Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris Score Tony Nominations

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Billboard Staff

Idina Menzel and Neil Patrick Harris have scored nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards. The nominations were announced at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe on Tuesday morning.

Menzel, who recently graced the cover of Billboard, is up for best leading actress in a musical, for "If/Then." Fellow nominees include Mary Bridget Davies ("A Night With Janis Joplin"), Sutton Foster ("Violet"), Jessie Mueller ("Beautiful") and Kelli O'Hara ("The Bridges of Madison County").

Over on the best leading actor side, Harris, whose "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is up for best musical revival, will compete with Andy Karl ("Rocky"), Adam Jacobs ("Aladdin"), Ramin Karimloo ("Les Miserables"), and a pair of actors from "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder," Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham.

The best musical category includes "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," "After Midnight," "Aladdin" and "Beautiful." Best revival pits "Hedwig" against "Les Miserables" and "Violet."


Menzel's "If/Then" also received a best score nomination for Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, who both won the Pulitzer for "Next to Normal." Menzel has been nominated twice before for the Tonys, winning in 2003 for her performance as Elphaba in "Wicked."

Hugh Jackman is set to host the awards, airing live on CBS on June 8. Head over to THR.com for full coverage of the Tony Awards nominations.

Best Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful

Best Revival of a Musical
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Miserables
Violet

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Andy Karl, Rocky
Adam Jacobs, Aladdin
Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Mary Bridget Davies, A Night With Janis Joplin
Sutton Foster, Violet
Idina Menzel, If/Then
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful
Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County

Best Score
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, Aladdin

Best Director of a Musical
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman, Violet
Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Orchestrations
Doug Besterman, Bullets Over Broadway
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Steve Sidwell, Beautiful
Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Book
Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway
Chad Beguelin, Aladdin
Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Douglas McGrath, Beautiful

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway
Arianne Phillips, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Isabel Toledo, After Midnight

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