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Here are the nominees for the 2016 Tony Awards

Here are the nominees for the 2016 Tony Awards

Jonathan Groff received a nod for his involvement in Hamilton.

Andrew Rannells and his former co-star Nikki M James, both of Book of Mormon fame, have announced the nominees for the 70th Tony Awards.

Awarded by the American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League, the awards honor excellence in Broadway theatre – and there are a number of LGBTI names who can hope to leave the ceremony on 12 June with what is regarded the Oscar of Broadway.

Jonathan Groff is up for an award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical – his nine minutes as King George III on the stage of Broadway’s smash hit Hamilton saw the Looking star nominated alongside his co-stars Daveed Diggs (Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson) and Christopher Jackson (George Washington).

Openly gay playwright Stephen Karam’s play The Humans, which was in the run for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize, clocked six nominations, including Best Play and Best Direction.

Nominated for Best Direction of a Play is Belgian director Ivo van Hove, for his work on Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.

Van Hove’s long-term partner, Jan Verseweyveld, received a nominaton alongside his partner for Best Scenic Design of a Play for his work on Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.

He is also nominated for Best Lightning Design for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

The revival of Spring Awakening clocked three nominations.

On the note of Hamilton, the show’s 16 nominations have (as expected) broken the record of having received the most nods, which was jointly held by Billy Elliot and Mel Brooks’ The Producers with 15 each.

The full list 2016 Tony Award nominees is as follows:

Best Musical
Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock
Shuffle Along
Waitress

Best Play
Eclipsed by Danai Gurira
King Charles III by Mike Bartlett
The Father by Florian Zeller
The Humans by Stephen Karam

Best Revival of a Musical
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening
The Color Purple

Best Revival of a Play
A View From the Bridge
Blackbird
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off
The Crucible

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
Frank Langella, The Father
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Laurie Metcalf, Misery
Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Alex Brightman, School of Rock
Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof
Zachary Levi, She Loves Me
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Best Score
Sara Bareilles, Waitress
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Bright Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, School of Rock
Sara Bareilles, Waitress

Best Orchestrations
August Eriksmoen, Bright Star
Larry Hochman, She Loves Me
Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton
Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along
Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof
Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Es Devlin and Finn Ross, American Psycho
David Korins, Hamilton
Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along
David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Michael Krass, Noises Off
Clint Ramos, Eclipsed
Tom Scutt, King Charles III

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting
Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
Ann Roth, Shuffle Along
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Best Book
Julian Fellowes, School of Rock
Steve Martin, Bright Star
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along
Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend, American Psycho

Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
John Doyle, The Color Purple
Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
Thomas Kail, Hamilton
George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Andrea Martin, Noises Off
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along
Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

Best Direction of a Play
Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Joe Mantello, The Humans
Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge