Reactions From the 2024 Tony Award Musical Nominees | Playbill

Tony Awards Reactions From the 2024 Tony Award Musical Nominees

Learn how the artists in the musical categories feel about getting nominated in this reaction round-up.

Tony season officially kicked off April 30 with Tony winners Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Renée Elise Goldsberry announcing this year's Tony nominations. Read on below to learn how the 2024 Tony nominees in the musical categories heard the news, and what it's like to have their work recognized by the Tony Awards. 

Keep checking this page for further updates as they come in. (Click here to read reactions from nominees in the play categories.)

Brian d'Arcy James, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Days of Wine and Roses
"I’m elated, what an honor. Playing the role of Joe Clay has been the highlight of my career. I’m so grateful to Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas for their genius in creating this beautiful character. And to celebrate this recognition alongside my friend, the brilliant Kelli O'Hara makes it extra special."

Kelli O'Hara, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Days of Wine and Roses
"I take nothing for granted. And I know that in this season, which is just so saturated—it's wonderful that so many things have opened, but the fact that my show also closed, I kind of opened myself up for the realities of the situation. You can never expect anything. So that's why the surprise is especially delicious. And the fact that both Brian [d'Arcy James] and I are nominated together is what really means the most to me in this particular adventure, because it's been nothing but a team effort."

Adam GuettelBest Original Score, Days of Wine and Roses
“What an amazing season to be nominated, and to receive this honor with the mighty Brian [d'Arcy James] and the magnificent Kelli [O'Hara] is deeply moving.”

Orin Wolf, Producer, Best Musical, Illinoise
“I’m so happy for Justin, Jackie, Timo and the entire Illinoise family. We love what’s happening at the St. James and I hope this recognition continues to bring more people to the theatre.”

Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Monty Python's Spamalot
"It means everything to me. Doing Spamalot was really special on many levels. Probably the closest thing to showing what I do the best. I just want to say thank you to [director/choreographer] Josh Rhodes for allowing me to really do the kind of comedy that I want to do. And [producer] Jeffrey Finn for thinking of me for this. As we know, in this business, that's not always the case. And he gave me my first production contract job back, back, back in the day at the Kennedy Center. Here we are! So this is a full-circle moment. I also lost my mother. It'll be a year ago on May 9. So this entire year has been about her and just carrying on her legacy. This has come full circle for me. There is a picture of her next to the bed. As I watched the nominations, I know she's up there, so proud of me."

Jenn Colella, Kim Blanck, Shaina Taub, Nikki M. James, and Ally Bonino Jenny Anderson

Jill Furman, Producer, Best Musical, Suffs
“We couldn’t be more thrilled for the entire team. To develop an original musical for the better part of a decade and see everyone’s passion, hard work, and commitment get recognized in this way is the icing on the cake. So honored to be a part of the Broadway community and this exciting Tony season.”

Rachel Sussman, Producer, Best Musical, Suffs
"I've been enamored with the suffrage movement since I was a kid and collaborating alongside so many brilliant women on Suffs has been my passion project for the past decade. To have our original show about intergenerational social change and voting rights recognized as a nominee for Best Musical, especially in this intense election year, feels like a dream come true. I feel so proud and humbled, and deeply deeply grateful. Spent the nominations hugging my brand-new wife and our pup!"

Shaina Taub, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Suffs
“Ah, oh my god! I haven't caught my breath. I was sitting on the couch watching the nominations live with my husband, Matt, and when they said our show, I knocked over my glass of water all over the couch and started crying. I grew up in Waitsfield, Vermont watching the Tonys every year with my mom, so this has been a childhood dream of mine. To be a part of the Broadway community and part of this phenomenal season with so many friends and collaborators just means the world to me. This show was a longtime labor of love and I'm so proud of our team and cast and everyone for working so hard for so many years to get here. Grateful beyond belief.”

Eden Espinosa, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Lempicka
"It's an honor. I spent nine years of my life with [Lempicka]. The fact that we got to Broadway at all is is the win for me. And this on top of it is just, you know, icing on the cake. It's such an abundant season with beautiful pieces. To be representing our show in this way, alongside our set designers [Riccard Hernandez and Peter Nigrini], and then Amber Iman is a thrill."

