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2012 Tony Awards, Musicals

66th Annual Tony Awards


2012 Tony Awards, Musicals

Tony Award

Tony Awards

The Antoinette Perry Awards for the 2011-2012 Broadway season promise musical theatre royalty and award ceremony surprises.

Along with the competitive categories listed below, the Tony Award committee also bestows special awards in various areas. For 2012, the Tony Awards Administration Committee voted to bestow two Special Tony Awards to Actors’ Equity Association and Tony winner Hugh Jackman. They also selected the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. as the recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Award.

The Tonys will be aired live on CBS on June 10, 2012.

Please visit this page to view the Tony Award Nominees in the Play Categories.

Tony Award Nominations in the Musical Categories

Best Musical

  • Leap of Faith
    Producers: Michael Manheim, James D. Stern, Douglas L. Meyer, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel, Tom Viertel, Steven Baruch, Annette Niemtzow, Daryl Roth, Robert G. Bartner, Steven and Shanna Silva, Endgame Entertainment, Patricia Monaco, Debi Coleman, Dancap Productions, Inc., Steve Kaplan, Relativity Media, LLC, Rich/Caudwell, Center Theatre Group, Michael Palitz, Richard J. Stern, Melissa Pinsly/Celine Rosenthal, Independent Presenters Network, Diana Buckhantz, Pamela Cooper, Vera Guerin, Leading Investment Co., Ltd., Christina Papagjika, Victor Syrmis, Semlitz/Glaser Productions, Jujamcyn Theaters

  • Newsies
    Producers: Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher

  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Producers: Scott Landis, Roger Berlind, Sonia Friedman Productions, Roy Furman, Standing CO Vation, Candy Spelling, Freddy DeMann, Ronald Frankel, Harold Newman, Jon B. Platt, Raise the Roof 8, Takonkiet Viravan, William Berlind/Ed Burke, Carole L. Haber/Susan Carusi, Buddy and Barbara Freitag/Sanford Robertson, Jim Herbert/Under the Wire, Emanuel Azenberg, The Shubert Organization

  • Once
    Producers: Barbara Broccoli, John N. Hart, Jr., Patrick Milling Smith, Frederick Zollo, Brian Carmody, Michael G. Wilson, Orin Wolf, The Shubert Organization, Robert Cole, New York Theatre Workshop


Best Revival of a Musical

  • Evita
    Producers: Hal Luftig, Scott Sanders Productions, Roy Furman, Yasuhiro Kawana, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, James L. Nederlander, Terry Allen Kramer, Gutterman Fuld Chernoff/Pittsburgh CLO, Thousand Stars Productions, Adam Blanshay, Adam Zotovich, Robert Ahrens, Stephanie P. McClelland, Carole L. Haber, Richardo Hornos, Carol Fineman, Brian Smith, Warren & Jâlé Trepp

  • Follies
    Producers: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, David M. Rubenstein, Michael A. Kaiser, Max A. Woodward, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Adrienne Arsht, HRH Foundation, Allan Williams

  • The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
    Producers: Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Rebecca Gold, Howard Kagan, Cheryl Wiesenfeld/Brunish Trinchero/Lucio Simons TBC, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, Mark S. Golub & David S. Golub, Terry Schnuck, Freitag Productions/Koenigsberg Filerman, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Ken Mahoney, Judith Resnick, Tulchin/Bartner/ATG, Paper Boy Productions, Christopher Hart, Alden Badway, Broadway Across America, Irene Gandy, Will Trice, American Repertory Theater

  • Jesus Christ Superstar
    Producers: The Dodgers and The Really Useful Group, Latitude Link, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, Waxman-Dokton, Joe Corcoran, Detsky/Sokolowski/Kassie, Florin-Blanshay-Fan/Broadway Across America, Rich/Caudwell, Shin/Coleman, TheatreDreams North America, LLC, Stratford Shakespeare Festival


Best Book of a Musical

  • Lysistrata Jones
    Douglas Carter Beane

  • Newsies
    Harvey Fierstein

  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
    Joe DiPietro

  • Once
    Enda Walsh


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


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

  • Danny Burstein, Follies
  • Jeremy Jordan, Newsies
  • Steve Kazee, Once
  • Norm Lewis, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Ron Raines, Follies


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

  • Jan Maxwell, Follies
  • Audra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Cristin Milioti, Once
  • Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Laura Osnes, Bonnie & Clyde


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

  • Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Michael Cerveris, Evita
  • David Alan Grier, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar


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

  • Elizabeth A. Davis, Once
  • Jayne Houdyshell, Follies
  • Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost the Musical


Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Bob Crowley, Once
  • Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical
  • Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, Newsies
  • George Tsypin, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark


Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Gregg Barnes, Follies
  • ESosa, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Eiko Ishioka, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark
  • Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It


Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Natasha Katz, Follies
  • Natasha Katz, Once
  • Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical


Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Acme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Clive Goodwin, Once
  • Kai Harada, Follies
  • Brian Ronan, Nice Work If You Can Get It


Best Choreography

  • Rob Ashford, Evita
  • Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
  • Steven Hoggett, Once
  • Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It


Best Direction of a Musical

  • Jeff Calhoun, Newsies
  • Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Diane Paulus, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • John Tiffany, Once


Best Orchestrations

  • William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Martin Lowe, Once
  • Danny Troob, Newsies


Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

  • Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:
    Emanuel Azenberg
  • Regional Theatre Award:
    The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.
  • Isabelle Stevenson Award:
    Bernadette Peters
  • Special Tony Award:
    Actors’ Equity Association
    Hugh Jackman
  • Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre:
    Freddie Gershon
    Artie Siccardi
    TDF Open Doors


Tony Nominations by Production

  • Once - 11
  • The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess - 10
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It - 10
  • Peter and the Starcatcher - 9
  • Follies - 8
  • Newsies - 8
  • Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman - 7
  • One Man, Two Guvnors - 7
  • Other Desert Cities - 5
  • Clybourne Park - 4
  • End of the Rainbow - 3
  • Evita - 3
  • Ghost the Musical - 3
  • Bonnie & Clyde - 2
  • Don’t Dress for Dinner - 2
  • Gore Vidal’s The Best Man - 2
  • Jesus Christ Superstar - 2
  • Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark - 2
  • Venus in Fur - 2
  • Wit - 2
  • The Columnist - 1
  • Leap of Faith - 1
  • The Lyons - 1
  • Lysistrata Jones - 1
  • Man and Boy - 1
  • Master Class - 1
  • On A Clear Day You Can See Forever - 1
  • The Road to Mecca - 1
  • Stick Fly - 1
  • A Streetcar Named Desire - 1


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