Tony Awards: 'Book of Mormon' leads with 14 nominations

Book-Of-Mormon

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The Book of Mormon, the musical comedy from the creators of South Park, was the big winner this morning when the 2011 Tony Award nominations were announced, earning 14 nominations, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, and Best Direction. The Scottsboro Boys also cleaned up, with 12 nods. Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick made the announcements, and the ceremony will air Sunday, June 12 on CBS. The entire list of nominations is after the jump.

Best Play

Good People
Author: David Lindsay-Abaire 
Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove

Jerusalem
Author: Jez Butterworth 
Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Royal Court Theatre Productions, Beverly Bartner/Alice Tulchin, Dede Harris/Rupert Gavin, Broadway Across America, Jon B. Platt, 1001 Nights/Stephanie P. McClelland, Carole L. Haber/Richard Willis, Jacki Barlia Florin/Adam Blanshay

The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis 
Producers: Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Public Theater Productions, Oskar Eustis, Joey Parnes, Labyrinth Theater Company, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O’Donnell, Yul Vázquez, Danny Feldman, Fabula Media Partners LLC, Jean Doumanian, Ruth Hendel, Carl Moellenberg, Jon B. Platt, Tulchin Bartner/Jamie deRoy

War Horse
Author: Nick Stafford 
Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, National Theatre of Great Britain, Nicholas Hytner, Nick Starr, Bob Boyett, War Horse LP

Best Musical

The Book of Mormon
Producers: Anne Garefino, Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Scott M. Delman, Jean Doumanian, Roy Furman, Important Musicals LLC, Stephanie P. McClelland, Kevin Morris, Jon B. Platt, Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson

Catch Me If You Can
Producers: Margo Lion, Hal Luftig, Stacey Mindich, Yasuhiro Kawana, Scott & Brian Zeilinger, The Rialto Group, The Araca Group, Michael Watt, Barbara & Buddy Freitag, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Pittsburgh CLO, Elizabeth Williams, Johnny Roscoe Productions/Van Dean, Fakston Productions/Solshay Productions, Patty Baker/Richard Winkler, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Warren Trepp, Remmel T. Dickinson, Paula Herold/Kate Lear, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jamie deRoy, Barry Feirstein, Rainerio J. Reyes, Rodney Rigby, Loraine Boyle, Amuse Inc., Joseph & Matthew Deitch/Cathy Chernoff, Joan Stein/Jon Murray, The 5th Avenue Theatre

The Scottsboro Boys
Producers: Barry and Fran Weissler, Jacki Barlia Florin, Janet Pailet/Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Nederlander Presentations, Inc./The Shubert Organization, Beechwood Entertainment, Broadway Across America, Mark Zimmerman, Adam Blanshay/R2D2 Productions, Rick Danzansky/Barry Tatelman, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Allen Spivak/Jerry Frankel, Bard Theatricals/Probo Productions/Randy Donaldson, Catherine Schreiber/Michael Palitz/Patti Laskawy, Vineyard Theatre

Sister Act
Producers: Whoopi Goldberg & Stage Entertainment, The Shubert Organization and Disney Theatrical Productions

Best Book of a Musical

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Alex Timbers
The Book of Mormon
, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Scottsboro Boys, David Thompson
Sister Act, Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

The Book of Mormon, Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Scottsboro Boys, Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
Sister Act, Music: Alan Menken 
Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Revival of a Play

Arcadia
Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind, Stephanie P. McClelland, Scott M. Delman, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Disney Theatrical Group, Robert G. Bartner, Olympus Theatricals, Douglas Smith, Janine Safer Whitney

The Importance of Being Earnest
Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy

The Merchant of Venice
Producers: The Public Theater, Oskar Eustis, Andrew D. Hamingson, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debbie Bisno & Eva Price, Amy Nederlander, Jonathan First, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Merritt Forrest Baer, The Araca Group, Broadway Across America, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, JK Productions, Terry Allen Kramer, Cathy Chernoff/Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Mallory Factor/Cheryl Lachowicz, Joey Parnes, The Shubert Organization