Lamar Richardson, Producer, Best Revival of a Musical for Merrily We Roll Along and Best Revival of a Play for Appropriate
"Today's two nominations mean the absolute world to me as a Black multi-hyphenate artist in this industry. After a decade of working as an actor, to now also be a three-time Tony Award-nominated producer following my second Broadway season is surreal. As one of the youngest Black producers to accomplish this, my heart is bursting with gratitude. And I pray that I can be a visible representation of what disrupting a homogenous space looks like for those coming up after me. Huge congratulations to the entire companies of Merrily We Roll Along, Appropriate, and The Wiz!”

Arielle Jacobs and Jose Llana in Here Lies Love Billy Bustamante, Matthew Murphy, and Evan Zimmerman

David Korins, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Here Lies Love
"To have Here Lies Love be remembered—I'm getting emotional just talking to you. It felt so satisfying, because it was a show that we worked on for over 12 years. We did five out-of-town production, getting it right on our way to Broadway. To have our work, which really tried to do something completely brand new, groundbreaking, and innovative, on Broadway—to get it recognized was just amazing. So much of our success often on Broadway is about commercial success. Here Lies Love was one of the biggest artistic successes that I've ever experienced. A lot of people are doing immersive or environmental design. But this is something that, for the first time ever, people were up and moving around during a show. And it just felt extraordinary, just to have that get recognized."

Leigh Silverman, Best Direction of a Musical, Suffs
“I was sitting at home and FaceTiming with my girlfriend, Cyd who is in the UK stage managing the West End production of my show, Harry Clarke. And I made a little shrine of pictures of my mother, Janit, grandmother, Irene, and stepmother, Patty. Because Suffs is all about honoring the women who have come before and the women we lost too soon, like my mother. And I am wearing all the show swag I own, including a t-shirt Shaina [Taub] made me two years ago with a lyric from the show that has since been cut! I am so grateful and honored to be recognized amongst extraordinary colleagues in this season packed with excellent directors!”

Linda Cho, Best Costume Design of a Musical, The Great Gatsby
"I’m excited to be representing Gatsby at the Tonys! I love this change to celebrate all the fine work and artistry of 2024!"

Kecia Lewis, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, Hell's Kitchen
"I am overjoyed to be nominated, which is to me an acknowledgment of my work and the work of ALL of the nominees. After 40 years of working in theatre, it feels GOOD!”

Natasha Katz, Best Lighting Design in a Musical, Hell's Kitchen
"Beautifully surreal to find out about two Tony nominations while boarding a plane! I’ll celebrate with some airplane food. I’m thrilled. More celebrations on landing! I’ll lift a glass to everyone!"

Kristoffer Diaz, Best Book of a Musical, Hell's Kitchen

"This team is the best team, and I could not be more thrilled to be nominated alongside so many of my dear, dear friends. It's gonna be one hell of a party at the Tonys."

Tom Kitt (Co-Orchestrator), Best Orchestrations, Hell's Kitchen
"It is a tremendous honor to be nominated in this great season, and I send heart-felt congratulations to all my fellow Tony nominees. I’m immensely grateful and proud to share this with Adam Blackstone, and it’s been one of the greatest thrills of my life to collaborate with Alicia Keys on her incredible music. I also want to congratulate the entire brilliant company of Hell’s Kitchen whose artistry inspired my work every step of the way."

Sky Lakota-Lynch, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, The Outsiders
"God bless The Outsiders! I am absolutely stunned. This season is proof that Broadway is back and the renaissance is here. Thank you to the Tonys for listening to our stories and seeing our hearts. All my love to the other shows and nominees.”

Company of The Outsiders Michaelah Reynolds

Danya Taymor, Best Direction of a Musical, The Outsiders
"To be recognized among this incredible group of artists is a gift and an incredible honor and beyond my wildest dreams. That so many of my fellow Outsiders collaborators have also been recognized for their work across disciplines really affirms the power of deep collaboration. And thank you to Susie Hinton, who at 15 years old wrote the novel The Outsiders, an unflinching, raw, real portrait of what it actually feels like to be a teenager growing up in the great class divide chasm of America—it's a story for everyone that can help us all hold one another close through the hardest of times. It's an honor to be able to share this story with a new generation of theatregoers.”

Justin Levine, Best Book of Musical, Best Original Score, & Best Orchestrations, The Outsiders
“I’m truly speechless. This show has been such a huge part of my life for the past 8 years. I’ve made dear friends, found chosen family and I’m so excited we get to celebrate each other in this way. So proud and grateful for the whole Outsiders company and everyone on my teams who put their soul into this!”

Jonathan Clay, Best Original Score & Best Orchestrations, The Outsiders
“I am beyond words. To get to share in this moment with my best friend and songwriting partner from the age of 15 is something truly special. To say that we’re honored would be an understatement. I’m so incredibly proud of our team, and so thankful to everyone who believes in this musical. Stay Gold.”

Zach Chance, Best Original Score & Best Orchestrations, The Outsiders
“I'm currently overwhelmed, humbled, and honored. It's been an almost 9-year journey, and I couldn't be more proud of the entire Outsiders team.”

Matt Hinkley, Best Orchestrations, The Outsiders
"My unofficial reaction is that I'm literally alone in my house just wandering around and yelling. My official reaction is that working with Justin, Jonathan [Clay] and Zach [Chance] these past nearly seven years has very honestly been one of the most wonderful and rewarding experiences of my life; with Danya [Taymor], Adam [Rapp], and the rest of the team, it's been done with such enjoyment, love, trust, and respect. The fact that it's translating to the wider world is simply beyond words."

Will Butler, Best Orchestrations, Stereophonic
"I feel great. What can I say? It's been a very lovely morning. I knew people liked it, and I hoped to get one. But I also recognize that there's a lot of great musicals. It's not a musical, but it's so lovely to have the work recognized. I had no expectation. The orchestrations [nomination] is so moving also. To have Justin Craig's work be recognized is really moving to me. It's lovely."

Company of Illinoise Liz Lauren

Timo Andres, Best Orchestrations, Illinoise
“It’s been an honor to work on Illinoise and help Justin Peck and Jackie Sibblies Drury shepherd Sufjan Stevens' wonderful songs from album to stage. I am indebted to music director Nathan Koci, sound designer Garth MacAleavey, and the stellar Illinoise band, who make the score come alive in the most beautiful, heartfelt way night after night. This recognition is as much theirs as mine. I’m excited for audiences to hear them over the coming months.”

Justin Peck, Best Choreography, Illinoise
"This is a show that started as just a quiet whisper of an idea. It comes from almost nothing except for the album by Sufjan Stevens and a wild thought that we kind of ran with, and slowly built it into something. It just feels, like, so incredibly gratifying to be recognized in that way, and for our show, which isn't the most conventional, as far as musicals go. [To be] getting recognized by the theatre community means a lot to us."

Nikki M. James, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Suffs
"I am completely overwhelmed and beyond proud of this show and of the work that all the humans who have touched it have done to bring this story to life. Obviously I have to single out Shaina Taub—I cannot say enough things about how much I love and respect Shaina. And how grateful I am to her and Leigh [Silverman] for trusting me with Ida. Playing Ida B. Wells is a humbling experience and an honor. I also have to thank the incredible team of family and friends, my husband most of all, who have rallied around me and held me up while I juggled being a good mom to my daughter and being the artist I aspire to be."

Gayle Rankin, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Cabaret
“I am so wildly proud to be nominated inside of Rebecca’s incredible vision. It’s been the honor of my career, so far, to play Sally. I’m over the moon for the love and support The Broadway League and The American Theater Wing has shown our production and I can’t wait to get back on stage tonight.”

Eddie Redmayne, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Cabaret
"This production of Cabaret has been the journey of a lifetime. It means a huge amount that the show has been recognized across so many aspects of the production, and personally, to be considered alongside the immense talent in this category is a wonder. Diving into the miraculous world of Kander, Ebb and Masteroff nightly is the stuff of dreams. To do it with the brilliant Rebecca Frecknall at the helm, alongside Gayle [Rankin], Ato [Blankson-Wood], Bebe [Neuwirth], Steven [Skybell], and our incandescent cast and formidable crew is beyond those wildest dreams. Thank you for embracing us and this production."

Maleah Joi Moon and the company of Hell's Kitchen Marc J. Franklin

Shoshana Bean, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Hell's Kitchen
"Thank you American Theatre Wing for this honor! I’m thrilled to be nominated alongside these talented women whom I love and admire. Most of all I am so proud of our entire Hell's Kitchen family and am endlessly grateful we get to tell this story together every night. Congratulations to everyone!"

Scott Brown & Anthony King, Best Revival of a Musical, Gutenberg! The Musical!
"We didn't wake up this morning planning to eat dreams, but we're eating them now. This show was the very definition of a group effort, and today that group—Alex Timbers, Josh Gad, Andrew Rannells, and a murderer's row of incredible musicians, artists, designers and producers—is gonna knock off work early and have a biscuit."

