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The 2019 TONY* nominations

The TONY* nominations honor the most distinguished shows and artists of the 2018–19 Broadway season

Santino Fontana in Tootsie
Photograph: Courtesy Matthew Murphy Tootsie
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We are proud today to announce the annual TONY* nominations, honoring the best work on Broadway in the 2018–19 season. As always, we'd like to be very clear: TONY is an abbreviation for Time Out New York, and the following list represents the Broadway shows and artists that we here at Time Out New York, a.k.a. TONY, would nominate for the Tony Awards, a.k.a. the Antoinette Perry Awards, if we alone served as the nominating committee for the Tony Awards, which we do not. Please note, too, that these are our choices, not our predictions of what will actually be nominated for Tony Awards when those nominations are announced at 8:30am on Tuesday, April 30. [Update: Click here for a list of the actual 2019 Tony Award nominees.] As always, some categories offered many excellent candidates, and choosing among them was hard. But we have made our selections, in accordance with the Tony Awards' own rules and rulings for the season, and here are the results. Congratulations to all the 2019 TONY* nominees!
*Time Out New York

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Best Play
Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney
The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac
To Kill a Mockingbird by Aaron Sorkin
What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

Best Musical
Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations
Hadestown
Head Over Heels
The Prom
Tootsie

Best Revival of a Play
All My Sons
The Boys in the Band
True West
The Waverly Gallery

Best Revival of a Musical\
Kiss Me, Kate
Oklahoma!

Best Book of a Musical
Scott Brown and Anthony King, Beetlejuice 
Robert Horn, Tootsie
Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, The Prom
Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown
Jeff Whitty and James Magruder, Head Over Heels

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Philip Glass, King Lear
Joe Iconis, Be More Chill
Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown
Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, The Prom
David Yazbek, Tootsie

Hadestown

Hadestown
Photograph: Courtesy Matthew Murphy

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird 
Adam Driver, Burn This
Ethan Hawke, True West
Nathan Lane, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Annette Bening, All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Will Chase, Kiss Me, Kate
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show 
Sophia Anne Caruso, Beetlejuice
Rebecca Naomi Jones, Oklahoma!
Beth Leavel, The Prom 
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

The Ferryman

The Ferryman
Photograph: Courtesy Joan Marcus

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Bertie Carvel, Ink 
Robin de Jesus, The Boys in the Band
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
Benjamin Walker, All My Sons
Frederick Weller, To Kill a Mockingbird 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Joan Allen, The Waverly Gallery
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Erin Wilhelmi, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
John Behlmann, Tootsie
André De Shields, Hadestown
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations
Patrick Vaill, Oklahoma!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Leslie Kritzer, Beetlejuice  
Bonnie Milligan, Head Over Heels
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!
Photograph: Courtesy Little Fang

Best Direction of a Play
Rupert Goold, Ink 
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Lila Neugebauer, The Waverly Gallery
Jack O’Brien, All My Sons
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
Michael Mayer, Head Over Heels
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

Best Choreography
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Christopher Gattelli, The Cher Show
John Heginbotham, Oklahoma
Spencer Liff, Head Over Heels
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Orchestrations
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
Kris Kukul, Beetlejuice 
Charlie Rosen, Be More Chill 

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird
Photograph: Courtesy Julieta Cervantes

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
David Zinn, The Boys in the Band

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Peter England, King Kong
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
Laura Jellinek, Oklahoma!
David Korins, Beetlejuice
David Rockwell, Tootsie

Best Costume Design of a Play
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird
David Zinn, The Boys in the Band

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Michael Krass, Hadestown 
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
Arianne Phillips, Head Over Heels
Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, Ink
Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
Hugh Vanstone, Hillary and Clinton
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, Tootsie
Bradley King, Hadestown
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice
Scott Zielinski, Oklahoma!

Best Sound Design of a Play
Adam Cork, Ink
John Gromada, All My Sons
Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Nick Powell, The Ferryman
Eric Sleichim, Network

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations
Drew Levy, Oklahoma!
Brian Ronan, Tootsie
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown 

Special Tony Award
Sonny Tilders for the puppet design of King Kong

The Prom

The Prom
Photograph: Courtesy Deen van Meer

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