Tony Awards Nominees 2009

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Tony Awards Nominees 2009

Best Play













Dividing the EstateAuthor: Horton Foote
God of CarnageAuthor: Yasmina Reza
Reasons to Be PrettyAuthor: Neil LaBute
33 VariationsAuthor: Moisés Kaufman




Best Musical












Billy Elliot, The Musical
Next to Normal
Rock of Ages
Shrek The Musical




Best Book of a Musical












Billy Elliot, The MusicalLee Hall
Next to NormalBrian Yorkey
Shrek The MusicalDavid Lindsay-Abaire
[Title of Show]Hunter Bell




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












Billy Elliot, The MusicalMusic: Elton John

Lyrics: Lee Hall

Next to NormalMusic: Tom Kitt

Lyrics: Brian Yorkey

9 to 5: The MusicalMusic & Lyrics: Dolly Parton
Shrek The MusicalMusic: Jeanine Tesori

Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire





Best Revival of a Play












Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Mary Stuart
The Norman Conquests
Waiting for Godot





Best Revival of a Musical












Guys and Dolls
Hair
Pal Joey
West Side Story





Best Special Theatrical Event












Liza's at The Palace
Slava's Snowshow
Soul of Shaolin
You're Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush





Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
















Jeff DanielsGod of Carnage
Raúl EsparzaSpeed-the-Plow
James GandolfiniGod of Carnage
Geoffrey RushExit the King
Thomas SadoskiReasons to Be Pretty





Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
















David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik and Kiril KulishBilly Elliot, The Musical
Gavin CreelHair
Brian d'Arcy JamesShrek The Musical
Constantine MaroulisRock of Ages
J. Robert SpencerNext to Normal





Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
















Stockard ChanningPal Joey
Sutton FosterShrek The Musical
Allison Janney9 to 5: The Musical
Alice RipleyNext to Normal
Josefina ScaglioneWest Side Story





Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
















John GloverWaiting for Godot
Zach Grenier33 Variations
Stephen ManganThe Norman Conquests
Paul RitterThe Norman Conquests
Roger RobinsonJoe Turner's Come and Gone





Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
















Hallie FooteDividing the Estate
Jessica HynesThe Norman Conquests
Marin IrelandReasons to Be Pretty
Angela LansburyBlithe Spirit
Amanda RootThe Norman Conquests





Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
















David BolognaBilly Elliot, The Musical
Gregory Jbara Billy Elliot, The Musical
Marc Kudisch9 to 5: The Musical
Christopher SieberShrek The Musical
Will Swenson Hair





Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
















Jennifer DamianoNext to Normal
Haydn GwynneBilly Elliot, The Musical
Karen OlivoWest Side Story
Martha PlimptonPal Joey
Carole ShelleyBilly Elliot, The Musical





Best Direction of a Play












Phyllida LloydMary Stuart
Bartlett Sher Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Matthew WarchusGod of Carnage
Matthew Warchus The Norman Conquests





Best Direction of a Musical












Stephen DaldryBilly Elliot, The Musical
Michael GreifNext to Normal
Kristin Hanggi Rock of Ages
Diane PaulusHair





Best Choreography












Karole ArmitageHair
Andy Blankenbuehler9 to 5: The Musical
Peter DarlingBilly Elliot, The Musical
Randy SkinnerIrving Berlin's White Christmas





Best Orchestrations












Larry BlankIrving Berlin's White Christmas
Martin KochBilly Elliot, The Musical
Michael Starobin and Tom KittNext to Normal
Danny Troob and John ClancyShrek The Musical





Best Scenic Design of a Play












Dale FergusonExit the King
Rob HowellThe Norman Conquests
Derek McLane33 Variations
Michael YearganJoe Turner's Come and Gone





Best Scenic Design of a Musical












Robert BrillGuys and Dolls
Ian MacNeilBilly Elliot, The Musical
Scott PaskPal Joey
Mark WendlandNext to Normal





Best Costume Design of a Play












Dale FergusonExit the King
Jane Greenwood Waiting for Godot
Martin Pakledinaz Blithe Spirit
Anthony WardMary Stuart





Best Costume Design of a Musical












Gregory GaleRock of Ages
Nicky GillibrandBilly Elliot, The Musical
Tim HatleyShrek The Musical
Michael McDonaldHair





Best Lighting Design of a Play












David Hersey Equus
David Lander33 Variations
Brian MacDevittJoe Turner's Come and Gone
Hugh VanstoneMary Stuart





Best Lighting Design of a Musical












Kevin AdamsHair
Kevin AdamsNext to Normal
Howell BinkleyWest Side Story
Rick FisherBilly Elliot, The Musical





Best Sound Design of a Play












Paul ArdittiMary Stuart
Gregory ClarkeEquus
Russell GoldsmithExit the King
Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg Joe Turner's Come and Gone





Best Sound Design of a Musical












Acme Sound PartnersHair
Paul Arditti Billy Elliot, The Musical
Peter HylenskiRock of Ages
Brian Ronan Next to Normal





Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre


Jerry Herman





Regional Theatre Tony Award


Signature Theatre, Arlington, Va.





Isabelle Stevenson Award


Phyllis Newman





Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre


Shirley Herz