane Laffrey, Once on This Island
Santo Loquasto, Carousel
Scott Pask, The Band’s Visit
Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants

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
Ann Roth, The Iceman Cometh
Ann Roth, Three Tall Women

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

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Natasha Chivers, 1984
Paule Constable, Angels in America
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, The Iceman Cometh
Paul Gallo, Three Tall Women

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Once on This Island
Natasha Katz, Frozen
Brian MacDevitt, Carousel
Tyler Micoleau, The Band’s Visit

Best Sound Design of a Play
Adam Cork, Travesties
Ian Dickinson and Autograph, Angels in America
Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Tom Gibbons, 1984
Max Pappenheim, The Children

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Kai Harada, The Band’s Visit
Scott Lehrer, Carousel
Peter Hylenski, Once on This Island
Marc Saltzberg, My Fair Lady
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants

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Pierce J

Defensible list.  But TONY won't repeat DDesk omission of Norbert Leo Butz