The 2016 Tony Noms Are Here! Underdogs ‘Hamilton’ and Ivo van Hove Dominate

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The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, via the recognizable faces of Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James, have announced the nominations for the 70th annual Tony Awards, and, as could be expected, Lin-Manuel Miranda and his Hamilton dominated, with a total of 16 nominations. Shuffle Along also fared pretty well, with 10 total nominations, and Ivo van Hove, the Belgian director behind both of the Arthur Miller revivals — The Crucible and A View from the Bridge — scored nine nominations, if you’re willing to lump him in with both of his productions.

Also notable is the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play category, which is dominated, for the most part, by actresses who have made careers largely on screen and television, minus Sophie Okonedo for The Crucible, which may very well secure her the win. And, as far as Hamilton goes, it’ll be interesting to see if the production itself sweeps the awards, or if Miranda, who has become one of the biggest celebrities ever produced by Broadway, will nab all the statues he’s up for based on his name alone.

Of course, these things will come to pass at the ceremony, which will be held at the Beacon Theater on June 12, and will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. The ceremony will be hosted by James Corden.

See the full list of nominations below, as well as a roundup of total noms for each production.

Best Play

Eclipsed The Father The Humans King Charles III Best Musical

Bright Star Hamilton School of Rock—The Musical Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Waitress Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge Blackbird Long Day’s Journey Into Night Noises Off Best Revival of a Musical

The Color Purple Fiddler on the Roof She Loves Me Spring Awakening Best Book of a Musical

Bright Star — Steve Martin Hamilton — Lin-Manuel Miranda School of Rock—The Musical — Julian Fellowes Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed — George C. Wolfe

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Bright Star Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell Lyrics: Edie Brickell

Hamilton Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

School of Rock—The Musical Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics: Glenn Slater

Waitress Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Gabriel Byrne for Long Day’s Journey Into Night Jeff Daniels for Blackbird Frank Langella for The Father Tim Pigott-Smith for King Charles III Mark Strong for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Jessica Lange for Long Day’s Journey Into Night Laurie Metcalf for Misery Lupita Nyong’o for Eclipsed Sophie Okonedo for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible Michelle Williams for Blackbird Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Alex Brightman for School of Rock—The Musical Danny Burstein for Fiddler on the Roof Zachary Levi for She Loves Me Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton Leslie Odom, Jr. for Hamilton Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Laura Benanti for She Loves Me Carmen Cusack for Bright Star Cynthia Erivo for The Color Purple Jessie Mueller for Waitress Phillipa Soo for Hamilton Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Reed Birney for The Humans Bill Camp for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible David Furr for Noises Off Richard Goulding for King Charles III Michael Shannon for Long Day’s Journey Into Night Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Pascale Armand for Eclipsed Megan Hilty for Noises Off Jayne Houdyshell for The Humans Andrea Martin for Noises Off Saycon Sengbloh for Eclipsed Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Daveed Diggs for Hamilton Brandon Victor Dixon for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Christopher Fitzgerald for Waitress Jonathan Groff for Hamilton Christopher Jackson for Hamilton Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Danielle Brooks for The Color Purple Renée Elise Goldsberry for Hamilton Jane Krakowski for She Loves Me Jennifer Simard for Disaster! Adrienne Warren for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt for Thérèse Raquin Christopher Oram for Hughie Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge David Zinn for The Humans

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Es Devlin & Finn Ross for American Psycho David Korins for Hamilton Santo Loquasto for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed David Rockwell for She Loves Me Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood for Long Day’s Journey Into Night Michael Krass for Noises Off Clint Ramos for Eclipsed Tom Scutt for King Charles III Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes for Tuck Everlasting Jeff Mahshie for She Loves Me Ann Roth for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Paul Tazewell for Hamilton Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz for Long Day’s Journey Into Night Justin Townsend for The Humans Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley for Hamilton Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Ben Stanton for Spring Awakening Justin Townsend for American Psycho

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold for King Charles III Jonathan Kent for Long Day’s Journey Into Night Joe Mantello for The Humans Liesl Tommy for Eclipsed Ivo Van Hove for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden for Spring Awakening John Doyle for The Color Purple Scott Ellis for She Loves Me Thomas Kail for Hamilton George C. Wolfe for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler for Hamilton Savion Glover for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed Hofesh Shechter for Fiddler on the Roof Randy Skinner for Dames at Sea Sergio Trujillo for On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan Best Orchestrations

August Eriksmoen for Bright Star Larry Hochman for She Loves Me Alex Lacamoire for Hamilton Daryl Waters for Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Sheldon Harnick Marshall W. Mason

Special Tony Award

National Endowment for the Arts Miles Wilkin

Regional Theatre Tony Award

Paper Mill Playhouse Millburn, NJ

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Seth Gelblum Joan Lader Sally Ann Parsons

Tony Nominations by Production

Hamilton – 16 Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed – 10 She Loves Me – 8 Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 7 Eclipsed – 6 The Humans – 6 Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge – 5 Bright Star – 5 King Charles III – 5 Noises Off – 5 Arthur Miller’s The Crucible – 4 The Color Purple – 4 School of RockThe Musical – 4 Waitress – 4 Blackbird – 3 Fiddler on the Roof – 3 Spring Awakening – 3 American Psycho – 2 The Father – 2 Dames at Sea – 1 Disaster! – 1 Hughie – 1 Misery – 1 On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan – 1 Thérèse Raquin – 1 Tuck Everlasting – 1