Tony Awards 2022: Full list of nominations

The Tony Awards are back and ready to take the stage on the left!

This year’s ceremony honoring the best in musical theater begins June 12 in Broadway’s hometown of New York City.

The nominations were announced Monday morning via live stream by Bring It On star Adrienne Warren and Hamilton alum Joshua Henry.

“A Strange Loop” led the field with 11 nominations, and both the Michael Jackson musical “MJ” and the play “Paradise Square” received 10 nominations each. “Company” and “The Lehman Trilogy” were not far behind with nine and eight nominations, respectively, while “For Black Girls Who Thought of Suicide When the Rainbow Ended” received five nominations. Top A-listers to earn Tony nominations this year include Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster (“The Music Man”), Billy Crystal (“Mr. Saturday Night”), Sam Rockwell (“American Buffalo”) and Phylicia Rashad (“Skeleton Crew”).

West Side Story Breakout star Ariana DeBose will host the evening’s celebrations to celebrate the show’s 75th anniversary. The Oscar winner, 31, will grace the stage at Radio City Music Hall.

Brandon J Dirden and Phylicia Rashad in "Skeleton Crew."
Brandon J Dirden and Phylicia Rashad in Skeleton Crew.
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“I’m coming home! I’m honored to celebrate 75 years of excellence in theater, but more importantly, every member of this community who has worked hard to keep the lights of Broadway shining bright again,” said DeBose in a statement, “This is a dream come true.”

The Prom star is no stranger to being on stage or in a theater marquee. She has appeared in many productions such as Motown, Hairspray, Bring It On, A Bronx Tale and Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. She was nominated for her role in the latter in 2018.

The 2021 ceremony took place at the Winter Garden Theater in Manhattan with a reduced event amid the surge in coronavirus cases at the time.

Billy Crystal during opening night on Broadway "Mr Saturday night."
Billy Crystal during the Broadway opening night of “Mr. Saturday night.”
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The Broadway League and the American Theater Wing announced in a joint statement released in April that they have decided to extend the admissions period for the ceremony.

“Due to the challenges Broadway has faced in recent weeks, and in an effort to allow nominees to see Tony-eligible shows, we have decided to extend the eligibility deadline,” the organizations said.

The awards show also issued a “slap warning” to all guests following the dramatic aftermath at the Oscars 2022 when Will Smith took the stage during the March 27 TV show and host Chris Rock slapped him across the face.

“The Tony Awards have a strict no-violence policy,” the PSA read. “In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be removed from the event immediately.”

The Tonys are on deck to broadcast live from coast to coast for the first time. The four-hour show will be split between Paramount+ and CBS. The streaming service will feature exclusive content for the first hour starting at 7pm ET / 4pm PT. The awards ceremony will be live on CBS at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT and will be streamed simultaneously on Paramount+.

Read on for a full list of the 2022 Tony Awards nominees.

Best Musical

Northland girl
MJ
Mr Saturday night
paradise place
SIX: The Musical
A strange loop

best game

Clydes (Author: Lynn Nottage)
Executioner (Author: Martin McDonagh)
The Lehman Trilogy (Author: Stefano Massini, Ben Power)
The Protocol (Author: Tracy Letts)
Skeleton Crew (Author: Dominique Morisseau)

Best Revival of a Musical

Caroline or change
company
the music man

Best revival of a play

American buffalo
for colored girls who have contemplated suicide/when the rainbow is enough
How I learned to drive
take me out
trouble in the head

Sam Rockwell on the opening night of "American buffalo."
Sam Rockwell on the premiere night of “American Buffalo”.
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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Gabby beans, the skin of our teeth
LaChanze, trouble in your head
Ruth Negga, Macbeth
Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H.
Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned to Drive

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

Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy
Adam Godley, The Lehman Trilogy
Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy
David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Sam Rockwell, American Buffalo
Ruben Santiago Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
David Threlfall, Executioner

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

Sharon D. Clarke, Caroline or Change
Carmen Cusack, flies over the sunset
Sutton Foster, The Music Man
Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square
Mare Winningham, girl from the north

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

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night
Myles Frost, MJ
Hugh Jackman, The Music Man
Rob McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire
Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop

Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster perform on stage during opening night "the music man"
Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster perform onstage during the opening night for The Music Man.
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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Alfie Allen, executioner

