2016-2017 TONY AWARDS
NOMINATIONS AND WINNERS
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen WINNER
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
A Doll’s House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath
Indecent by Paula Vogel
Oslo by J. T. Rogers WINNER
Sweat by Lynn Nottage
BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Hello, Dolly! WINNER
BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
August Wilson’s Jitney WINNER
The Little Foxes
Six Degrees of Separation
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Christian Borle, Falsettos
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen WINNER
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Patti LuPone, War Paint
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly! WINNER
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
Denis Arndt, Heisenberg
Chris Cooper, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter WINNER
Jefferson Mays, Oslo
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2 WINNER
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen WINNER
Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly! WINNER
Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY
Michael Aronov, Oslo WINNER
Danny DeVito, Arthur Miller's The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson's Jitney
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY
Johanna Day, Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2
Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes WINNER
Condola Rashad, A Doll's House, Part 2
Michelle Wilson, Sweat
Come From Away, David Hein and Irene Sankoff
Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul WINNER
Groundhog Day, Tim Minchin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Come From Away, David Hein and Irene Sankoff
Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson WINNER
Groundhog Day, Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy
BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Christopher Ashley, Come From Away WINNER
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!
BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Sam Gold, A Doll's House, Part 2
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson's Jitney
Bartlett Sher, Oslo
Daniel Sullivan, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent WINNER
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand WINNER
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn
Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!
Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen WINNER
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A MUSICAL
Linda Cho, Anastasia
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly! WINNER
Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Catherine Zuber, War Paint
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Jane Greenwood, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes WINNER
Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson's Jitney
David Zinn, A Doll's House, Part 2
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Rob Howell, Groundhog Day
David Korins, War Paint
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 WINNER
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
BEST SCENIC DESIGN IN A PLAY
David Gallo, Jitney
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong WINNER
Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page
Michael Yeargan, Oslo
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent WINNER
Jane Cox, August Wilson's Jitney
Donald Holder, Oslo
Jennifer Tipton, A Doll's House, Part 2
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Howell Binkley, Come From Away
Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly!
Bradley King Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 WINNER
Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen
RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS OF HONORS IN NON-COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES
SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATRE
JAMES EARL JONES a two-time Tony Award and Oscar recipient.
“James Earl Jones has given us a lifetime of unforgettable performances on the stage, and his voice resonates
through generations. His legacy is unmatched and his work has had an impact not only on Broadway but across the
entire galaxy!” Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St.
Martin, President of The Broadway League, said in a joint statement.
REGIONAL THEATRE TONY AWARD
THE DALLAS THEATER CENTER has been named the recipient of the 2017
Regional Theatre Tony award as announced by the The Tony Awards Administration Committee.
Each year since 1976, the Tonys have recognized the achievements of resident theatre companies across the U. S.
This award goes to a not-for-profit producing organization in or outside of New York City, based on the
recommendation of the American Theatre Critics Association.
For close to 60 years, DTC’s innovative, dynamic programming has made a significant mark
on the Dallas community as well as the American theater at large, highlighted by its sustained focus
on producing new works, supporting a resident acting company, utilizing theatrical space in surprising
ways and engaging deeply with the diverse Dallas community. Under the direction of Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty
and Managing Director Jeff Woodward, Dallas Theater Center currently produces a vibrant season of new plays,
classics, and musicals. The Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company demonstrates DTC’s abiding commitment
to supporting a core group of resident artists. DTC annually serves an audience of more than 100,000 North Texas
“The Tony Award is one of the most coveted honors in the American theater, and receiving it is a cause for great
celebration throughout Dallas,” Moriarty said in a statement. “This award is in recognition of DTC’s nearly sixty
years of achievement. It’s a testament to the artistry of the theater’s previous artistic directors,
Paul Baker, Adrian Hall, Ken Bryant and Richard Hamburger. It’s an honor for the many talented artists whose work
has graced our stages. It’s an acknowledgement of the deep relationship between DTC and our community here
in North Texas, for whom we produce plays that inspire meaningful conversations. It’s a tribute to the diversity of
artists who seek to create art that mirrors the glorious diversity of our community. And it’s a
validation of our city’s shared belief that a great city requires great art to bring us together,
ask vital questions and inspire us to build a more perfect union.”
THE 2017 ISABELLE STEVENSON TONY AWARD
BAAYORK LEE a director, actor and choreographer, receives this award which
is presented annually to a member of the theatre community “who has made a substantial contribution of volunteered time and effort on behalf of
one or more humanitarian, social service or charitable organizations,” will be awarded to director, actor, and choreographer Baayork Lee.
Lee is being honored for her commitment to future generations of artists through her work with the National Asian Artists Project and theatre education programs around the world.
“Baayork works tirelessly to break down cultural walls that often build up around what theatre goers consider ‘traditional’ musicals, and her dedication to fostering the next generation of performers and theatre professionals to do the same is exemplary. We are thrilled to honor her this year,” said Charlotte St. Martin, president of The Broadway League, and Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing, in a joint statement.
Lee created the role of Connie and was the assistant choreographer of the 1976 Tony Award-winning Best Musical A Chorus Line; she has subsequently staged many productions of the musical across the globe.
She is the founder of National Asian Artists Project (NAAP), which is a community of artists, educators, administrators, community leaders, and professionals who work to showcase the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, educational programming, and community outreach.
TONY HONORS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE
NINA LANNAN AND ALAN WASSER will receive this award which is
presented to institutions, individuals, and organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre.
“Nina and Alan are the driving forces behind some of Broadway’s most cherished and long-running musicals, and their individual contributions to the theatrical landscape, not only on Broadway but around the world, are exemplary. We are thrilled to honor them this year,” commented Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, President of The Broadway League, in a joint statement.
Lannan has served as executive producer and general manager on more than 50 Broadway productions. She began her Broadway career as the assistant general manager on the musical Cats in 1980 and stayed with the production for its 18-year engagement. Lanan has also worked on Annie Get Your Gun, Starlight Express, Sunset Boulevard, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Dirty Dancing, The Color Purple, Legally Blonde, 9 to 5, and Billy Elliot. In addition to general management, she has served as the executive producer of School of Rock, Motown: The Musical, and Mamma Mia!. She is the co-founder of Bespoke Theatricals with Maggie Brohn, Amy Jacobs, and Devin Keudell.
Alan Wasser was the founder and chairman of Alan Wasser Associates, comprising three companies which specialized in theatrical general management, tour booking, and tour marketing across the U.S. In 1986, the company general managed all of Cameron Mackintosh’s Broadway and U.S. touring productions, including Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, Five Guys Named Moe, Swan Lake, Putting It Together, Martin Guerre, and Oklahoma! He later formed Foresight Theatrical LLC, which offers executive producing, general managing, booking, press, and other theatrical resources for stage productions.
The Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre were established in 1990 and are awarded annually to institutions, individuals and organizations that have demonstrated extraordinary achievement in theatre, but are not eligible in any of the established Tony Award categories.
SPECIAL TONY AWARD
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin will be presented with Special Tony Awards for their sound design for The Encounter,
which incorporated the use of headphones to provide audiences an intimate, environmental depiction of the Amazon
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