Hamilton leads the 2016 Tony Award nominations with a record of 16 nominations. Other recognized shows include Shuffle Along, She Loves Me, Long Day's Journey Into Night, and Eclipsed.

tony award“Hamilton” Earns 16 Nominations, Setting New Record

This morning, the 2016 Tony Award nominations were revealed. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, Hamilton earned a nomination for every award for which it was eligible, including multiple nominations for several acting categories. Prior to this year, the record for a musical was 15 nominations, previously held by The Producers and Billy Elliot in a tie. In addition to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, the other nominees for Best Musical are Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Bright Star, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock – the Musical, George C. Wolfe’s Shuffle Along or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1912 and All That Followed, and Sara Bareilles’ Waitress. As for Best Revival of a Musical, the nominees are The Color Purple with a book by Marsha Norman and a score by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray, directed by John Doyle, Fiddler on the Roof with a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and directed by Bartlett Sher, She Loves Me with a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and directed by Scott Ellis, and Spring Awakening with book and lyrics by Steven Sater, music by Duncan Sheik, and directed by Michael Arden. Meanwhile, the nominees for Best Play are Danai Gurira’s Eclipsed, Florian Zeller’s The Father, Stephen Karam’s The Humans, and Mike Bartlett’s King Charles III, and the nominees for Best Revival of a Play are Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, David Harrower’s Blackbird, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Michael Frayn’s Noises Off.

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The nominees for Best Book of a Musical are Steve Martin for Bright Star, Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton, Julian Fellowes for School of Rock – the Musical, and George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along. The nominees for Best Original Score are Steve Martin and Edie Brickell for Bright Star, Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater for School of Rock, and Sara Bareilles for Waitress. The nominees for Best Direction of a Play are Rupert Goold for King Charles III, Jonathan Kent for Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Joe Mantello for The Humans, Liesl Tommy for Eclipsed, and Ivo van Hove for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge. Meanwhile, the nominees for Best Direction of a Musical are Michael Arden for Spring Awakening, John Doyle for The Color Purple, Scott Ellis for She Loves Me, Thomas Kail for Hamilton, and George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along. The nominees for Best Choreography are Andy Blankenbuehler for Hamilton, Savion Glover for Shuffle Along, Hofesh Shechter for Fiddler on the Roof, Randy Skinner for Dames at Sea, and Sergio Trujillo for On Your Feet! The nominees for Best Orchestrations are August Eriksmoen for Bright Star, Larry Hochman for She Loves Me, Alex Lacamoire for Hamilton, and Daryl Waters for Shuffle Along.

Best Performance Nominations

The nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play are Gabriel Byrne for Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Jeff Daniels for Blackbird, Frank Langella for The Father, Tim Pigott-Smith for King Charles III, and Mark Strong for A View from the Bridge. For Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, the nominees are Jessica Lange for Long Day’s Journey Into Night, Laurie Metcalf for Misery, Lupita Nyong’o for Eclipsed, Sophie Okonedo for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, and Michelle Williams for Blackbird. For Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical, the nominees are Alex Brightman for School of Rock – the Musical, Danny Burstein for Fiddler on the Roof, Zachary Levi for She Loves Me, Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton, and Leslie Odom, Jr. for Hamilton. The nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical are Laura Benanti for She Loves Me, Carmen Cusack for Bright Star, Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple, Jessie Mueller for Waitress, and Phillipa Soo for Hamilton. For Best Featured Actor in a Play, the nominees are Reed Birney for The Humans, Bill Camp for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, David Furr for Noises Off, Richard Goulding for King Charles III, and Michael Shannon for Long Day’s Journey Into Night. For Best Featured Actress in a Play, the nominees are Pascale Armand for Eclipsed, Megan Hilty for Noises Off, Jayne Houdyshell for The Humans, Andrea Martin for Noises Off, and Saycon Sengbloh for Eclipsed. The nominees for Best Featured Actor in a Musical are Daveed Driggs for Hamilton, Brandon Victor Dixon for Shuffle Along, Christopher Fitzgerald for Waitress, Jonathan Groff for Hamilton, and Christopher Jackson for Hamilton. Finally, the nominees for Best Featured Actress in a Musical are Danielle Brooks for The Color Purple, Renée Elise Goldsberry for Hamilton, Jane Krakowski for She Loves Me, Jennifer Simard for Disaster!, and Adrienne Warren for Shuffle Along. The Tony Awards event will take place on June 12, 2016 at the Beacon Theatre, hosted by James Corden.

