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2007 Tony Award Nominations Are Announced

Mary Louise Wilson and Christine Ebersole in Grey Gardens
(© Joan Marcus)
Taye Diggs and Jane Krakowski announced the nominations this morning for the 2007 Tony Awards, which will be presented on Sunday, June 10 at Radio City Music Hall. The ceremony will be broadcast live by CBS; no host or presenters have yet been named.

The musical Spring Awakening led the pack with 11 nominations, followed by The Coast of Utopia (10), Grey Gardens (10), Curtains (8), Legally Blonde (7), and Mary Poppins (7). Among the shows completely shut out were the revival of Les Misérables, The Pirate Queen, The Vertical Hour, The Times They Are-A-Changin', and Losing Louie.

On the acting side, notable omissions included Kevin Spacey (A Moon for the Misbegotten), Michael Sheen (Frost/Nixon), Kristin Chenoweth (The Apple Tree), Marian Seldes (Deuce), and Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins).

A full list of nominees follows below. For more information, visit


Best Play
The Coast of Utopia
The Little Dog Laughed
Radio Golf

Best Musical
Grey Gardens
Mary Poppins
Spring Awakening

Best Revival of a Play
Inherit the Wind
Journey's End
Talk Radio

Best Revival of a Musical
The Apple Tree
A Chorus Line
110 in the Shade

Best Special Theatrical Event
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only
Kiki & Herb: Alive on Broadway

Best Director of a Play
Michael Grandage, Frost/Nixon
David Grindley, Journey's End
Jack O'Brien, The Coast of Utopia
Melly Still, Coram Boy

Best Director of a Musical
John Doyle, Company
Scott Ellis, Curtains
Michael Greif, Grey Gardens
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Boyd Gaines, Journey's End
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon
Brían F. O'Byrne, The Coast of Utopia
Christopher Plummer, Inherit the Wind
Liev Schreiber, Talk Radio

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Swoosie Kurtz, Heartbreak House
Angela Lansbury, Deuce
Vanessa Redgrave, The Year of Magical Thinking
Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, LoveMusik
Raúl Esparza, Company
Jonathan Groff, Spring Awakening
Gavin Lee, Mary Poppins
David Hyde Pierce, Curtains

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical
Laura Bell Bundy, Legally Blonde
Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens
Audra McDonald, 110 in the Shade
Debra Monk, Curtains
Donna Murphy, LoveMusik

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Anthony Chisholm, Radio Golf
Billy Crudup, The Coast of Utopia
Ethan Hawke, The Coast of Utopia
John Earl Jelks, Radio Golf
Stark Sands, Journey's End

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Jennifer Ehle, The Coast of Utopia
Xanthe Elbrick, Coram Boy
Dana Ivey, Butley
Jan Maxwell, Coram Boy
Martha Plimpton, The Coast of Utopia

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Brooks Ashmaskas, Fame Becomes Me
Christian Borle, Legally Blonde
John Cullum, 110 in the Shde
John Gallagher, Jr., Spring Awakening
David Pittu, LoveMusik

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Charlotte d'Amboise, A Chorus Line
Rebecca Luker, Mary Poppins
Orfeh, Legally Blonde
Mary Louise Wilson, Grey Gardens
Karen Ziemba, Curtains

Best Original Score
John Kander, Fred Ebb, Rupert Holmes, Curtains
Scott Frankel, Michael Korie, Grey Gardens
Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Legally Blonde
Duncan Sheik, Steven Sater, Spring Awakening

Best Book of a Musical
Rupert Holmes and Peter Stone, Curtains
Doug Wright, Grey Gardens
Heather Hach, Legally Blonde
Steven Sater, Spring Awakening

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Curtains
Matthew Bourne & Stephen Mear, Mary Poppins
Bill T. Jones, Spring Awakening
Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley & Scott Pask, The Coast of Utopia
Jonathan Fensom, Journey's End
David Gallo, Radio Golf
Ti Green & Melly Still, Coram Boy

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
Christine Jones, Spring Awakening
Anna Louizos, High Fidelity
Allen Moyer, Grey Gardens

Best Costume Design of a Play
Ti Green and Melly Still, Coram Boy
Jane Greenwood, Heartbreak House
Santo Loquasto, Inherit the Wind
Catherine Zuber, The Coast of Utopia

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, Legally Blonde
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins
Susan Hilferty, Spring Awakening
William Ivey Long, Grey Gardens

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paula Constable, Coram Boy
Brian MacDevitt, Inherit the Wind
Brian MacDevitt/ Kenneth Posner/ Natasha Katz, The Coast of Utopia
Jason Taylor, Journey's End

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, Spring Awakening
Christopher Akerlind, 110 in the Shade
Howard Harrison, Mary Poppins
Peter Kaczorowski, Grey Gardens

Best Orchestrations
Bruce Coughlin, Grey Gardens
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening
Jonathan Tunick, LoveMusik
Jonathan Tunick, 110 in the Shade

Regional Theatre Award
Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia