CULTURE & ARTS
05/02/2017 08:46 am ET Updated May 05, 2017

Here Are The 2017 Tony Award Nominations

If you haven't seen this year's favored musical, "Dear Evan Hansen," get thee to the theater.
Cast members Kristolyn Lloyd, Michael Park, Laura Dreyfuss, Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson attend cu
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Cast members Kristolyn Lloyd, Michael Park, Laura Dreyfuss, Ben Platt, Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Laura Thompson attend curtain call during "Dear Evan Hansen"'s Broadway opening night at Music Box Theatre on December 4, 2016, in New York City.

The 2017 Tony Award nominations are here!

On Tuesday morning, original “Hamilton” cast member Christopher Jackson announced the nominations along with Tony winner and “30 Rock” alumna Jane Krakowski.

The nominees include the sold-out musical “Dear Evan Hansen,” about a high school senior with social anxiety disorder dealing with a classmate’s death; the musical revival “Hello, Dolly!” featuring Bette Midler; the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Sweat,” about a small Pennsylvania factory town facing layoffs in the early 2000s; and “Jitney,” a revival of August Wilson’s play that was also produced by San Francisco’s African-American Shakespeare Company earlier this year.

Unsurprisingly, no single production came close to surpassing the 16-nomination record set by “Hamilton: An American Musical” last year. “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” a surprising musical adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace, nabbed 12 nominations, while “Hello, Dolly!” and “Dear Evan Hansen,” nabbed 10 and nine, respectively.

The Best Actress category for plays is a notable stacked category this year: Laurie Metcalf, Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney, Sally Field and Jennifer Ehle are all nominated. So are Kevin Kline, Cory Hawkins and Chris Cooper, in the accompanying leading actor category. Denee Benton (who appeared in Season 2 of “UnREAL”) and Eva Noblezada will compete against Bette Midler for their chance at a Best Actress in a Musical statue.

Beyond the big Hollywood hitters, there are, of course, the usual Broadway suspects: David Hyde Pierce, Patti LuPone and Nathan Lane made the cut, as well as Josh Groban and “Girls” favorite Andrew Rannells.

It’s been a year since “Hamilton” dominated the Tony Awards, overshadowing nearly every other production on Broadway in 2016. This year, there’s hardly one standout performance; however, those vying for tickets to “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Hello, Dolly!” should be excited to watch Midler’s and Ben Platt’s performances next month.

You’ll have to wait until June 11 to watch the 71st Tony Awards ceremony ― which will be hosted by Kevin Spacey, of “House of Cards” and Bobby Darin-impersonating fame. Until then, you can relive the best moments of last year’s festivities here.

John Earl Jelks, Carlo Alban, Alison Wright, Michelle Wilson, Kate Whoriskey, Lynn Nottage, Johanna Day, Khris Davis, Lance C
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John Earl Jelks, Carlo Alban, Alison Wright, Michelle Wilson, Kate Whoriskey, Lynn Nottage, Johanna Day, Khris Davis, Lance Coadie Williams and Will Pullen during curtain call bows for the Broadway opening night of "Sweat" at Studio 54 on March 26, 2017, in New York City.

Best Play:

“Sweat”
”Indecent”
”A Doll’s House, Part 2”
”Oslo”

Best Musical:

“Dear Evan Hansen” 
“Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
“Come From Away” 
“Groundhog Day”

Best Revival of a Play:

“Jitney” 
“Six Degrees of Separation”
“The Little Foxes” 
“Present Laughter”

Best Revival of a Musical:

“Hello, Dolly!” 
“Falsettos” 
“Miss Saigon”  

Best Actor in a Play:

Denis Arndt, “Heisenberg”  
Chris Cooper, “A Doll’s House Part 2”
Cory Hawkins, “Six Degrees of Separation”
Kevin Kline, “Present Laughter”
Jefferson Mays, “Oslo” 

Best Actress in a Play:

Cate Blanchett, “The Present” 
Jennifer Ehle, “Oslo”
Sally Field, “The Glass Menagerie”  
Laura Linney, “The Little Foxes”
Laurie Metcalf, “A Doll’s House Part 2”

