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Tony Awards: Hollywood Falls for Broadway, But Some Get Tony Cold Shoulder

Tony Awards: Hollywood Falls for Broadway, But Some Get Tony Cold Shoulder

While stars Helen Mirren (Peter Morgan’s “The Audience”), Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivolo and Patricia Clarkson (revival “The Elephant Man”), Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan (revival “Skylight”), Elisabeth Moss (revival “The Heidi Chronicles”), Ruth Wilson (“Constellation”) and Ken Watanabe (musical revival “The King and I”) all scored Tony nominations, others were snubbed. 
Not adored by awards voters were Harvey Weinstein’s much-publicized movie-to-play “Finding Neverland” and film stars Jake Gyllenhaal (“Constellations”), Mia Farrow (“Love Letters”), Glenn Close and Bob Balaban (“A Delicate Balance”) and James Earl Jones (“You Can’t Take It With You”). “Doctor Zhivago” and “Honeymoon in Vegas” starring Tony Danza also came up empty-handed, while “Gigi” got one nod, but not best musical revival. Director Bill Condon’s direction did not score a nod for the short-lived revival of “Side Show,” nor did Hugh Jackman vehicle “The River,” written by screenwriter Jez Butterworth (“Jerusalem”). 
Weinstein issued a statement: “With 27 nominations today for ‘Fun Home,’ ‘Elephant Man,’ ‘The Audience’ and ‘Wolf Hall,’ shows that we either co-invested or co-produced, we couldn’t be more thrilled. As for ‘Finding Neverland,’ our passion for it remains unwavering. I could not be more proud of the magic created on our stage by Diane Paulus and the entire Neverland team night after night, which has made this show a smash hit.”
Nabbing 12 nominations each were two musical favorites, MGM-to-Broadway “An American in Paris” and lesbian memoirist Alison Bechdel’s stage adaptation “Fun Home” (including 11-year-old actress Sydney Lucas), followed by “Something Rotten!” with 10 noms and “The King and I,” marking Japanese movie star Ken Watanabe’s Broadway debut, with 9. “On the Town,” with 4 nods, should get a box office boost in the race for musical revival.

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Scoring more nominations than any other play was “Wolf Hall, Parts 1 and 2,” one of two current adaptations of the Hilary Mantel book about Thomas Cromwell (the superb series on PBS’s “Masterpiece Theatre” stars Mark Rylance). Lit adaptation “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” is also vying for Best Play as well as black comedy “Hand to God.”

The 69th Tony Awards hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will take place at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, broadcast on CBS. 

The full Tony Award nominations are below.

Best Musical
An American in Paris
Fun Home
Something Rotten!
The Visit
Best Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Disgraced
Hand to God
Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2
Best Musical Revival
The King and I
On the Town
On the Twentieth Century
Best Play Revival
The Elephant Man
Skylight
This Is Our Youth
You Can’t Take It With You
Best Leading Actor in a Play
Steven Boyer, ‘Hand to God’ 
Bradley Cooper, ‘The Elephant Man’
Ben Miles, ‘Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2’
Bill Nighy, ‘Skylight’
Alex Sharp, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Best Leading Actress in a Play
Geneva Carr, ‘Hand to God’
Helen Mirren, ‘The Audience’
Elisabeth Moss, ‘The Heidi Chronicles’
Carey Mulligan, ‘Skylight’
Ruth Wilson, ‘Constellations’
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, ‘Fun Home’
Robert Fairchild, ‘An American in Paris’
Brian d’Arcy James, ‘Something Rotten!’
Ken Watanabe, ‘The King and I’
Tony Yazbeck, ‘On the Town’
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, ‘On the Twentieth Century’
Leanne Cope, ‘An American in Paris’
Beth Malone, ‘Fun Home’
Kelli O’Hara, ‘The King and I’
Chita Rivera, ‘The Visit’
Best Book of a Musical
‘An American in Paris,’ Craig Lucas
‘Fun Home,’ Lisa Kron
‘Something Rotten!,’ Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
‘The Visit,’Terrence McNally
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
‘Fun Home,’ Music: Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics: Lisa Kron
‘The Last Ship,’Music and Lyrics: Sting 
‘Something Rotten!,’ Music and Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
‘The Visit,’ Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Matthew Beard, ‘Skylight’
K. Todd Freeman, ‘Airline Highway’
Richard McCabe, ‘The Audience’
Alessandro Nivola, ‘The Elephant Man’
Nathaniel Parker, ‘Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2’
Micah Stock, ‘It’s Only a Play’
Best Featured Actress in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, ‘You Can’t Take It with You’
Patricia Clarkson, ‘The Elephant Man’
Lydia Leonard, ‘Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2’
Sarah Stiles, ‘Hand to God’
Julie White, ‘Airline Highway’
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, ‘Something Rotten!’
Andy Karl, ‘On the Twentieth Century’
Brad Oscar, ‘Something Rotten!’
Brandon Uranowitz, ‘An American in Paris’
Max von Essen, ‘An American in Paris’
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Victoria Clark, ‘Gigi’
Judy Kuhn, ‘Fun Home’
Sydney Lucas, ‘Fun Home’
Ruthie Ann Miles, ‘The King and I’
Emily Skeggs, ‘Fun Home’
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Bob Crowley, ‘Skylight’
Christopher Oram, ‘Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2’
David Rockwell, ‘You Can’t Take It with You’
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, ‘An American in Paris’
David Rockwell, ‘On the Twentieth Century’
Michael Yeargan, ‘The King and I’
David Zinn, ‘Fun Home’
Best Costume Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, ‘The Audience’
Jane Greenwood, ‘You Can’t Take It with You’
Christopher Oram, ‘Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2’
David Zinn, ‘Airline Highway’
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, ‘Something Rotten!’
Bob Crowley, ‘An American in Paris’
William Ivey Long, ‘On the Twentieth Century’
Catherine Zuber, ‘The King and I’
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Paule Constable and David Plater, ‘Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2’
Natasha Katz, ‘Skylight’
Japhy Weideman, ‘Airline Highway’
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, ‘The King and I’
Natasha Katz, ‘An American in Paris’
Ben Stanton, ‘Fun Home’
Japhy Weideman, ‘The Visit’
Best Direction of a Play
Stephen Daldry, ‘Skylight’
Marianne Elliott, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Scott Ellis, ‘You Can’t Take It with You’
Jeremy Herrin, ‘Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2’
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, ‘Hand to God’
Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, ‘Fun Home’
Casey Nicholaw, ‘Something Rotten!’
John Rando, ‘On the Town’
Bartlett Sher, ‘The King and I’
Christopher Wheeldon, ‘An American in Paris’
Best Choreography
Joshua Bergasse, ‘On the Town’
Christopher Gattelli, ‘The King and I’
Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Casey Nicholaw, ‘Something Rotten!’
Christopher Wheeldon, ‘An American in Paris’
Best Orchestrations
Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, ‘An American in Paris’
John Clancy, ‘Fun Home’
Larry Hochman, ‘Something Rotten!’
Rob Mathes, ‘The Last Ship’
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater
Tommy Tune
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Stephen Schwartz
Regional Theatre Tony Award
Cleveland Play House
Special Tony Award
John Cameron Mitchell, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater
Arnold Abramson
Adrian Bryan-Brown
Gene O’Donovan

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