Full Candidate List – Miscellaneous

“Some Like It Hot,” a slick re-imagining of the comedy classic about runaway musicians, dominated the nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards, announced Tuesday, with 13 nods.

It was closely followed by the films ‘& Juliet’, ‘Shucked’ and ‘New York, New York’ which scored nine nominations each. All of these productions will compete for top music awards, facing off against one of the most popular shows of the year, “Kimberly Akimbo,” the story of a teen with a medical condition that causes her to age quickly. “Kimberly Akimbo” won eight awards, including for performers Bonnie Milligan and Justin Cooley, as well as Victoria Clarke in the title role.

Jessica Chastain’s stripped-down “A Doll’s House,” Tom Stoppard’s sprawling “Leopoldstadt,” and political satire “Ain’t No Mo” were the top-nominated plays, each receiving six nods. It’s a significant moment of recognition for “Ain’t No Mo,” which was embraced by critics but struggled to find its audience, closing last winter after only 28 performances.

But “Ain’t No Mo” isn’t the only production that has faced fierce trade headwinds. The annual awards show, which honors the best of Broadway, unfolds as the theater industry is still reeling after more than a year of COVID-related shutdowns and the chilling effect tourism has had on New York City, the lifeblood of the business. A Tony Award win could add to the box office power of a show like “Some Like It Hot” or “Shucked.”

Despite the challenges, there were successes, such as reshoots of “Parade” with Ben Platt (earning six nominations) and “Sweeney Todd” with Josh Groban as the demonic barber in Fleet Street (eight nominations). And don’t forget “Funny Girl” with Lea Michele starring original star Beanie Feldstein (it doesn’t qualify because it opened last season). Michelle may not be getting a Tony Award, but she announced her nominations on Tuesday with “MJ” star Miles Frost.

Among other major categories, the best musical revival will be in the running between “Parade,” “Sweeney Todd,” and “Into the Woods”—which moved from New York City Center to Broadway to become a late-summer hit—and, surprisingly, the Lincoln Center revival. Camelot,” who mocked him vehemently.

“Ain’t No Mo” and “Leopoldstadt” are up for Best Play along with “Between Riverside and Crazy,” “Cost of Living” and “Fat Ham,” which won last year’s Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Best Revival of a Play nominees include “A Doll’s House,” “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,” “Suzan Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog,” and “August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson.”

Many of Hollywood’s leading actors have been honored for their theatrical work this season, including Chastain and Jodie Comer for “Prima Facie” and Samuel L.

But there were some notable omissions, too. Laura Linney was overlooked even as “Summer of 1976” star Jessica Hecht was snubbed, LaTanya Richardson Jackson was snubbed for directing “The Piano Lesson,” and Oscar Isaac and Rachel Brosnahan were turned down for “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window.” List of honorees.

See the full list of Tonys nominations below:

best play

not la mo

Between Riverside and Crazy

cost of living

Fat Ham


The best music

and juliet

Kimberly Akimbo

New York, New York


Some like it hot

Best revival of a play

Augustus Wilson’s Piano Lesson

doll house

The banner in Sidney Brustein’s window

Susan Laurie Parks Topdog/Underdog

Best Revival Music

Into the forest

Camelot Lerner and Loew


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best music book

and juliet
David West read

kimberly steps
David Lindsay Abair

New York, New York
David Thompson and Sharon Washington

Robert Horn

Some like it hot
Matthew Lopez and Amber Ruffin

Best Original Score (music and/or lyrics) written for theatre

always famous
Music: Tom Kitt
Lyrics: Cameron Crowe, Tom Kitt

Kimberly Akimbo
Music: Janine Tesori, Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire

Music and lyrics: Helen Park and Max Vernon

Music and vocals: Brandi Clark and Shane McNally

Some like it hot
Music: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics: Scott Whitman and Marc Shaiman

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Susan Laurie Parks Topdog/Underdog

Corey Hawkins Susan Laurie Parks Topdog/Underdog

Sean Hayes, Good night, Oscar

Stephen McKinley HendersonBetween Riverside and Crazy

wendell pierce, Death of traveling salesman Arthur Miller

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Jessica Chastain, doll house

