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.
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
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!