Tony nominations announced: Full list of 2020 nominees

After an unprecedented Broadway season cut short by coronavirus, the 2020 Tony Awards nominations are finally here.

“Jagged Little Pill,” “”Moulin Rouge: The Musical,” and “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” were all nominated for best musical, while best play will be a contest between “”Grand Horizons,” “The Inheritance,” “The Sound Inside,” “Sea Wall: A Life,” and “Slave Play”

James Monroe Iglehart, who won the 2014 Tony for best featured actor for his role as Genie in “Aladdin,” announced this year’s nominees Thursday morning on the Tony Awards YouTube channel.

The cutoff for nominations is Feb. 19, so a show must have opened before then to be eligible. Due to the shortened season, categories may have fewer nominees than normal or some may be skipped entirely.

No date has been set for this year’s ceremony, but sources say organizers are tentatively planning for the first half of December. Most award shows this year have gone virtual due to social distancing guidelines around the country, and sources say Tonys organizers intend to incorporate live or pre-taped performances of some kind.

See the full list of nominees below.

Best Musical

“Jagged Little Pill”
“Moulin Rouge: The Musical”
“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Play

“Grand Horizons”
“The Inheritance”
“Sea Wall: A Life”
Slave Play

Best Revival of a Play

“Betrayal”
“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”
“A Soldier’s Play”

Best Revival of a Musical

Best Book of a Musical


Jagged Little Pill
Diablo Cody

Moulin Rouge! The Musical
John Logan

Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

A Christmas Carol
Music: Christopher Nightingale

The Inheritance
Music: Paul Englishby

The Rose Tattoo
Music: Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb

Slave Play
Music: Lindsay Jones

The Sound Inside
Music: Daniel Kluger

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Ian Barford, Linda Vista
Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical


Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical


Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill
Adrienne Warren, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play
David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Chalia La Tour, Slave Play
Annie McNamara, Slave Play
Lois Smith, The Inheritance
Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Best Direction of a Play

Best Direction of a Musical

Phyllida Lloyd, “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Diane Paulus, “Jagged Little Pill”

Alex Timbers, “Moulin Rouge!: The Musical”

Best Choreography

Best Orchestrations