Tony Awards 2017: See the full list of nominees


The American Theatre Wing will toast the best of Broadway next month at the 71st annual Tony Awards, and now we know who’ll be up for those accolades at the June 11 ceremony.

Nominations were announced Tuesday morning for this year’s Tonys, and the musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 soared above the rest with a leading 12 nominations, including one for best musical and honors for stars Josh Groban and Denée Benton.

The Great Comet, a love story based on a section of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, will compete in that top category against Come From Away, about a small Canadian town who took in stranded passengers after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; the heart-wrenching tale Dear Evan Hansen (which also notched a nomination for its star, Ben Platt); and Groundhog Day The Musical, adapted from the 1993 Bill Murray movie of the same name.

Bette Midler earned a nomination in the leading actress in a musical category for her role in the hit revival of Hello, Dolly!, which earned 10 nominations including best musical revival. Midler’s category is stacked with two Broadway heavyweights — War Paint duo Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole — and newcomers Benton and Miss Saigon’s Eva Noblezada.

Dear Evan Hansen’s haul is a total nine nominations. Along with competing for best musical and leading actor in a musical for Platt, its nods include one for its score, which comes from La La Land Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Other notable nominees include Cate Blanchett (nominated for her leading role in the play The Present), Groundhog Day standout Andy Karl (leading actor in a musical), Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon (leading and featured actress, respectively, for their play The Little Foxes), and Andrew Rannells and Christian Borle for their featured and leading roles in the revival of Falsettos (Borle’s other show this season, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, was snubbed across the board).

Tony nominee Christopher Jackson (Hamilton, In the Heights) and Tony winner Jane Krakowski (most recently on Broadway in last year’s revival of She Loves Me) announced the nominees live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.

Kevin Spacey will take on hosting duties at the Tony Awards ceremony, airing live on CBS from New York’s Radio City Music Hall. He follows in the footsteps of James Corden, who hosted last year’s Hamilton-heavy show.

See the full list of nominees below:

Best Play A Doll’s House, Part 2 Indecent Oslo Sweat

Best Musical Come From Away Dear Evan Hansen Groundhog Day The Musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Book of a Musical Come From Away, Irene Sankoff and David Hein Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson Groundhog Day The Musical, Danny Rubin

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Come From Away, Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein Dear Evan Hansen, Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Groundhog Day The Musical, Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy

Best Revival of a Play August Wilson’s Jitney Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes Present Laughter Six Degrees of Separation

Best Revival of a Musical Falsettos Hello, Dolly! Miss Saigon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Denis Arndt, Heisenberg Chris Cooper, A Doll’s House, Part 2 Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation Kevin Kline, Present Laughter Jefferson Mays, Oslo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Cate Blanchett, The Present Jennifer Ehle, Oslo Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie Laura Linney, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Christian Borle, Falsettos Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Andy Karl, Groundhog Day The Musical David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly! Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Christine Ebersole, War Paint Patti LuPone, War Paint Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly! Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Michael Aronov, Oslo Danny DeVito, Arthur Miller’s The Price Nathan Lane, The Front Page Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson’s Jitney

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Johanna Day, Sweat Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2 Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes Condola Rashad, A Doll’s House, Part 2 Michelle Wilson, Sweat

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly! Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen Andrew Rannells, Falsettos Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly! Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos Jenn Colella, Come From Away Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

Best Scenic Design of a Play David Gallo, August Wilson’s Jitney Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page Michael Yeargan, Oslo

Best Scenic Design of a Musical Rob Howell, Groundhog Day The Musical David Korins, War Paint Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!

Best Costume Design of a Play Jane Greenwood, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson’s Jitney David Zinn, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Costume Design of a Musical Linda Cho, Anastasia Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly! Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Catherine Zuber, War Paint

Best Lighting Design of a Play Christopher Akerlind, Indecent Jane Cox, August Wilson’s Jitney Donald Holder, Oslo Jennifer Tipton, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Lighting Design of a Musical Howell Binkley, Come From Away Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly! Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Direction of a Play Sam Gold, A Doll’s House, Part 2 Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson’s Jitney Bartlett Sher, Oslo Daniel Sullivan, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes Rebecca Taichman, Indecent

Best Direction of a Musical Christopher Ashley, Come From Away Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day The Musical Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!

Best Choreography Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day The Musical Kelly Devine, Come From Away Denis Jones, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Orchestrations Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly! Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

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Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-Competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre James Earl Jones

Special Tony Award Gareth Fry & Pete Malkin, Sound Designers for The Encounter

Regional Theatre Tony Award Dallas Theater Center Dallas, TX

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Baayork Lee

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Nina Lannan Alan Wasser

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