2017 Tony Award Nominations announced - Read our Reviews!

We review all the 2017 Tony Award nominees

Dear Evan Hansen

The 2017 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning at a ceremony hosted by Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski. Following an intense season of new plays, revivals and a record breaking amount of new musicals, the field was narrowed to the following list of hit shows all hoping to walk away with the top prize come the ceremony on June 8, hosted by Kevin Spacey.

New musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 led the pack with 12 nominations, followed closely by the revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler with 10 nominations. Dear Evan Hansen picked up 9 nominations, with other new musicals Come From Away and Groundhog Day the Musical earning 7 a piece.

On the plays front, new play Oslo, which is set to transfer to London later this year, earned 7 nominations with the revival of August Wilson's Jitney and The Little Foxes both earning 6. Pulitzer Prize-winner Sweat earned 3 nominations, alongside Indecent.

This year, our New York Editor has covered all the major Broadway openings and with his team of reviewers has filed reviews for each of the new productions.


Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski

Read our reviews of the 2017 Tony Award-nominated productions below, and check out the full list of nominees:

Best Musical

Dear Evan Hansen - "Required viewing"

Come From Away - "The cast is beautifully directed and choreographed... They are a marvel to watch"

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - "This is a visual spectacle that you rarely see on Broadway."

Groundhog Day: "Dizzyingly witty new musical"

 

Best Play

A Doll's House Part 2 - "Smart, funny and utterly engrossing new play"

Indecent - "Beautiful and emotionally shattering new play"

Oslo - "Dense and compelling"

Sweat - "Leaves us thirsting for more"

 

Best Musical Revival

Hello, Dolly! - "Nostalgia-infused, perfectly-crafted Broadway revival"

Miss Saigon - " The story packs an unavoidable emotional punch, even if you do see it coming "

Falsettos - "a period piece with enormous vitality"

 

Best Play Revival

The Little Foxes - "Directed with style and precision by Daniel Sullivan, this is a crisp evening of deceit and calculation"

Present Laughter - "If you assume that Kevin Kline is perfect for Noel Coward, you assume correctly - and then some"

Six Degrees of Separation - "stunning revival"

Jitney - "it felt a bit disjointed"

Best Book of a Musical

Come From Away

Dear Evan Hansen

Groundhog Day The Musical

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

 

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

Come From Away, Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein

Dear Evan Hansen Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul

Groundhog Day The Musical, Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy

 

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

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, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Laurie Metcalf, A Doll's House, Part 2

 

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

Christian Borle, Falsettos

Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Andy Karl, Groundhog Day The Musical

David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!

Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

 

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!

Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon

 

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

Michael Aronov, Oslo

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

Condola Rashad, A Doll's House, Part 2

Michelle Wilson, Sweat

 

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

Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!

Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen

Andrew Rannells, Falsettos

Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos

 

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

Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!

Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos

Jenn Colella, Come From Away

Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen

Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

 

Best Scenic Design of a Play

David Gallo, August Wilson's Jitney

Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong

Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page

Michael Yeargan, Oslo

 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell, Groundhog Day The Musical

David Korins, War Paint

Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter

Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson's Jitney

David Zinn, A Doll's House, Part 2

 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Linda Cho, Anastasia

Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!

Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Catherine Zuber, War Paint

 

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Christopher Akerlind, Indecent

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

Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen

 

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

 

Best Direction of a Musical

Christopher Ashley, Come From Away

Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen

Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day The Musical

Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand

Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day The Musical

Kelly Devine, Come From Away

Denis Jones, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical

Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

 

Best Orchestrations

Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand

Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!

Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen

Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

 

Read the 2016 Tony Award winners here.

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