The full (and surprising!) list of the 2018 Tony Awards nominees

The most-nominated shows for the 2018 Tony Awards include a musical about high school life, a pineapple who lives under the sea and Harry Potter.
Two musical adaptations, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, received 12 nominations in the 2018 Tony Awards.

Two musical adaptations, Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, received 12 nominations in the 2018 Tony Awards.

Joan Marcus

It’s a tie for the most-nominated show of the 2018 Tony Awards. The American Theatre Wing and Broadway League have revealed who will be competing for the top prize in theater, with two musicals leading the way: Tina Fey’s adaptation of Mean Girls and SpongeBob SquarePants, both scoring 12 nods.

 

The most nominated play was the breathtaking revival of Angels in America, which is up for 11 statues, while Broadway’s hottest new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child locked in 10 nominations.

 

The Tonys will also present Lifetime Achievement awards to Chita Rivera, one of the brightest lights on Broadway since 1951, and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who’s composed approximately half of the most popular musicals of all time from Jesus Christ Superstar to School of Rock. Special awards will also go to John Leguizamo for his one-man show Latin History for Morons and Bruce Springsteen, who just extended his perpetually sold-out run of intimate concerts at the Walter Kerr Theater.

 

The 72nd annual Tony Awards will be hosted by nominees Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban and broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, from 8-11 p.m. on CBS. Tickets go on sale May 15 at tonyawards.com.

 

Here’s the full list of nominees for the 2018 Tony Awards:

Best Musical

The Band's Visit
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Play

The Children
Farinelli and The King
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Junk
Latin History for Morons

Best Revival of a Musical

My Fair Lady
Once On This Island
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Revival of a Play

Angels in America
Three Tall Women
The Iceman Cometh
Lobby Hero
Travesties

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

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Tony Shalhoub, The Band's Visit
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

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

Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Katrina Lenk, The Band's Visit
Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
Jessie Mueller, Carousel

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

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King
Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh

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

Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

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

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Alexander Gemignani, Carousel
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit

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

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Renée Fleming, Carousel
Lindsay Mendez, Carousel
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

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

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
Nathan Lane, Angels in America
David Morse, The Iceman Cometh

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

Susan Brown, Angels in America
Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Deborah Findlay, The Children
Denise Gough, Angels in America
Laurie Metcalf, Three Tall Women

Best Original Score

Angels in America (Adrian Sutton)
The Band's Visit (David Yazbek)
Frozen (Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez)
Mean Girls (Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin)
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Book of a Musical

The Band's Visit (Itamar Moses)
Frozen (Jennifer Lee)
Mean Girls (Tina Fey)
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical (Kyle Jarrow)

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, Three Tall Women
Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Santo Loquasto, The Iceman Cometh
Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Dane Laffrey, Once On This Island
Scott Pask, The Band's Visit
Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young, Mean Girls
Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America
Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Ann Roth, Three Tall Women
Ann Roth, The Iceman Cometh

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls
Clint Ramos, Once On This Island
Ann Roth, Carousel
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Paule Constable, Angels in America
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, The Iceman Cometh
Paul Russell, Farinelli and The King
Ben Stanton, Junk

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Once On This Island
Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
Brian MacDevitt, Carousel
Tyler Micoleau, The Band's Visit

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, Travesties
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America
Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Tom Gibbons, 1984
Dan Moses Schreier, The Iceman Cometh

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Kai Harada, The Band's Visit
Peter Hylenski, Once On This Island
Scott Lehrer, Carousel
Brian Ronan, Mean Girls
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Choreography

Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Justin Peck, Carousel

Best Orchestrations

John Clancy, Mean Girls
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin, Once On This Island
Jamshied Sharifi, The Band's Visit
Jonathan Tunick, Carousel

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden, Once On This Island
David Cromer, The Band's Visit
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

Best Direction of a Play

Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
Joe Mantello, Three Tall Women
Patrick Marber, Travesties
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
George C. Wolfe, The Iceman Cometh

 
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