Michael Greif, Best Direction of a Musical, Hell’s Kitchen
“It’s such an honor to be part of this incredible season on Broadway, and direct (or co-direct) three musicals that were all so beautiful in their own ways. I’ve been so inspired by the wonderful actors and collaborators I’ve worked with on Days of Wine and Roses, The Notebook and Hell’s Kitchen and am happy to see so many of them recognized. I’m proud to be nominated alongside so many of my talented colleagues and to celebrate an art form I love so much.”

Rick and Jeff Kuperman, Best Choreography, The Outsiders
"We're deeply honored to be recognized alongside the extraordinary artists who are our fellow nominees. And we’re grateful that the creativity of our collaborators across so many departments is being celebrated this morning. That's perhaps what feels most special."

Tom Scutt, Best Scenic Design of a Musical & Best Costume Design of a Musical, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club
“I’m incredibly honoured and overwhelmed to be nominated for these Tony Awards. Cabaret is a rallying cry to artists in tough times and I am so privileged to have had this process standing side by side with this unparalleled creative team and company in 2024. My fiancé called me to tell me the news whilst I was working and now we are sitting in the sun.”

Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff, and Lindsay Mendez in Merrily We Roll Along Matthew Murphy

Jonathan Groff, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Merrily We Roll Along
“I feel so lucky to be a part of this show and to be sharing this experience with every member of our incredible company. Maria [Friedman’s] dream for this production was to showcase the brilliance of Merrily, and the acknowledgement of seven nominations this morning means so much to all of us. The Tony Awards were my gateway to theatre as a kid, so to be included this year as a nominee is a surreal dream-come-true feeling, and it means even more to be sharing the joy and celebration with my Old Friends.”

Adam Rapp, Best Book of a Musical, The Outsiders
“I’m thrilled to receive this nomination. Helping to bring Susie Hinton’s beautiful novel to the stage has been a true honor. It’s been one of the greatest collaborations of my life."

Rick Kuperman & Jeff Kuperman, Best Choreography, The Outsiders
"We're deeply honored to be recognized alongside the extraordinary artists who are our fellow nominees. And we’re grateful that the creativity of our collaborators across so many departments is being celebrated this morning. That's perhaps what feels most special."

Stephen Gabriel & Ira Pittelman, Best Revival of a Musical, The Who's Tommy
"We're so thrilled Tommy was recognized for Best Revival of a Musical! Special thanks to Pete Townshend, Des McAnuff, Lorin Latarro, the 29-member cast led by Ali Louis Bourzgui, and the incredible music and design teams.”

Daniel Radcliffe, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Merrily We Roll Along
"Hugely excited and honored. I'm so proud of the show that we do, and the work that we all do in it. For all three of us to be nominated, and for the show to be nominated, and [director] Maria [Friedman], it all feels incredibly special. It's an honor to be nominated alongside everybody else in my category. For our show to be nominated alongside all these other shows, it's going to be a very excited day in the theatre today."

Amber Iman and Eden Espinosa in Lempicka Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

Amber Iman, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Lempicka
"Pure screaming. I woke up this morning, and I was filled with a mix of ease and anxiety. There's a moment where you're like, 'Well, I can't do anything now. Either I'm on the list, or I'm not!' But you're still anxious in a way. And I think it was just, like, a huge sigh of relief. it's proof positive that when you just work hard, keep your head down, mind your business, and drink your water, good things happen."

Camille A. Brown, Best Choreography, Hell's Kitchen
I was on the Long Island Railroad going into the city. I got a phone call from my team, and everybody was so happy. I didn't watch. They let me know I had gotten nominated. I was so excited, and just emotional about it. And then I thought, 'OK, I need to get off the train. I need to get off and collect myself.' So I got off at a stop that I always pass, I never get off. I had to, you know, continue to receive calls. The excitement by everybody was so thrilling. I eventually found my way back to the city. Now I'm walking to rehearsal."

Rick Elice, Best Book of a Musical, Water for Elephants
"It's a great privilege to be able to work in the theatre, especially, if you're me, because I haven't been doing this for a very long time. I'm an old guy, but as a writer, you know, I'm just about 20 years old. It's very exciting to me because the theatre is the great, grand passion of my life, certainly of my professional life. The award stuff is very, very nice. It's very jolly to be part of a group. It's nice to be able to go now and congratulate everybody."