Chuck Cooper, trouble in the head

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, take me out

Ron Cephas Jones, Clydes

Michael Oberholtzer, Get me out

Jesse Williams, take me out

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

Uzo Aduba, Clydes
Rachel Dratch, POTUS: Or behind every great fool are seven women trying to keep them alive
Kenita R. Miller, for girls of color who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enough
Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew
Julie White, POTUS: Or behind every great fool are seven women trying to keep them alive
Kara Young, Clydes

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

Matt Doyle, company
Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square
Jared Grimes, funny girl
John-Andrew Morrison, A Strange Loop
AJ Shively, Paradise Square

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

Jeannette Bayardelle, Girl from the North
Shoshana Bean, Mr. Saturday night
Jayne Houdyshell, The Music Man
L Morgan Lee, A Strange Loop
Patti LuPone, Company
Jennifer Simard, Company

That "paradise place" to water.
The “Paradise Square” cast.
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Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Matt Doyle, company
Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square
Jared Grimes, funny girl
John-Andrew Morrison, A Strange Loop
AJ Shively, Paradise Square

Best direction of a piece

Liliana Blain-Cruz, The Skin of Our Teeth
Camille A. Brown, for girls of color who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enough
Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
Neil Pepe, American Buffalo
LesWaters, Dana H.

Best Direction of a Musical

Stephen Brackett, A Strange Loop
Marianne Elliott, Company
Conor McPherson, girl from the north
Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage, SIX: The Musical
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ

Myles Frost, Whitney Bashor, and Walter Russell III "MJ: The Michael Jackson musical."
Myles Frost, Whitney Bashor and Walter Russell III in MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical.
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Best choreography

Camille A. Brown, for girls of color who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enough
Warren Carlyle, The Music Man
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, SIX: The Musical
Bill T Jones, Paradise Square
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, POTUS: Or behind every great fool are seven women trying to keep him alive
Michael Carnahan and Nicholas Hussong, Skeleton Crew
Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Anna Fleischle, executioner
Scott Pask, American Buffalo
Adam Rigg, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Beowulf Boritt and 59 Productions, Flying Over Sunset
Bunny Christie, company
Arnulfo Maldonado, A Strange Loop
Derek McLane and Peter Nigrini, MJ
Allen Moyer, Paradise Square

Morgan Lee, Jason Veasey, John-Andrew Morrison, Jaquel Spivey, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson, Jr. and Antwayn Hopper "A strange loop."
Morgan Lee, Jason Veasey, John-Andrew Morrison, Jaquel Spivey, John-Michael Lyles, James Jackson, Jr. and Antwayn Hopper in A Strange Loop.
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Best Costume Design in a Musical

Fly Davis, Caroline or Change
Toni-Leslie James, Paradise Square
William Ivey Long, Diana, The Musical
Santo Loquasto, The Music Man
Gabriella Slade, SIX: The Musical
Paul Tazewell, MJ

Best Costume Design for a Play

Montana Levi Blanco, The Skin of Our Teeth
Sarafina Bush, for girls of color who have contemplated suicide/when the rainbow is enough
Emilio Sosa, problems in the head
Jane Greenwood, Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite
Jennifer Moeller, Clydes

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Joshua Carr, executioner
Jiyoun Chang, for black girls who have contemplated suicide/when the rainbow is enough
Jon Clark, The Lehman Trilogy
Jane Cox, Macbeth
Yi Zhao, The Skin of Our Teeth

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Neil Austin, company
Tim Deiling, SIX: The Musical
Donald Holder, Paradise Place
Natasha Katz, MJ
Bradley King flies over the sunset
Jen Schriever, A Strange Loop

Best Sound Design of a Play

Justin Ellington, for girls of color who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enough
Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H.
Palmer Hefferan, The Skin of Our Teeth
Nick Powell and Dominic Bilkey, The Lehman Trilogy
Mikaal Sulaiman, Macbeth

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Simon Baker, Girl from the North
Paul Gatehouse, SIX: The Musical
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Company
Drew Levy, A Strange Loop
Gareth Owen, MJ

Best orchestrations

David Cullen, Company
Tom Curran, SIX: The Musical
Simon Hale, Girl from the North
Jason Michael Webb and David Holcenberg, MJ
Charlie Rosen, A Strange Loop

Best Original Score (Music and/or Text) Written for the Theater

Flying Over Sunset (Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Michael Korie)
Mr. Saturday Night (Music: Jason Robert Brown, Lyrics: Amanda Green)
Paradise Square (Music: Jason Howland, Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Masi Asare)
Six: The Musical (music and lyrics: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss)
A Strange Loop (Music & Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson)

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