Tony Award Nominations 2019: The Complete List, From ‘Hadestown’ to ‘Tootsie’

James Corden will host Broadway’s biggest night on June 8

Last Updated: April 30, 2019 @ 7:36 AM

The new musical “Hadestown” is out front in this year’s Tony Awards derby, landing 14 nominations, including Best Musical, followed by the Temptations bio-musical “Ain’t Too Proud,” with 12 nominations, and “Tootsie,” with 11.

The new plays, “The Ferryman” and “To Kill a Mockingbird,” each earned nine nominations — though Aaron Sorkin’s adaptation of the Harper Lee novel shockingly was snubbed in the Best Play category.

Tony-winning CBS late-night host James Corden will emcee this year’s ceremony, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 9.

The American Theatre Wing previously announced special Tony Awards for musical director and arranger Jason Michael Webb; the late actress and advocate Marin Mazzie; and Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company, the creators of the giant Kong puppet in the new “King Kong” musical.

In addition, two-time Tony winner and two-time Emmy winner Judith Light will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award to recognize her longtime advocacy for LGBTQ rights and HIV/AIDS.

Two-time past Tony-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon and two-time Tony-winner Bebe Neuwirth woke early Tuesday morning to announce this year’s nominees.

Here are all the nominees.

Best Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud”
“Beetlejuice”
“Hadestown”
“The Prom”
“Tootsie”

Best Play

“Choir Boy”
“The Ferryman”
“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
“Ink”
“What the Constitution Means to Me”

Best Play Revival

“All My Sons”
“The Boys in the Band”
“Burn This”
“Torch Song”
“The Waverly Gallery”

Best Musical Revival

“Kiss Me, Kate”
“Oklahoma!”

Best Actor (Play)

Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Best Actress (Play)

Annette Bening, “All My Sons”
Laura Donnelly, “The Ferryman”
Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery”
Janet McTeer, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me”

Best Actress (Musical)

Stephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show”
Caitlin Kinnunen, “The Prom”
Beth Leavel, “The Prom”
Eva Noblezada, “Hadestown”
Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me Kate”

Best Actor (Musical)

Brooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”
Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”
Damon Daunno, “Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, “Tootsie”

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, “Ink”
Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman”
Bartlett Sher, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Ivo van Hove, “Network”
George C. Wolfe, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Best Direction of a Musical

Rachel Chavkin, “Hadestown”
Scott Ellis, “Tootsie”
Daniel Fish, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”
Des McAnuff, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”
Casey Nicholaw, “The Prom”

Best Book of a Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” — Dominique Morisseau
“Beetlejuice” — Scott Brown & Anthony King
“Hadestown” — Anaïs Mitchell
“The Prom” — Bob Martin & Chad Beguelin
“Tootsie” — Robert Horn

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

“Be More Chill” — Music & Lyrics: Joe Iconis
“Beetlejuice” — Music & Lyrics: Eddie Perfect
“Hadestown” — Music & Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell
“The Prom” –Music: Matthew Sklar; Lyrics: Chad Beguelin
“To Kill a Mockingbird” — Music: Adam Guettel
“Tootsie” — Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

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

Bertie Carvel, “Ink”
Robin De Jesús, “The Boys in the Band”
Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”
Benjamin Walker, Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”

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

Fionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”
Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Kristine Nielsen, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Julie White, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”

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

André De Shields, “Hadestown”
Andy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”
Patrick Page, “Hadestown”
Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”
Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

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

Lilli Cooper, “Tootsie”
Amber Gray, “Hadestown”
Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”
Ali Stroker, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”
Mary Testa, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Bunny Christie, “Ink”
Rob Howell, “The Ferryman”
Santo Loquasto, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Jan Versweyveld, “Network”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”
Peter England, “King Kong”
Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown”
Laura Jellinek, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”
David Korins, “Beetlejuice”

Best Costume Design of a Play

Rob Howell, “The Ferryman”
Toni-Leslie James, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”
Clint Ramos, “Torch Song”
Ann Roth, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Ann Roth, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Michael Krass, “Hadestown”
William Ivey Long, “Beetlejuice”
William Ivey Long, “Tootsie”
Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show”
Paul Tazewell, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, “Ink”
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Peter Mumford, “The Ferryman”
Jennifer Tipton, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, “Network”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, “The Cher Show”
Howell Binkley, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”
Bradley King, “Hadestown”
Peter Mumford, “King Kong”
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, “Beetlejuice:

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, “Ink”
Scott Lehrer, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy”
Nick Powell, “The Ferryman”
Eric Sleichim, “Network”

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Drew Levy, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations


Best Orchestrations

Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

 Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Rosemary Harris
Terrence McNally
Harold Wheeler

Special Tony Awards

Marin Mazzie
Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company
Jason Michael Webb

Regional Theatre Tony Award

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Palo Alto, CA

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Judith Light

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Broadway Inspirational Voices – Michael McElroy, Founder
Peter Entin
FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9
Joseph Blakely Forbes