Dorian Harewood, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, The Notebook
"My manager woke me up this morning to tell me I had been nominated! I wasn’t sure I heard her correctly and I could not be more honored. Coming back to Broadway after 40 some years to work on such a beautiful show was a dream come true. The icing on the cake is being nominated with my onstage wife, Maryann Plunkett, and our book writer, Bekah Brunstetter. Thank you to Michael Greif and Schele Williams for taking me on this journey, Ingrid Michelson for the most beautiful score, and to my fellow Notebook cast, you've helped me fly!”

Matthew Rego, Michael Rego and Hank Unger (The Araca Group), Producers, Best Musical, The Outsiders
“It has been an honor working with this group of talented, passionate, and singular artists, witnessing their determination as they endeavored to create a piece of theatre that was bold, poignant, and thrilling. Today, we are beyond grateful for the recognition that this entire team has received through their years of hard work, grit, and love. We celebrate them today and every day as we carry on the legacy of S.E. Hinton, bringing her iconic story to life on stage.”

Steven Skybell and Bebe Neuwirth in Cabaret Marc Brenner

Cody Spencer, Best Sound Design of a Musical, The Outsiders and Here Lies Love
"I am humbled and honored to be nominated with this wonderfully talented group of designers. I could not be more proud of my work this season and I am grateful to the members of the American Theater Wing and the Broadway League for the recognition."

Steven Skybell, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club
“I am so pleased to be part of the great Tony love that is being showered on Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club. Personally, I'm honored to be recognized in a role that gives humorous and heartfelt voice to a Jewish character at what was a very precarious time in history. Playing a Jewish role has never felt so important to me; and I’m so grateful for the recognition.”

Bebe Neuwirth, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club
“I’m deeply grateful for this recognition. I love our show and everyone working on it with heart and soul.”

Roger Bart, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Back to the Future
Back to the Future so beautifully highlights the concept of 'found family'—the strangers you meet who become the people you can’t imagine living without. And I’m so grateful for each of the found family members I have gained through the joy of working on this show. They have collectively helped this time feel like one of the luckiest of my life, and being recognized by the Tonys in this way makes this whole experience all the more meaningful.”

Brandon Stirling Barker, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Illinoise
"It's a dream come true to not only get the nomination, but to also, you know, be nominated in the same category as someone who's really close to my heart. And Justin [Peck] is like family. He's my brother. To share this with him means everything to me. From the bottom of my heart, there are not many shows like this. In my life and in my career, I don't take anything for granted. It means so much to me personally that the Tony committee saw what we are trying to do. They saw the work we did with Illinoise. I wasn't sure, and you never know what people will think of the work we do. But all you can do is focus on the work."

Grant Gustin Heather Gershonowitz

Finn Ross, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Back To The Future: The Musical
"It’s a great honor to be nominated for a Tony Award alongside my dear friend Tim Hatley! After pouring my heart and soul into Back to the Future for over five years, seeing our collective efforts recognised this way is truly humbling. From the first glimpse of the model box to the electric energy of opening night on Broadway, working alongside Tim has been an absolute joy. His warmth and collaborative spirit have made every moment a pleasure, and I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity."

Alicia Keys, Best Musical, Hell's Kitchen
"It is an incredible privilege and honor to receive such a high recognition as a Tony nomination for a project that I have been working on for so many years of my life. This team, this cast, everyone involved deserves this moment and I’m so elated and proud of the Hell’s Kitchen family."

Lindsay Mendez, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Merrily We Roll Along
"This entire experience has just been the biggest gift. The story of the show itself, the fact that we're here, and this show is getting its due this time around and people are loving it—it means so much. And to be part of that legacy is a really big honor. Dan [Radcliffe], and John [Groff] and I were such a team. We share this show so much together, and with it with the rest of our company as well. Every nomination was just a total group celebration in my eyes."

David Bengali, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Water for Elephants
“What a thrilling honor to get to be nominated with Bradley [King]. Congratulations to everyone on the [Water for Elephants] team, the most wonderful, warm, and collaborative community! I am so excited for all of the artists and shows nominated in this inspiring season on Broadway!”

Kelli O’Hara and Brian d’Arcy James in Days of Wine and Roses Ahron R. Foster

Brody GrantBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a MusicalThe Outsiders
“This is a dream. I can’t believe it. I’m grateful to all of the guardian angels who got me here. I’m honored to be included with actors that have inspired me.”

