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2016 Tony Awards: Nominees and Winners

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Tony Award nominees and winners. This year’s Tony Awards, which took place on June 12, 2016 and were hosted by James Corden, made history in a number of ways. Possibly the most inclusive Tony Awards yet, the show took place in the wake of early Sunday morning’s mass shooting in Miami, which many guests honored with silver ribbons and statements in acceptance speeches. Hamilton made records too, receiving 16 nominations and winning for 11. Here’s a list of all of the nominees and winners in each category.

Best Play:

The Humans

Eclipsed

The Father

King Charles III

Best Musical:

Hamilton

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

Waitress

School of Rock: The Musical

Bright Star

Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge?

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

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

Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda

Bright Star, Steve Martin

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 (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater

Hamilton

Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Bright Star

Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

Lyrics: Edie Brickell

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

Frank Langella, The Father

Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Jeff Daniels, Blackbird

Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III

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

?Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Alex Brightman, School of Rock: The Musical

Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof

Zachary Levi, She Loves Me

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

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

?Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Laura Benanti, She Loves Me

Carmen Cusack, Bright Star

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, Noises Off

Richard Goulding, King Charles III

Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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

Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans?

Pascale Armand, Eclipsed

Megan Hilty, Noises Off

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

?Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton?

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

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

David Zinn, The Humans

Beowulf BorittThérèse Raquin

Christopher OramHughie

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

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Es Devlin & Finn Ross, American Psycho

David Korins, Hamilton

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

Best Costume Design of a Play

?Clint Ramos, Eclipsed?

Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Michael Krass, Noises Off

Tom Scutt, King Charles III

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

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

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

Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View From the Bridge

Rupert Goold, King Charles III

Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Joe Mantello, The Humans

Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed

Best Direction of a Musical

?Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Michael Arden, Spring Awakening

John Doyle, The Color Purple

Scott Ellis, She Loves Me

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

Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton

August Eriksmoen, Bright Star

Larry Hochman, She Loves Me

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

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater

Sheldon Harnick

Marshall W. Mason

Special Tony Award

National Endowment for the Arts

Miles Wilkin

Regional Theater Tony Award

Paper Mill Playhouse; Millburn, NJ

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Brian Stokes Mitchell

 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater

Seth Gelblum

Joan Lader

Sally Ann Parsons

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