Recognising excellence in live Broadway for three-quarters of a century, the latest batch of theatre’s finest will be hoping to pick up a Tony Award this year. The 2022 event in New York could see homegrown talent recognised with numerous Brits among the nominees.

Tony Award winner Adrienne Warren and nominee Joshua Henry presented the official list of nominees for the 75th Annual Tony Awards earlier today (9 April). The ceremony will celebrate and honour the best theatre productions of the 2021-22 season.

Overall, the show that received the greatest number of nominations, with 11, was A Strange Loop, a meta-musical about a black queer writer, by Michael R Jackson. Not too far behind, with 10 nominations, is MJ, the Michael Jackson-inspired musical, while Paradise Square, a musical named after a 19th century Manhattan saloon, also achieved double-figure nominations.

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Doing Britain proud is Six, the musical which gives the wives of Henry VIII a voice, which picked up eight nominations, including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Sam Mendes’ acclaimed The Lehman Trilogy also received numerous nods, with the three lead actors, Simon Russell Beale, Adrian Lester and Adam Godley, all competing in the same category – Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play.

As well as new hit shows and up-and-coming talents, some of Hollywood and Broadway’s biggest stars were also recognised by the theatre professional committee. Patti LuPone could win her third Tony award for her appearance in Stephen Sondheim’s Company, The Music Man co-stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster are also both nominated, this would be the third Tony for both, while Billy Crystal was nominated for Mr. Saturday Night.

When will the awards be announced?

The Tony Award winners will be rewarded during the ceremony on Sunday, June 12. Across the Atlantic, it will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network, and streamed live and on demand on Paramount+. In the UK, they will take place between 1am and 4am on Monday, June 13.

Tony Awards 2022 nominees

Best Play

  • “Clyde’s,” Lynn Nottage
  • “Hangmen,” Martin McDonagh
  • “The Lehman Trilogy,” Stefano Massini and Ben Power
  • “The Minutes,” Tracy Letts
  • “Skeleton Crew,” Dominique Morisseau

Best Musical

  • “Girl From the North Country”
  • “MJ”
  • “Mr. Saturday Night”
  • “Paradise Square”
  • “SIX: The Musical”
  • “A Strange Loop”

Best Revival of a Play

  • “American Buffalo”
  • “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
  • “How I Learned to Drive”
  • “Take Me Out”
  • “Trouble in Mind”

Best Revival of a Musical

  • “Caroline, or Change”
  • “Company”
  • “The Music Man”

Best Book of a Musical

  • “Girl From The North Country,” Conor McPherson
  • “MJ,” Lynn Nottage
  • “Mr. Saturday Night,” Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel
  • “Paradise Square,” Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas & Larry Kirwan
  • “A Strange Loop,” Michael R. Jackson

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

  • “Flying Over Sunset,” Music: Tom Kitt / Lyrics: Michael Korie
  • “Mr. Saturday Night,” Music: Jason Robert Brown / Lyrics: Amanda Green
  • “Paradise Square,” Music: Jason Howland / Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Masi Asare
  • “SIX: The Musical,” Music and Lyrics: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss
  • “A Strange Loop,” Music and Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson

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

  • Simon Russell Beale, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Adam Godley, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Adrian Lester, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • David Morse, “How I Learned to Drive”
  • Sam Rockwell, “American Buffalo”
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “Lackawanna Blues”
  • David Threlfall, “Hangmen”

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

  • Gabby Beans, “The Skin of Our Teeth”
  • LaChanze, “Trouble in Mind”
  • Ruth Negga, “Macbeth”
  • Deirdre O’Connell, “Dana H.”
  • Mary-Louise Parker, “How I Learned to Drive”

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

  • Billy Crystal, “Mr. Saturday Night”
  • Myles Frost, “MJ”
  • Hugh Jackman, “The Music Man”
  • Rob McClure, “Mrs. Doubtfire”
  • Jaquel Spivey, “A Strange Loop”
Hugh Jackman on stage at the Brit Awards 2019
Hugh Jackman on stage at the Brit Awards 2019 (Image: PA)

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

  • Sharon D Clarke, “Caroline, or Change”
  • Carmen Cusack, “Flying Over Sunset”
  • Sutton Foster, “The Music Man”
  • Joaquina Kalukango, “Paradise Square”
  • Mare Winningham, “Girl From The North Country”