Best Actor in a Musical:

Christian Borle, “Falsettos”  
Josh Groban, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”
David Hyde Pierce, “Hello, Dolly!”
Andy Karl, “Groundhog Day” 
Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen” 

Best Actress in a Musical: 

Christine Ebersole, “War Paint”
Denee Benton, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” 
Patti LuPone, “War Paint” 
Bette Midler, “Hello, Dolly!”
Eva Noblezada, “Miss Saigon”

Brandon J. Dirden, Carra Patterson, Andre Holland, Michael Potts, Harvy Blanks during August Wilson's "Jitney" Broadway openi
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Brandon J. Dirden, Carra Patterson, Andre Holland, Michael Potts, Harvy Blanks during August Wilson's "Jitney" Broadway opening night curtain call at Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on January 19, 2017, in New York City.

Best Direction of a Play:

Sam Gold, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, “Jitney”
Bartlett Sher, “Oslo”
Daniel Sullivan, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”
Rebecca Taichman, “Indecent”

Best Direction of a Musical:

Christopher Ashley, “Come From Away”
Rachel Chavkin, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Michael Greif, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Matthew Warchus, “Groundhog Day”
Jerry Zaks, “Hello, Dolly!”

Best Book of a Musical:

“Come From Away,” Irene Sankoff and David Hein
“Dear Evan Hansen,” Steven Levenson
”Groundhog Day,” Danny Rubin
”Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” Dave Malloy

Best Original Score:

“Come From Away,” Irene Sankoff and David Hein
”Dear Evan Hansen,” Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
”Groundhog Day,” Tim Minchin
”Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” Dave Malloy

Best Featured Actor in a Play:

Michael Aronov, “Oslo”
Danny DeVito, “The Price”
Nathan Lane, “The Front Page”
Richard Thomas, “The Little Foxes”
John Douglas Thompson, “Jitney” 

Best Featured Actress in a Play:

Johanna Day, “Sweat”
Jayne Houdyshell, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Cynthia Nixon, “The Little Foxes”
Condola Rashad, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”
Michelle Wilson, “Sweat”

Best Featured Actor in a Musical:

Gavin Creel, “Hello, Dolly!”
Mike Faist, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Andrew Rannells, “Falsettos”
Lucas Steele, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Brandon Uranowitz, “Falsettos”

Best Featured Actress in a Musical:

Kate Baldwin, “Hello, Dolly!”
Stephanie J. Block, “Falsettos”
Jenn Colella, “Come From Away”
Rachel Bay Jones, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Mary Beth Peil, “Anastasia” 

Best Scenic Design of a Play: 

David Gallo, “Jitney”
Nigel Hook, “The Play That Goes Wrong”
Douglas W. Schmidt, “The Front Page”
Michael Yeargan, “Oslo” 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: 

Rob Howell, “Groundhog Day”
David Korins, “War Paint”
Mimi Lien, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!”

Best Costume Design of a Play:

Jane Greenwood, “The Little Foxes”
Susan Hilferty, “Present Laughter”
Toni-Leslie James, “Jitney”
David Zinn, “A Doll’s House, Part 2”

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

Linda Cho, “Anastasia”
Santo Loquasto, “Hello, Dolly!”
Paloma Young, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Catherine Zuber, “War Paint”

Best Choreography:  

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

Best Lighting Design of a Play: 

Christopher Akerlind, “Indecent”
Jane Cox, “Jitney”
Donald Holder, “Oslo”
Jennifer Tipton, “A Doll’s House, Part 2” 

Best Lighting Design of a Musical: 

Howell Binkley, “Come From Away”
Natasha Katz, “Hello, Dolly!”
Bradley King, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Japhy Weideman, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Best Orchestrations:

Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, “Bandstand”
Larry Hochman, “Hello, Dolly!”
Alex Lacamoire, “Dear Evan Hansen”
Dave Malloy, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”

Watch the 71st Tony Awards, hosted by Kevin Spacey, on June 11 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. 

CLARIFICATION: Language has been added to note that the San Francisco African-American Shakespeare Company’s production of “Jitney,” which took place earlier this year, was not nominated for a Tony.

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