Set to air June 12, 2022, the Tony Awards recognize theatre professionals for their impressive achievements on stage. MJ, Paradise Square, Company, SIX: The Musical, The Music Man, Diana, the Musical, Funny Girl, and Mrs. Doubtfire all cinched nominations this morning.
MJ transports audiences back to Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World Tour, celebrating his unique and unparalleled artistry, and offers a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status. The show has received 10 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Direction. Myles Frost also walked away with a Best Actor nomination, after making his Broadway debut as Michael Jackson.
Paradise Square was also showered with 10 nominations, including for the coveted Best Musical award. This galvanizing story of racial harmony undone by a country at war with itself is also up for Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Actress, and two nominations for Best Actor.
Company earned nine nominations including Best Revival, Best Scenic Design, and Best Direction. The iconic musical by the late Stephen Sondheim was revived and reimagined, becoming the revelatory new production featuring a legendary score compromised of songs like “The Ladies Who Lunch” and “Being Alive.” Another Best
Revival nominee, The Music Man, has earned six nominations, including Best Actor and Best Actress. The revival of this Golden Age musical comedy stars Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman alongside Sutton Foster.
SIX: The Musical, is also eligible for the Tonys and received eight nominations, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design, after its opening was delayed due to the COVID-19 shutdown. From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of 21st century girl power. Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived, and Tony- nominated.
Rounding out the Broadway Collection nominees are Funny Girl, recently re-opened Mrs. Doubtfire, and recently closed Diana, the Musical. Funny Girl is making its return to Broadway after its debut 58 years ago and stars Beanie Feldstein as Fanny Brice and Jared Grimes as Eddie Ryan, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role for his portrayal. Mrs. Doubtfire, based on the beloved movie starring Robin Williams, is led by Rob McClure, who was nominated for Best Actor. Diana, the Musical was nominated for Best Costume Design, for its recreation of Princess Diana of Wales’s and the Royal Family’s most iconic outfits.
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