In a season cut short by the Coronavirus pandemic, the Tony Awards declare the show must go on by celebrating the productions that ran before the February 19, 2020 cut-off to be considered for the 74th Annual Tony Awards.
The nominations were revealed on October 15, 2020 by Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart, who shared the nominations via video that honored Broadway shows and artists.
Leading the pack of nominations is the Alanis Morissette musical Jagged Little Pill with 15 nominations, earning at least one nomination in every eligible category. The heavily-nominated production was produced by NYFA Musical Theatre alumni Chase Thomas and Yael Silver.
Moulin Rouge! earned 14 nominations, including Aaron Tveit earning the only Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nomination; making him an automatic winner of the award if 60 percent of the total ballots cast will grant an award to that category.
A Christmas Carol, also produced by NYFA alum Chase Thomas, received nods for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre, Best Scenic Design of a Play, Best Costume Design of a Play, Best Lighting Design of a Play, and Best Sound Design of a Play.
At this time, The American Broadway Wing and The American Theatre Wing have not officially announced when the award ceremony, being held virtually, will take place.
Congratulations to NYFA alum Yael Silver and Chase Thomas on their respective shows’ nominations! To watch the full list of nominations, check out the full video below: