Sometimes actors will speak words in between all the song and dance of a musical. The nominees for Best Book are there to help move the story along and get the show from one big musical number to the next.
Best Book of a Musical (Clockwise, L to R)
Woody Allen – Bullets Over Broadway
Chad Beguelin – Aladdin
Douglas McGrath – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Robert L. Freedman – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
DID YOU KNOW? Douglas McGrath was the screenwriter of the Woody Allen-directed film “Bullets Over Broadway” that Woody Allen then adapted for the stage by writing the Tony-nominated book!