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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
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

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