Tuesday, April 29, 2014

2014 Tony Awards Nominations Announced – Nominees Include Burstein, Cordero and Toledo

Tony nominee Jonathan Groff and Emmy nominee Lucy Liu announced the nominations for the 68th Annual Tony Awards Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 8:30am ET in the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in Manhattan.

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known informally as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League at an annual ceremony in New York City. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.

The new musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder earned 10 nominations, the most of any production of the season. The revival of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which stars Neil Patrick Harris, also fared well, nabbing eight nominations. After Midnight, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Glass Menagerie and Twelfth Night earned seven nominations apiece.

Nominees include Danny Burstein (Cabaret) and Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway), both up for Best Featured Actor in a Musical; and Isabel Toledo (After Midnight) for Best Costume Design for a Musical.

[Clockwise from above left: Tony nominees Danny Burstein, Nick Cordero and Isabel Toledo.]

For the first time in Tony Award history, off-Broadway theaters were considered eligible for the annual Tony Regional Theater Award. This year, the Tony will go to the New York-based Signature Theatre.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast on Sunday, June 8, 2014 live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS starting at 8pm ET. The host of the ceremony will be Hugh Jackman. For more information, click here.

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