Jodi Comer, first face

Jessica Hecht Summer 1976

Audra McDonald Homicides in Ohio

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Christian Borl Some like it hot

G Harrison GSome like it hot

Josh GrobanSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Brian Darcy James, Into the forest

Ben Platt, procession

Colton Ryan New York, New York

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Annaleigh Ashford, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Sarah BareillesInto the forest

Victoria Clark Kimberly Akimbo

Lorna Courtney and juliet

Michaela Diamond procession

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Jordan E Cooper, not la mo

Samuel L Jackson, Augustus Wilson’s Piano Lesson

Arian supporter doll house

Brandon Uranowitz, Leopoldstadt

David Zayas, cost of living

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Nicky Crawford Fat Ham

Crystal Lucas Perry, not la mo

Miriam Silverman The banner in Sidney Brustein’s window

Katie Sullivan, cost of living

Kara Young cost of living

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Kevin Cahoon, peeled

Justin Cooley Kimberly Akimbo

Kevin Del Aguila, Some like it hot

Jordan Donica, Camelot Lerner and Loew

Alex Newell, peeled

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Julia Lester Into the forest

Ruthie Ann Miles Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Bonnie Milligan Kimberly Akimbo

Natasha Yvette Williams, Some like it hot

Betsy Wolfe and juliet

Best Design for a Scenic Play

Miriam Bouthier, first face

Tim Hatley and Andre Golding, Hyatt Bay

rachel hook, Good night, Oscar

Richard Hudson, Leopoldstadt

Dan Lavery and Lucy McKinnon, Christmas carol

Best music design

Beowulf Burritt New York, New York

Mimi Lynn, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Michael Yergan and 59 Productions, Camelot Lerner and Loew

Scott Pask, peeled

Scott Pask, Some like it hot

Best Costume Design for a Play

Tim Hatley, Nick Barnes, and Finn Caldwell, Hyatt Bay

Dominic Fawn Hill, Fat Ham

Brigitte Riefenstweil, Leopoldstadt

Emilio Sosa not la mo

Emilio Sosa Good night, Oscar

Best Musical Costume Design

Greg Barnes, Some like it hot

Susan Hilferty procession

Jennifer Mueller, Camelot Lerner and Loew

Clint Ramos and Sophia Choi, kpop

paloma young, and juliet

Donna Zakowska, New York, New York

Best stage lighting design

Neil Austin, Leopoldstadt

Natasha Chivers first face

john clark, doll house Bradley King, Fat Ham

Tim Lutkin, Hyatt Bay

Gene Shriver, Death of traveling salesman Arthur Miller

Ben Stanton, Christmas carol

Best lighting design for music

Ken Billington, New York, New York

Lap Chi Chu, Camelot Lerner and Loew

Heather Gilbert procession

Howard Hudson, and juliet

Natasha Katz, Some like it hot

Natasha Katz, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Sound Design for a Play

Jonathan Deans and Taylor Williams, not la mo

Caroline Downing, Hyatt Bay

Joshua D. Reed, Christmas carol

Ben and Max Ringham doll houseH

Ben and Max Ringham first face

Best sound design for music

Kai Harada, New York, New York

John Shivers, peeled

Scott Lerer and Alex Newman, Into the forest

Gareth Owen and juliet

Nevin Steinberg, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Direction of a Play

Sohem Ali Fat Ham

Joe Bonney, cost of living

Jimmy Lloyd, doll house

Patrick Marber, Leopoldstadt

Stevie Walker Webb, not la mo Max Webster Hyatt Bay

Best Music Direction

Michael Arden, procession

Lear de Bissonnet, Into the forest

Casey Nicolau, Some like it hot

Jack O’Brien peeled

Jessica Stone Kimberly Akimbo

Best choreography

Stephen Huggett, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Casey Nicolau, Some like it hot

Susan Stroman New York, New York

Jennifer Weber and juliet

Jennifer Weber kpop

The best bands

Bill Sherman and Dominic Valacaro, and juliet

John Clancy Kimberly Akimbo

Jason Holland, peeled

Charlie Rosen and Brian Carter, Some like it hot

Darrell Waters and Sam Davis, New York, New York

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