2009 Tony Award Nominations Announced

May 5, 2009 By:
2009 Tony Award Nominations Announced

It's show time! The 2009 Tony Awards were announced this morning at The New York Public Library for Performing Arts. Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon and composer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the following nominees:

BEST PLAY:

“Dividing the Estate”

“God of Carnage”

“reasons to be pretty”

“33 Variations”

BEST MUSICAL:

“Billy Elliot, The Musical”

“Next to Normal”

“Rock of Ages”

“Shrek The Musical”

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL:

“Billy Elliot, The Musical”

“Next to Normal”

“Shrek The Musical”

“(Title of Show)”

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

“Billy Elliot, The Musical”

“Next to Normal”

“9 to 5: The Musical”

“Shrek The Musical”

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY:

“Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”

“Mary Stuart”

“The Norman Conquests”

“Waiting for Godot”

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL:

“Guys and Dolls”

“Hair”

“Pal Joey”

“West Side Story”

BEST SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT:

“Liza’s at The Palace”

“Slava’s Snowshow”

“Soul of Shaolin”

“You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY:

Jeff Daniels,”God of Carnage”

Raul Esparza, “Speed-the-Plow”

James Gandolfini, “God of Carnage”

Geoffrey Rush, “Exit the King”

Thomas Sadoski, “Reasons to Be Pretty”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY:

Hope Davis, “God of Carnage”

Jane Fonda, “33 Variations”

Marcia Gay Harden, “God of Carnage”

Janet McTeer, “Mary Stuart”

Harriet Walter, “Mary Stuart”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:

David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

Gavin Creel, “Hair”

Brian d’Arcy James, “Shrek The Musical”

Constantine Maroulis, “Rock of Ages”

J. Robert Spencer, “Next to Normal”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:

Stockard Channing, “Pal Joey”

Sutton Foster, “Shrek The Musical”

Allison Janney, “9 to 5: The Musical”

Alice Ripley, “Next to Normal”

Josefina Scaglione, “West Side Story”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY:

John Glover, “Waiting for Godot”

Zach Grenier, “33 Variations”

Stephen Mangan, “The Norman Conquests”

Paul Ritter, “The Norman Conquests”

Roger Robinson, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY:

Hallie Foote, “Dividing the Estate”

Jessica Hynes, “The Norman Conquests”

Marin Ireland, “reasons to be pretty”

Angela Lansbury, “Blithe Spirit”

Amanda Root, “The Norman Conquests”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:

David Bologna, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

Gregory Jbara, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

Marc Kudisch, “9 to 5: The Musical”

Christopher Sieber, “Shrek The Musical”

Will Swenson, “Hair”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:

Jennifer Damiano, “Next to Normal”

Haydn Gwynne, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

Karen Olivo, “West Side Story”

Martha Plimpton, “Pal Joey”

Carole Shelley, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY:

Dale Ferguson, “Exit the King”

Rob Howell, “The Norman Conquests”

Derek McLane, “33 Variations”

Michael Yeargan, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL:

Robert Brill, “Guys and Dolls”

Ian MacNeil, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

Scott Pask, “Pal Joey”

Mark Wendland, “Next to Normal”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY:

Dale Ferguson, “Exit the King”

Jane Greenwood, “Waiting for Godot”

Martin Pakledinaz, “Blithe Spirit”

Anthony Ward, “Mary Stuart”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL:

Gregory Gale, “Rock of Ages”

Nicky Gillibrand, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

Tim Hatley, “Shrek The Musical”

Michael McDonald, “Hair”

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY:

David Hersey, “Equus”

David Lander, “33 Variations”

Brian MacDevitt, “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone”

Hugh Vanstone, “Mary Stuart”

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL:

Kevin Adams, “Hair”

Kevin Adams, “Next to Normal”

Howell Binkley, “West Side Story”

Rick Fisher, “Billy Elliot, The Musical”

For the full list, check out tonyawards.com