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2024 Tony nominations: the full list

“Hell’s Kitchen” and “Stereophonic” lead this year’s crop of nominees.

(L-R) Maeleah Joi Moon and Chris Lee in Hell’s Kitchen; Tom Pecinka in “Stereophonic” (Credit: Marc J. Franklin; Julieta Cervantes)

Nominations have been announced for the 77th annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway productions that opened during the 2023-2024 season. Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Renée Elise Goldsberry revealed this year’s nominees on April 30 on CBS Mornings. 

As previously announced, the Tony Awards ceremony, hosted by Tony nominee Ariana DeBose, will take place on June 16 at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. The ceremony will be broadcast on CBS and Paramount+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET. “Tony Awards: Act One,” a special pre-show including the presentation of several awards, will stream live on Pluto TV.

In order to be eligible for nominations, productions had to open by April 25. Thirty-six productions were eligible.

“Hell’s Kitchen” and “Stereophonic” lead the pack with 13 nominations each, including a nod for Best Musical and Best Play, respectively. The musical adaptation of “The Outsiders” is close behind, tallying 12 nominations.

Five shows were nominated for Best Musical: “Hell’s Kitchen,” “Illinoise,” “The Outsiders,” “Suffs” and “Water for Elephants.” Five productions were nominated for Best Play: “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding,” “Mary Jane,” “Mother Play,” “Prayer for the French Republic” and “Stereophonic.” A full list of nominations is below.

Of the 36 eligible productions, eight received zero nominations: “Harmony,” “How to Dance in Ohio,” “I Need That,” “Once Upon a One More Time,” “The Cottage,” “The Heart of Rock and Roll,” “The Shark Is Broken” and “The Wiz.”

The Tony Awards are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

A complete list of nominees can be found below.

Best Musical
“Hell’s Kitchen”
“The Outsiders”
“Water for Elephants”

Best Play
“Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”
“Mary Jane”
“Mother Play”
“Prayer for the French Republic”

Best Revival of a Play
“Appropriate,” Author: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
“An Enemy of the People,” New Version: Amy Herzog
“Purlie Victorious” 

Best Revival of a Musical
“Gutenberg! The Musical!”
“Merrily We Roll Along”
“The Who’s Tommy”

Best Book of a Musical
Kristoffer Diaz, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Bekah Brunstetter, “The Notebook”
Adam Rapp and Justin Levine, “The Outsiders”
Shaina Taub, “Suffs”
Rick Elice, “Water for Elephants”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Adam Guettel (music and lyrics), “Days of Wine and Roses”
David Byrne (music and lyrics) and Fatboy Slim (music), “Here Lies Love”
Will Butler (music and lyrics), “Stereophonic”
Shaina Taub (music and lyrics), “Suffs”
Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Justin Levine (music and lyrics), “The Outsiders”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
William Jackson Harper, “Uncle Vanya”
Leslie Odom Jr., “Purlie Victorious”
Liev Schreiber, “Doubt”
Jeremy Strong, “An Enemy of the People”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “Patriots”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Betsy Aidem, “Prayer for the French Republic”
Jessica Lange, “Mother Play”
Rachel McAdams, “Mary Jane”
Sarah Paulson, “Appropriate”
Amy Ryan, “Doubt”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brody Grant, “The Outsiders”
Jonathan Groff, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Dorian Harewood, “The Notebook”
Brian d’Arcy James, “Days of Wine and Roses”
Eddie Redmayne, “Cabaret”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Eden Espinosa, “Lempicka”
Maleah Joi Moon, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Kelli O’Hara, “Days of Wine and Roses”
Maryann Plunkett, “The Notebook”
Gayle Rankin, “Cabaret”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Will Brill, “Stereophonic”
Eli Gelb, “Stereophonic”
Jim Parsons, “Mother Play”
Tom Pecinka, “Stereophonic”
Corey Stoll, “Appropriate”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Quincy Tyler Bernstine, “Doubt”
Juliana Canfield, “Stereophonic”
Celia Keenan-Bolger, “Mother Play”
Sarah Pidgeon, “Stereophonic”
Kara Young, “Purlie Victorious”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Roger Bart, “Back to the Future: The Musical”
Joshua Boone, “The Outsiders”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Sky Lakota-Lynch, “The Outsiders”
Daniel Radcliffe, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Steven Skybell, “Cabaret”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Shoshana Bean, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Amber Iman, “Lempicka”
Nikki M. James, “Suffs”
Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, “Spamalot”
Kecia Lewis, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Lindsay Mendez, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Bebe Neuwirth, Cabaret

