'Slave Play' Dominates Tony Award Nominations, 'A Soldier's Play' And 'Tina: Turner Musical' Also Nab Key Nods

October 15 2020

The nominations for the 74th annual Tony Awards were announced today and Jeremy O. Harris' Slave Play dominates 11 nominations, the second most nominations for a play this year.

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical also garnered several nominations, including Best Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for Adrienne Warren. Other acting nominees include David Alan Grier, Audra McDonald, Blair Underwood and more

No air date has been announced for the 2020 Tony Awards as of yet. It will likely be a virtual-hybrid event

Here is a roundup all the Black nominees below:

Best Play

Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris

Best Revival of a Play

A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller

Best Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play

Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play

David Alan Grier, A Soldier's Play

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Chalia La Tour, Slave Play

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge!

Daniel J. Watts, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill

Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Book of a Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Katori Hall with Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins

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

The Rose Tattoo, Jason Michael Webb

Best Direction of a Play

Kenny Leon, A Soldier’s Play

Robert O’Hara, Slave Play

Best Costume Design of a Play

Dede Ayite, Slave Play

Dede Ayite, A Soldier’s Play

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier’s Play

 

You can view the full list of nominees at Playbill. 

 

Photo: Getty Images

 

by Jordan Simon on October 15 2020

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