Tony Awards Nominations 2015: Bradley Cooper, Helen Mirren, ‘An American In Paris’

The nominations are in for the Tony Awards 2015, and it’s an eclectic mix of theater’s most noteworthy productions and performances of the past year.

Fresh off his third consecutive acting nomination at the Academy Awards for American Sniper (and his fourth overall, as he earned a nod as co-producer of the film), Bradley Cooper has earned a Tony nomination for his critically-acclaimed performance in the revival of The Elephant Man opposite another former Oscar nominee, Patricia Clarkson, who also earned a nomination this morning for her role in the play.

Also among the nominees is Helen Mirren, who earned a nod for the play The Audience. She will compete against Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss, Geneva Carr, Ruth Wilson and Carey Mulligan for Best Leading Actress in a Play. In short, it’s a stacked category, and it’s not the only one: Best Featured Actor in a Play features a whopping SIX nominees, including Micah Stock, whose Broadway debut represents the lone nomination for critical fave, It’s Only a Play.

In musicals, the competition is tight as the frontrunner is An American in Paris, a musical based on the 1951 Best Picture winner that starred Gene Kelly and featured an iconic 16-minute ballet for its climax. Lead stars Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope earned nominations for their respective performances, with the latter competing against such Broadway vets as Kristin Chenoweth, Beth Malone, Kelli O’Hara, and Chita Rivera. It’s going to be an intense Tony race for 2015, even for the frontrunners.

But one person who won’t have to compete for his Tony is John Cameron Mitchell, who is receiving a Special Tony Award for his achievement in the continued success of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the revival of his 1998 musical of the same name. It looks like this is going to be a pretty big show.

Check out the full list of nominations for the Tony Awards 2015 below:

2015 Tony Award Nominations Bradley Cooper, Helen Mirren, 'An American In Paris', More

Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson in The Elephant Man (Credit: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times)


Best Musical
An American in Paris
Fun Home
Something Rotten!
The Visit

Best Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hand to God
Wolf Hall

Best Musical Revival
The King and I
On the Town
On the Twentieth Century

Best Play Revival
The Elephant Man
This Is Our Youth
You Can’t Take It With You

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Steven Boyer, ‘Hand to God’
Bradley Cooper, ‘The Elephant Man’
Ben Miles, ‘Wolf Hall’
Bill Nighy, ‘Skylight’
Alex Sharp, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Geneva Carr, ‘Hand to God’
Helen Mirren, ‘The Audience’
Elisabeth Moss, ‘The Heidi Chronicles’
Carey Mulligan, ‘Skylight’
Ruth Wilson, ‘Constellations’

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, ‘Fun Home’
Robert Fairchild, ‘An American in Paris’
Brian d’Arcy James, ‘Something Rotten!’
Ken Watanabe, ‘The King and I’
Tony Yazbeck, ‘On the Town’

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, ‘On the Twentieth Century’
Leanne Cope, ‘An American in Paris’
Beth Malone, ‘Fun Home’
Kelli O’Hara, ‘The King and I’
Chita Rivera, ‘The Visit’

Best Book of a Musical
‘An American in Paris,’ Craig Lucas
‘Fun Home,’ Lisa Kron
‘Something Rotten!,’ Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
‘The Visit,’Terrence McNally

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
‘Fun Home,’ Music: Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics: Lisa Kron
‘The Last Ship,’ Music and Lyrics: Sting
‘Something Rotten!,’ Music and Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
‘The Visit,’ Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Matthew Beard, ‘Skylight’
K. Todd Freeman, ‘Airline Highway’
Richard McCabe, ‘The Audience’
Alessandro Nivola, ‘The Elephant Man’
Nathaniel Parker, ‘Wolf Hall’
Micah Stock, ‘It’s Only a Play’

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, ‘You Can’t Take It with You’
Patricia Clarkson, ‘The Elephant Man’
Lydia Leonard, ‘Wolf Hall’
Sarah Stiles, ‘Hand to God’
Julie White, ‘Airline Highway’

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, ‘Something Rotten!’
Andy Karl, ‘On the Twentieth Century’
Brad Oscar, ‘Something Rotten!’
Brandon Uranowitz, ‘An American in Paris’
Max von Essen, ‘An American in Paris’

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Victoria Clark, ‘Gigi’
Judy Kuhn, ‘Fun Home’
Sydney Lucas, ‘Fun Home’
Ruthie Ann Miles, ‘The King and I’
Emily Skeggs, ‘Fun Home’

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Bob Crowley, ‘Skylight’
Christopher Oram, ‘Wolf Hall’
David Rockwell, ‘You Can’t Take It with You’

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, ‘An American in Paris’
David Rockwell, ‘On the Twentieth Century’
Michael Yeargan, ‘The King and I’
David Zinn, ‘Fun Home’

Best Costume Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, ‘The Audience’
Jane Greenwood, ‘You Can’t Take It with You’
Christopher Oram, ‘Wolf Hall’
David Zinn, ‘Airline Highway’

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, ‘Something Rotten!’
Bob Crowley, ‘An American in Paris’
William Ivey Long, ‘On the Twentieth Century’
Catherine Zuber, ‘The King and I’

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Paule Constable and David Plater, ‘Wolf Hall’
Natasha Katz, ‘Skylight’
Japhy Weideman, ‘Airline Highway’

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, ‘The King and I’
Natasha Katz, ‘An American in Paris’
Ben Stanton, ‘Fun Home’
Japhy Weideman, ‘The Visit’

Best Direction of a Play
Stephen Daldry, ‘Skylight’
Marianne Elliott, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Scott Ellis, ‘You Can’t Take It with You’
Jeremy Herrin, ‘Wolf Hall’
Moritz von Stuelpnagel, ‘Hand to God’

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Gold, ‘Fun Home’
Casey Nicholaw, ‘Something Rotten!’
John Rando, ‘On the Town’
Bartlett Sher, ‘The King and I’
Christopher Wheeldon, ‘An American in Paris’

Best Choreography
Joshua Bergasse, ‘On the Town’
Christopher Gattelli, ‘The King and I’
Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’
Casey Nicholaw, ‘Something Rotten!’
Christopher Wheeldon, ‘An American in Paris’

Best Orchestrations
Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, ‘An American in Paris’
John Clancy, ‘Fun Home’
Larry Hochman, ‘Something Rotten!’
Rob Mathes, ‘The Last Ship’

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater
Tommy Tune

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Stephen Schwartz

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Cleveland Play House

Special Tony Award
John Cameron Mitchell, ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater
Arnold Abramson
Adrian Bryan-Brown
Gene O’Donovan

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