• Tony Award nominations 2018 – Spongebob Squarepants and Mean Girls musicals lead with 12 nods each

    The Tony Awards nominations for 2018 have been revealed, with SpongeBob Squarepants and Mean Girls proving themselves frontrunners by swiping a whopping 12 gong nods each, including for Best Musical. Close behind with 11 nominations are Angels in America, The Band's Visit and  Carousel. Angels in America is now the most-nominated play in Broadway Tony history.

    10th Jun 2018By Andrew Wooding

    The recipients of the two Special Tony Awards were also announced. This year, the honours will go to rock legend Bruce Springsteen for Springsteen on Broadway and actor and stand up comedian John Leguizamo for Latin History for Morons.

    Nominees were announced this morning (May 1) by former Tony-winning Hamilton actor Leslie Odom Jr. and American Idol star Katharine McPhee who debuted as the lead in Waitress on Broadway this year.

    The 72nd annual Tony Awards takes place on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York, US, and will be hosted by singer-songwriter-actors Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.

    ***** Check out our EXCLUSIVE interview with Tony award 2018 nominee for SpongeBob Squarepants Kevin Adams *****

    The complete list of Tony award nominees for 2018 are as follows:

    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

    ***** Read our EXCLUSIVE interview with Tony award-nominated SpongeBob Squarepants writer 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

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