The Tony Awards nominations have been announced and it's a varied bunch of actors. Check out these comprehensive photo galleries of all the 2023 Tony nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical, and Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. See the complete list of nominees here.
This year, Some Like It Hot dominates the Lead Actor in a Musical category with two nominations for J. Harrison Ghee and Christian Borle. Ghee also made history as one of first non-binary actors to be nominated for a Tony Award. Also nominated are Josh Groban for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Brian d'Arcy James for Into the Woods, Ben Platt for Parade, and Colton Ryan for New York, New York.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical are Annaleigh Ashford for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sara Bareilles for Into the Woods, Victoria Clark for Kimberly Akimbo, Lorna Courtney for & Juliet, and Micaela Diamond for Parade. Out of these nominees, two are prior Tony winners (Ashford and Clark), while three (Bareilles, Courtney, and Diamond) are first-time nominees.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical are Julia Lester for Into the Woods, Ruthie Ann Miles for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Bonnie Milligan for Kimberly Akimbo, NaTasha Yvette Williams for Some Like It Hot, and Betsy Wolfe for & Juliet. Miles is a second-time nominee in the category, making history in 2015 when she became the first Asian actress to win in that category. Aside from Miles, the other nominees are first time Tony nominees.
Nominated for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical are Kevin Cahoon for Shucked, Justin Cooley for Kimberly Akimbo, Kevin Del Aguila for Some Like It Hot, Jordan Donica for Lerner & Loewe's Camelot, and Alex Newell for Shucked. Newell is making history as one of the first non-binary actors to be nominated for a Tony Award. And this category is notable for it being all first-time nominees.
Check back with Playbill for the latest news and analysis around Broadway’s top honors, all the way to the big night. Winners will be named at a starry ceremony June 11 at United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights. The evening will kick off with The Tony Awards: Act One, a 90-minute pre-show of live and exclusive content set to stream for free on Pluto TV beginning at 6:30 PM ET. Hosts and further details are to be announced. The main awards ceremony, hosted by West Side Story Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, will follow beginning at 8 PM ET, broadcasting live on CBS (check local listings) and streaming live (for premium-level subscribers) via Paramount+. All Paramount+ subscribers will have on demand access to the broadcast beginning June 12.