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2011 Tony Award Nominees

Nominees in the Play Categories


2011 Tony Award Nominees

Tony Award

Tony Awards

Nominations for the 2011 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing

Check back after the Tonys, June 12th, to see the winners!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
  • Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
  • Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
  • Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
  • Frances McDormand, Good People
  • Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
  • Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy
  • Hannah Yelland, Brief Encounter

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
  • Billy Crudup, Arcadia
  • John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
  • Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Yul Vázquez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
  • Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
  • Judith Light, Lombardi
  • Joanna Lumley, La Bête
  • Elizabeth Rodriguez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Todd Rosenthal, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
  • Rae Smith, War Horse
  • Ultz, Jerusalem
  • Mark Wendland, The Merchant of Venice

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Jess Goldstein, The Merchant of Venice
  • Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest
  • Mark Thompson, La Bête
  • Catherine Zuber, Born Yesterday

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Paule Constable, War Horse
  • David Lander, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Kenneth Posner, The Merchant of Venice
  • Mimi Jordan Sherin, Jerusalem

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
  • Simon Baker, Brief Encounter
  • Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Jerusalem
  • Christopher Shutt, War Horse

Best Direction of a Play

  • Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse
  • Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart
  • Anna D. Shapiro, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
  • Daniel Sullivan, The Merchant of Venice

Best Play

  • Good People, Author: David Lindsay-Abaire; Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove
  • Jerusalem, Author: Jez Butterworth; Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Stuart Thompson, Scott Rudin, Roger Berlind, Royal Court Theatre Productions, Beverly Bartner/Alice Tulchin, Dede Harris/Rupert Gavin, Broadway Across America, Jon B. Platt, 1001 Nights/Stephanie P. McClelland, Carole L. Haber/Richard Willis, Jacki Barlia Florin/Adam Blanshay
  • The Motherf**ker with the Hat, Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis; Producers: Scott Rudin, Stuart Thompson, Public Theater Productions, Oskar Eustis, Joey Parnes, Labyrinth Theater Company, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vázquez, Danny Feldman, Fabula Media Partners LLC, Jean Doumanian, Ruth Hendel, Carl Moellenberg, Jon B. Platt, Tulchin Bartner/Jamie deRoy
  • War Horse, Author: Nick Stafford; Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten, National Theatre of Great Britain, Nicholas Hytner, Nick Starr, Bob Boyett, War Horse LP

Best Revival of a Play
  • Arcadia, Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind, Stephanie P. McClelland, Scott M. Delman, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Disney Theatrical Group, Robert G. Bartner, Olympus Theatricals, Douglas Smith, Janine Safer Whitney
  • The Importance of Being Earnest, Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy
  • The Merchant of Venice, Producers: The Public Theater, Oskar Eustis, Andrew D. Hamingson, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debbie Bisno & Eva Price, Amy Nederlander, Jonathan First, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Merritt Forrest Baer, The Araca Group, Broadway Across America, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, JK Productions, Terry Allen Kramer, Cathy Chernoff/Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Mallory Factor/Cheryl Lachowicz, Joey Parnes, The Shubert Organization
  • The Normal Heart, Producers: Daryl Roth, Paul Boskind, Martian Entertainment, Gregory Rae, Jayne Baron Sherman/Alexander Fraser

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