The Normal Heart
Producers: Daryl Roth, Paul Boskind, Martian Entertainment, Gregory Rae, Jayne Baron Sherman/Alexander Fraser

Best Revival of a Musical

Anything Goes
Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Producers: Broadway Across America, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, Candy Spelling, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand, Hilary A. Williams, Jen Namoff/Fakston Productions, Two Left Feet Productions/Power Arts, Hop Theatricals, LLC/Paul Chau/Daniel Frishwasser/Michael Jackowitz, Michael Speyer-Bernie Abrams/Jacki Barlia Florin-Adam Blanshay/Arlene Scanlan/TBS Service

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
Frances McDormand, Good People
Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy
Hannah Yelland, Brief Encounter

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Beth Leavel, Baby It’s You!
Patina Miller, Sister Act
Donna Murphy, The People in the Picture

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
Billy Crudup, Arcadia
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad
Zoo
Yul Vázquez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light, Lombardi
Joanna Lumley, La Bête
Elizabeth Rodriguez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
Adam Godley, Anything Goes
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
Rory O’Malley, The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Tammy Blanchard, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Victoria Clark, Sister Act
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Patti LuPone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Todd Rosenthal, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Rae Smith, War Horse
Ultz, Jerusalem
Mark Wendland, The Merchant of Venice

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Beowulf Boritt, The Scottsboro Boys
Derek McLane, Anything Goes
Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon
Donyale Werle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jess Goldstein, The Merchant of Venice
Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest
Mark Thompson, La Bête
Catherine Zuber, Born Yesterday

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Martin Pakledinaz, Anything Goes
Ann Roth, The Book of Mormon
Catherine Zuber, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Paule Constable, War Horse
David Lander, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Kenneth Posner, The Merchant of Venice
Mimi Jordan Sherin, Jerusalem

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Ken Billington, The Scottsboro Boys
Howell Binkley, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Peter Kaczorowski, Anything Goes
Brian MacDevitt, The Book of Mormon

Best Sound Design of a Play

Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Simon Baker, Brief Encounter
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Jerusalem
Christopher Shutt, War Horse

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Peter Hylenski, The Scottsboro Boys
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Catch Me If You Can
Brian Ronan, Anything Goes
Brian Ronan, The Book of Mormon

Best Direction of a Play

Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse
Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart
Anna D. Shapiro, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Daniel Sullivan, The Merchant of Venice

Best Direction of a Musical

Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

Best Choreography

Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

Best Orchestrations

Doug Besterman, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Larry Hochman, The Scottsboro Boys
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon
Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank, Catch Me If You Can

*     *     *

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Athol Fugard
Philip J. Smith

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, Ill.)

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Eve Ensler

Special Tony Award
Handspring Puppet Company

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
William Berloni
The Drama Book Shop
Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

*     *     *

Tony Nominations by Production
The Book of Mormon — 14
The Scottsboro Boys — 12
Anything Goes — 9
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying — 8
The Merchant of Venice — 7
Jerusalem — 6
The Motherf**ker with the Hat — 6
The Normal Heart — 5
Sister Act — 5
War Horse — 5
Catch Me If You Can — 4
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo — 3
The Importance of Being Earnest — 3
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown — 3
Arcadia — 2
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson — 2
Born Yesterday — 2
Brief Encounter — 2
Good People — 2
La Bête — 2
Priscilla Queen of the Desert — 2
Baby It’s You! — 1
Driving Miss Daisy — 1
The House of Blue Leaves — 1
Lombardi — 1
The People in the Picture — 1

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  • Ian

    No Daniel Radcliffe nomination? That’s a shame.

    • Joey

      Yeah what in the name of Harry Potter is wrong with them!!!

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    • Pierce

      Disappointed. Radcliffe rocks this show.

      • TJ

        I bet Rita Skeeter’s got some dirt on the head of the nominating committee.

