2015 Tony Award Nominations – ‘Fun Home’ And ‘American In Paris’ Lead The Pack, ‘Side Show’ And ‘Honeymoon In Vegas’ Snubbed

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The 2015 Tony Award nominees were announced this morning, and out of the 22 shows honored, the most nominated shows were An American in Paris and the Public Theater’s Fun Home which each received 12 nominations. Close behind were Something Rotten! with 10 nominations, The King and I with 9, and Wolf Hall Parts One & Two with 8.

Noticeably absent from the nominee list was Jason Robert Brown’s short-lived Honeymoon in Vegas and the revival of Side Show. There had been much debate about whether Side Show‘s lead actresses Erin Davie and Emily Padgett would be nominated separately or together, as Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner were for the original production in 1998. As it turned out, neither actress was nominated, and the show received no nominations.

Honeymoon in Vegas was also shut out of the nominations, despite receiving glowing reviews, having name recognition, and having previous Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin) in the cast. Jason Robert Brown’s The Bridges of Madison County was nominated last year and won for Best Original Score and Orchestrations, even though the show had already closed, so there was the possibility that Honeymoon in Vegas could also grab a few nominations.

Notably, Disgraced was nominated for Best Play but received no other nominations, while many of the other single-nominated shows were for stand-out performances. Elisabeth Moss was nominated for The Heidi Chronicles, though the show will be closing on May 3. Micah Stock also snagged the only nomination for the star-studded It’s Only a Play, a major achievement for Stock considering that he is co-starring alongside Tony darling Nathan Lane as well as Matthew Broderick and F. Murray Abraham. Victoria Clark also scored the only nomination for the revival of Gigi, which was meant to be a vehicle for actress Vanessa Hudgens. Clark won her first and only Tony Award for The Light in the Piazza in 2005, though she has been nominated twice since then for Sister Act and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. In her Broadway debut, Ruth Wilson also got her first Tony nomination and the only Tony nomination for Constellations, a two-character drama about the infinite possibilities of a relationship.

John Cameron Mitchell will also be receiving a special Tony Award for his work in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Mitchell starred in and wrote the original off-Broadway musical with Stephen Trask, and he directed and starred in the 2001 film adaptation. This year, he reprised the role of Hedwig again in Michael Mayer’s Broadway revival, 17 years after the original off-Broadway production.

Here is a rundown of all the nominated shows and the nominee counts:

Fun Home – 12
An American in Paris – 12
Something Rotten! – 10
The King and I – 9
Wolf Hall Part One & Two – 8
Skylight – 7
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 6
Hand to God – 5
On the Twentieth Century – 5
The Visit – 5
You Can’t Take It With You – 5
Airline Highway – 4
The Elephant Man – 4
On the Town – 4
The Audience – 3
The Last Ship – 2
Constellations – 1
Disgraced – 1
Gigi – 1
The Heidi Chronicles – 1
It’s Only a Play – 1
This Is Our Youth – 1

2015 Tony Nominations

Best Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Disgraced
Hand to God
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Best Musical
An American in Paris
Fun Home
Something Rotten!
The Visit

Best Revival of a Play
The Elephant Man
Skylight
This Is Our Youth
You Can’t Take It With You

Best Revival of a Musical
The King and I
On the Town
On the Twentieth Century

Best Book of a Musical
Craig Lucas – An American in Paris
Lisa Kron – Fun Home
Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell – Something Rotten!
Terrence McNally – The Visit

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre
Fun Home – Music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics by Lisa Kron
The Last Ship – Music and lyrics by Sting
Something Rotten! – Music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
The Visit – Music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Steven Boyer – Hand to God
Bradley Cooper – The Elephant Man
Ben Miles – Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Bill Nighy Skylight
Alex Sharp – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Geneva Carr – Hand to God
Helen Mirren – The Audience
Elisabeth Moss – The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan – Skylight
Ruth Wilson – Constellations

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris – Fun Home
Robert Fairchild – An American in Paris
Brian d’Arcy James – Something Rotten!
Ken Watanabe – The King and I
Tony Yazbeck – On the Town

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth – On the Twentieth Century
Leanne Cope – An American in Paris
Beth Malone – Fun Home
Kelli O’Hara – The King and I
Chita Rivera – The Visit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Matthew Beard – Skylight
K. Todd Freeman – Airline Highway
Richard McCabe – The Audience
Alessandro Nivola – The Elephant Man
Nathaniel Parker – Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Micah Stock – It’s Only a Play

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford – You Can’t Take It With You
Patricia Clarkson – The Elephant Man
Lydia Leonard – Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Sarah Stiles – Hand to God
Julia White – Airline Highway

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle – Something Rotten!
Andy Karl – On the Twentieth Century
Brad Oscar – Something Rotten!
Brandon Uranowitz – An American in Paris
Max von Essen – An American in Paris

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Victoria Clark – Gigi
Judy Kuhn – Fun Home
Sydney Lucas – Fun Home
Ruthie Ann Miles – The King and I
Emily Skeggs – Fun Home

Best Direction of a Play
Stephen Daldry – Skylight
Marianne Elliott – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Scott Ellis – You Can’t Take It With You
Jeremy Herrin – Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Moritz von Stuelpnagel – Hand to God

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold – Fun Home
Casey Nicholaw – Something Rotten!
John Rando – On the Town
Bartlett Sher – The King and I
Christopher Wheeldon – An American in Paris

Best Choreography
Joshua Bergasse – On the Town
Christopher Gattelli – The King and I
Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Casey Nicholaw – Something Rotten!
Christopher Wheeldon – An American in Paris

Best Orchestrations
Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, and Bill Elliot – An American in Paris
John Clancy – Fun Home
Larry Hochman – Something Rotten!
Rob Mathes – The Last Ship

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Bob Crowley – Skylight
Christopher Oram – Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
David Rockwell – You Can’t Take It With You

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions – An American in Paris
David Rockwell – On the Twentieth Century
Michael Yeargan – The King and I
David Zinn – Fun Home

Best Costume Design of a Play
Bob Crowley – The Audience
Jane Greenwood – You Can’t Take It With You
Christopher Oram – Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
David Zinn – Airline Highway

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes – Something Rotten!
Bob Crowley – An American in Paris
William Ivey Long – On the Twentieth Century
Catherine Zuber – The King and I

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Paule Constable and David Plater – Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Natasha Katz – Skylight
Japhy Weideman – Airline Highway

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder – The King and I
Natasha Katz – An American in Paris
Ben Stanton – Fun Home
Japhy Weideman – The Visit

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Tommy Tune

Regional Theatre Award
Cleveland Play House in Cleveland, Ohio

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Stephen Schwartz

Special Tony Award
John Cameron Mitchell

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Arnold Abramson
Adrian Bryan-Brown
Gene O’Donovan

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