Wicked, Frozen, I Am My Own Wife, Caroline, Oz Among 2004 Tony Nominees

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10 May 2004

Shows with the most Tony nominations, from top: <i>Wicked</i> (10), <i>Assassins</i> (7), <i>Avenue Q</i> (6), <i>Caroline, or Change</i> (6), <i>Fiddler on the Roof</i> (6), and <i>Henry IV</i> (6)
Shows with the most Tony nominations, from top: Wicked (10), Assassins (7), Avenue Q (6), Caroline, or Change (6), Fiddler on the Roof (6), and Henry IV (6)
Wicked, the new musical about the origin of the Wicked Witch of the West, from the "Oz" tales, earned 10 Tony Award nominations, announced May 10.

Honoring work on Broadway in the 2003-04 season, the 58th annual Tony nominations spotlighted (in Best Play category) two recent Pulitzer Prize winners: Nilo Cruz's Anna in the Tropics and Doug Wright's I Am My Own Wife (the former has closed), which were nommed along with Frozen and William Nicholson's now-closed The Retreat From Moscow.

The Best Musical nominees include Wicked (in which the leading ladies who play witches are in competition as Best Actress), Avenue Q and Caroline, or Change (which both began life Off-Broadway) and The Boy From Oz (an Australian import retooled for Broadway and starring matinee idol Hugh Jackman).

The 58th Annual Tony Awards will be presented Sunday, June 6 at Radio City Music Hall. The Boy From Oz's Hugh Jackman will return as host for the annual event, which will be broadcast live on CBS-TV, 8-11 PM ET.

The nominees, announced approximately 8:30 AM (ET) from the Hudson Theatre in Manhattan, include:



Best Play
Anna in the Tropics
Frozen
I Am My Own Wife
The Retreat from Moscow

Best Musical
Avenue Q
Caroline, or Change
The Boy From Oz
Wicked

Best Revival of a Musical
Assassins
Big River
Fiddler on the Roof
Wonderful Town

Best Revival of a Play
A Raisin in the Sun
Henry IV
Jumpers
King Lear

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Kevin Kline, Henry IV
Frank Langella, Match
Jefferson Mays, I Am My Own Wife
Christopher Plummer, King Lear
Simon Russell Beale, Jumpers

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Tom Aldredge, Twentieth Century
Ben Chaplin, The Retreat from Moscow
Aiden Gillen, The Caretaker
Omar Metwally, Sixteen Wounded
Brian F. O'Byrne, Frozen

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Eileen Atkins, The Retreat from Moscow
Tovah Feldshuh, Golda's Balcony
Anne Heche, Twentieth Century
Swoosie Kurtz, Frozen
Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Essie Davis, Jumpers
Sanaa Lathan, A Raisin in the Sun
Margo Martindale, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Audra McDonald, A Raisin in the Sun
Daphne Rubin-Vega, Anna in the Tropics

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, Wicked
Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Avenue Q
Idina Menzel, Wicked
Donna Murphy, Wonderful Town
Tonya Pinkins, Caroline, or Change

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Beth Fowler, The Boy From Oz
Isabel Keating, The Boy From Oz
Anika Noni Rose, Caroline, or Change
Jennifer Westfeldt, Wonderful Town
Karen Ziemba, Never Gonna Dance

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Hunter Foster, Little Shop of Horrors
Hugh Jackman, The Boy From Oz
Alfred Molina, Fiddler on the Roof
Euan Morton, Taboo
John Tartaglia, Avenue Q

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
John Cariani, Fiddler on the Roof
Michael Cerveris, Assassins
Raul Esparza, Taboo
Michael McElroy, Big River
Denis O'Hare, Assassins

Best Director of a Play
Doug Hughes, Frozen
Moises Kaufman, I Am My Own Wife
David Leveaux, Jumpers
Jack O'Brien, Henry IV

Best Director of a Musical
Joe Mantello, Assassins
Kathleen Marshall, Wonderful Town
Jason Moore, Avenue Q
George C. Wolfe, Caroline, or Change

 

Best Choreography
Wayne Cilento, Wicked
Kathleen Marshall, Wonderful Town
Jerry Mitchell, Never Gonna Dance
Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan, Bombay Dreams

Best Book of a Musical
Winnie Holzman, Wicked
Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change
Martin Sherman; Nick Enright (original book) The Boy From Oz
Jeff Whitty, Avenue Q

Best Original Score
Boy George, Taboo
Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Avenue Q
Stephen Schwartz, Wicked
Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner, Caroline, or Change

Best Orchestrations
Paul Bogaev, Bombay Dreams
William David Brohn, Wicked
Michael Starobin, Assassins
Larry Hochman, Fiddler on the Roof

Best Scenic Design
Robert Brill, Assassins
Ralph Funicello, Henry IV
Eugene Lee, Wicked
Tom Pye, Fiddler on the Roof

Best Costume Design
Jess Goldstein, Henry IV
Susan Hilferty, Wicked
Mike Nicholls and Bobby Pearce, Taboo
Mark Thompson, Bombay Dreams

Best Lighting Design
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Assassins
Brian MacDevitt, Fiddler on the Roof
Brian MacDevitt, Henry IV
Kenneth Posner, Wicked

Special Tony Award
James M. Nederlander for Lifetime Achivement in the Theatre

Regional Theatre Tony
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

Productions with multiple nominations

10 - Wicked
7 - Assassins
6 - Avenue Q
6 - Caroline, or Change
6 - Fiddler on the Roof
6 - Henry IV
5 - The Boy from Oz
5 - Wonderful Town
4 - Frozen
4 - Jumpers
4 - A Raisin in the Sun
4 - Taboo
3 - Bombay Dreams
3 - I Am My Own Wife
3 - The Retreat from Moscow
2 - Anna in the Tropics
2 - Big River
2 - King Lear
2 - Never Gonna Dance
2 - Twentieth Century