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The 69th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 7, 2015, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2014–15 season. The ceremony was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and broadcast live by CBS.[1] Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming hosted the ceremony.[2]

69th Tony Awards
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Date June 7, 2015
Location Radio City Music Hall, New York, New York
Hosted by
Most awards The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Fun Home (5)
Most nominations An American in Paris and Fun Home (12)
Television/radio coverage
Network CBS

Of the ceremony's most winning productions, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Fun Home each won five Tony Awards in the play and musical categories, respectively. Both An American in Paris and the Lincoln Center revival of The King and I took home four Tony Awards.

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EligibilityEdit

Shows that opened on Broadway during the 2014–15 season before April 23, 2015 were eligible for consideration.[1]

Awards eventsEdit

NominationsEdit

The Tony Award nominations were announced on April 28, 2015 by Mary-Louise Parker and Bruce Willis. The musicals An American in Paris and Fun Home had the most nominations with 12, followed by Something Rotten! with 10, the revival of The King and I with 9 and Wolf Hall Parts One & Two with 8.[2]

Other eventsEdit

This is the first year that a new Tony Award was given for Excellence in Theatre Education (presented by Carnegie Mellon University). The award was presented to an educator who demonstrates "a positive impact on the lives of students, advancing the theatre profession and a commitment to excellence."[3]

This year, the number of nominees in several categories may be increased, depending upon the number of eligible candidates. This change affects performance categories, Best Direction of both plays and musicals, and Best Choreography.[4]

CeremonyEdit

The Creative Arts Awards portion of the awards ceremony is hosted by Jessie Mueller and James Monroe Iglehart. The Creative Arts Awards usually include Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations.[5]

There were performances at the awards ceremony from musicals which have been nominated for a Tony Award, and those which have not been nominated, including: An American in Paris, The King and I, On the Town, On the Twentieth Century, The Visit, Fun Home, Something Rotten!, It Shoulda Been You, Finding Neverland and Gigi.[6][7]

PresentersEdit

The presenters included:[8][9]

Non-competitive awardsEdit

Tommy Tune received the Lifetime Achievement Award.[10] The Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre award recipients are: Adrian Bryan-Brown (press agent), Gene O'Donovan (Hudson Scenic Studio founder), and Arnold Abramson (scenery designer and painter).[11] The Cleveland Play House received the Regional Theatre Tony Award.[12] John Cameron Mitchell received the Special Tony Award for his return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch.[13] Stephen Schwartz was given the Isabelle Stevenson Award.[14] The new education award was presented to Corey Mitchell, Performing Arts Teacher and Theatre Director, Northwest School of the Arts, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Winners and nomineesEdit

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

This was the first time an all-female team won in this category.[15]

Best Scenic Design of a Play Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Play Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Play Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Direction of a Play Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography Best Orchestrations

∞ This marks O'Hara's sixth Tony Award nomination and first win.

Awards and nominations per productionEdit

Production Nominations Awards
Fun Home 12 5
An American in Paris 12 4
Something Rotten! 10 1
The King and I 9 4
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two 8 1
Skylight 7 1
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time 6 5
You Can't Take It With You 5 1
Hand to God 5 0
The Visit 5 0
On the Twentieth Century 5 0
Airline Highway 4 0
The Elephant Man 4 0
On the Town 4 0
The Audience 3 2
The Last Ship 2 0
Constellations 1 0
Disgraced 1 0
Gigi 1 0
The Heidi Chronicles 1 0
It's Only a Play 1 0
This Is Our Youth 1 0

Individuals with multiple nominationsEdit

In MemoriamEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gioia, Michael. "This Year's Tony Nominees Will Be Announced in Times Square With Online Webcast" Playbill.com, January 21, 2015
  2. ^ a b Gans, Andrew. "69th Annual Tony Awards Nominations Announced!" Playbill.com, April 28, 2015
  3. ^ "Got a Favorite Theatre Teacher? Nominations Are Now Open for the Excellence in Theatre Education Tony Award!" Broadwayworld.com, January 11, 2015
  4. ^ Hetrick, Adam. "Tony Awards Rule on Eligibility for Side Show Twins and Set Stage for Potential Increase of Nominees" Playbill.com, January 15, 2015
  5. ^ Viagas, Robert. "Tony Awards Announce Hosts for the Creative Arts Awards Section of the 2015 Ceremony" playbill.com, May 27, 2015
  6. ^ Gans, Andrew; Hetrick, Adam; and Gioia, Michael. "Updated: Shall We Dance... Or Sing? Who's Performing What at the Tony Awards!" Playbill.com, May 27, 2015
  7. ^ Viagas, Robert. "See Which Non-Nominated Shows Will Perform On 2015 Tony Awards Broadcast" Playbill.com, May 20, 2015
  8. ^ "Presenters Announced for the 69th Annual Tony Awards Airing Sunday June 7 on CBS" zap2it.com, May 28, 2015
  9. ^ "Bernadette Peters, Joel Grey, J-Lo & Many More Join TONY AWARDS Presenters Lineup". broadwayworld.com. June 5, 2015. Retrieved June 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ Viagas, Robert. "Tommy Tune Will Get a Lifetime Achievement Tony" Playbill.com, April 2, 2015
  11. ^ Viagas, Robert. "2015 Tony Honors for Excellence Announced" Playbill.com, April 7, 2015
  12. ^ Viagas, Robert. "Cleveland Play House Will Receive 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award" Playbill.com, April 24, 2015
  13. ^ Gans, Andrew. " 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' Star Will Receive Special Tony Award" Playbill.com, April 27, 2015
  14. ^ Gans, Andrew." 'Wicked Composer Is Recipient of the 2014 Isabelle Stevenson Award" Playbill.com, April 27, 2015
  15. ^ " 'Fun Home' songwriters become 1st winning female team" Archived 2016-02-02 at the Wayback Machine. Yahoo News

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