Article Apr 30, 2019

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Adam Driver and Bryan Cranston lead 2019 Tony Award nominations

Adam Driver and Bryan Cranston will compete against each other to be named Best Actor at the 2019 Tony Awards.

The Star Wars star was revealed as a Best Actor nominee for his role in Broadway play Burn This when the nominations were announced on Tuesday (30Apr19), while the former Breaking Bad star was nominated for his role in Network, for which he has already won an Olivier Award in the U.K.

They will also compete against Jeff Daniels for To Kill a Mockingbird, Paddy Considine for The Ferryman, and Jeremy Pope for Choir Boy.

The nominees for Best Actress in a play include Laurie Metcalf, for her portrayal of former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Hillary and Clinton, Annette Bening for All My Sons, Laura Donnelly for The Ferryman, The Waverly Gallery's Elaine May, Bernhardt/Hamlet's Janet McTeer, and Heidi Schreck for What the Constitution Means to Me.

Schreck’s production also scored a nomination for Best Play, alongside The Ferryman, Ink, Choir Boy, and Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, while the nominees for Best Revival of a Play include All My Sons, The Waverly Gallery, Burn This, The Boys in the Band, and Torch Song.

The musical adaptation of Tim Burton's cult movie Beetlejuice received a nod for Best Musical, alongside Tootsie, The Prom, Hadestown, and The Temptations jukebox musical Ain't Too Proud. The competition for Best Revival of a Musical is a race between Oklahoma! and Kiss Me, Kate.

Notable nominees in the musical acting categories include Stephanie J. Block, for her portrayal of music legend Cher in The Cher Show, and theatre veteran Kelli O'Hara for Kiss Me, Kate.

The 73rd Tony Awards will be hosted by James Corden on 9 June at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

 

The main list of nominees is as follows:

 

Best Play:

The Ferryman

What the Constitution Means to Me

Ink

Choir Boy

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

 

Best Musical:

Tootsie

The Prom

Hadestown

Ain't Too Proud

Beetlejuice

 

Best Revival of a Play:

All My Sons

The Waverly Gallery

Burn This

The Boys in the Band

Torch Song

 

Best Revival of a Musical:

Oklahoma!

Kiss Me, Kate

 

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

Jeff Daniels - To Kill a Mockingbird

Bryan Cranston - Network

Paddy Considine - The Ferryman

Adam Driver - Burn This

Jeremy Pope - Choir Boy

 

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

Elaine May - The Waverly Gallery

Laurie Metcalf - Hillary and Clinton

Annette Bening - All My Sons

Laura Donnelly - The Ferryman

Janet McTeer - Bernhardt/Hamlet

Heidi Schreck - What the Constitution Means to Me

 

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

Santino Fontana - Tootsie

Damon Daunno - Oklahoma!

Brooks Ashmanskas - The Prom

Alex Brightman - Beetlejuice

Derrick Baskin - Ain't Too Proud

 

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

Stephanie J. Block - The Cher Show

Beth Leavel - The Prom

Kelli O'Hara - Kiss Me, Kate

Eva Noblezada - Hadestown

Caitlin Kinnunen - The Prom

 

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

Bertie Carvel - Ink

Robin De Jesus - The Boys in the Band

Gideon Glick - To Kill a Mockingbird

Brandon Uranowitz - Burn This

Benjamin Walker - All My Sons

 

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

Fionnula Flanagan - The Ferryman

Celia Keenan-Bolger - To Kill a Mockingbird

Kristine Nielsen - Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Julie White - Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Ruth Wilson - King Lear

 

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

Andre De Shields - Hadestown

Andy Grotelueschen - Tootsie

Patrick Page - Hadestown

Jeremy Pope - Ain't Too Proud

Ephraim Sykes - Ain't Too Proud

 

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

Lilli Cooper - Tootsie

Amber Gray - Hadestown

Sarah Stiles - Tootsie

Ali Stroker - Oklahoma!

Mary Testa - Oklahoma!

 

Best Direction of a Play:

Rupert Goold - Ink

Sam Mendes - The Ferryman

Bartlett Sher - To Kill a Mockingbird

Ivo van Hove - Network

George C. Wolfe - Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

 

Best Direction of a Musical:

Rachel Chavkin - Hadestown

Scott Ellis - Tootsie

Daniel Fish - Oklahoma!

Des McAnuff - Ain't Too Proud

Casey Nicholaw - The Prom