LGBTQ plays Choir Boy and The Boys in the Band also received a handful nominations; Choir Boy received four, including Best Play, and The Boys in the Band received two, including Best Revival of a Play. Both The Boys in the Band and The Prom will be adapted to Netflix by gay producer Ryan Murphy.
Caitlin Kinnunen, the lead of The Prom who recently came out, received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress is a Leading Role in a Musical. Janet McTeer, who played French star Sarah Bernhardt in the gender-bending play Bernhardt/Hamlet, was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.
It was also announced that actor Judith Light will receive the honorary Isabelle Stevenson Award at the ceremony. This award is given to someone for their humanitarian efforts – Light will receive it for her LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS activism.
“The HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities are inspirations and demonstrations of how to be and live in the world: courageous, honorable, and uplifting,” Light said of receiving the non-competitive award. “They inspire me, and it is my privilege to be of service to them. I am humbled by this recognition from my theater family, whom I so respect, honor, and love.”
The 73rd Annual Tony Awards will be hosted by James Corden on June 9.
Full list of nominations:
Best Musical Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations Beetlejuice Hadestown The Prom Tootsie
Best Play Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac Ink by James Graham What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck
Best Revival of a Musical Kiss Me, Kate Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Best Revival of a Play Arthur Miller’s All My Sons The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley Burn This Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice Damon Daunno, Oklahoma! Santino Fontana, Tootsie
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom Beth Leavel, The Prom Eva Noblezada, Hadestown Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Paddy Considine, The Ferryman Bryan Cranston, Network Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird Adam Driver, Burn This Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Annette Bening, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me
Best Book of a Musical Ain’t Too Proud, Dominique Morisseau Beetlejuice, Scott Brown and Anthony King Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell The Prom, Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin Tootsie, Robert Horn
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Be More Chill, Joe Iconis Beetlejuice, Eddie Perfect Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell The Prom, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin To Kill a Mockingbird, Adam Guettel Tootsie, David Yazbek
Best Direction of a Musical Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown Scott Ellis, Tootsie Daniel Fish, Oklahoma! Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud Casey Nicholaw, The Prom
Best Direction of a Play Rupert Goold, Ink Sam Mendes, The Ferryman Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird Ivo van Hove, Network George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Andre De Shields, Hadestown Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie Patrick Page, Hadestown Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Lilli Cooper, Tootsie Amber Gray, Hadestown Sarah Stiles, Tootsie Ali Stroker, Oklahoma! Mary Testa, Oklahoma!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Bertie Carvel, Ink Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This Benjamin Walker, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Ruth Wilson, King Lear
Best Choreography Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate Denis Jones, Tootsie David Neumann, Hadestown Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Orchestrations Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma! Simon Hale, Tootsie Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Scenic Design of a Musical Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud Peter England, King Kong Rachel Hauck, Hadestown Laura Jellinek, Oklahoma! David Korins, Beetlejuice
Best Scenic Design of a Play Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird Bunny Christie, Ink Rob Howell, The Ferryman Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Jan Versweyveld, Network
Best Costume Design of a Musical Michael Krass, Hadestown William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice William Ivey Long, Tootsie Bob Mackie, The Cher Show Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud
Best Costume Design of a Play Rob Howell, The Ferryman Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet Clint Ramos, Torch Song Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Sound Design of a Musical Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice Peter Hylenski, King Kong Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud Drew Levy, Oklahoma! Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown
Best Sound Design of a Play Adam Cork, Ink Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird Fitz Patton, Choir Boy Nick Powell, The Ferryman Eric Sleichim, Network
Best Lighting Design of a Musical Kevin Adams, The Cher Show Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud Bradley King, Hadestown Peter Mumford, King Kong Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice
Best Lighting Design of a Play Neil Austin, Ink Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Peter Mumford, The Ferryman Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network