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‘Kinky Boots’ Gets A Leading 13 Tony Award Nods

The Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots” has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import “Matilda: The Musical” close behind with 12.

 

  Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper (Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images for Hearing Health Foundation)

“Kinky Boots” is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear. Lauper’s songs and a story by Harvey Fierstein have made it a crowd-pleaser.

“Matilda: The Musical” is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

See All The Tony Award Nominations

Tony Award Nominations

Best Play

The Assembled Parties
Author:

Richard Greenberg
Lucky Guy
Author:

Nora Ephron
The Testament of Mary
Author:

Colm Tóibín
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Author:

Christopher Durang

Best Musical

Bring It On: The Musical
A Christmas Story, The Musical
Kinky Boots
Matilda The Musical

Best Book of a Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical
Joseph Robinette
Kinky Boots
Harvey Fierstein
Matilda The Musical
Dennis Kelly
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

A Christmas Story, The Musical
Music and Lyrics:

Benj Pasek

and

Justin Paul
Hands on a Hardbody
Music:

Trey Anastasio

and

Amanda Green

Lyrics:

Amanda Green
Kinky Boots
Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
Matilda The Musical
Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Best Revival of a Play

Golden Boy
Orphans
The Trip to Bountiful
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Revival of a Musical

Annie
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Pippin
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Tom Hanks
Lucky Guy
Nathan Lane
The Nance
Tracy Letts
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
David Hyde Pierce
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tom Sturridge
Orphans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Laurie Metcalf
The Other Place
Amy Morton
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kristine Nielsen
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Holland Taylor
Ann
Cicely Tyson
The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Bertie Carvel
Matilda The Musical
Santino Fontana
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Rob McClure
Chaplin
Billy Porter
Kinky Boots
Stark Sands
Kinky Boots

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Carolee Carmello
Scandalous
Valisia LeKae
Motown The Musical
Patina Miller
Pippin
Laura Osnes
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Danny Burstein
Golden Boy
Richard Kind
The Big Knife
Billy Magnussen
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tony Shalhoub
Golden Boy
Courtney B. Vance
Lucky Guy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Carrie Coon
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Shalita Grant
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Judith Ivey
The Heiress
Judith Light
The Assembled Parties
Condola Rashad
The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Charl Brown
Motown The Musical
Keith Carradine
Hands on a Hardbody
Will Chase
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Gabriel Ebert
Matilda The Musical
Terrence Mann
Pippin

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Annaleigh Ashford
Kinky Boots
Victoria Clark
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Andrea Martin
Pippin
Keala Settle
Hands on a Hardbody
Lauren Ward
Matilda The Musical

Best Direction of a Play

Pam MacKinnon
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Nicholas Martin
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Bartlett Sher
Golden Boy
George C. Wolfe
Lucky Guy

Best Direction of a Musical

Scott Ellis
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Jerry Mitchell
Kinky Boots
Diane Paulus
Pippin
Matthew Warchus
Matilda The Musical

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler
Bring It On: The Musical
Peter Darling
Matilda The Musical
Jerry Mitchell
Kinky Boots
Chet Walker
Pippin

Best Orchestrations

Chris Nightingale
Matilda The Musical
Stephen Oremus
Kinky Boots
Ethan Popp

&

Bryan Crook
Motown The Musical
Danny Troob
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Scenic Design of a Play

John Lee Beatty
The Nance
Santo Loquasto
The Assembled Parties
David Rockwell
Lucky Guy
Michael Yeargan
Golden Boy

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rob Howell
Matilda The Musical
Anna Louizos
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Scott Pask
Pippin
David Rockwell
Kinky Boots

Best Costume Design of a Play

Soutra Gilmour
Cyrano de Bergerac
Ann Roth
The Nance
Albert Wolsky
The Heiress
Catherine Zuber
Golden Boy

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes
Kinky Boots
Rob Howell
Matilda The Musical
Dominique Lemieux
Pippin
William Ivey Long
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jules Fisher

&

Peggy Eisenhauer
Lucky Guy
Donald Holder
Golden Boy
Jennifer Tipton
The Testament of Mary
Japhy Weideman
The Nance

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kenneth Posner
Kinky Boots
Kenneth Posner
Pippin
Kenneth Posner
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Hugh Vanstone
Matilda The Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play

John Gromada
The Trip to Bountiful
Mel Mercier
The Testament of Mary
Leon Rothenberg
The Nance
Peter John Still

and

Marc Salzberg
Golden Boy

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Jonathan Deans

&

Garth Helm
Pippin
Peter Hylenski
Motown The Musical
John Shivers
Kinky Boots
Nevin Steinberg
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Special Tony Award® for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Bernard Gersten
Paul Libin
Ming Cho Lee

Regional Theatre Award

Huntington Theatre Company

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Larry Kramer

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Career Transition For Dancers
William Craver
Peter Lawrence
The Lost Colony

The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway – Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

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