The 2020 Tony Awards - Here Are The Nominees

October 16, 2020 - 02:48 / Hayley Paskevich

On Thursday, the full list of nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards was revealed! James Monroe Iglehart made the big announcement, sharing the 18 different plays and musicals— as well as the actors and actresses— in the running for the prestigious theatre award. See who's up for consideration here!

The nominations for this year's Tony Awards have officially been announced! As Entertainment Tonight shares, Tony Award-winning actor James Monroe Iglehart delivered the news on Thursday, revealing the musicals and plays that are up in some major categories. Because the coronavirus pandemic caused Broadway to shut down earlier this year, the nomination period only ran until February 19.

This decision also caused the theatre awards to be postponed to an undetermined date, while leaving only a total of only 18 shows as contenders. The Alanis Morissette jukebox musical Jagged Little Pill is this year's frontrunner, receiving a total of 15 nominations! When it comes to plays, Slave Play leads with 12 awards. There are also some big-name actors who received nods, including Audra McDonald, Laura Linney, and Jake Gyllenhaal. 

See the full list of nominees for the 2020 Tony Awards here!

BEST MUSICAL

Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

BEST PLAY

Grand Horizons
The Inheritance
Sea Wall/A Life
Slave Play
The Sound Inside

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

Betrayal
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
A Soldier's Play

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY

Ian Barford, Linda Vista
Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Blair Underwood, A Soldier's Play

Jake Gyllenhaal at the 7th Annual Headstrong Gala in New York City, 2019

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play
David Alan Grier, A Soldier's Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill
Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill
Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Daniel J. Watts, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Cast members from Moulin Rouge! attend the Vulture And Moulin Rouge! The Musical Present: A Spectacular Spectacular Moulin Rouge! The Musical Album Release on October 25, 2019.

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Chalia La Tour, Slave Play
Annie McNamara, Slave Play
Lois Smith, The Inheritance
Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill
Adrienne Warren, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill
Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill
Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill
Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

The cast of Jagged Little Pill performs during the Times Square New Year's Eve 2020 Celebration on December 31, 2019.

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Phyllida Lloyd, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Diablo Cody, Jagged Little Pill 
John Logan, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Christopher Nightingale, A Christmas Carol
Paul Englishby, The Inheritance
Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb, The Rose Tattoo
Lindsay Jones, Slave Play
Daniel Kluger, The Sound Inside

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Ethan Popp, Tina - The Tina Turner Musica

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little Pill
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Anthony Van Laast, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

BEST SCENIC DESIGN IN A MUSICAL

Riccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little Pill
Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A MUSICAL

Emily Rebholz, Jagged Little Pill
Mark Thompson, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN IN A MUSICAL

Bruno Poet, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill
Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Jonathan Deans, Jagged Little Pill
Peter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Nevin Steinberg, Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

David Cromer, The Sound Inside
Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance
Kenny Leon, A Soldier's Play
Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal
Robert O'Hara, Slave Play

BEST SCENIC DESIGN IN A PLAY

Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
Soutra Gilmour, Betrayal
Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol
Derek McLane, A Soldier's Play
Clint Ramos, Slave Play

BEST COSTUME DESIGN IN A PLAY

Dede Ayite, Slave Play
Dede Ayite, A Soldier's Play
Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol
Clint Ramos, The Rose Tattoo

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN IN A PLAY

Jiyoun Chang, Slave Play
Jon Clark, The Inheritance
Heather Gilbert, The Sound Inside
Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier's Play
Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY

Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid, The Inheritance
Simon Baker, A Christmas Carol
Lindsay Jones, Slave Play
Daniel Kluger, Sea Wall/A Life
Daniel Kluger, The Sound Inside