PHOTO CALL: Tony Nominees Come Out in Full Force to Begin Award Campaigns

News   PHOTO CALL: Tony Nominees Come Out in Full Force to Begin Award Campaigns The day after the Tony Award nominations were announced, those honored with nods gathered high atop the Marriott Marquis in Manhattan to meet the press and begin the month-long countdown to the awards ceremony on June 11.
From Top: Samuel Barnett and Frances de la Tour; Ralph Fiennes (left) and Ian McDiarmid; Judy Kaye (left) and LaChanze; Domhnall Gleeson; Cynthia Nixon.
From Top: Samuel Barnett and Frances de la Tour; Ralph Fiennes (left) and Ian McDiarmid; Judy Kaye (left) and LaChanze; Domhnall Gleeson; Cynthia Nixon.

Generally regarded as the highpoint of the Broadway theatre season, the annual Tony Awards were first handed out at the famed Waldorf Astoria Hotel in 1947. Since that time the nominations and awards themselves have come to represent not only a recognition of theatrical achievement, but of box office success. For a full list of the 2006 nominees, click here.

At left, The History Boys’ Samuel Barnett and Frances de la Tour, Faith Healer’s Ralph Fiennes and Ian McDiarmid, Judy Kaye (Souvenir) and LaChanze (The Color Purple), as well as Domhnall Gleeson (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) and Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole) are seen at the event. Below, a gathering of the nominees from The Pajama Game - including Kelli O’Hara and Harry Connick, Jr. - as well as The Color Purple pose for the cameras at the 2006 Tony Awards Nominees Press Reception.

Photos by Aubrey Reuben


From Top: <i>The Pajama Game</i>; <i>The Color Purple</i>.
From Top: The Pajama Game; The Color Purple.