Video Roundup: 2018 Tony Nominees

As we countdown the days until the 2018 Tony Awards, we wanted to take some time to review the musicals up for the biggest awards of the season, “Best Musical” and “Best Musical Revival”.

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The Band’s Visit 

Music: David Yazbek
Lyrics:
David Yazbek
Book:
Itamar Moses (based on The Band’s Visit film by Eran Kolirin)
2018 Tony Nominations:
 Best Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Tony Shalhoub), Best Actress in a Musical (Katrina Lenk), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Ari’el Stachel), Best Direction of a Musical (David Cromer), Best Book of a Musical (Itamar Moses), Best Original Score (David Yazbek), Best Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi), Best Scenic Design in a Musical (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design in a Musical (Tyler Micoleau), Best Sound Design in a Musical (Kai Harada)

Frozen 

Music: Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Lyrics:
Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Book:
Jennifer Lee (based on animated film Frozen by Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee & Shane Morris)
2018 Tony Nominations:
 Best Musical (Disney Theatrical Productions), Best Book of a Musical (Jennifer Lee), Best Original Score (Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez)

Mean Girls

Music: Jeff Richmond
Lyrics:
Nell Benjamin
Book:
Tina Fey (based on film Mean Girls by Tina Fey)
2018 Tony Nominations:
 Best Musical, Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Taylor Louderman), Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Grey Henson), Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Ashley Park), Best Book of a Musical (Tina Fey), Best Original Score (Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Scott Pask, Finn Ross, and Adam Young), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Gregg Barnes), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Brian Ronan), Best Direction of a Musical (Casey Nicholaw), Best Choreography (Casey Nicholaw), Best Orchestrations (John Clancy)

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical 

Music: Various
Lyrics:
Various
Book:
Kyle Jarrow (based on Animated TV Show SpongeBob SquarePants by Stephen Hillenburg)
2018 Tony Nominations:
 Best Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Ethan Slater), Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Gavin Lee), Best Book of a Musical (Kyle Jarrow), Best Original Score (Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert, Edward Sharpe, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants, T.I., Domani & Lil’C), Best Direction of a Musical (Tina Landau), Best Orchestrations (Tom Kitt), Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (David Zinn), Best Costume Design of a Musical (David Zinn), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Kevin Adams)

Carousel

Music: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics:
Oscar Hammerstein II
Book:
Oscar Hammerstein II (based on Liliom, a play by Ferenc Molnár)
Broadway Debut: 1945
2018 Tony Nominations:
 Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Joshua Henry), Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Jessie Mueller), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Alexander Gemignani), Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Renée Fleming & Lindsay Mendez), Best Costume Design of a Musical (Ann Roth), Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Scott Lehrer), Best Choreography (Justin Peck), Best Orchestrations (Jonathan Tunick)

My Fair Lady 

Music: Frederick Loewe
Lyrics:
Alan Jay Lerner
Book:
Alan Jay Lerner (based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion)
Broadway Debut: 1956
2018 Tony Nominations:
 Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Harry Hadden-Paton), Best Actress in a Musical (Lauren Ambrose), Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Norbert Leo Butz), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Diana Rigg), Best Direction of a Musical (Bartlett Sher), Best Choreography (Christopher Gattelli), Best Scenic Design in a Musical (Michael Yeargan), Best Lighting Design in a Musical (Donald Holder), Best Costume Design in a Musical (Catherine Zuber)

Once on This Island

Music: Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics:
Lynn Ahrens
Book:
Lynn Ahrens (based on My Love, My Love; or, The Peasant Girl by Rosa Guy)
Broadway Debut: 1990
2018 Tony Nominations:
 Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Hailey Kilgore), Best Direction of a Musical (Michael Arden), Best Scenic Design in a Musical (Dane Laffrey), Best Costume Design in a Musical (Clint Ramos), Best Lighting Design in a Musical (Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer), Best Sound Design (Peter Hylenski), Best Orchestrations (AnnMarie Millazo and Michael Starobin)


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