Danielle Brooks celebrates her 2016 Tony Award nomination for The Color Purple.
Danielle Brooks celebrates her 2016 Tony Award nomination for The Color Purple.
(© David Gordon)

Early in the morning on May 3, Broadway's finest awoke to the news that they had been named Tony nominees. Even earlier the next day, May 4, the Tonys Class of 2016 met the press at the Paramount Hotel to discuss their shows and pose for a whole lot of photos.

Over the course of the morning, we managed to spot the likes of The Color Purple stars Cynthia Erivo and Danielle Brooks; Hamilton nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Christopher Jackson, Daveed Diggs, and Renée Elise Goldsberry; Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams of Blackbird; and many more. Check out TheaterMania's photo coverage in the gallery below.