Check out full list of nominees for theatre's biggest awards

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, also known as the Tony Awards recognises and awards achievement in live Broadway theatre.

As the Oscars are to movies, so are the Tony awards to theatre.

This year's nominees were announced by Tony winner Nikki M James and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells  from the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel.

Musicals like School of Rock - The Musical, Waitress and The Color Purple landed nominations.

Kenyan Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o and British-Nigerian actress  also got nominated in the best performance by an actress category.

The 70th Annual Tony Awards will hold on Sunday, June 12th.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

Best Play


The Father

The Humans

King Charles III

Best Musical

Bright Star


School of Rock—The Musical

Shuffle Along


Best Revival of a Play              

The Crucible

A View From the Bridge


Long Days' Journey Into Night

Noises Off

Best Revival of a Musical

The Color Purple

Fiddler on the Roof

She Loves Me

Spring Awakening

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Gabriel Byrne, Long Days' Journey Into Night

Jeff Daniels, Blackbird

Frank Langella, The Father

Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III

Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Jessica Lange, Long Days' Journey Into Night

Laurie Metcalfe, Misery

Lupita Nyong'o, Eclipsed

Sophie Okenedo, The Crucible

Michelle Williams, Blackbird

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Alex Brightman, School of Rock—The Musical

Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof

Zachary Levi, She Loves Me

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Laura Benanti, She Loves Me

Carmen Cusack, Bright Star

Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Jessie Mueller, Waitress

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Reed Birney, The Humans

Bill Camp, The Crucible

David Furr, Noises Off

Richard Goulding, King Charles III

Michael Shannon, Long Days' Journey Into Night

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Pascale Armand, Eclipsed

Megan Hilty, Noises Off

Jaune Houdyshell, The Humans

Andrea Martin, Noises Off

Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along

Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress

Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me

Jennifer Simard, Disaster!

Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

Best Book of a Musical

Steve Martin, Bright Star

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Julian Fellowes, School of Rock—The Musical

George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Glenn Slater and Andrew Lloyd Weber, School of Rock—The Musical

Sara Bareillles, Waitress

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin

Christopher Oram, Hughie

Jan Versweyveld, A View From the Bridge

David Zinn, The Humans

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Es Devlin and Finn Ross, American Psycho

David Korins, Hamilton

Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along

David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood, Long Days' Journey Into Night

Micahel Krass, Noises Off

Clint Ramos, Eclipsed

Tom Scutt, King Charles III

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting

Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me

Anne Roth, Shuffle Along

Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz, Long Days' Journey Into Night

Justin Townsend, The Humans

Jan Versweyveld, The Crucible

Jan Versweyveld, A View From the Bridge

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Howell Binkley, Hamilton

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along

Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening

Justin Townsend, American Psycho

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, King Charles III

Jonathan Kent, Long Days' Journey Into Night

Joe Mantello, The Humans

Liesel Tommy, Eclipsed

Ivo Van Hove, A View From the Bridge

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden, Spring Awakening

John Doyle, The Color Purple

Scott Ellis, She Loves Me

Thomas Kail, Hamilton

George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Savion Glover, Shuffle Along

Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof

Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea

Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!

Best Orchestrations

August Eriksmoen, Bright Star

Larry Hochman, She Loves Me

Alex LaCamoire, Hamilton

Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along


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