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Posted by: Staffon 2007/5/15 18:10:00 2838 reads 2007 Tony Award Nominations

May 15, 2007

Nominations in 25 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing’s 61st Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® were announced today by Broadway stars Jane Krakowski and Taye Diggs at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 23 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2007 Tony Awards are presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing...

Legitimate theatrical productions opening in any of the 39 eligible Broadway theatres during the current season may be considered for Tony nominations. The 2006/2007 eligibility season began May 11, 2006 and ended May 9, 2007. The Tony Awards will be voted in 25 competitive categories by 785 members of the theatrical community. Ballots will be mailed at the end of this week.

Based on a recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association, Alliance Theatre of Atlanta will be the recipient of the 2007 Regional Theatre Tony Award accompanied by a grant of $25,000 sponsored by Visa U.S.A. This award is given to a regional theatre company that has displayed a continuous level of artistic achievement contributing to the growth of theatre nationally.

Nominations for the 2007 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®

Best Play:

The Coast of Utopia

Author: Tom Stoppard

Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, Bob Boyett


Author: Peter Morgan

Producers: Arielle Tepper Madover, Matthew Byam Shaw, Robert Fox, Act Productions, David Binder, Debra Black, Annette Niemtzow/Harlene Freezer, The Weinstein Company, The Donmar Warehouse

The Little Dog Laughed

Author: Douglas Carter Beane

Producers: Roy Gabay, Susan Dietz, Morris Berchard, Steve Bozeman, Ted Snowdon, Jerry Frankel/Doug Nevin, Jennifer Manocherian/Ina Meibach, Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, Ellen Richard

Radio Golf

Author: August Wilson

Producers: Jujamcyn Theaters, Margo Lion, Jeffrey Richards/Jerry Frankel, Tamara Tunie/Wendell Pierce, Fran Kirmser, Bunting Management Group, George Frontiere and Open Pictures, Lauren Doll/Steven Greil & The August Wilson Group, Jack Viertel, Gordon Davidson
Best Musical


Producers: Roger Berlind, Roger Horchow, Daryl Roth, Jane Bergère, Ted Hartley, Center Theatre Group

Grey Gardens

Producers: East of Doheny, Staunch Entertainment, Randall Wreghitt/Mort Swinsky, Michael Alden, Edwin W. Schloss, Playwrights Horizons

Mary Poppins

Producers: Disney, Cameron Mackintosh

Spring Awakening

Producers: Ira Pittelman, Tom Hulce, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Atlantic Theater Company, Jeffrey Sine, Freddy DeMann, Max Cooper, Mort Swinsky/Cindy and Jay Gutterman/Joe McGinnis/Judith Ann Abrams, ZenDog Productions/CarJac Productions, Aron Bergson Productions/Jennifer Manocherian/Ted Snowdon, Harold Thau/Terry Schnuck/Cold Spring Productions, Amanda Dubois/Elizabeth Eynon Wetherell, Jennifer Maloney/Tamara Tunie/Joe Cilibrasi/StyleFour Productions

Best Book of a Musical


Rupert Holmes & Peter Stone

Grey Gardens

Doug Wright

Legally Blonde The Musical

Heather Hach

Spring Awakening

Steven Sater

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


Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb, John Kander & Rupert Holmes

Grey Gardens

Music: Scott Frankel

Lyrics: Michael Korie

Legally Blonde The Musical

Music & Lyrics: Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Spring Awakening

Music: Duncan Sheik

Lyrics: Steven Sater

Best Revival of a Play:

Inherit the Wind

Producers: Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Lawrence Horowitz, Jon Avnet/Ralph Guild, Roy Furman, Debra Black/Daryl Roth, Bill Rollnick/Nancy Ellison Rollnick, Stephanie P. McClelland

Journey’s End

Producers: Boyett Ostar Productions, Stephanie P. McClelland, Bill Rollnick, James D’Orta, Philip Geier

Talk Radio

Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Jam Theatricals, Francis Finlay, Ronald Frankel, James Fuld, Jr., Steve Green, Judith Hansen, Patty Ann Lacerte, James Riley, Mary Lu Roffe/Mort Swinsky, Sheldon Stein, Terri & Timothy Childs/Stylefour Productions, Irving Welzer/Herb Blodgett


Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, McCarter Theatre Center, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, Emily Mann, Jeffrey Woodward
Best Revival of a Musical

The Apple Tree

Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy

A Chorus Line

Producer: Vienna Waits Productions


Producers: Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Ambassador Theatre Group, Tulchin/Bartner Productions, Darren Bagert, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

110 in the Shade

Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy

Best Special Theatrical Event:

Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!

