‘Mean Girls,’ ‘SpongeBob’ top best musical nods, as ‘Angels in America’ revival sets record for most-nominated play in Tony history

Best leading actor / musical

Best featured actor / musical

Best featured actress / musical

Best direction / play

  • Marianne Elliott for Angels in America
  • Joe Mantello for Three Tall Women
  • Patrick Marber for Travesties
  • John Tiffany for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • George C. Wolfe for The Iceman Cometh

Best direction / musical

  • Michael Arden for Once on This Island
  • David Cromer for The Band’s Visit
  • Tina Landau for SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Casey Nicholaw for Mean Girls
  • Bartlett Sher for My Fair Lady

Best choreography

  • Christopher Gattelli for My Fair Lady
  • Christopher Gattelli for SpongeBob SquarePants
  • Steven Hoggett for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Casey Nicholaw for Mean Girls
  • Justin Peck for Carousel

Best lighting design / musical

About Kathy Janich

Kathy Janich is a longtime arts journalist who has been seeing, working in or writing about the performing arts for most of her life. She's a member of the Theatre Communications Group, the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, Americans for the Arts and the National Arts Marketing Project. Full disclosure: She’s also an artistic associate at Synchronicity Theatre.

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