    • A

      don’t worry, it’s a matter of time before Radcliff gets 2 tony’s; 1 for play & 1 for musical. He’s that good that he’ll be one of the few legends of stage & film.

      • Troy

        You can bet on that — and I’m looking forward to watching it happen.

  • Stephensocks

    Alriiight.. Now let’s get it recorded for a DVD so that people like me can actually see it instead of having to fly to America.

    • B

      Seconded, from inside America.

  • tg

    This is the 2nd snub for Daniel Radcliffe!! Not getting that at all. Shame.

  • JenM

    No Daniel Radicliffe? That’s just outright ridiculous. He was fantastic in How to Succeed.

  • SuperTrooper

    Book of Mormon FTW!!! Best musical I’ve seen in years. Not only funny, but a complete story with a surprisingly strong cast and score.

  • shane

    Really surprised at no nod for Robin Williams – and sad that there are only 5 nods for WarHorse which is a brilliant technical achievement while managing to be an emotional tornado.

    • MC

      WAR HORSE should have gotten a best score nomination over WOMEN. The music is such a brilliant part of the show.

    • vin

      I was surprised by no nod for robin williams too. He was phenomanal. Guy is definately a future egot.

      • Bobby’s Robot

        Too much strong competition in the Lead Actor category this year.

  • Kate

    Disappointed about the Daniel Radcliffe snub. C’mon Tonys! What’s UP!? Booooo.

  • Philip Coogan

    Did Normal Heart just open last week? That’s the play with Jim Parsons? and it already got nominations for THIS year’s Tonys? Strange!

  • jules

    I loved Book of Mormon so this is awesome but, I am super bummed about the lack of bloody bloody Andrew Jackson love. It was easily my second favorite show this year.

  • Anitamargarita

    Is it really that good? Did they pretty much get nominated for everything they were eligible for? Is it REALLY THAT GOOD?

    • RMW

      Yeah, it’s pretty great.

    • Corn Fed

      Yes, it’s really that good. By far the best of the crop.

    • noa

      it’s really ggod- funny but also a good musical. kind of like Avenue Q- that it was really funny, but it was still moving and had great music in it. can’t wait for the soundtrack!!

  • Petra

    I would like a new catagory: Best Musical Most Likely to Kill or Maim a Cast Member: Spiderman, Turn off the Dark

    • Juke

      Why can’t Mary Poppins teach Spiderman how to fly without crashing?

    • Spence

      I have mixed feelings about Law & Order ripping off storylines from the headlines. But supposedly they’re basing one on the backstage shennigans involving SPIDERMAN, and I can’t wait to watch it.

      • Kieran

        That sounds great!

  • caliban821

    I am just delighted to see Joanna Lumley nominates

    • MC

      Best entrance on stage EVER. Loved her.

  • Psac

    If Spiderman had actually opened, maybe it would have been nominated! Hahaha, I kill me.

    • Al

      Actually, Patrick Page would have likely gotten some consideration as the Green Goblin if it had actually opened. He is the bright spot.

  • frank

    Does this mean Tre parker and Matt stone could end up being egot’s?

    • Juke

      That’s a frightening concept — and yet it’s also kind of cool.

    • Monty

      They have won Emmy’s, you have to think they will walk away with at least a Tony a piece, but I dont think the SP music won any grammy’s, and Blame Canada lost in the Academy Awards for best song to Phil Collins…they need to make at least one more movie to pull it off…Does the grammy’s recognize the music from musicals as a category if it is recorded?

      • Bobby’s Robot

        Yes, they can very possibly win for Best Cast Album. I think that’s one of the categories the Grammys messed with this year, but I believe it still exists in some form.

  • RL

    Priscilla was robbed!

    • Bobby’s Robot

      Agreed

    • SO

      So totally robbed.

    • paul

      I can’t believe that this isn’t the big news! Why wasn’t it nominated?!? It’s brilliant and a total theatrical experience. Catch Me If You Can is NOT GOOD… something smells fishy to me.

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