‘Hamilton’ Dominates With 16 Tony Award Nominations

By Chika Dunu, Epoch Times
May 3, 2016 10:49 am Last Updated: May 3, 2016 10:49 am

The nominations for the 2016 Tony Awards are in!

Broadway mega-hit, “Hamilton” is nominated for a record-breaking 16 nominations, including major categories, Best Musical and Best Original Score

On May 3, live from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in New York City, Tony winner Nikki M. James and nominee Andrew Rannells announced the contenders. 

Funnyman James Corden will host the 70th Annual Tony Awards which will air live on CBS June 12 at 8 p.m. ET

Lin-Manuel Miranda is nominated for his role in “Hamilton” for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. This comes on the heels of Miranda’s win of a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the musical that has been dominating Broadway, raking in a reported $500,000 per week.

Other nominations include: “Shuffle Along,” with 10 nominations; “She Loves Me” with eight nominations; and “Eclipsed” starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o and “Humans” with six nominations each. 

The List of Nominees

Best Play

Eclipsed

The Father

The Humans

King Charles III

Best Musical

Bright Star

Hamilton

School of Rock—The Musical

Shuffle Along

Waitress

Best Revival of a Play              

The Crucible

A View From the Bridge

Blackbird

Long Days’ Journey Into Night

Noises Off

Best Revival of a Musical

The Color Purple

Fiddler on the Roof

She Loves Me

Spring Awakening

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Gabriel Byrne, Long Days’ Journey Into Night

Jeff Daniels, Blackbird

Frank Langella, The Father

Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III

Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Jessica Lange, Long Days’ Journey Into Night

Laurie Metcalfe, Misery

Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed

Sophie Okenedo, The Crucible

Michelle Williams, Blackbird

Best Performance by a Leading Actor 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 a Leading Actress in a Musical

Laura Benanti, She Loves Me

Carmen Cusack, Bright Star

Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Jessie Mueller, Waitress

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Reed Birney, The Humans

Bill Camp, The Crucible

David Furr, Noises Off

Richard Goulding, King Charles III

Michael Shannon, Long Days’ Journey Into Night

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Pascale Armand, Eclipsed

Megan Hilty, Noises Off

Jaune Houdyshell, The Humans

Andrea Martin, Noises Off

Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along

Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me

Jennifer Simard, Disaster!

Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

Tune in June 12.