Tony Awards History: Susan Stroman Is Now Tied With Bob Fosse as the Most Tony-Nominated Choreographer | Playbill

Tony Awards Tony Awards History: Susan Stroman Is Now Tied With Bob Fosse as the Most Tony-Nominated Choreographer

The five-time Tony winner picked up her 11th choreography nomination, for New York, New York, May 2.

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Susan Stroman picked up her 15th Tony Award nomination May 2, for choreographing the new Broadway musical New York, New York. The nod is the director-choreographer's 11th for choreography, making her the most Tony-nominated choreographer in Broadway history alongside the late Bob Fosse. In a notable coincidence, Stroman achieved this feat over exactly 31 years of Tony Awards, as did Fosse.

Stroman kicked off her Tony career with a Best Choreography win in 1992, for Crazy for You, going on to receive additional nominations for her choreography in BigSteel PierThe Music ManOklahoma!The Scottsboro Boys, and Bullets Over Broadway; and wins for Show BoatContact, and The Producers. As a director, Stroman received nominations for ContactThe Music Man, and The Scottsboro Boys; and won for The Producers.

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Fosse's 11 choreography nominations cover every show he choreographed, including ChicagoPippinDancin'Sweet Charity, and others. He was a nine-time winner, almost solely for his work as a choreographer. His lone win for directing came in 1973 for Pippin

Stroman wasn't the only Broadway artist to get a historic Tony nomination this year; Audra McDonald got her 10th nomination for her work in Ohio State Murders, making her now tied with Julie Harris and Chita Rivera as the most Tony-nominated female performer. With six wins, McDonald already holds the record for the most competitive Tony wins.

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We'll find out if Stroman will become a six-time Tony winner when results are revealed at the 76th Annual Tony Awards June 11.

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