2022 TONY NOMINATIONS: THE FULL LIST & MY THOUGHTS ON THE NOMINATIONS
The time has finally come that all of us theater and Broadway lovers have waited for--the Tony nominations are finally here!!!!! This year will be a BIG year not only because the Tony's are celebrating 75 years, but it is the first year in two years its back at its home at Radio City Music Hall!
Below is the FULL LIST of nominations announced today. This year is going to be a nail bitter for sure!!
My thoughts: Ok, so I am not surprised by the shows and performers nominated for the most part. Most of who I and others thought would be nominated were. That said, there were a few things that I was surprised by. First off, what was with these nominations for Flying Over Sunset?? Really?? This was the worst show I think I've seen all season, and the critics also panned it. If they were going to give the nominations to a closed show, they should have given it to Diana: The Musical instead. Carmen Cusack is excellent, so that is fine, but I would have loved to have seen Jeana De Waal nominated for her role.
Another upset was Funny Girl not being nominated in the Best Revival category and Beanie Feldstein not getting a nomination. Personally, I was more surprised that Funny Girl was left out of the Best Revival category because of the magnitude and the anticipation of the revival. I also thought that Beanie would be nominated because of the leading lady aspect. However, I was not a fan of her performance, so I am glad that the voters made the right choice. Regardless, it's still an "upset," as many thought she and the show would be nominated!
Here is the list of nominees:
Best Play Clyde's, by Lynn Nottage Hangmen, by Martin McDonagh The Lehman Trilogy, by Stefano Massini and Ben Power The Minutes, by Tracy Letts Skeleton Crew, by 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, by Paula Vogel Take Me Out Trouble in Mind, by Alice Childress
Best Revival of a Musical Caroline, or Change Company The Music Man
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
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 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 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 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 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 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 by Tom Kitt, Lyrics by Michael Korie Mr. Saturday Night; Music by Jason Robert Brown, Lyrics by Amanda Green Paradise Square; Music by Jason Howland, Lyrics by Nathan Tysen and Masi Asare SIX: The Musical, Music and Lyrics by Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss A Strange Loop, Music and Lyrics by Michael R. Jackson
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