2020 Tony Award Nominations: Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge!, Slave Play Lead the Way

The 74th annual ceremony will honor a season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.



The nominations for the 2020 Tony Awards were revealed October 15. Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin) hosted the announcement; watch the video and see the full list below.


Leading this year's nominees, the Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill earned 15 nominations, including at least one nomination in every eligible category, with six for the show's principal performers. Moulin Rouge! was not far behind, with 14 nominations. The two, along with Tina: The Tina Turner Musical make up this year's Best Musical category, effectively locking out the only other show eligible: The Lightning Thief.


In the Play categories, Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play and Matthew Lopez's The Inheritance lead the pack with 12 , the most ever for a play, and 11 nominations, respectively. Joining the two in the main production category are Bess Wohl's Grand Horizons, Adam Rapp's The Sound Inside, and Sea Wall/A Life from Simon Stephens and Nick Payne.


The 74th annual ceremony honors a Broadway season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic, as shows went dark March 12 and will remain shuttered until at least June 2021, or possibly later. As the Broadway League and American Theatre Wing determined a February 19 eligibility cut-off, 18 total productions are in the running for this year’s awards.


There is still no official word yet on when this year’s ceremony, to be held virtually, will take place.

See below for the nominations.


Best Play Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez Sea Wall/A Life by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp


Best Revival of a Play Betrayal Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller


Best Musical Jagged Little Pill Moulin Rouge! The Musical Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Ian Barford, Linda Vista Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge!*


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play David Alan Grier, A Soldier's Play John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons Chalia La Tour, Slave Play Annie McNamara, Slave Play Lois Smith, The Inheritance Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge! Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge! Daniel J. Watts, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge! Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Book of a Musical Jagged Little Pill, Diablo Cody Moulin Rouge!, John Logan Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre A Christmas Carol, Christopher Nightingale The Inheritance, Paul Englishby The Rose Tattoo, Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb Slave Play, Lindsay Jones The Sound Inside, Daniel Kluger


Best Direction of a Play David Cromer, The Sound Inside Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance Kenny Leon, A Soldier’s Play Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal Robert O’Hara, Slave Play


Best Direction of a Musical Phyllida Lloyd, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge!


Best Choreography Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little Pill Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! Anthony van Laast, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Orchestrations Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine, and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge! Ethan Popp, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Scenic Design of a Play Bob Crowley, The Inheritance Soutra Gilmour, Betrayal Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol Derek McLane, A Soldier’s Play Clint Ramos, Slave Play


Best Scenic Design of a Musical Riccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little Pill Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge! Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Costume Design of a Play Dede Ayite, Slave Play Dede Ayite, A Soldier’s Play Bob Crowley, The Inheritance Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol Clint Ramos, The Rose Tattoo


Best Costume Design of a Musical Emily Rebholz, Jagged Little Pill Mark Thompson, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge!


Best Lighting Design of a Play Jiyoun Chang, Slave Play Jon Clark, The Inheritance Heather Gilbert, The Sound Inside Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier’s Play Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol


Best Lighting Design of a Musical Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge! Bruno Poet, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Sound Design of a Play Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid, The Inheritance Simon Baker, A Christmas Carol Lindsay Jones, Slave Play Daniel Kluger, Sea Wall/A Life Daniel Kluger, The Sound Inside


Best Sound Design of a Musical Jonathan Deans, Jagged Little Pill Peter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge! The Musical Nevin Steinberg, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical *In categories with only one nominee listed, such as Leading Actor in a Musical, an affirmative vote of 60 percent of the total ballots cast will grant an award in that category Productions With Multiple Nominations: Jagged Little Pill - 15 Moulin Rouge! - 14 Slave Play - 12 Tina: The Tina Turner Musical - 12 The Inheritance - 11 A Soldier's Play - 7 The Sound Inside - 6 A Christmas Carol - 5 Betrayal - 4 Sea Wall/A Life - 4 Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune - 2 Grand Horizons - 2 Linda Vista - 2 The Rose Tattoo - 2



As first published on Playbill.




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