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Tony Awards: Best Musical

Memorable songs, powerhouse vocals and spectacular song & dance numbers have these Best Musical nominees bursting at the seams with Broadway energy. We can’t wait to see some of them eventually make their way to Chicago!

BestMusical

Best Musical

After Midnight

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Aladdin

A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder

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Les Miserables

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Violet

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Tony Awards: Best Actor in a Leading Role

 

These leading men command the stage with their presence and impressive acting abilities. Some are known primarily for their work on screen, but have shown their talent by being able to translate their skills to the stage. These are the Tony Award nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

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Best Actor in a Leading Role (Play) (Clockwise, L to R)

Mark Rylance – Richard III

Bryan Cranston – All the Way

Tony Shalhoub – Act One

Chris O’Dowd – Of Mice and Men

Samuel Barnett – Twelfth Night

DID YOU KNOW? Samuel Barnett originated the role of Posner in the Tony Award-winning The History Boys, continuing to portray the character in international tours as well as the film adaptation.

BestActorMusicalBest Actor in a Leading Role (Musical) (Clockwise, L to R)

Neil Patrick Harris – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ramin Karimloo – Les Miserables

Jefferson Mays – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Andy Karl – Rocky

Bryce Pinkham – A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder

DID YOU KNOW? Ramin Karimloo has played 4 different roles in Les Miserables,  making his Broadway debut as Jean Valjean and playing Feuilly, Enjolras and Marius on the West End.

Andy Karl has also played another 70s icon, Tony Manero, in Saturday Night Fever, where he met his wife, Orfeh.

 

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Tony Awards: Actress in a Featured Role

 

Each of these women has contributed a stellar performance to their respective shows, from young ingenues to experienced previous award-winners.
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Best Actress in a Featured Role (Play) (Clockwise, L to R)

Sarah Greene – The Cripple of Inishmaan

Mare Winningham – Casa Valentina

Sophie Okonedo – A Raisin in the Sun

Celia Keenan-Bolger – The Glass Menagerie

Anika Noni Rose – A Raisin in the Sun

DID YOU KNOW? Celia Keenan-Bolger originated the role of Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher, which recently toured here in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre.

Both Mare Winningham and Sophie Okonedo have been nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar.

FeaturedActressMusicBest Actress in a Featured Role (Musical)

Lauren Worsham – A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder

Lena Hall – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Anika Larsen – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Adriane Lenox – After Midnight

Linda Emond – Cabaret

DID YOU KNOW? Lena Hall is a real life rocker, fronting a band called The Deafening, which gave her plenty of preparation to star in Hedwig.

Adriane Lenox previously won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role (Play) in 2005 for Doubt: A Parable, a role that Viola Davis portrayed in the film adaptation.

 

 

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Tony Awards: Best Score

These are the songs that get stuck in your head as you leave the theatre, listen to original cast recordings of repeatedly and catch yourself spontaneously bursting into singing out loud. You have the nominees for Best Score to thank for all of it.

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Best Score (Clockwise, L to R)

Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Chad Beguelin, Alan Menken (pictured) Tim Rice, Howard Ashman – Aladdin

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – If/Then

Jason Robert Brown – The Bridges of Madison County

Listen to selections from the nominated scores below!

The “If/Then” Original Cast Recording is currently streaming on the USA Today website

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Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical

 

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.
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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!

 

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