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71st Tony Awards

71st Tony Awards
Date June 11, 2017
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York
Hosted by Kevin Spacey
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

The 71st Annual Tony Awards will be held on June 11, 2017, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2016–17 season. The ceremony will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and will be televised live on CBS.[1] Kevin Spacey will serve as host.[2]

Eligibility

Shows that opened on Broadway during the 2016–2017 season before April 27, 2017 were eligible for consideration.[3]

Notes

Awards events

Nominations

The Tony Award nominations were announced on May 2, 2017 by Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson.[3][5]

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 garnered 12 nominations, becoming the most-nominated show of the season. Following Comet in production nomination totals, the revival of Hello, Dolly! earned 10, Dear Evan Hansen earned nine, and the new play A Doll's House, Part 2 earned eight. New musicals Come from Away and Groundhog Day each earned seven nominations, as well as the new play Oslo.

Other events

The annual Meet the Nominees Press Reception took place on on May 3, 2017 at the Sofitel New York Hotel.[6] The annual Nominees Luncheon took place on May 23, 2017 at the Rainbow Room.[7] A cocktail party will be held on June 5, 2017 at the Sofitel New York Hotel to celebrate the season's Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and Special Award recipients.[8]

Non-competitive awards

The 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence will be awarded to general managers Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser.[9] Actor James Earl Jones will receive the season's Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement.[10] The 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Award will be awarded to Baayork Lee, "for her commitment to future generations of artists through her work with the National Asian Artists Project and theatre education programs around the world."[11]

Nominees

Sources: Playbill;[12] The New York Times[13]

Best Play Best Musical
Best Revival of a Play Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Best Book of a Musical Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Best Scenic Design in a Play Best Scenic Design in a Musical
Best Costume Design in a Play Best Costume Design in a Musical
Best Lighting Design in a Play Best Lighting Design in a Musical
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography Best Orchestrations

‡ The award is presented to the producer(s) of the musical or play.[14]

Awards and nominations per production

Production Nominations Awards
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 12
Hello, Dolly! 10
Dear Evan Hansen 9
A Doll's House, Part 2 8
Come from Away 7
Groundhog Day 7
Oslo 7
Jitney 6
The Little Foxes 6
Falsettos 5
War Paint 4
Indecent 3
Present Laughter 3
Sweat 3
Anastasia 2
Bandstand 2
The Front Page 2
Miss Saigon 2
Six Degrees of Separation 2
The Price 1
The Glass Menagerie 1
Heisenberg 1
Holiday Inn 1
The Play That Goes Wrong 1
The Present 1

Individuals with multiple nominations

See also

References

  1. ^ Viagas, Robert. "Breaking News: Tony Awards Will Return to Radio City Music Hall", Playbill, January 12, 2017
  2. ^ McPhee, Ryan. "Kevin Spacey Will Host the 2017 Tony Awards" Playbill, April 18, 2017
  3. ^ a b "Calendar", TonyAwards.com, December 13, 2016
  4. ^ Wontorek, Paul. "Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal, Annaleigh Ashford & 'Sunday in the Park with George' Won't Compete in 2017 Tony Awards Race" broadway.com, February 3, 2017
  5. ^ "Christopher Jackson & Jane Krakowski to Announce 2017 Tony Award Nominations". Broadway.com. Retrieved 2017-04-03. 
  6. ^ "Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-05-03. 
  7. ^ "Inside the Annual Pre-Tonys Luncheon at the Rainbow Room". Vogue. Retrieved 2017-05-27. 
  8. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Tony Awards Announce Official 2017 Calendar of Events" Playbill, March 13, 2017
  9. ^ Clement, Olivia. "Nina Lannan and Alan Wasser Will Receive 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre" Playbill, April 20, 2017
  10. ^ Desk, BWW News. "Legendary Actor James Earl Jones to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27. 
  11. ^ Gans, Andrew. "Baayork Lee Named Recipient of 2017 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award" Playbill, April 25, 2017
  12. ^ "2017 Tony Award Nominations: The Great Comet and Hello, Dolly! Lead the Pack | Playbill". Playbill. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  13. ^ Paulson, Michael (2017-05-02). "2017 Tony Awards: ‘Great Comet’ Leads With 12 Nominations". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-05-02. 
  14. ^ "The Tony Awards – - Category by Category" tonyawards.com, accessed June 6, 2016

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