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NOMINATIONS

PLAY
“August: Osage County”
“Rock ‘n’ Roll”
“The Seafarer”
“The 39 Steps”

MUSICAL
“Cry-Baby”
“In The Heights”
“Passing Strange”
“Xanadu”

BOOK OF A MUSICAL
“Cry-Baby” – Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
“In The Heights” – Quiara Alegr­a Hudes
“Passing Strange” – Stew
“Xanadu” – Douglas Carter Beane

ORIGINAL SCORE
“Cry-Baby” – Music & Lyrics: David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger
“In The Heights” – Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
“The Little Mermaid” – Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
“Passing Strange” – Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Lyrics: Stew

REVIVAL OF A PLAY
“Boeing-Boeing”
“The Homecoming”
“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
“Macbeth”

REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
“Grease”
“Gypsy”
“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”
“Sunday in the Park with George”

PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Ben Daniels, “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
Laurence Fishburne, “Thurgood”
Mark Rylance, “Boeing-Boeing”
Rufus Sewell, “Rock ‘n’ Roll”
Patrick Stewart, “Macbeth”

PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Eve Best, “The Homecoming”
Deanna Dunagan, “August: Osage County”
Kate Fleetwood, “Macbeth”
S. Epatha Merkerson, “Come Back, Little Sheba”
Amy Morton, “August: Osage County”

PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Daniel Evans, “Sunday in the Park with George”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “In The Heights”
Stew, “Passing Strange”
Paulo Szot, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”
Tom Wopat, “A Catered Affair”

PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kerry Butler, “Xanadu”
Patti LuPone, “Gypsy”
Kelli O’Hara, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”
Faith Prince, “A Catered Affair”
Jenna Russell Sunday in the Park with George”

PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bobby Cannavale, “Mauritius”
Raul Esparza, “The Homecoming”
Conleth Hill, “The Seafarer”
Jim Norton, “The Seafarer”
David Pittu, “Is He Dead?”

PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Sinead Cusack, “Rock ‘n’ Roll”
Mary McCormack, “Boeing-Boeing”
Laurie Metcalf, “November”
Martha Plimpton, “Top Girls”
Rondi Reed, “August: Osage County”

PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Daniel Breaker,”Passing Strange”
Danny Burstein,”Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”
Robin De Jesês,”In The Heights”
Christopher Fitzgerald,”The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein”
Boyd Gaines,”Gypsy”

PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
de’Adre Aziza,”Passing Strange”
Laura Benanti,”Gypsy”
Andrea Martin,”The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein”
Olga Merediz,”In The Heights”
Loretta Ables Sayre,”Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”

DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Maria Aitken,”The 39 Steps”
Conor McPherson,”The Seafarer”
Anna D. Shapiro,”August: Osage County”
Matthew Warchus,”Boeing-Boeing”

DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Sam Buntrock,”Sunday in the Park with George”
Thomas Kail,”In The Heights”
Arthur Laurents,”Gypsy”
Bartlett Sher,”Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”

ORCHESTRATIONS
Jason Carr,”Sunday in the Park with George”
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman,”In The Heights”
Stew & Heidi Rodewald,”Passing Strange”
Jonathan Tunick,”A Catered Affair”

CHOREOGRAPHY
Rob Ashford, “Cry-Baby”
Andy Blankenbuehler, “In The Heights”
Christopher Gattelli, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”
Dan Knechtges, “Xanadu”

SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
Peter McKintosh,”The 39 Steps”
Scott Pask,”Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
Todd Rosenthal,”August: Osage County”
Anthony Ward,”Macbeth”

SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network,”Sunday in the Park with George”
Anna Louizos,”In The Heights”
Robin Wagner,”The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein”
Michael Yeargan,”Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”

COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Gregory Gale,”Cyrano de Bergerac”
Rob Howell,”Boeing-Boeing”
Katrina Lindsay,”Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
Peter McKintosh,”The 39 Steps”

COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
David Farley,”Sunday in the Park with George”
Martin Pakledinaz,”Gypsy”
Paul Tazewell,”In The Heights”
Catherine Zuber,”Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”

LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Kevin Adams,”The 39 Steps”
Howard Harrison,”Macbeth”
Donald Holder,”Les Liaisons Dangereuses”
Ann G. Wrightson,”August: Osage County”

LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Ken Billington, “Sunday in the Park with George”
Howell Binkley, “In The Heights”
Donald Holder, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”
Natasha Katz, “The Little Mermaid”

SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY
Simon Baker, “Boeing-Boeing”
Adam Cork, “Macbeth”
Ian Dickinson, “Rock `n’ Roll”
Mic Pool, “The 39 Steps”

SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Acme Sound Partners, “In The Heights”
Sebastian Frost, “Sunday in the Park with George”
Scott Lehrer, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific”
Dan Moses Schreier, “Gypsy”

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Stephen Sondheim

REGIONAL THEATER AWARD
Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

SPECIAL TONY AWARD
Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981), in recognition of his historic contribution to American musical theatre in the field of orchestrations, as represented on Broadway this season by Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific.

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