2012 Tony Award Nominations Announced

Posted Tuesday May 1, 2012 10:53 AM GMT

Celebrating the best and brightest of the stage, the Tony Awards announced their nominations in New York City today (May 1).

“GCB” starlet Kristin Chenoweth was in the house at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts to read the list of nominees in each category.

Ms. Chenoweth was also joined by actor Jim Parsons, Erica Hill, Nick Scandalios, and Ted Chapin as fans and press looked on.

The complete list of nominees for the 2012 Tony Awards is as follows:

Best Play

Clybourne Park
Author: Bruce Norris

Other Desert Cities
Author: Jon Robin Baitz

Peter and the Starcatcher
Author: Rick Elice

Venus in Fur
Author: David Ives

Best Musical

Leap of Faith
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once

Best Book of a Musical

Lysistrata Jones
Douglas Carter Beane
Newsies
Harvey Fierstein
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Joe DiPietro
Once
Enda Walsh

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

Bonnie & Clyde
Music: Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics: Don Black

Newsies
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Jack Feldman

One Man, Two Guvnors
Music & Lyrics: Grant Olding

Peter and the Starcatcher
Music: Wayne Barker
Lyrics: Rick Elice

Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Master Class
Wit

Best Revival of a Musical

Evita
Follies
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jesus Christ Superstar

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

James Corden
One Man, Two Guvnors
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
James Earl Jones
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Frank Langella
Man and Boy
John Lithgow
The Columnist

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

Nina Arianda
Venus in Fur
Tracie Bennett
End of the Rainbow
Stockard Channing
Other Desert Cities
Linda Lavin
The Lyons
Cynthia Nixon
Wit

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

Danny Burstein
Follies
Jeremy Jordan
Newsies
Steve Kazee
Once
Norm Lewis
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Ron Raines
Follies

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

Jan Maxwell
Follies
Audra McDonald
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Cristin Milioti
Once
Kelli O’Hara
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Laura Osnes
Bonnie & Clyde

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

Christian Borle
Peter and the Starcatcher
Michael Cumpsty
End of the Rainbow
Tom Edden
One Man, Two Guvnors
Andrew Garfield
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Jeremy Shamos
Clybourne Park

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

Linda Emond
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Spencer Kayden
Don’t Dress for Dinner
Celia Keenan-Bolger
Peter and the Starcatcher
Judith Light
Other Desert Cities
Condola Rashad
Stick Fly

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

Phillip Boykin
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael Cerveris
Evita
David Alan Grier
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael McGrath
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Josh Young
Jesus Christ Superstar

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

Elizabeth A. Davis
Once
Jayne Houdyshell
Follies
Judy Kaye
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Jessie Mueller
On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Da’Vine Joy Randolph
Ghost the Musical

Best Direction of a Play

Nicholas Hytner
One Man, Two Guvnors
Pam MacKinnon
Clybourne Park
Mike Nichols
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Roger Rees and Alex Timbers
Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Direction of a Musical

Jeff Calhoun
Newsies
Kathleen Marshall
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Diane Paulus
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
John Tiffany
Once

Best Choreography

Rob Ashford
Evita
Christopher Gattelli
Newsies
Steven Hoggett
Once
Kathleen Marshall
Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Orchestrations

William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Bill Elliott
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Martin Lowe
Once
Danny Troob
Newsies

Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty
Other Desert Cities
Daniel Ostling
Clybourne Park
Mark Thompson
One Man, Two Guvnors
Donyale Werle
Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Bob Crowley
Once
Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll
Ghost the Musical
Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel
Newsies
George Tsypin
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark

Best Costume Design of a Play

William Ivey Long
Don’t Dress for Dinner
Paul Tazewell
A Streetcar Named Desire
Mark Thompson
One Man, Two Guvnors
Paloma Young
Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes
Follies
ESosa
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Eiko Ishioka
Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark
Martin Pakledinaz
Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jeff Croiter
Peter and the Starcatcher
Peter Kaczorowski
The Road to Mecca
Brian MacDevitt
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Kenneth Posner
Other Desert Cities

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Christopher Akerlind
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Natasha Katz
Follies
Natasha Katz
Once
Hugh Vanstone
Ghost the Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play

Paul Arditti
One Man, Two Guvnors
Scott Lehrer
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Gareth Owen
End of the Rainbow
Darron L. West
Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Acme Sound Partners
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Clive Goodwin
Once
Kai Harada
Follies
Brian Ronan
Nice Work If You Can Get It

Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Emanuel Azenberg

Regional Theatre Award

The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Bernadette Peters

Special Tony Award

Actors’ Equity Association

Hugh Jackman

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Freddie Gershon
Artie Siccardi
TDF Open Doors

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