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2016 Tony Awards Nominations Are In!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton in 'Hamilton

Hamilton breaks records with 16 noms (surprise, surprise). 

Theater's most prestigious awards ceremony has finally announced this year's nominations. As a shock to no one, Hamilton is far ahead of its competition with 16 nominations, followed not so closely by Shuffle Along (10) and She Loves Me (8). A special shout out to Jonathan Groff's nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Hamilton), Michael Arden for Best Direction (SpringAwakening), and Ivo Van Hove and Jan Versweyveld for their work on Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge and The Crucible.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m EST.

BEST PLAY

Eclipsed

The Father

The Humans

King Charles III

BEST MUSICAL

Bright Star

Hamilton

School of Rock--The Musical

Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Waitress

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

Blackbird

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Noises Off

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

The Color Purple

Fiddler on the Roof

She Loves Me

Spring Awakening

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Bright Star, Steve Martin

Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda

School of Rock--The Musical, Julian Fellowes

Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, George C. Wolfe

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSICAL AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE

Bright Star, Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Lyrics: Edie Brickell

Hamilton, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

School of Rock--The Musical, Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: Glenn Slater

Waitress, Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Gabriel Byrne, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
Frank Langella, TheFather
Tim Pigott-Smith, KingCharlesIII
Mark Strong, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Laurie Metcalf, Misery
Lupita Nyong'o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Alex Brightman, School of Rock--The Musical
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Carmen Cusack, BrightStar
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Reed Birney, The Humans
Bill Camp, Arthur Miller's The Crucible
David Furr, NoisesOff
Richard Goulding, KingCharlesIII
Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
Megan Hilty, NoisesOff
Jayne Houdyshell, TheHumans
Andrea Martin, Noises Off
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Renee Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

Beowulf Boritt, Therese Raquin
Christopher Oram, Hughie
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge
David Zinn, The Humans

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Es Devlin & Finn Ross, American Psycho
David Korins, Hamilton
Santo Loquasto, ShuffleAlong, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
David Rockwell, She Loves Me

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

Jane Greenwood, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Michael Krass, NoisesOff
Clint Ramos, Eclipsed
Tom Scutt, King Charles III

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting
Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

Natasha Katz, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Justin Townsend, The Humans
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend, American Psycho

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Jonathan Kent, Long Day's Journey Into Night
Joe Mantello, The Humans
Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
John Doyle, The Color Purple
Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof
Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

August Eriksmoen, Bright Star
Larry Hochman, She Loves Me
Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton
Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

The Tony Awards will be broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th, 8:00 - 11:00 p.m EST.

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