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This Week on Broadway for June 11, 2017: Our 2017 Tony Award Votes

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about tonight’s Tony Awards and our picks of the best.

 


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Peter Filichia | peter@broadwayradio.com | Facebook
Peter Filichia is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, his most recent is, “The Great Parade”, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTIMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

James Marino | james@broadwayradio.com | Twitter | Facebook
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Michael Portantiere | michael@broadwayradio.com | Facebook
Michael Portantiere is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, Everything Sondheim and BroadwayStars. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at FollowSpotPhoto.com.

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MATT TAMANINI is BroadwayWorld’s Senior TV and Film Critic and the host of the “Some Like it Pop” podcast, which is available on iTunes and Stitcher. You can connect with Matt on Twitter at @BWWMatt.

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2017 Tony Awards: 

Nominations for the 2017 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®
Presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing

Best Play
A Doll’s House, Part 2 Author: Lucas Hnath
Indecent Author: Paula Vogel
Oslo Author: J.T. Rogers
Sweat Author: Lynn Nottage

 

Best Musical
PF: Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day The Musical
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

 

Best Book of a Musical
PF + MP + JM: Come From Away Irene Sankoff and David Hein
Dear Evan Hansen Steven Levenson
Groundhog Day The Musical Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Dave Malloy

 

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Come From Away Music & Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
PF + JM: Dear Evan Hansen Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Groundhog Day The Musical Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 Music & Lyrics: Dave Malloy

 

Best Revival of a Play
JM: August Wilson’s Jitney
John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation
PF + MP: Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Present Laughter

 

Best Revival of a Musical
Falsettos
PF + MP + JM: Hello, Dolly!
Miss Saigon

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Denis Arndt, Heisenberg
Chris Cooper, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins, John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation
PF + MP: Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
JM: Jefferson Mays, Oslo

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
PF: Laura Linney, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
PF + MP + JM: Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Falsettos
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
PF: Andy Karl, Groundhog Day The Musical
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
MP + JM: Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Patti LuPone, War Paint
PF + MP + JM: Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Aronov, Oslo
Danny DeVito, Arthur Miller’s The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
PF + MP + JM: John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson’s Jitney

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Johanna Day, Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2
PF + MP + JM: Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Condola Rashad, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Michelle Wilson, Sweat

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
MP: Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
PF + JM: Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!
PF: Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos
PF: Jenn Colella, Come From Away
JM: Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

 

Best Direction of a Play
Sam Gold, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson’s Jitney
JM: Bartlett Sher, Oslo
Daniel Sullivan, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
PF + MP: Rebecca Taichman, Indecent

 

Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
PF + MP: Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
JM: Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day The Musical
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!

 

Best Choreography
PF + JM: Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day The Musical
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical
Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

 

Best Orchestrations
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!
Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen
PF + MP + JM: Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

 

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