2022 Tony Award Nominees

Carianne Carleo-Evangelist

In September 2021, more than 40 Broadway theaters reopened to the public after a long hiatus, bringing brand-new performances to the stage and welcoming back time-honored classics. On June 12, 2022, Broadway will look back at its 2021–2022 season for the 75th annual Tony Awards, which honor standout shows and the performers and creative teams that bring them to life.

Leading the nominations are A Strange Loop with 11 nominations, MJ with 10 nominations and TheLehman Trilogy with eight nominations.

There are six nominees for best musical, including A Strange Loop and MJ, the most in this category in several years, and five nominees for best play.

This year, viewers have the chance to participate in the official Tony Awards Challenge: an interactive ballot where fans can predict the winners in 26 categories for the opportunity to win a range of prizes. Visit tonyawardschallenge.com for more information and to enter.

Read on for the major-category nominees (shows whose titles are not linked have finished their Broadway run) and tune in June 12 to find out who will join past Tony winners including The Book of Mormon, Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown, Hamilton, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and Moulin Rouge! The Musical on Broadway. And click here for the winners.

The Minutes. Photo: Michael Brosilow

Best Play

The Lehman Trilogy

The Minutes
Skeleton Crew

Six. Photo: Liz Lauren

Take Me Out. Photo: Catherine Wessel

Company. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Best Revival of a Musical

Caroline, or Change
The Music Man

Courtesy, American Buffalo

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, Hangmen


Alice Childress, Trouble in Mind. Courtesy, Alice Childress Estate.

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

Gabby Beans, The Skin of Our Teeth
LaChanze, Trouble in Mind
Ruth Negga, Macbeth
Deirdre O'Connell, Dana H.
Mary-Louise Parker,How I Learned to Drive

Mrs. Doubtfire. Photo: Joan Marcus

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

Girl From the North Country. Photo: Matthew Murphy

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

Sharon D Clarke, Caroline, or Change
Carmen Cusack, Flying Over Sunset
Sutton Foster, The Music Man
Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square
Mare Winningham, Girl From the North Country

For the complete list of this year's nominees, visit tonyawards.com.