Bill T. Jones — a Best Choreography Tony Award winner for Spring Awakening — earned three nominations for his new musical Fela! Jones will vie for the theatre's top prize in three categories: Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Book (the latter nod he shares with Jim Lewis).
Adam Cork, who was previously nominated for the sound design of 2008's Macbeth, ties Jones for most nominations this season. He earned nods for this season's Enron in the Best Original Score (with playwright Lucy Prebble – who provides lyrics to Cork's music) category and for Best Sound Design of a Play. Unlike Jones, however, he cannot win all three Tonys because his other nomination falls in the same category (Best Sound Design of a Play) for his work on Red.
Actress Jan Maxwell had steady work in Broadway revivals this season, hopping from The Royal Family to Lend Me a Tenor. Her performance in Tenor landed the acclaimed artist her third Tony nomination as a featured actress (following noms for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Coram Boy), and Royal Family provided her first nod as a leading actress.
Sherie Rene Scott — a former Tony nominee for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels — branched out of the performance categories this year, earning a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical for her new work Everyday Rapture. She will also vie for the Tony in the Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical category.
Memphis co-creators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan both nabbed two nominations each. They share a nod for Best Original Score to their new musical. DiPietro is also nominated for Best Book while Bryan shares his other nod for Best Orchestrations with Daryl Waters. Among designers who earned multiple nominations are Santo Loquasto (Fences scenic design and Ragtime costume design), Marina Draghici (Fela! scenic and costume design), Neil Austin (Hamlet and Red lighting design) and Dan Moses Schreier (A Little Night Music sound design with Gareth Owen, and Sondheim on Sondheim sound design).
For a complete list of Tony Award nominations, click here.