2015 Tony Award nominees steal the show on Broadway


On April 28, 2015, the American Theatre Wing an- nounced their nominees for the 2015 Tony Awards.

The show will air on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. on CBS.

The Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre were first awarded in 1947.

This year the American Theatre Wing will host their 69th annual ceremony.

This year, according to the award show’s official website, will be hosted by Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming.

Both of these accomplished actors have participated in Broadway musicals this year.

Alan Cumming starred as Emcee in the musical Cabaret on Broadway, which closed earlier this year.

Kristen Chenoweth has also been active on Broadway recently.

She is currently starring in the Broadway musical On the Twentieth Century and has re- ceived a nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

The Tony Awards offer Broadway plays and musicals both original works and revivals, honors in a variety of categories.

The Tony’s offer theatre productions acclaim for actors, ac- tresses, direction, choreography, costume design, original score, book, scenic design, lighting design, and best orchestration.

The nominees for Best Musical include An American in Paris, Fun Home, Something Rotten, and The Visit.

The nominees for Best Play are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Disgraced, Hand to God, and Wolf Hall Parts 1 and 2.

The awards will not only honor new theatrical Broadway productions but also revivals.

The nominees for Best Musical Revival are The King and I, On the Town, and On the Twentieth Century.

The nominees for Best Play Revival are The Elephant Man, Skylight, This Is Our Youth, and You Can’t Take It With You.

These musicals and plays dominate many of the categories, with most of the productions earning four or more nominations in a wide array of categories.

An American in Paris and Fun Home both snagged twelve nominations in categories rang- ing from Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Musical to Best Or- chestration.

Something Rotten follows these two leading productions with ten nominations.

The King and I, with nominations in nine different categories, is the most nominated revival.

Some shows that received less the four nominations include The Audience, Constellations, Disgraced, Gigi, The Heidi Chronicles, It’s Only a Play, The Last Ship, and This Is Our Youth.

During the ceremony, special awards will also be presented to specific high achieving members of the Broadway community, such as Tommy Tune, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, and Stephen Schwartz, winner of the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award.

Tune into the Tony Awards on June 7, 2015 to celebrate theatre and see who this year’s winners will be.


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