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BEST PLAY

Eclipsed
Eclipsed
Amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War, the captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community – until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Lupita Nyong’o stars in this story of survival and resilience.
Author: Danai Gurira
The Father
The Father
Past Tony Award-winner Frank Langella stars in this fascinating look inside the mind of a retired dancer living with his adult daughter and her husband.
The Humans
The Humans
The angst, anguish and amity of the American middle class are first coaxed – then shoved – into the light in this uproarious, hopeful, and heartbreaking play that takes place over the course of a family dinner on Thanksgiving.
Author: Stephen Karam
King Charles III
King Charles III
The Queen is dead. After a lifetime of waiting, Prince Charles ascends the throne. A future of power that lies before him…but how to rule?
Author: Mike Bartlett

BEST MUSICAL

Bright Star
Bright Star
Inspired by a true event, this wholly original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. A powerful reminder that even in the darkest sky, there's always one... Bright Star.
Hamilton
Hamilton
From the creative team behind In the Heights comes a new musical about Alexander Hamilton, the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America.
School of Rock - The Musical
School of Rock - The Musical
A new musical based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock – The Musical features music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater.
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
In May 1921, the new musical Shuffle Along became the unlikeliest of hits, significantly altering the face of the Broadway musical as well as that of New York City. Because of Shuffle Along, Uptown and Downtown met and became one.
Waitress
Waitress
A new musical based on the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly with a book by Jessie Nelson, music and lyrics by five-time Grammy Award-nominated singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles.

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Arthur Miller’s most-produced work returns to Broadway in a new production. The Crucible is widely considered to be a central work in the canon of American drama.
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
Arthur Miller’s dark and passionate classic drama, set on the Brooklyn waterfront.
Blackbird
Blackbird
Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams return to Broadway in David Harrower's Olivier Award-winning drama.
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Long Day's Journey Into Night
Eugene O’Neill’s autobiographical masterwork tells the story of the Tyrone family and their battle to unearth – and conceal – a lifetime of secrets.
Noises Off
Noises Off
Past Tony Award® and Emmy Award®-winner Andrea Martin and Campbell Scott star in a rip-roaring new production of Michael Frayn’s beloved comedy that’s full of shocking surprises and gut-busting humor.

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

The Color Purple
The Color Purple
Jennifer Hudson makes her Broadway debut as the sultry “Shug Avery” in a new production of the joyous musical based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning story of enduring love and triumph over adversity.
Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof
Miracle of miracles! A new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical from the team behind South Pacific and The King and I.
She Loves Me
She Loves Me
Starring past Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti and Zachary Levi, She Loves Me features a book by Joe Masteroff (Cabaret), music by Jerry Bock (Fiddler on the Roof), and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick (Fiorello!).
Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening
Deaf West's new production of the 2007 Tony Award-winning Best Musical.

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE

Bright Star
Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Lyrics: Edie Brickell
Steve Martin
Steve Martin
Edie Brickell
Edie Brickell
Hamilton
Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lin-Manuel Miranda
School of Rock - The Musical
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Glenn Slater
Glenn Slater
Waitress
Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles
Sara Bareilles

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

SPECIAL TONY AWARD® FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATRE

Sheldon Harnick
Marshall W. Mason

SPECIAL TONY AWARD

National Endowment for the Arts
Miles Wilkin

REGIONAL THEATRE TONY AWARD

Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ

ISABELLE STEVENSON TONY AWARD

Brian Stokes Mitchell

TONY HONORS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE

Seth Gelblum
Joan Lader
Sally Ann Parsons