2019 Tony Award Nominees

Brian Sloan

The American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League have announced the nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards, the top honors in Broadway theater. The nominees represent some of the most ambitious fare to hit the Great White Way over the past year. Among them: Hadestown, a modern, bluesy take on classic Greek mythology that leads the pack with 14 nominations, including Best Musical. There’s also Tootsie, based on the popular 1980s movie about a man who poses as a woman to get a new start in his acting career, and The Prom, an original musical comedy about an Indiana student’s mission to overcome bigotry and attend the high school prom with her girlfriend (and the NYC actors who, in their way, try to help). Best Play nods went to daring works like Taylor Mac’s hilariously gory Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus and Heidi Schreck’s intimate, intense What the Constitution Means to Me. In the acting categories, big stars like Annette Bening, Jeff Daniels and Elaine May were nominated alongside up-and-comers.

The winners will be announced live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 9. Read on for a list of nominees in the major categories, and then go see the shows. (Productions whose titles are not linked have finished their runs.)

This year, Broadway is inviting audiences to participate in the awards-season excitement; go to tonyawardschallenge.com to make your picks. If you choose all the winners correctly, you could win a year of Broadway tickets—one pair per month to see the latest, greatest shows in NYC.

Beetlejuice. Photo: Matthew Murphy

The Ferryman. Photo: Joan Marcus

Oklahoma! Photo: Teddy Wolff

Best Revival of a Musical

Kiss Me, Kate

The Waverly Gallery. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

Best Revival of a Play

All My Sons
The Boys in the Band
Burn This
Torch Song
The Waverly Gallery

Ain't Too Proud. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie

The Prom. Photo: Deen van Meer

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

To Kill a Mockingbird. Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy


What the Constitution Means to Me. Photo: Joan Marcus

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Annette Bening, All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me