The Most Wig-Snatching Snubs and Surprises of the 2018 Tony Nominations

Calvin Saunders
May 2, 2018

The show's only nods aside from Best Musical were Best Book for Jennifer Lee and Best Score for Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. She says the young version of herself "would be freaking out right now".

Bruce Springsteen will also be honoured for his Broadway run, one of the hottest tickets in NY this season, and British composer and musical impressario Andrew Lloyd Webber will be handed a lifetime achievement award. Louderman says she's from a small town where "people don't really get out and dream big".

The former's 11 nominations, including ones for best musical revival, lead actor (Joshua Henry), lead actress (Jessie Mueller), featured actress (Renee Fleming and Lindsay Mendez) and choreography (Justin Peck).

Other British imports, Farinelli And The King, starring Oscar victor Mark Rylance, was nominated for five gongs and Tom Stoppard play Travesties, starring Tom Hollander, for four.

A British revival of "Angels in America", Tony Kushner's monumental, two-part drama about AIDS, life and love during the 1980s, grabbed 11 nominations - the most for any play this season - 25 years after it first appeared on Broadway.

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Other standouts were Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel" and "My Fair Lady".

Other notable mentions include revivals of Angels in America, Carousel, and The Band's Visit.

The nominations are set for Tuesday morning, co-hosted by "Hamilton" alum Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee, now starring in "Waitress".

Grey Henson, who plays gay character Damian in the stage adaptation of Mean Girls, secured a Best Featured Actor nomination for his work. All are derived from a film, TV or music.

The best musical revival will likely include "Carousel" and "My Fair Lady", while the best play revival will probably be led by "Angels in America", "Three Tall Women" and "The Iceman Cometh". It now will face "The Children", "Farinelli and The King", "Junk" and "Latin History for Morons" for best new play.

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