10 Fun Facts About This Year's Tony Nominees
Once the Tony Award nominations came out this morning, we pored over the list to see if we could spot any trends among the nominees. We found enough to compile this top-10 list of fun facts. Connect the dots with us below.
10 British performers were nominated for Tonys this year:
Matthew Beard, Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy (all of Skylight), Nathaniel Parker, Lydia Leonard, Ben Miles (all of Wolf Hall: Parts One & Two), Helen Mirren (The Audience), Ruth Wilson (Constellations), Leanne Cope (An American in Paris), and Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time).
9 Tony Awards are already on the mantle of this year's Special Tony Award recipient, Tommy Tune, for his work as a Broadway director, choreographer, and actor.
8 musicals are represented in the acting categories this year:
An American in Paris, The King and I, Fun Home, On the Twentieth Century, The Visit, Something Rotten!, Gigi, and On the Town.
7 seasons of TV's Mad Men have been completed by Leading Actress in a Play nominee Elisabeth Moss.
6 career nominations have been achieved by Kelli O'Hara to date, for her performances in The Light in the Piazza, The Pajama Game, South Pacific, Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Bridges of Madison County, and The King and I.
5 women have been nominated in design categories this year, Paule Constable, Natasha Katz, Catherine Zuber, Jane Greenwood, and Bunny Christie.
4 categories include scenic and costume designer Bob Crowley's name, for his work on An American in Paris, Skylight, and The Audience.
3 women from Fun Home have been nominated in the Best Featured Actress in a Musical category, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, and Emily Skeggs.
2 ballet dancers were nominated in Leading Actor and Actress in a Musical categories, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope of An American in Paris.
1 Special Tony Award will be presented to John Cameron Mitchell, for his return to Broadway in his musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch.