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  • 2004 Tony Nominations!!
    • Linyray (Login Linyray)
      Posted May 11, 2004 7:18 AM

      Wicked, the new musical about the origin of the Wicked Witch of the West, from the "Oz" tales, earned 10 Tony Award nominations, announced May 10.

      The Best Musical nominees include Wicked (in which the leading ladies who play witches are in competition as Best Actress), Avenue Q and Caroline, or Change (which both began life Off-Broadway) and The Boy From Oz (an Australian import retooled for Broadway and starring matinee idol Hugh Jackman).

      The 58th Annual Tony Awards will be presented Sunday, June 6 at Radio City Music Hall. The Boy From Oz's Hugh Jackman will return as host for the annual event, which will be broadcast live on CBS-TV, 8-11 PM ET.

      The nominees, announced approximately 8:30 AM (ET) from the Hudson Theatre in Manhattan, include:

      Best Play
      Anna in the Tropics
      I Am My Own Wife
      The Retreat from Moscow

      Best Musical
      Avenue Q
      Caroline, or Change
      The Boy From Oz

      Best Revival of a Musical
      Big River
      Fiddler on the Roof
      Wonderful Town

      Best Revival of a Play
      A Raisin in the Sun
      Henry IV
      King Lear

      Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
      Kevin Kline, Henry IV
      Frank Langella, Match
      Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
      Christopher Plummer, King Lear
      Simon Russell Beale, Jumpers

      Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
      Tom Aldredge, Twentieth Century
      Ben Chaplin, The Retreat from Moscow
      Aiden Gillen, The Caretaker
      Omar Metwally, Sixteen Wounded
      Brian F. O'Byrne, Frozen

      Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
      Eileen Atkins, The Retreat from Moscow
      Tovah Feldshuh, Golda's Balcony
      Anne Heche, Twentieth Century
      Swoosie Kurtz, Frozen
      Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun

      Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
      Essie Davis, Jumpers
      Sanaa Lathan, A Raisin in the Sun
      Margo Martindale, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
      Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
      Daphne Rubin-Vega, Anna in the Tropics

      Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
      Kristin Chenoweth, Wicked
      Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Avenue Q
      Idina Menzel, Wicked
      Donna Murphy, Wonderful Town
      Tonya Pinkins, Caroline, or Change

      Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
      Beth Fowler, The Boy From Oz
      Isabel Keating, The Boy From Oz
      Anika Noni Rose, Caroline, or Change
      Jennifer Westfeldt, Wonderful Town
      Karen Ziemba, Never Gonna Dance

      Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
      Hunter Foster, Little Shop of Horrors
      Hugh Jackman, The Boy From Oz
      Alfred Molina, Fiddler on the Roof
      Euan Morton, Taboo
      John Tartaglia, Avenue Q

      Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
      John Cariani, Fiddler on the Roof
      Michael Cerveris, Assassins
      Raul Esparza, Taboo
      Michael McElroy, Big River
      Denis O'Hare, Assassins

      Best Director of a Play
      Doug Hughes, Frozen
      Moises Kaufman, I Am My Own Wife
      David Leveaux, Jumpers
      Jack O'Brien, Henry IV

      Best Director of a Musical
      Joe Mantello, Assassins
      Kathleen Marshall, Wonderful Town
      Jason Moore, Avenue Q
      George C. Wolfe, Caroline, or Change

      Best Choreography
      Wayne Cilento, Wicked
      Kathleen Marshall, Wonderful Town
      Jerry Mitchell, Never Gonna Dance
      Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan, Bombay Dreams

      Best Book of a Musical
      Winnie Holzman, Wicked
      Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
      Martin Sherman; Nick Enright (original book) The Boy From Oz
      Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q

      Best Original Score
      Boy George, Taboo
      Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Avenue Q
      Stephen Schwartz, Wicked
      Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change

      Best Orchestrations
      Paul Bogaev, Bombay Dreams
      William David Brohn, Wicked
      Michael Starobin, Assassins
      Larry Hochman, Fiddler on the Roof

      Best Scenic Design
      Robert Brill, Assassins
      Ralph Funicello, Henry IV
      Eugene Lee, Wicked
      Tom Pye, Fiddler on the Roof

      Best Costume Design
      Jess Goldstein, Henry IV
      Susan Hilferty, Wicked
      Mike Nicholls and Bobby Pearce, Taboo
      Mark Thompson, Bombay Dreams

      Best Lighting Design
      Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Assassins
      Brian MacDevitt, Fiddler on the Roof
      Brian MacDevitt, Henry IV
      Kenneth Posner, Wicked

      Special Tony Award
      James M. Nederlander for Lifetime Achivement in the Theatre

      Regional Theatre Tony
      Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

      Productions with multiple nominations

      10 - Wicked
      7 - Assassins
      6 - Avenue Q
      6 - Caroline, or Change
      6 - Fiddler on the Roof
      6 - Henry IV
      5 - The Boy from Oz
      5 - Wonderful Town
      4 - Frozen
      4 - Jumpers
      4 - A Raisin in the Sun
      4 - Taboo
      3 - Bombay Dreams
      3 - I Am My Own Wife
      3 - The Retreat from Moscow
      2 - Anna in the Tropics
      2 - Big River
      2 - King Lear
      2 - Never Gonna Dance
      2 - Twentieth Century

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