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

  • Alfie Allen, “Hangmen”
  • Chuck Cooper, “Trouble in Mind”
  • Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Take Me Out”
  • Ron Cephas Jones, “Clyde’s”
  • Michael Oberholtzer, “Take Me Out”
  • Jesse Williams, “Take Me Out”

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

  • Uzo Aduba, “Clyde’s”
  • Rachel Dratch, “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive”
  • Kenita R. Miller, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
  • Phylicia Rashad, “Skeleton Crew”
  • Julie White, “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive”
  • Kara Young, “Clyde’s”

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

  • Matt Doyle, “Company”
  • Sidney DuPont, “Paradise Square”
  • Jared Grimes, “Funny Girl”
  • John-Andrew Morrison, “A Strange Loop”
  • A.J. Shively, “Paradise Square”

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

  • Jeannette Bayardelle, “Girl From The North Country”
  • Shoshana Bean, “Mr. Saturday Night”
  • Jayne Houdyshell, “The Music Man”
  • L Morgan Lee, “A Strange Loop”
  • Patti LuPone, “Company”
  • Jennifer Simard, “Company”

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Beowulf Boritt, “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive”
  • Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, “Skeleton Crew”
  • Es Devlin, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Anna Fleischle, “Hangmen”
  • Scott Pask, “American Buffalo”
  • Adam Rigg, “The Skin of Our Teeth”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, “Flying Over Sunset”
  • Bunny Christie, “Company”
  • Arnulfo Maldonado, “A Strange Loop”
  • Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, “MJ”
  • Allen Moyer, “Paradise Square”

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Montana Levi Blanco, “The Skin of Our Teeth”
  • Sarafina Bush, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
  • Emilio Sosa, “Trouble in Mind”
  • Jane Greenwood, “Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite”
  • Jennifer Moeller, “Clyde’s”

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Fly Davis, “Caroline, or Change”
  • Toni-Leslie James, “Paradise Square”
  • William Ivey Long, “Diana, The Musical”
  • Santo Loquasto, “The Music Man”
  • Gabriella Slade, “SIX: The Musical”
  • Paul Tazewell, “MJ”

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Joshua Carr, “Hangmen”
  • Jiyoun Chang, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
  • Jon Clark, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Jane Cox, “Macbeth”
  • Yi Zhao, “The Skin of Our Teeth”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Neil Austin, “Company”
  • Tim Deiling, “SIX: The Musical”
  • Donald Holder, “Paradise Square”
  • Natasha Katz, “MJ”
  • Bradley King, “Flying Over Sunset”
  • Jen Schriever, “A Strange Loop”

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Justin Ellington, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
  • Mikhail Fiksel, “Dana H.”
  • Palmer Hefferan, “The Skin of Our Teeth”
  • Nick Powell and Dominic Bilkey, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Mikaal Sulaiman, “Macbeth”

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Simon Baker, “Girl From The North Country”
  • Paul Gatehouse, “SIX: The Musical”
  • Ian Dickinson for Autograph, “Company”
  • Drew Levy, “A Strange Loop”
  • Gareth Owen, “MJ”

Best Direction of a Play

  • Lileana Blain-Cruz, “The Skin of Our Teeth”
  • Camille A. Brown, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
  • Sam Mendes, “The Lehman Trilogy”
  • Neil Pepe, “American Buffalo”
  • Les Waters, “Dana H.”

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Stephen Brackett, “A Strange Loop”
  • Marianne Elliott, “Company”
  • Conor McPherson, “Girl From The North Country”
  • Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage, “SIX: The Musical”
  • Christopher Wheeldon, “MJ”

Best Choreography

  • Camille A. Brown, “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
  • Warren Carlyle, “The Music Man”
  • Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, “SIX: The Musical”
  • Bill T. Jones, “Paradise Square”
  • Christopher Wheeldon, “MJ”

Best Orchestrations

  • David Cullen, “Company”
  • Tom Curran, “SIX: The Musical”
  • Simon Hale, “Girl From The North Country”
  • Jason Michael Webb and David Holcenberg, “MJ”
  • Charlie Rosen, “A Strange Loop”
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