With only 18 titles in competition for the reduction of the season due to the pandemic, the delivery would be made in December or January next.
With the uncertainty, still, of not knowing with certainty when his delivery ceremony will take place – it is presumed that it will happen virtually in december or january-, this Thursday, October 15, the select list of nominees for the Tony Awards 2020, which heads the musical Jagged Little Pill, based on songs by Alanis Morisette.
In the same area, Moulin Rouge! The Musical He is also a serious candidate to win the top prize for musicals, while Slave Play, with participation in seven categories, stands out among the titles that aspire to be chosen as the Best work.
Presented by James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony winner for his portrayal of the genius in the musical Aladdin, the list was compiled around an offer of only 18 titles in total, due to the interruption of theatrical activity in the United States shortly after the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
As a point of reference, it should be remembered that in the previous edition of the awards that recognize the productions that go on stage in the United States, 34 titles entered the competition. Still, the decision to move on was made with the goal of honor productions that might come into consideration.
In that list, Jagged Little Pill appears on 15 occasions, Moulin Rouge, The Musical in one minus, and with nine it appears Tina – The Tina Turner Musical; the three titles that monopolize the categories dedicated to the musical.
Among the fifteen statuettes that could be carried Jagged Little Pill is one of the most coveted, best musical, as well as best leading actress in a musical, thanks to the performance of Elizabeth Stanley, Y best direction of a musical, the Diane Paul.
It has also received nominations for best screenplay (Diablo Cody), Best Choreography (Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui), Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Derek Kleena) and Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, for which both Kathryn Gallagher and Celia Rose Gooding choose.
Meanwhile, Moulin Rouge !: The Musical shares with the favorite the category of best musical, best script (John Logan), best leading actress in a musical (Karen Olivo) and best actor in a musical, a category in which only has nominated Aaron Tveit.
Although Tveit does not have competition, the Tony rules state that it does not automatically win the award, but must receive more than 60 percent positive votes for it.
Meanwhile, in the strictly theatrical field, in addition to Slave Play, The Inheritance –with Jack Gyllenhaal as the candidate for best actor- and A Soldier’s Play, are the works with the greatest presence in the shortlist.
Best Musical: Jagged Little Pill, Moulin Rouge: The Musical, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best work: Grand Horizons, The Inheritance, Sea Wall/A Life, Slave Play, The Sound Inside
Best Actor in a Musical: Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Best Actress in a Musical: Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! The Musical; Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill; Adrienne Warren, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Best Actor in a Play: Ian Barford, Beautiful view; Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance; Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life; Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal; Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life; Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play
Best Actress in a Play: Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play; Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton; Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune; Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside