‘Book of Mormon, ‘Scottsboro Boys’ lead Tony nominations

The Book of Mormon, the impudent hit musical by the creators of South Park and Avenue Q, has won 14 Tony nominations, the most for any Broadway production in the 2010-2011 season.

In nominations announced this morning, that show was followed closely by 12 nominations for The Scottsboro Boys, a serious musical by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb, creators of Cabaret and Chicago, which ran on Broadway for only six weeks last fall.

A revival of the Cole Porter hit Anything Goes won 9 nominations, and a revival of Frank Loesser’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying won 8. (Harry Potter’s Daniel Radcliffe, who stars in that show, was not nominated.)

As for non-musical plays, a revival of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice, starring Al Pacino, won 7 nominations. The British import Jerusalem, by Jez Butterworth, won 6, as did Stephen Adly Guirgis’s The Motherfucker With the Hat (a title that Matthew Broderick and Anika Noni Rose, announcing the nominations, would not name).

Here’s the rundown of Tony nominations by show, followed by the complete list of nominations:

The Book of Mormon (14):

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Josh Gad
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Andrew Rannells
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Rory O’Malley
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Nikki M. James
  • Best Direction of a Musical, Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker
  • Best Choreography, Casey Nicholaw
  • Best Orchestrations, Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Scott Pask
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical, Ann Roth
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Brian MacDevitt
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical, Brian Ronan

The Scottsboro Boys (12):

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical, David Thompson
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Joshua Henry
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Colman Domingo
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Forrest McClendon
  • Best Direction of a Musical, Susan Stroman
  • Best Choreography, Susan Stroman
  • Best Orchestrations, Larry Hochman
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Beowulf Boritt
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Ken Billington
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical, Peter Hylenski

Anything Goes (9):

  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Sutton Foster
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Adam Godley
  • Best Direction of a Musical, Kathleen Marshall
  • Best Choreography, Kathleen Marshall
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Derek McLane
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical, Martin Pakledinaz
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Peter Kaczorowski
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical, Brian Ronan

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (8):

  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, John Larroquette
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Tammy Blanchard
  • Best Direction of a Musical, Rob Ashford
  • Best Choreography, Rob Ashford
  • Best Orchestrations, Doug Besterman
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical, Catherine Zuber
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Howell Binkley

The Merchant of Venice (7):

  • Best Revival of a Play
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, Al Pacino
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Lily Rabe
  • Best Direction of a Play, Daniel Sullivan
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play, Mark Wendland
  • Best Costume Design of a Play, Jess Goldstein
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play, Kenneth Posner

Jerusalem (6):

  • Best Play, Author: Jez Butterworth
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, Mark Rylance
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, Mackenzie Crook
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play, Ultz
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play, Mimi Jordan Sherin
  • Best Sound Design of a Play, Ian Dickinson for Autograph

The Motherfucker with the Hat (6):

  • Best Play, Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, Bobby Cannavale
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, Yul Vázquez
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, Elizabeth Rodriguez
  • Best Direction of a Play, Anna D. Shapiro
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play, Todd Rosenthal

The Normal Heart (5):

  • Best Revival of a Play
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, Joe Mantello
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, John Benjamin Hickey
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, Ellen Barkin
  • Best Direction of a Play, Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe

Sister Act (5):

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical, Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Music: Alan Menken; Lyrics: Glenn Slater
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Patina Miller
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Victoria Clark

War Horse (5):

  • Best Play, Author: Nick Stafford
  • Best Direction of a Play, Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play, Rae Smith
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play, Paule Constable
  • Best Sound Design of a Play, Christopher Shutt

Catch Me If You Can (4):

  • Best Musical
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Norbert Leo Butz
  • Best Orchestrations, Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical, Steve Canyon Kennedy

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (3):

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, Arian Moayed
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play, David Lander
  • Best Sound Design of a Play, Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers

The Importance of Being Earnest (3):

  • Best Revival of a Play
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, Brian Bedford
  • Best Costume Design of a Play, Desmond Heeley

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (3):

  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Laura Benanti
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Patti LuPone

Arcadia (2):

  • Best Revival of a Play
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, Billy Crudup

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2):

  • Best Book of a Musical, Alex Timbers
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Donyale Werle

Born Yesterday (2):

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Nina Arianda
  • Best Costume Design of a Play, Catherine Zuber

Brief Encounter (2):

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Hannah Yelland
  • Best Sound Design of a Play, Simon Baker

Good People (2):

  • Best Play, Author: David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Frances McDormand

La Bête (2):

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, Joanna Lumley
  • Best Costume Design of a Play, Mark Thompson

Priscilla Queen of the Desert (2):

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Tony Sheldon
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical, Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner

Baby It’s You! (1):

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Beth Leavel

Driving Miss Daisy (1):

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Vanessa Redgrave

The House of Blue Leaves (1):

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, Edie Falco

Lombardi (1):

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, Judith Light

The People in the Picture (1):

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Donna Murphy

Nominations by category and special awards:

Best Play:

  • Good People, David Lindsay-Abaire
  • Jerusalem, Jez Butterworth
  •  The Motherfucker with the Hat, Stephen Adly Guirgis
  •  War Horse, Nick Stafford

Best Musical

  • The Book of Mormon
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Scottsboro Boys
  • Sister Act

Best Book of a Musical

  • Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Alex Timbers
  • The Book of Mormon, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • The Scottsboro Boys, David Thompson
  • Sister Act, Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane

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

  • The Book of Mormon, Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • The Scottsboro Boys, Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
  • Sister Act, Music: Alan Menken; Lyrics: Glenn Slater
  • Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Revival of a Play

  • Arcadia
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Normal Heart

Best Revival of a Musical

  • Anything Goes
  • How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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

  • Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Bobby Cannavale, The Motherfucker with the Hat
  • Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
  • Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
  • Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

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

  • Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
  • Frances McDormand, Good People
  • Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
  • Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy
  • Hannah Yelland, Brief Encounter

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

  • Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
  • Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
  • Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
  • Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
  • Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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

  • Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
  • Beth Leavel, Baby It’s You!
  • Patina Miller, Sister Act
  • Donna Murphy, The People in the Picture

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

  • Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
  • Billy Crudup, Arcadia
  • John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
  • Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Yul Vázquez, The Motherfucker with the Hat

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

  • Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
  • Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
  • Judith Light, Lombardi
  • Joanna Lumley, La Bête
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez    The Motherfucker with the Hat

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

  • Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
  • Adam Godley, Anything Goes
  • John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
  • Rory O’Malley, The Book of Mormon

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

  • Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
  • Tammy Blanchard, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Victoria Clark, Sister Act
  • Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
  • Patti LuPone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Direction of a Play

  • Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse
  • Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart
  • Anna D. Shapiro, The Motherfucker with the Hat
  • Daniel Sullivan, The Merchant of Venice

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
  • Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon
  • Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

Best Choreography

  • Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
  • Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
  • Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

Best Orchestrations

  • Doug Besterman, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Larry Hochman, The Scottsboro Boys
  • Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon
  • Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank, Catch Me If You Can

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Todd Rosenthal, The Motherfucker with the Hat
  • Rae Smith, War Horse
  • Ultz, Jerusalem
  • Mark Wendland, The Merchant of Venice

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Beowulf Boritt, The Scottsboro Boys
  • Derek McLane, Anything Goes
  • Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon
  • Donyale Werle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Jess Goldstein, The Merchant of Venice
  • Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Mark Thompson, La Bête
  • Catherine Zuber, Born Yesterday

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
  • Martin Pakledinaz, Anything Goes
  • Ann Roth, The Book of Mormon
  • Catherine Zuber, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Paule Constable, War Horse
  • David Lander, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Kenneth Posner, The Merchant of Venice
  • Mimi Jordan Sherin, Jerusalem

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Ken Billington, The Scottsboro Boys
  • Howell Binkley, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
  • Peter Kaczorowski, Anything Goes
  • Brian MacDevitt, The Book of Mormon

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Simon Baker, Brief Encounter
  • Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Jerusalem
  • Christopher Shutt, War Horse

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Peter Hylenski, The Scottsboro Boys
  • Steve Canyon Kennedy, Catch Me If You Can
  • Brian Ronan, Anything Goes
  • Brian Ronan, The Book of Mormon

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

  • Athol Fugard
  • Philip J. Smith

Regional Theatre Tony Award

  • Lookingglass Theatre Company, Chicago

Isabelle Stevenson Award

  • Eve Ensler

Special Tony Award

  • Handspring Puppet Company

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

  • William Berloni
  • The Drama Book Shop
  • Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

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