TONY® Nominations Announced

by Michael Mahany | 5/1/2018 3:58 PM

Christopher Gattelli, Casey Nicholaw, Steven Hogged, and Justin Peck. Photo Credits: ibdb.com/Getty/broadwayworld.com

 

Tuesday morning, live from Lincoln Center, Waitress actress Katherine McPhee announced the 2018 TONY® Award nominations.

 

Tuesday morning, live from Lincoln Center, Waitress actress Katherine McPhee announced the 2018 TONY® Award nominations.

 

Best Choreography Noms

 

Leading the way in the category for Best Choreography is Christopher Gattelli with two nominations; first, for his work on the revival of My Fair Lady and, in a rare second nomination, for his movement on the original musical SpongeBob SquarePants.

 

Gatelli has been nominated three times previously: he won the 2012 TONY® for Best Choreography for his work on Newsies, and nominated for his work on Lincoln Center’s 2008 revival of South Pacific and 2015 revival of The King And I..

 

It should be noted that Gattelli, who’d previously been hired to set the movement to Disney’s Frozen, stepped away from the musical in early 2017, and Broadway’s Rob Ashford took over the project.

 

Eight time TONY® nominee and two time TONY® winner Casey Nicholaw is nominated this year for both his direction and choreography for Mean Girls. Nicholaw is also currently represented on Broadway with the direction and choreography he created for Aladdin and The Book Of Mormon.

 

Nicholaw has been nominated previously for his work on the aforementioned Aladdin and The Book Of Mormon, as well as Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Something Rotten! The Musical.

 

Steven Hoggett’s movement for the play series Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Parts 1 and 2 is a rare non-musical nominee for the 2018 Best Choreography TONY®.

 

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Hoggett’s previous nominations for the TONY® include 2012’s Once, 2015’s The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night, and as co-choreographer for 2014’s Rocky with Escape To Margaritaville’s Kelly Devine.

 

Wrapping up the nominations for Best Choreography is a relative Broadway newcomer; New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer and soloist dancer, Justin Peck.

 

Peck who’s nominated for his work setting the movement to the revival of Carousel, joined NYCB in 2006 and began choreographing for the Ballet in 2009. He was named resident choreographer in 2014, and after Peter Martins departure from the Ballet this passed Winter, Peck was appointed into a company interim leadership position along with Jonathan Stafford, Craig Hall, and Rebecca Krohn.

 


 

The Snubs

 

Notably snubbed for nominations in 2018’s TONY® for Best Choreography were three highly celebrated and culturally diverse choreographers. Once On This Island’s Camille A. Brown, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical’s Sergio Trujillo, and Escape To Margaritaville’s Kelly Devine— all three set the movement to fan favorite musicals, yet weren’t recognized by the Theatre Wing.

 

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The 2018 TONY® Awards will be presented June 10th at Radio City Music Hall. The event will be hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.

 

See below for playbill.com’s full list of the 2018 TONY® nominations:

Best Play

The Children, by Lucy Kirkwood

Farinelli and The King, by Claire van Kampen

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, by Jack Thorne

Junk, by Ayad Akhtar

Latin History for Morons, by John Leguizamo

 

Best Musical

The Band's Visit

Frozen

Mean Girls

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

 

Best Revival of a Play

Angels in America

Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Lobby Hero

Travesties

 

Best Revival of a Musical

My Fair Lady

Once On This Island

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

 

Best Book of a Musical

The Band's Visit, Itamar Moses

Frozen, Jennifer Lee

Mean Girls, Tina Fey

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Kyle Jarrow

 

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Angels in America, Adrian Sutton

The Band's Visit, David Yazbek

Frozen, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Mean Girls, Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical, Music & Lyrics: Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T's, They Might Be Giants, T.I., and Domani & Lil'C

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America

Tom Hollander, Travesties

Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King

Denzel Washington, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Condola Rashad, Saint Joan

Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God

Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady

Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Tony Shalhoub, The Band's Visit

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady

Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island

LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Katrina Lenk, The Band's Visit

Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls

Jessie Mueller, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Michael Cera, Lobby Hero

Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero

Nathan Lane, Angels in America

David Morse, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Susan Brown, Angels in America

Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Deborah Findlay, The Children

Denise Gough, Angels in America

Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady

Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Grey Henson, Mean Girls

Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Ashley Park, Mean Girls

Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

 

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King

Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Santo Loquasto, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America

 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island

Scott Pask, The Band's Visit

Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young, Mean Girls

Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady

David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

 

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King

Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America

Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Ann Roth, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Ann Roth, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls

Clint Ramos, Once On This Island

Ann Roth, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Paule Constable, Angels in America

Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Paul Russell, Farinelli and The King

Ben Stanton, Junk

 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island

Donald Holder, My Fair Lady

Brian MacDevitt, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Tyler Micoleau, The Band's Visit

 

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, Travesties

Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America

Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Tom Gibbons, 1984

Dan Moses Schreier, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Kai Harada, The Band's Visit

Peter Hylenski, Once On This Island

Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Brian Ronan, Mean Girls

Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

 

Best Direction of a Play

Marianne Elliott, Angels in America

Joe Mantello, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Patrick Marber, Travesties

John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

George C. Wolfe, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden, Once On This Island

David Cromer, The Band's Visit

Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls

Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

 

Best Choreography

Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady

Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls

Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

 

Best Orchestrations

John Clancy, Mean Girls

Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once On This Island

Jamshied Sharifi, The Band's Visit

Jonathan Tunick, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

 

Legendary Broadway dancer and actress Chita Rivera will be presented with a special TONY® for Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre.


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