Hamilton Receives A Record-Setting 16 Tony Nominations

Hamilton has made Tony Awards history. Photo by Joan Marcus, Courtesy Hamilton.

The 2016 Tony Award nominees have been announced. And, unsurprisingly, everyone's favorite musical that they've never seen, Hamilton, swept the ballots. In all, the show is up for 13 categories—every single one that involved musical theater, except revivals. And with multiple nominations in some, Hamilton has 16 shots at winning—the most in Broadway history.

June 2016

Even if you can't get tickets to the show, you can read all about the ensemble bringing the historic production to life—and what its runaway success might mean for dance on Broadway—in Dance Magazine's June issue. Go to dancemagazine.com/hamilton to pre-order your copy.

Who is Hamilton choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler's competition in the Best Choreography category? It's a mix of people that touch on many different styles of dance. There's Savion Glover, who brought true rhythm tap back to Broadway with Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; Randy Skinner, with classic show tap that Broadway thrives on, in Dames at Sea; Hofesh Shechter's humanistic modern dance moves for Fiddler on the Roof; and Sergio Trujillo's authentic Cuban dances in On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan. If anything, it's wonderful to see so many corners of the dance world meet on Broadway.

Here is the full list of musical nominees:

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 Musical

The Color Purple

Fiddler on the Roof

She Loves Me

Spring Awakening

Best Book of a Musical

Steve Martin for Bright Star

Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton

Julian Fellowes for School of Rock - The Musical

George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Bright Star (Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Lyrics: Edie Brickell)

Hamilton (Music and lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda)

School of Rock - The Musical (Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: Glenn Slater)

Waitress (Music and lyrics: Sara Bareilles)

Best Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

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

Leslie Odom, Jr. for Hamilton

Best Performance By an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Laura Benanti for She Loves Me

Carmen Cusack for Bright Star

Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple

Jessie Mueller for Waitress

Phillipa Soo for Hamilton

Best Performance By an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Daveed Diggs for Hamilton

Brandon Victor Dixon for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Christopher Fitzgerald for Waitress

Jonathan Groff for Hamilton

Christopher Jackson for Hamilton

Best Performance By an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Danielle Brooks for The Color Purple

Renée Ellse Goldsberry for Hamilton

Jane Krakowski for She Loves Me

Jennifer Simard for Disaster!

Adrienne Warren for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Es Devlin and Finn Ross for American Psycho

David Korins for Hamilton

Santo Loquasto for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

David Rockwell for She Loves Me

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes for Tuck Everlasting

Jeff Mahshle for She Loves Me

Ann Roth for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Paul Tazewell for Hamilton

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley for Hamilton

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Ben Stanton for Spring Awakening

Justin Townsend for American Psycho

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden for Spring Awakening

John Doyle for The Color Purple

Scott Ellis for She Loves Me

Thomas Kall for Hamilton

George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler for Hamilton

Savion Glover for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Hofesh Shechter for Fiddler on the Roof

Randy Skinner for Dames at Sea

Sergio Trujillo for On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan

Best Orchestrations

August Eriksmoen for Bright Star

Larry Hochman for She Loves Me

Alex Lacamoire for Hamilton

Daryl Waters for Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

 

See the full list of musical and play nominees here. James Corden of "The Late Late Show" will host this year's Tony Awards, airing on CBS on June 12 at 8/7 central.

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