2014 Tony Awards nominees announced, A Gentleman’s Guide leads

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

New York, NY, United States (4E) – The list of nominees for this year’s Tony Awards honoring the best of Broadway has been released on Tuesday, and the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” leads with 10 nominations.

Presented by Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff, the nominees for the 28 categories were selected by a group of 33 theater professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee.

Following “A Gentleman’s Guide” is “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” with eight nominations. The complete list of nominees may be viewed at the Tony Awards’ official website. Some of the nominees include:

Best Play

  • Act One
  • All the Way
  • Casa Valentina
  • Mothers and Sons
  • Outside Mullingar

Best Musical

  • After Midnight
  • Aladdin
  • Beautiful
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

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

  • Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
  • Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then
  • Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, Aladdin

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

  • Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night
  • Bryan Cranston, All the Way
  • Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men
  • Mark Rylance, Richard III
  • Tony Shalhoub, Act One

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

  • Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
  • Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
  • Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn
  • LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun
  • Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie

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

  • Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables
  • Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Andy Karl, Rocky

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

  • Idina Menzel, If/Then
  • Mary Bridget Davis, A Night With Janice Joplin
  • Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
  • Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
  • Sutton Foster, Violet

Best Direction of a Play

  • Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
  • Michael Grandage, The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun
  • John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
  • Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
  • Leigh Silverman, Violet
  • Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Choreography

  • Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
  • Steven Hoggett & Kelly Devine, Rocky
  • Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin
  • Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway

Meanwhile, it was previously announced that Jane Greenwood will receive the special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, Rosie O’Donnell will be presented with the Isabelle Stevenson Award.

Hosted by Hugh Jackman, the 68th Tony Awards will be held on June 8 at the Radio City Music Hall with live telecast on CBS.

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