Tony Award Nominations Announced; Millie is Tops

By Robert Simonson
and PBOL Staff
May 6, 2002

The Tony Award nominations for the 2001-02 Broadway season were announced 8:30 AM (ET) May 6 at Sardi's restaurant by Steven Weber and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The 56th annual Tony ceremony will take place June 2 at Radio City Music Hall, to be televised live on PBS (8-9 PM) and CBS (9-11 PM).

The Tony Award nominations for the 2001-02 Broadway season were announced 8:30 AM (ET) May 6 at Sardi's restaurant by Steven Weber and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The 56th annual Tony ceremony will take place June 2 at Radio City Music Hall, to be televised live on PBS (8-9 PM) and CBS (9-11 PM).

Here are the 2001-02 Tony Award nominees:

BEST PLAY:
Fortune's Fool by Ivan Turgenev, adapted by Mike Poulton
The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia? by Edward Albee
Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
Topdog/Underdog by Suzan-Lori Parks

BEST MUSICAL:
Mamma Mia!
Sweet Smell of Success
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Urinetown

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL:
Into the Woods
Oklahoma!

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY:
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Morning's at Seven by Paul Osborn
Noises Off by Michael Frayn
Private Lives by Noel Coward

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY:
Alan Bates, Fortune's Fool
Billy Crudup, The Elephant Man
Liam Neeson, The Crucible
Alan Rickman, Private Lives
Jeffrey Wright, Topdog/Underdog

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY :
Kate Burton, Hedda Gabler
Lindsay Duncan, Private Lives
Laura Linney, The Crucible
Helen Mirren, Dance of Death
Mercedes Ruehl, The Goat

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL :
Gavin Creel, Thoroughly Modern Millie
John Cullum, Urinetown
John Lithgow, Sweet Smell of Success
John McMartin, Into the Woods
Patrick Wilson, Oklahoma!

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:
Sutton Foster, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Nancy Opel, Urinetown
Louise Pitre, Mamma Mia!
Jennifer Laura Thompson, Urinetown
Vanessa Williams, Into the Woods

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY :
Howard Davies, Private Lives
Richard Eyre, The Crucible
Daniel Sullivan, Morning's at Seven
Mary Zimmerman, Metamorphoses

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL :
James Lapine, Into the Woods
Michael Mayer, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Trevor Nunn, Oklahoma!
John Rando, Urinetown

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL:
John Guare, Sweet Smell of Success
Catherine Johnson, Mamma Mia
Greg Kotis, Urinetown
Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan, Thoroughly Modern Millie

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
Harry Connick, Jr., Thou Shalt Not
Marvin Hamlisch, Craig Carnelia, Sweet Smell of Success
Mark Hollman and Greg Kotis, Urinetown
Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan, Thoroughly Modern Millie

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY :
Frank Langella, Fortune's Fool
William Biff McGuire, Morning's at Seven
Brian Murray, The Crucible
Sam Robards, The Man Who Had All the Luck
Stephen Tobolowsky, Morning's at Seven

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY:
Kate Burton, The Elephant Man
Katie Finneran, Noises Off
Elizabeth Franz, Morning's at Seven
Estelle Parsons, Morning's at Seven
Frances Sternhagen, Morning's at Seven

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL :
Norbert Leo Butz, Thou Shalt Not
Gregg Edelman, Into the Woods
Shuler Hensley, Oklahoma!
Brian d'Arcy James, Sweet Smell of Success
Marc Kudisch, Thoroughly Modern Millie

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:
Laura Benanti, Into the Woods
Harriet Harris, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Spencer Kayden, Urinetown
Judy Kaye, Mamma Mia!
Andrea Martin, Oklahoma!

BEST SCENIC DESIGN :
John Lee Beatty, Morning's at Seven
Tim Hatley, Private Lives
Daniel Ostling, Metamorphoses
Douglas W. Schmidt, Into the Woods

BEST COSTUME DESIGN :
Jenny Beaven, Private Lives
Jane Greenwood, Morning's at Seven
Susan Hilferty, Into the Woods
Martin Pakledinaz, Thoroughly Modern Millie

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN :
Paul Gallo, The Crucible
David Hersey, Oklahoma!
Natasha Katz, Sweet Smell of Success
Brian MacDevitt, Into the Woods

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
Rob Ashford, Thoroughly Modern Millie
John Carrafa, Into the Woods
John Carrafa, Urinetown
Susan Stroman, Oklahoma!

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS:
Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Martin Koch, Mamma Mia!
Douglas Besterman and Ralph Burns, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Bruce Coughlin, Urinetown
William David Brohn, Sweet Smell of Success

SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENT:
Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends
Elaine Stritch at Liberty
Barbara Cook: Mostly Sondheim
Sexaholix....A Love Story

SPECIAL TONY AWARDS:
Robert Whitehead, producer
Julie Harris, actress
Williamstown Theatre Festival

Multiple Nominations by Production:
Thoroughly Modern Millie-11
Into the Woods- 10
Urinetown the Musical-10
Morning's at Seven-9
Oklahoma!-7
Sweet Smell of Success-7
Private Lives-6
The Crucible-6
Mamma Mia!-5
Fortune's Fool-3
Metamorphoses-3
The Goat or Who Is Sylvia?-2
Noises Off-2
The Elephant Man-2
Thou Shalt Not-2
Topdog/Underdog-2