'Book Of Mormon' Tops Tony Nominations

The nominations for the 2011 Tony Awards are out. The musical The Book of Mormon got the most nominations with 14. The Scottsboro Boys got 12, Anything Goes received nine and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying received eight. The awards show is June 12 at the Beacon Theatre, aired by CBS. Here’s the full list:

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

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

SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATRE

Athol Fugard
Philip J. Smith

  1. What the heck would Nathan Lane be nominated for? He wasn’t in anything this season . . .

    GO MORMON!

  2. What? No Marc Shaiman for Best Score for Catch Me If You Can? That show in general has quite a poor showing here.

  3. Cherry Jones deserved a Tony nom and now we’re looking the ‘why?!’ Possible conspiracy: Nina Arianda, who did get a nom,is starring in an upcoming Woody Allen movie, Midnight in Paris. Hannah Yelland? Why? Just what is going on?

    Take if from me, Cherry’s fans are very, very upset right now.

  4. Cherry Jones’ fans are so frosted right now, we’re keying in more than the usual number of typos. Cherry Jones deserved a nom. Period. Cherry’s performance as “Mrs Warren” required her to master a long and difficult text, and assume an accent with which she was not familiar.

    You ungrateful Broadway voters snubbed Cherry because you did not like the play! Admit it! You did not like the fact that it required you to pay strict attention to a hard-to-understand play about a boring subject. Cherry Jones should not have been penalized for that.

    1. Cherry Jones did an awful job with that dialect; what region exactly was she trying to reproduce? It came out half-cockney and half-Texan.
      The play was boring, the sets were uninspired, the lighting was bland, and sadly, Ms. Jones was NOT the most enlightening aspect of the show.

      I for one am pleased with the noms.

  5. Woohoo! Looks like Trey Parker & Matt Stone are EGOT-ing! Good luck, guys!

  6. Sorry all you theatre folk…but BENJAMIN WALKER from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is clearly the most robbed “should be” nominee of the year. How does someone who is so well reviewed and completely carries a show from top to bottom not get recognized???

  7. This year’s Tony is an insult to religion (The Merchant of Venice, Sister Act, Book of Mormon?!!!). I would not watch any shows.

    What’s up with another Anything Goes revival?

      1. Unless it’s something else I’ve forgotten since college, I think Gimbo is pointing to anti-Semitism for Merchant of Venice. I haven’t read the play in awhile though. If there’s a more general anti-religion bent, I couldn’t point to anything specific without doing a research paper.

    1. Well, enjoy your fantastic tales in a church/synagogue/mosque and not a theater.

  8. Mormon wasn’t that good. If woman was that bad that it closed so early- why all the nominations? I have to admit I liked it , but thats very strange

  9. Nobody in Broadway has any taste anymore. Andrew Rannalls nominated, but not Daniel Radcliffe. Catch Me If You Can, AND Sister Act, but not Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson for Best Musical… And Donna Murphy…. I mean….

  10. Oh, and I love how Joseph Smith didn’t want anything to do with The Book of Mormon… BUT… He was one of the producers on Anything Goes.

    Go figure.

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