‘Hadestown,’ ‘Ain’t Too Proud,’ ‘Tootsie,’ ‘Beetlejuice’ earn top Tony nods

Actress Annette Bening was nominated for a Tony Award on Tuesday for her work in "Arthur Miller's All My Sons." File Photo by Rune Hellestad/ UPI

April 30 (UPI) — “Ain’t Too Proud,” “Beetlejuice,” “Hadestown,” “The Prom” and “Tootsie” were nominated for the Best New Musical Tony Award in New York on Tuesday morning.

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Broadway icons Brandon Victor Dixon and Bebe Neuwirth real aloud the names of the nominees at the Library of the Performing Arts in Manhattan.

“Hadestown” led the field with 14 nominations, followed by “Ain’t Too Proud” with 12, “Tootsie” with 11, and ?To Kill a Mockingbird” and “The Ferryman” tied with nine.

Jeremy Pope has the distinction of earning two nominations — for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for “Ain’t Too Proud” and Best Actor in a Play for “Choir Boy.”

Winners are to be announced at a ceremony June 9. James Corden is hosting the gala, which will air on CBS.

Special awards will be presented to the puppet creators behind King Kong, the late actress Marin Mazzie and Jason Michael Webb, who arranged the music for the show “Choir Boy.”

Actress Judith Light is scheduled to accept the Isabelle Stevenson humanitarian award.

The nominees in the other top categories are:

Best Musical Revival Oklahoma! Kiss Me, Kate Best New Play Choir Boy The Ferryman Gary InkWhat the Constitution Means to Me Best Revival of a Play Arthur Miller’s All My Sons The Boys in the Band Burn This Torchsong The Waverly Gallery Best Actor in a Musical

Brooks Ashmanskas The Prom

Derrick Baskin Ain’ Too Proud to Beg

Alex Brightman Beetlejuice

Damon Daunno Oklahoma!

Santino Fontana Tootsie

Best Actress in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block The Cher Show

Caitlin Kinnunen The Prom

Beth Leavel The Prom

Eva Noblezada Hadestown

Kelli O’Hara Kiss Me, Kate

Best Actor in a Play

Paddy Considine The Ferryman

Bryan Cranston Network

Jeff Daniels To Kill a Mockingbird

Adam Driver Burn This

Jeremy Pope Choir Boy

Best Actress in a Play

Annette Bening Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

Laura Donnelly The Ferryman

Elaine May The Waverly Gallery

Janet McTeeer Bernhardt/Hamlet

Laurie Metcalf Hillary and Clinton

Best Supporting Actor in a Play

Bertie Carvel Ink

Robin De Jesús The Boys in the Band

Gideon Glick To Kill a Mockingbird

Brandon Uranowitz Burn This

Benjamin Walker Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

Best Supporting Actress in a Play

Fionnula Flanagan The Ferryman

Celia Keenan-Bolger To Kill a Mockingbird

Kristine Nielsen Gary

Julie White Gary

Ruth Wilson King Lear

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical

André De Shields Hadestown

Andy Grotelueschen Tootsie

Patrick Page Hadestown

Jeremy Pope Ain’t Too Proud

Ephraim Sykes Ain’t Too Proud

Best Supporting Actress in a Musical

Lilli Cooper Tootsie

Amber Gray Hadestown

Sarah Stiles Tootsie

Ali Stroker Oklahoma!

Mary Testa Oklahoma!


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