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2006-2007 Tony Award Nominations Announced; Spring Awakening Leads Pack With 11

Nominations have been announced for the 2007 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. Spring Awakening is leading the pack with a total of 11 nominations, followed by Grey Gardens and The Coast of Utopia with 10 each.

The cut-off date for eligibility was May 9th.  Nominations were announced by Jane Krakowski and Taye Diggs at a reception sponsored by IBM on Tuesday morning, May 15th, at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast in a live three-hour ceremony from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS television network on Sunday, June 10th.

The list of nominations is as follows:

BEST PLAY
The Coast of Utopia,  Author: Tom Stoppard
Frost/Nixon,  Author: Peter Morgan
The Little Dog Laughed,  Author: Douglas Carter Beane
Radio Golf, Author: August Wilson

BEST MUSICAL
Curtains
Grey Gardens
Mary Poppins
Spring Awakening

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Inherit the Wind
Journey's End
Talk Radio
Translations

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Curtains, Rupert Holmes & Peter Stone
Grey Gardens, Doug Wright
Legally Blonde The Musical, Heather Hach
Spring Awakening, Steven Sater

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Curtains, Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb, John Kander & Rupert Holmes
Grey Gardens, Music: Scott Frankel Lyrics: Michael Korie
Legally Blonde The Musical, Music & Lyrics: Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Spring Awakening, Music: Duncan Sheik Lyrics: Steven Sater

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
The Apple Tree
A Chorus Line
Company
110 in the Shade

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
John Doyle, Company
Scott Ellis, Curtains
Michael Greif, Grey Gardens
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Michael Grandage,    Frost/Nixon
David Grindley,    Journey's End
Jack O'Brien,    The Coast of Utopia
Melly Still,    Coram Boy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Boyd Gaines, Journey's End
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Brían F. O'Byrne, The Coast of Utopia
Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind
Liev Schreiber, Talk Radio

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Swoozie Kurtz, Heartbreak House
Angela Lansbury, Deuce
Vanessa Redgrave, The Year of Magical Thinking
Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Michael Cerveris, LoveMusik
Raúl Esparza, Company
Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening
Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins
David Hyde Pierce, Curtains

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Laura Bell Bundy, Legally Blonde The Musical
Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens
Audra McDonald, 110 in the Shade
Debra Monk, Curtains
Donna Murphy, LoveMusik

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Brooks Ashmanskas, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me
Christian Borle, Legally Blonde The Musical
John Cullum, 110 in the Shade
John Gallagher, Jr., Spring Awakening
David Pittu, LoveMusik

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Charlotte d'Amboise, A Chorus Line
Rebecca Luker, Mary Poppins
Orfeh, Legally Blonde The Musical
Mary Louise Wilson, Grey Gardens
Karen Ziemba, Curtains

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Jennifer Ehle, The Coast of Utopia
Xanthe Elbrick, Coram Boy
Dana Ivey, Butley
Jan Maxwell, Coram Boy
Martha Plimpton, The Coast of Utopia

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Anthony Chisholm, Radio Golf
Billy Crudup, The Coast of Utopia
Ethan Hawke, The Coast of Utopia
John Earl Jelks, Radio Golf
Stark Sands, Journey's End

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Rob Ashford, Curtains
Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear, Mary Poppins
Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening
Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
Bruce Coughlin, Grey Gardens
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening
Jonathan Tunick, LoveMusik
Jonathan Tunick, 110 in the Shade

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
Bob Crowley & Scott Pask, The Coast of Utopia
Jonathan Fensom, Journey's End
David Gallo, Radio Golf
Ti Green and Melly Still, Coram Boy

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
Christine Jones, Spring Awakening
Anna Louizos, High Fidelity
Allen Moyer, Grey Gardens

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Ti Green and Melly Still, Coram Boy
Jane Greenwood, Heartbreak House
Santo Loquasto, Inherit the Wind
Catherine Zuber, The Coast of Utopia

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Gregg Barnes, Legally Blonde The Musical
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
Susan Hilferty, Spring Awakening
William Ivey Long, Grey Gardens

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Paule Constable, Coram Boy
Brian MacDevitt, Inherit the Wind
Brian MacDevitt, Kenneth Posner, and Natasha Katz, The Coast of Utopia
Jason Taylor, Journey's End

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Kevin Adams, Spring Awakening
Christopher Akerlind  110 in the Shade
Howard Harrison, Mary Poppins
Peter Kaczorowski, Grey Gardens

BEST SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only   
Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway

REGIONAL THEATRE AWARD
ALLIANCE THEATRE, Atlanta, GA

Total Nominations by Production
Spring Awakening - 11
The Coast of Utopia - 10
Grey Gardens - 10
Curtains - 8
Legally Blonde The Musical - 7
Mary Poppins - 7
Coram Boy - 6
Journey's End - 6
110 in the Shade - 5
Inherit the Wind - 4
LoveMusik - 4
Radio Golf - 4
Company - 3
Frost/Nixon - 3
A Chorus Line - 2
Heartbreak House - 2
The Little Dog Laughed - 2
Talk Radio - 2
The Apple Tree - 1
Butley - 1
Deuce - 1
High Fidelity - 1
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only! - 1
Kiki and Herb Alive on Broadway - 1
Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me - 1
A Moon for the Misbegotten - 1
Translations - 1
The Year of Magical Thinking - 1

The Tonys are presented by the League of American Theatres and Producers and the American Theatre Wing. At the League, Gerald Schoenfeld is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is Executive Director. At the Wing, Sondra Gilman is Chairman, Doug Leeds is President and Howard Sherman is Executive Director. For Tony Award Productions, Elizabeth I. McCann is Managing Producer and Joey Parnes is Coordinating Producer.

Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss/White Cherry Entertainment are Executive Producers of the 2007 Tony Awards.  Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2007 Tony Awards.

Tickets for the 2007 Tony Awards can be purchased starting at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, May 15th on-line through www.tonyawards.com or by calling the Tony Awards TicketMaster Hotline, 212-307-4544.  Visa is the exclusive card of the Tony Awards. 


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