Best Scenic Design of a Play
dots, “Appropriate”
dots, “An Enemy of the People”
Derek McLane, “Purlie Victorious”
David Zinn, “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”
David Zinn, “Stereophonic”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian, “The Outsiders”
Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Takeshi Kata, “Water for Elephants”
David Korins, “Here Lies Love”
Riccardo Hernández and Peter Nigrini, “Lempicka”
Tim Hatley and Finn Ross, “Back to the Future: The Musical“
Tom Scutt, “Cabaret”

Best Costume Design of a Play
Dede Ayite, “Appropriate”
Dede Ayite, “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”
Enver Chakartash, “Stereophonic”
Emilio Sosa, “Purlie Victorious”
David Zinn, “An Enemy of the People”

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Dede Ayite, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Linda Cho, “The Great Gatsby”
David Israel Reynoso, “Water for Elephants”
Tom Scutt, “Cabaret”
Paul Tazewell, “Suffs”

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Isabella Byrd, “An Enemy of the People”
Amith Chandrashaker, “Prayer for the French Republic”
Jiyoun Chang, “Stereophonic”
Jane Cox, “Appropriate”
Natasha Katz, “Grey House” 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Brandon Stirling Baker, “Illinoise”
Isabella Byrd, “Cabaret”
Natasha Katz, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Bradley King and David Bengali, “Water for Elephants”
Brian MacDevitt and Hana S. Kim, “The Outsiders”

Best Sound Design of a Play
Justin Ellington and Stefania Bulbarella, “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”
Leah Gelpe, “Mary Jane”
Tom Gibbons, “Grey House”
Bray Poor and Will Pickens, “Appropriate”
Ryan Rumery, “Stereophonic”

Best Sound Design of a Musical
M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer, “Here Lies Love”
Kai Harada, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Nick Lidster for Autograph, “Cabaret”
Gareth Owen, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Cody Spencer, “The Outsiders”

Best Direction of a Play
Daniel Aukin, “Stereophonic”
Anne Kauffman, “Mary Jane”
Kenny Leon, “Purlie Victorious”
Lila Neugebauer, “Appropriate”
Whitney White, “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”

Best Direction of a Musical
Maria Friedman, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Michael Greif, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Leigh Silverman, “Suffs”
Jessica Stone, “Water for Elephants”
Danya Taymor, “The Outsiders”

Best Choreography
Annie-B Parson, “Here Lies Love”
Camille A. Brown, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman, “The Outsiders”
Justin Peck, “Illinoise”
Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll, “Water for Elephants”

Best Orchestrations
Timo Andres, “Illinoise”
Will Butler and Justin Craig, “Stereophonic”
Justin Levine, Matt Hinkley and Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance), “The Outsiders”
Tom Kitt and Adam Blackstone, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Jonathan Tunick, “Merrily We Roll Along”

Tony nominations per production:
“Hell’s Kitchen” — 13
“Stereophonic” — 13
“The Outsiders” — 12
“Cabaret” — 9
“Appropriate” — 8
“Merrily We Roll Along” — 7
“Water for Elephants” — 7
“Purlie Victorious” — 6
“Suffs” — 6
“An Enemy of the People” — 5
“Jaja’s African Hair Braiding” — 5
“Here Lies Love” — 4
“Illinoise” — 4
“Mary Jane” — 4
“Mother Play” — 4
“Days of Wine and Roses” — 3
“Doubt” — 3
“Lempicka” — 3
“The Notebook” — 3
“Prayer for the French Republic” — 3
“Back to the Future: The Musical” — 2
“Grey House” — 2
“The Great Gatsby” — 1
“Gutenberg! The Musical!” — 1
“Spamalot” — 1
“Patriots” — 1
“Uncle Vanya” — 1
“The Who’s Tommy” — 1