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Tony Award 2023 Nonimations Announced!


Nomations for the annual Tony Awards were announced this morning over on the Great White Way for productions in the 2022-2023 Broadway season. Actors Lea Michele and Myles Frost revealed the full list of nominees with the most nominations going to new musicals such as Some Like It Hot (13), Shucked (9), & Juliet (9), New York, New York (9) and Kimberly Akimbo (8). The most new play nominations included Leopoldstadt (6), Ain't No Mo' (6), Fat Ham (5) and Cost of Living (5); and the most nominations for best revival of musical included Sweeney Todd (8), Parade (6), Into the Woods (6) and A Doll's House (6).


The Tony Awards ceremony, will be hosted by Academy Award Winner Ariana DeBose this year at the historic United Palace in Washington Heights on Sunday, June 11, 2023. The event can be watched live throughout the country by premium subscribers to the streaming service Paramount+ for those of us not in the U.S.


Read the complete list of nominees below. Get your betting tallys ready!


Best book of a musical & Juliet – David West Read Kimberly Akimbo – David Lindsay-Abaire New York, New York – David Thompson and Sharon Washington Shucked – Robert Horn Some Like It Hot – Matthew López and Amber Ruffin


Best New Musical Nominees


Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theatre Almost Famous – music: Tom Kitt, lyrics: Cameron Crowe and Tom Kitt Kimberly Akimbo – music: Jeanine Tesori, lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire KPOP – music and lyrics: Helen Park and Max Vernon Shucked – music and lyrics: Shane McAnally and Brandy Clark Some Like It Hot – music and lyrics: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman


Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Topdog/Underdog Corey Hawkins, Topdog/Underdog Sean Hayes, Good Night, Oscar Stephen McKinley Henderson, Between Riverside and Crazy Wendell Pierce, Death of a Salesman


Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play Jessica Chastain, A Doll’s House Jodie Comer, Prima Facie Jessica Hecht, Summer, 1976 Audra McDonald, Ohio State Murders


Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical Christian Borle, Some Like It Hot J Harrison Ghee, Some Like It Hot Josh Groban, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Brian d’Arcy James, Into the Woods Ben Platt, Parade Colton Ryan, New York, New York


Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical Annaleigh Ashford, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sara Bareilles, Into the Woods Victoria Clark, Kimberly Akimbo Lorna Courtney, & Juliet Micaela Diamond, Parade


Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play Jordan E Cooper, Ain’t No Mo’ Samuel L Jackson, The Piano Lesson Arian Moayed, A Doll’s House Brandon Uranowitz, Leopoldstadt David Zayas, Cost of Living


Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play Nikki Crawford, Fat Ham Crystal Lucas-Perry, Ain’t No Mo’ Miriam Silverman, The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window Katy Sullivan, Cost of Living Kara Young, Cost of Living


Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical Kevin Cahoon, Shucked Justin Cooley, Kimberly Akimbo Kevin Del Aguila, Some Like It Hot Jordan Donica, Camelot Alex Newell, Shucked


Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical Julia Lester, Into the Woods Ruthie Ann Miles, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Bonnie Milligan, Kimberly Akimbo NaTasha Yvette Williams, Some Like It Hot Betsy Wolfe, & Juliet


Best scenic design of a play Miriam Buether, Prima Facie Tim Hatley and Andrzej Goulding, Life of Pi Rachel Hauck, Good Night, Oscar Richard Hudson, Leopoldstadt Dane Laffrey and Lucy Mackinnon, A Christmas Carol


Best scenic design of a musical Beowulf Boritt, New York, New York Mimi Lien, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Michael Yeargan and 59 Productions, Camelot Scott Pask, Shucked Scott Pask, Some Like It Hot


Best costume design of a play Tim Hatley, Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, Life of Pi Dominique Fawn Hill, Fat Ham Brigitte Reiffenstuel, Leopoldstadt Emilio Sosa, Ain’t No Mo’ Emilio Sosa, Good Night, Oscar


Best costume design of a musical Gregg Barnes, Some Like It Hot Susan Hilferty, Parade Jennifer Moeller, Camelot Clint Ramos and Sophia Choi, KPOP Paloma Young, & Juliet Donna Zakowska, New York, New York


Best lighting design of a play Neil Austin, Leopoldstadt Natasha Chivers, Prima Facie Jon Clark, A Doll’s House Bradley King, Fat Ham Tim Lutkin, Life of Pi Jen Schriever, Death of a Salesman Ben Stanton, A Christmas Carol


Best lighting design of a musical Ken Billington, New York, New York Lap Chi Chu, Camelot Heather Gilbert, Parade Howard Hudson, & Juliet Natasha Katz, Some Like It Hot Natasha Katz, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Best sound design of a play Jonathan Deans and Taylor Williams, Ain’t No Mo’ Carolyn Downing, Life of Pi Joshua D Reid, A Christmas Carol Ben and Max Ringham, A Doll’s House Ben and Max Ringham, Prima Facie


Best sound design of a musical Kai Harada, New York, New York John Shivers, Shucked Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann, Into the Woods Gareth Owen, & Juliet Nevin Steinberg, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street


Best direction of a play Saheem Ali, Fat Ham Jo Bonney, Cost of Living Jamie Lloyd, A Doll’s House Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt Stevie Walker-Webb, Ain’t No Mo’ Max Webster, Life of Pi


Best direction of a musical Michael Arden, Parade Lear deBessonet, Into the Woods Casey Nicholaw, Some Like It Hot Jack O’Brien, Shucked Jessica Stone, Kimberly Akimbo


Best choreography Steven Hoggett, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Casey Nicholaw, Some Like It Hot Susan Stroman, New York, New York Jennifer Weber, & Juliet Jennifer Weber, KPOP


Best orchestrations Bill Sherman and Dominic Fallacaro, & Juliet John Clancy, Kimberly Akimbo Jason Howland, Shucked Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter, Some Like It Hot Daryl Waters and Sam Davis, New York, New York


Best play Ain’t No Mo’ by Jordan E Cooper Between Riverside and Crazy by Stephen Adly Guirgis Cost of Living by Martyna Majok Fat Ham by James Ijames Leopoldstadt by Tom Stoppard



Best Play Nominees


Best musical & Juliet Kimberly Akimbo New York, New York Shucked Some Like It Hot


Best revival of a play The Piano Lesson A Doll’s House The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window Topdog/Underdog


Best revival of a musical Into the Woods Camelot Parade Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

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