May 3, 2018
By: Madeline Shuler
Former ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. and the current star of ‘Waitress’ Katherine McPhee announced the nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards.
Productions that opened during the 2017-2018 season were eligible for the 26 categories including Best Musical, Best Leading Actor or Actress, Best Revival, Best Original Score and Best Costume Design.
For Best Musical, the nominees include The Band’s Visit, Frozen, Mean Girls, and Spongebob Squarepants: The Musical.
Best Actor in a Leading Role include Andrew Garfield in Angels in America, Tom Hollander in Travesties, Jamie Parker in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Mark Rylance in Farinelli and the King, and Denzel Washington in Eugene O’Neil’s The Iceman Cometh.
Best Actress in a Leading Role include Glenda Jackson in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, Condola Rashad in Saint Joan, Lauren Ridloff in Children of a Lesser God, and Amy Schumer in Meteor Shower.
Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the three-hour event from Radio City Music Hall on June 10th at 8pm.