The complete lists are below:

Best Play Eclipsed The Father The Humans King Charles III Best Musical Bright Star Hamilton School of Rock-The Musical Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Waitress Best Revival of a Play Arthur Miller's The Crucible Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge Blackbird Long Day's Journey Into Night Noises Off Best Revival of a Musical The Color Purple Fiddler on the Roof She Loves Me Spring Awakening Best Book of a Musical Bright Star - Steve Martin Hamilton - Lin-Manuel Miranda School of Rock-The Musical - Julian Fellowes Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed - George C. Wolfe Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Bright Star - Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Lyrics: Edie Brickell Hamilton - Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda School of Rock-The Musical - Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: Glenn Slater Waitress - Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Gabriel Byrne, Long Day's Journey Into Night Jeff Daniels, Blackbird Frank Langella, The Father Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III Mark Strong, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night Laurie Metcalf, Misery Lupita Nyong'o, Eclipsed Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller's The Crucible Michelle Williams, Blackbird Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 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 an Actress in a Leading Role 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 an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play Reed Birney, The Humans Bill Camp, Arthur Miller's The Crucible David Furr, Noises Off Richard Goulding, King Charles III Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Pascale Armand, Eclipsed Megan Hilty, Noises Off Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans Andrea Martin, Noises Off Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Daveed Diggs, Hamilton Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress Jonathan Groff, Hamilton Christopher Jackson, Hamilton Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me Jennifer Simard, Disaster! Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Best Scenic Design of a Play Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin Christopher Oram, Hughie Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge David Zinn, The Humans Best Scenic Design of a Musical Es Devlin & Finn Ross, American Psycho David Korins, Hamilton Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed David Rockwell, She Loves Me Best Costume Design of a Play Jane Greenwood, Long Day's Journey Into Night Michael Krass, Noises Off Clint Ramos, Eclipsed Tom Scutt, King Charles III Best Costume Design of a Musical Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me Ann Roth, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Paul Tazewell, Hamilton Best Lighting Design of a Play Natasha Katz, Long Day's Journey Into Night Justin Townsend, The Humans Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's The Crucible Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge Best Lighting Design of a Musical Howell Binkley, Hamilton Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening Justin Townsend, American Psycho Best Direction of a Play Rupert Goold, King Charles III Jonathan Kent, Long Day's Journey Into Night Joe Mantello, The Humans Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge Best Direction of a Musical Michael Arden, Spring Awakening John Doyle, The Color Purple Scott Ellis, She Loves Me Thomas Kail, Hamilton George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Best Choreography Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton Savion Glover, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan Best Orchestrations August Eriksmoen, Bright Star Larry Hochman, She Loves Me Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed * * * Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-Competitive Categories Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre Sheldon Harnick Marshall W. Mason Special Tony Award - National Endowment for the Arts Miles Wilkin Regional Theatre Tony Award Paper Mill Playhouse - Millburn, NJ Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Brian Stokes Mitchell Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre Seth Gelblum Joan Lader Sally Ann Parsons * * * Tony Nominations by Production Hamilton - 16 Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed - 10 She Loves Me - 8 Long Day's Journey Into Night - 7 Eclipsed - 6 The Humans - 6 Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge - 5 Bright Star - 5 King Charles III - 5 Noises Off - 5 Arthur Miller's The Crucible - 4 The Color Purple - 4 School of Rock - The Musical - 4 Waitress - 4 Blackbird - 3 Fiddler on the Roof - 3 Spring Awakening - 3 American Psycho - 2 The Father - 2 Dames at Sea - 1 Disaster! - 1 Hughie - 1 Misery - 1 On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan - 1 Thérèse Raquin - 1 Tuck Everlasting - 1