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Tony Awards: Best Play

 

The nominees for Best Play and Best Play (Revival) have dominated in other categories, with both backstage and onstage working together to create some truly special theatre memories for audiences.BestPlay

Best Play

Act One

Casa Valentina

Mothers and Sons

Outside Mullingar

All the Way

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A Raisin in the Sun

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Glass Menagerie

Twelfth Night

 

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Tony Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role

These leading ladies carry powerful pedigrees in the Broadway community with multiple nominations and wins between them. Can Chicagoan and first-time nominee Jessie Mueller sneak in a win in the Best Actress in a Musical category?
BestActressPlayBest Actress in a Leading Role (Play) (Clockwise, L to R)

Cherry Jones – The Glass Menagerie

Tyne Daly – Mothers and Son

Estelle Parsons – The Velocity of Autumn

LaTanya Richardson-Jackson – A Raisin in the Sun

Audra McDonald – Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

DID YOU KNOW? LaTanya Richardson-Jackson is the wife of actor Samuel L. Jackson.

Estelle Parsons has been inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. She originally moved to New York to become a presenter on The Today Show before beginning her career on stage and in film, winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. This is her fifth Tony Award nomination.

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Best Actress in a Leading Role (Musical) (Clockwise, L to R)

Kelli O’Hara – The Bridges of Madison County

Jessie Mueller – Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

Mary Bridget Davies – An Evening with Janis Joplin

Sutton Foster – Violet

Idina Menzel – If/Then

TBT

Here’s a #ThrowbackThursday to when Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster and Idina Menzel won their Best Actress in a Musical Tony Awards in 2012, 2011 and 2004.

 

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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.

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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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