"Book of Mormon" Scores Big With Most Tony Award Nominations

"Book of Mormon" Scores Big With Most Tony Award Nominations


If you”re jones-ing to indulge in a theatrical snack, look no further than this year”s Tony Award nominees. Although it looks like Broadway musical, “The Book of Mormon,” will nab the top honors — the show has 14 nominations — actors like Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave and Frances McDormand also scored best performance nominations.

The little musical that could, “Book of Mormon,” climbed to the top of the box office and nominations list despite a lack of ticket drawing names to light up the marquee. The production, written by the creators of “South Park,” follows an odd couple of LDS boys sent on a missionary trip to Africa — although self-proclaimed, it is “God”s favorite musical,” and apparently the Tony”s as well.
But what”s one musical that”s noticeably absent from the best of the best list The big budget production with even bigger technical difficulties, “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” And although his career was born from magic, according to the nominations lineup, Danielle Radcliffe was unable to make magic on stage in his play, “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” — although the production was nominated for eight awards.

Catch the Tony Awards live on Sunday, June 12.

Check out the complete list of Tony Award Nominations below:

Best Play
“Good People”
“Jerusalem”
“The Motherf**ker with the Hat”
“War Horse”

Best Musical
“The Book of Mormon”
“Catch Me If You Can”
“The Scottsboro Boys”
“Sister Act”

Best Book of a Musical
“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”
“The Book of Mormon”
“The Scottsboro Boys”
“Sister Act”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
“The Book of Mormon”
“The Scottsboro Boys”
“Sister Act”
“Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown”

Best Revival of a Play
“Arcadia”
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
“The Merchant of Venice”
“The Normal Heart”

Best Revival of a Musical
“Anything Goes”
“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford, “The Importance of Being Earnest”
Bobby Cannavale, “The Motherf**ker with the Hat”
Joe Mantello, “The Normal Heart”
Al Pacino, “The Merchant of Venice”
Mark Rylance, “Jerusalem”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda, “Born Yesterday”
Frances McDormand, “Good People”
Lily Rabe, “The Merchant of Venice”
Vanessa Redgrave, “Driving Miss Daisy”
Hannah Yelland, “Brief Encounter”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, “Catch Me If You Can”
Josh Gad, “The Book of Mormon”
Joshua Henry, “The Scottsboro Boys”
Andrew Rannells, “The Book of Mormon”
Tony Sheldon, “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, “Anything Goes”
Beth Leavel, “Baby It”s You!”
Patina Miller, “Sister Act”
Donna Murphy, “The People in the Picture”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Mackenzie Crook, “Jerusalem”
Billy Crudup, “Arcadia”
John Benjamin Hickey, “The Normal Heart”
Arian Moayed, “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”
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