Tony Awards 2022: Full list of nominations

The Tony Awards are back and ready to enter stage left!

This year’s ceremony honoring the best in musical theater will commence on June 12 in Broadway’s hometown — New York City.

The nominations were announced via live stream Monday morning by “Bring It On” star Adrienne Warren and “Hamilton” alum Joshua Henry.

“A Strange Loop” led the pack with 11 nominations and both the Michael Jackson musical “MJ” and the play “Paradise Square” both came in with 10 award nods each. “Company” and “The Lehman Trilogy” weren’t far behind with nine and eight nods, respectively, while “for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf” came in with five nominations. The top A-listers who achieved Tony nominations this year include Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster (“The Music Man”), Billy Crystal (“Mr. Saturday Night”), Sam Rockwell (“American Buffalo”) and Phylicia Rashad (“Skeleton Crew”).

“West Side Story” breakout star Ariana DeBose will be hosting the evening’s festivities, celebrating the show’s 75th year. The Oscar winner, 31, will grace the stage at Radio City Music Hall.

Brandon J. Dirden and Phylicia Rashad in “Skeleton Crew.”
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“I’m coming home! I’m so honored to celebrate 75 years of excellence in theater, but more importantly every member of this community who poured themselves into making sure the lights of Broadway have the opportunity to shine brightly once again,” DeBose said in a statement. “This is a dream come true.”

“The Prom” star is no stranger to the stage or a theater marquee. She has appeared in many productions such as “Motown,” “Hairspray,” “Bring It On,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.” She was nominated in 2018 for her role as Ella in the latter.

The 2021 ceremony was held at Manhattan’s Winter Garden Theater with a scaled-back event amid the rise in coronavirus cases at the time.

Billy Crystal during the Broadway opening night curtain call of
Billy Crystal during the Broadway opening night curtain call of “Mr. Saturday Night.”
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The Broadway League and the American Theater Wing announced in a joint statement released in April that they have decided to prolong the eligibility deadline for the ceremony.

“Due to the challenges that Broadway has faced in recent weeks, and in an effort to allow nominators to see Tony eligible shows, we have decided to extend the deadline for eligibility requirements,” the organizations said.

The award show also issued a “slap warning” to all guests, following the dramatic fallout at the 2022 Oscars when Will Smith walked up on stage during the March 27 telecast and smacked presenter Chris Rock.

“The Tony Awards has a strict no violence policy,” read the PSA. “In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be removed from the event immediately.”

The Tonys are on deck to air live coast-to-coast for the first time ever. The four-hour show will be divided between Paramount+ and CBS. The streaming service will feature exclusive content for the first hour, beginning at 7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT. The awards show will go on at 8 pm ET / 5 pm PT live on CBS and simultaneously be streaming on Paramount+.

Keep reading for a full list of the 2022 Tony Awards nominees.

Best Musical

Girl From The North Country
MJ
Mr Saturday Night
Paradise Square
SIX: The Musical
A Strange Loop

best play

Clyde’s (Author: Lynn Nottage)
Hangmen (Author: Martin McDonagh)
The Lehman Trilogy (Author: Stefano Massini, Ben Power)
The Minutes (Author: Tracy Letts)
Skeleton Crew (Author: Dominique Morisseau)

Best Revival of a Musical

Caroline, or Change
Company
The Music Man

Best Revival of a Play

american buffalo
for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
How I Learned to Drive
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Trouble in Mind

Sam Rockwell on the opening night of
Sam Rockwell on the opening night of “American Buffalo.”
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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 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 MorseHow I Learned to Drive
Sam RockwellAmerican Buffalo
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
David ThrelfallHangmen

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

Sharon D Clarke, Caroline, or Change
Carmen CusackFlying 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 Leading Role in a Musical

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night
Myles Frost, MJ
Hugh JackmanThe Music Man
Rob McClure, Mrs Doubtfire
Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop

Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster perform onstage during the opening night curtain call for
Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster perform onstage during the opening night curtain call for “The Music Man.”
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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 Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Matt Doyle, Company
Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square
Jared GrimesFunny Girl
John-Andrew Morrison, A Strange Loop
AJ Shively, Paradise Square

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

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The “Paradise Square” cast.
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Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Matt Doyle, Company
Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square
Jared GrimesFunny Girl
John-Andrew Morrison, A Strange Loop
AJ Shively, Paradise Square

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 PepeAmerican 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

Myles Frost, Whitney Bashor and Walter Russell III in
Myles Frost, Whitney Bashor and Walter Russell III in “MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical.”
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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 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
It’s Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Anna FleischleHangmen
Scott PaskAmerican 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

Morgan Lee, Jason Veasey, John-Andrew Morrison, Jaquel Spivey, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson, Jr. and Antwayn Hopper in
Morgan Lee, Jason Veasey, John-Andrew Morrison, Jaquel Spivey, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson, Jr. and Antwayn Hopper in “A Strange Loop.”
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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 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 Lighting Design of a Play

Joshua Carr, Hangman
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 KingFlying 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 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

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

Flying Over Sunset (Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Michael Korie)
Mr. Saturday Night (Music: Jason Robert Brown, Lyrics: Amanda Green)
Paradise Square (Music: Jason Howland, Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Masi Asare)
Six: The Musical (Music and Lyrics: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss)
A Strange Loop (Music & Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson)

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