Joshua BooneBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a MusicalThe Outsiders
“I slept in and turned my phone on late cause I was enjoying not knowing. The anticipation was GREAT hahaha!! And so is the news and all the love. Thank y’all. On a day where I feel so much, I simply hope the nomination means someone else out there felt something too.”

Brian MacDevitt, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, The Outsiders
“From the first meeting with Danya Taymor, I knew this would be a special piece. She is an amazing director who works from a place of courage and love…love for the storytelling and love for all the collaborators in the room. This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me.”

Riccardo Hernandez, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Lempicka
I was on a lunch break at Glyndebourne Opera in the UK where I am in technical rehearsals for the opera Carmen and sitting next to Diane Paulus, when my dear friend Neil Mazzella called me letting me know the news. It has been an amazing journey with Lempicka since its first production! I am so thankful to Rachel Chavkin and her daring vision! And to Matt Gould, Carson Kreitzer, and all the amazing collaborators in this production who have created an epically powerful musical. I am deeply grateful to Greg Nobile and Jenny Niederhoffer who always believed in my vision. It is an honor to be nominated alongside Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman, and my colleague Peter Nigrini with whom I’ve had the great pleasure of working for over 20 years. Finally, I would like to extend my gratitude to The American Theatre Wing for this honor!"

Peter Nigrini, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Lempicka
After such a full season of incredible work it is a particular honor to be nominated. It is an honor to share the scenic nomination with Riccardo Hernandez, with whom I have been collaborating throughout my career. It is an honor to share the recognition of a Tony nomination with four of my Projection Design colleagues, who together are elevating a craft that is bringing a new found dynamism to Broadway. And it is an honor to have had the opportunity to work along all of the incredible artists involved in the production including, Rachel Chavkin, Matt Gould, Carson Kreitzer, Eden Espinosa, Amber Iman, and the revolutionary that inspired us all, Tamara de Lempicka.

Ali Louis Bourzgui and company of The Who's Tommy at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. Liz Lauren

Sonia Friedman, Producer, Best Revival of a Musical, Merrily We Roll Along
"On behalf of myself and my partners David Babani, Patrick Catullo and Jeff Romley, we are overwhelmed with pride today and so grateful for Merrily to be recognized by the Tony Nominating Committee. Merrily has been on a long journey back to Broadway since its short-lived debut in 1981 and to finally see it be received with such heart and love is deeply moving for all. Stephen Sondheim and George Furth always believed Merrily was a great musical and we’ve collectively spent the last 12 years working to bring Merrily to its full greatness on Broadway. On a personal note, it’s an unmatched honor to be nominated alongside my sister, Maria, and I am pinching myself as I say, ‘Tony nominee Maria Friedman.’ Our entire family is unbelievably proud of her, and I feel so lucky to stand by her side always, but especially during this immensely exciting time.

Maleah Joi MoonBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Hell's Kitchen
"It’s an honor to be nominated alongside these inspirational women. Thank you to the American Theatre Wing, my team, my friends and family, AK and our entire village down at Hell’s Kitchen—I love you and I love our special creation. Congratulations everybody!”

Brandon Victor Dixon, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, Hell's Kitchen
"Thank you to the Tony Awards for my third nomination and for always supporting my work in theatre. I’m honored to be mentioned with my fellow nominees Daniel Radcliffe, Roger Bart, Joshua Boone, Sky Lakota-Lynch, and Stephen Skybell. I’m deeply grateful to be recognized alongside the beautiful work of Kecia Lewis, Shoshana Bean, Maleah Joi Moon as well as the rest of our Hell’s Kitchen family. The message of our show for me is that, it takes a village to raise us. It took a village to build Hell’s Kitchen and I congratulate each and every member of our [Hell's Kitchen] community on these nominations. And the biggest thanks and congratulations of all go to our leader, the ever generous and still rising, Alicia Keys."

AMP Featuring Tatiana Kahvegian, Best Scenic Design in a Musical, The Outsiders
“AMP is thrilled to be nominated with our inaugural design as a collective. It was joyful to work alongside our collaborators in telling this powerful story, and we thank the American Theatre Wing and Tony Awards Committee for this recognition.”

Jonathan Tunick, Best Orchestrations, Merrily We Roll Along
"Twelve arrests but only one conviction!”

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