Producers: Roger Alan Gindi, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Dan Whitten, Herbert Goldsmith Productions, Ken Grossman, Bob & Rhonda Silver, Michael A. Jenkins/Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc., Wetrock Entertainment

Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway

Producers: David J. Foster, Jared Geller, Ruth Hendel, Jonathan Reinis, Inc., Billy Zavelson, Jamie Cesa, Anne Strickland Squadron, Jennifer Manocherian, Gary Allen, Melvin Honowitz

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play:

Boyd Gaines, Journey’s End

Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

Brían F. O’Byrne, The Coast of Utopia

Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind

Liev Schreiber, Talk Radio

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten

Swoosie Kurtz, Heartbreak House

Angela Lansbury, Deuce

Vanessa Redgrave, The Year of Magical Thinking

Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical:

Michael Cerveris, LoveMusik

Raúl Esparza, Company

Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening

Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins

David Hyde Pierce, Curtains

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical:

Laura Bell Bundy, Legally Blonde The Musical

Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens

Audra McDonald, 110 in the Shade

Debra Monk, Curtains

Donna Murphy, LoveMusik

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:

Anthony Chisholm, Radio Golf

Billy Crudup, The Coast of Utopia

Ethan Hawke, The Coast of Utopia

John Earl Jelks, Radio Golf

Stark Sands, Journey’s End

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play:

Jennifer Ehle, The Coast of Utopia

Xanthe Elbrick, Coram Boy

Dana Ivey, Butley

Jan Maxwell, Coram Boy

Martha Plimpton, The Coast of Utopia

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical:

Brooks Ashmanskas, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me

Christian Borle, Legally Blonde The Musical

John Cullum, 110 in the Shade

John Gallagher, Jr., Spring Awakening

David Pittu, LoveMusik

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical:

Charlotte d’Amboise, A Chorus Line

Rebecca Luker, Mary Poppins

Orfeh, Legally Blonde The Musical

Mary Louise Wilson, Grey Gardens

Karen Ziemba, Curtains

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

Bob Crowley & Scott Pask, The Coast of Utopia

Jonathan Fensom, Journey’s End

David Gallo, Radio Golf

Ti Green and Melly Still, Coram Boy

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins

Christine Jones, Spring Awakening

Anna Louizos, High Fidelity

Allen Moyer, Grey Gardens

Best Costume Design of a Play:

Ti Green and Melly Still, Coram Boy

Jane Greenwood, Heartbreak House

Santo Loquasto, Inherit the Wind

Catherine Zuber, The Coast of Utopia

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

Gregg Barnes, Legally Blonde The Musical

Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins

Susan Hilferty, Spring Awakening

William Ivey Long, Grey Gardens

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

Paule Constable, Coram Boy

Brian MacDevitt, Inherit the Wind

Brian MacDevitt, Kenneth Posner and Natasha Katz, The Coast of Utopia

Jason Taylor, Journey’s End

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

Kevin Adams, Spring Awakening

Christopher Akerlind, 110 in the Shade

Howard Harrison, Mary Poppins

Peter Kaczorowski, Grey Gardens

Best Direction of a Play:

Michael Grandage, Frost/Nixon

David Grindley, Journey’s End

Jack O’Brien, The Coast of Utopia

Melly Still, Coram Boy

Best Direction of a Musical:

John Doyle, Company

Scott Ellis, Curtains

Michael Greif, Grey Gardens

Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening

Best Choreography:

Rob Ashford, Curtains

Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear, Mary Poppins

Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening

Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical
Best Orchestrations

Bruce Coughlin, Grey Gardens

Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening

Jonathan Tunick, LoveMusik

Jonathan Tunick, 110 in the Shade

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Regional Theatre Tony Award:

Alliance Theatre

Atlanta, GA

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Total Nominations by Production:

Spring Awakening – 11

The Coast of Utopia – 10

Grey Gardens – 10

Curtains – 8

Legally Blonde The Musical – 7

Mary Poppins – 7

Coram Boy – 6

Journey’s End – 6

110 in the Shade – 5

Inherit the Wind – 4

LoveMusik – 4

Radio Golf – 4

Company – 3

Frost/Nixon – 3

A Chorus Line – 2

Heartbreak House – 2

The Little Dog Laughed – 2

Talk Radio – 2

The Apple Tree – 1

Butley – 1

Deuce – 1

High Fidelity – 1

Jay Johnson: The Two and Only! - 1

Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway - 1

Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me – 1

A Moon for the Misbegotten – 1

Translations – 1

The Year of Magical Thinking - 1

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