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Here Are the 2014 Tony Nominees

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder definitely got some love from the Tony Awards, topping the list for Broadway’s highest honor. The comical musical chronicling the exploits of a would-be earl finishing off all the relatives who stand in his way to the family title garnered ten nominations including Best Musical, Best Book and Score, and Best Actor in a Musical (Bryce Pinkham as the murderous Monty and Jefferson Mays as all eight of his victims). The show also the most nominations from the Outer Critics Circle (11) and the Drama Desk (12) for their awards, propelling Guide to the front of the pack this theater award season. This should provide a bump at its box office, as happened with last year’s Best Musical winner Kinky Boots.

Also making strong showings were the revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch with eight, After Midnight and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical with seven each. Among nonmusicals, the closed revivals of The Glass Menagerie and Twelfth Night dominated with seven nominations a piece.

 

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway (Photo: Joan Marcus)

‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ earned 10 Tony nominations, including lead actor nominations for stars Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkam (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Audra McDonald is up for a record-breaking sixth Tony Award for Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill for which she is nominated for Best Actress in a Play. The Tony Committee designated the Lanie Robertson work a play with music rather than a musical. McDonald, Julie Harris and Angela Lansbury are tied for the most Tony wins by an actor with five each (Harris also won a special Tony for lifetime achievement). If she wins, McDonald will also make history as the only performer to win in every possible category — Lead and Featured Actor in a Play and Musical. Her previous Tonys are for The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Actress in a Musical), A Raisin in the Sun and Master Class (Featured Actress in a Play), and Ragtime and Carousel (Featured Actress in a Musical).

Notably absent in the category of Best Actor in a Play were such major box-office names as Daniel Radcliffe (The Cripple of Inishmaan), James Franco (Of Mice and Men), and Denzel Washington (A Raisin in the Sun). Two-time Tony winner Mark Rylance (Boeing-Boeing, Jerusalem) achieved the rare distinction of receiving two acting nominations — Best Actor for Richard III and Best Featured Actor for Twelfth Night.

Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu announced the nominations this morning, and Hugh Jackman made a surprise appearance to remind viewers to watch him host the awards on June 8 at Radio City Music Hall, televised on CBS.

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Here is a full list of the nominees:

Best Play
Act One
All The Way
Casa Valentina
Mothers and Sons
Outside Mullingar

Best Musical
After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Revival of a Play
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Twelfth Night

Best Revival of a Musical
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Misérables
Violet

Best Book of a Musical
Aladdin, Chad Beguelin
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Douglas McGrath
Bullets Over BroadwayWoody Allen
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Robert L. Freedman

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Aladdin
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin

The Bridges of Madison County
Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Music: Steven Lutvak
Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak

If/Then
Music: Tom Kitt
Lyrics: Brian Yorkey

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men
Mark Rylance, Richard III
Tony Shalhoub, Act One

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables
Andy Karl, Rocky
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin
Sutton Foster, Violet
Idina Menzel, If/Then
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night
Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway
Joshua Henry, Violet
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
Jarrod Spector, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Linda Emond, Cabaret
Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Anika Larsen, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Adriane Lenox, After Midnight
Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Beowulf Boritt, Act One
Bob Crowley, The Glass Menagerie
Es Devlin, Machinal
Christopher Oram, The Cripple of Inishmaan

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Christopher Barreca, Rocky
Julian Crouch, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Santo Loquasto, Bullets Over Broadway

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, Act One
Michael Krass, Machinal
Rita Ryack, Casa Valentina
Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway
Arianne Phillips, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Isabel Toledo, After Midnight

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Jane Cox, Machinal
Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie
Japhy Weideman, Of Mice and Men

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Christopher Akerlind, Rocky
Howell Binkley, After Midnight
Donald Holder, The Bridges of Madison County

Best Sound Design of a Play
Alex Baranowski, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Dan Moses Schreier, Act One
Matt Tierney, Machinal

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, After Midnight
Tim O’Heir, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Mick Potter, Les Misérables
Brian Ronan, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Best Direction of a Play
Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun
John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie

Best Direction of a Musical
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman, Violet
Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Choreography
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Steven Hoggett & Kelly Devine, Rocky
Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin
Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway

Best Orchestrations
Doug Besterman, Bullets Over Broadway
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Steve Sidwell, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

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