‘Moulin Rouge!’ Star Aaron Tveit Makes History at 2020 Tony Awards Nominations

The main actor of the ‘Moulin Rouge!’ musical becomes the only nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, making him an unofficial winner at the upcoming Broadway prize-giving event.

AceShowbiz -The COVID lockdown has worked wonders for Broadway star Aaron Tveit as he has become the only actor worthy of a Tony Awards Best Actor in a Musical nod.

Tveit is therefore already an unofficial winner for his work in “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” as no one else sparked the voting panel’s interest before theatres shut down in March (20).

Furthermore, only 18 productions were eligible for consideration – almost half as many as last year.

The 2020 Tony Award nominations were announced on Thursday morning (15Oct20) and “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” is also up for Best Musical, alongside “Jagged Little Pill” and “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” while “Slave Play“, “Sea Wall/A Life“, “Grand Horizons“, “The Inheritance“, and “The Sound Inside” will compete for the Best Play honour.

The Alanis Morissette musical “Jagged Little Pill” leads all nominations with 15, closely followed by “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” with 14 and” Slave Play” and “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical” with 12.

A date for the awards has not yet been confirmed, but insiders expect the ceremony to take place in December (20).

The complete list of nominees is:

Best Play:

  • Grand Horizons
  • The Inheritance
  • Sea Wall/A Life
  • Slave Play
  • The Sound Inside

Best Musical:

  • “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Revival of a Play:

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

Best Book of a Musical:

  • “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Original Score:

  • A Christmas Carol
  • The Inheritance
  • The Rose Tattoo
  • Slave Play
  • The Sound Inside

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:

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  • 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:

  • Danny Burstein – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Derek Klena – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Sean Allan Krill – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Sahr Ngaujah – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Daniel J. Watts – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

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

  • Kathryn Gallagher – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Celia Rose Gooding – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Robyn Hurder – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Lauren Patten – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Myra Lucretia Taylor – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

  • Bob Crowley – “The Inheritance
  • Soutra Gilmour – “Betrayal
  • Rob Howell – “A Christmas Carol
  • Derek McLane – “A Soldier’s Play
  • Clint Ramos – “Slave Play

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

  • Riccardo Hernandez and Lucy Mackinnon – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Derek McLane – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play:

  • Dede Ayite – “Slave Play
  • Dede Ayite – “A Soldier’s Play
  • Bob Crowley – “The Inheritance
  • Rob Howell – “A Christmas Carol
  • Clint Ramos – “The Rose Tattoo

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

  • Emily Rebholz – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Mark Thompson – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Catherine Zuber – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

  • Jiyoun Chang – “Slave Play
  • Jon Clark – “The Inheritance
  • Heather Gilbert – “The Sound Inside
  • Allen Lee Hughes – “A Soldier’s Play
  • Hugh Vanstone – “A Christmas Carol

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

  • Bruno Poet – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
  • Justin Townsend – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Justin Townsend – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play:

  • Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid – “The Inheritance
  • Simon Baker – “A Christmas Carol
  • Lindsay Jones – “Slave Play
  • Daniel Kluger – “Sea Wall/A Life
  • Daniel Kluger – “The Sound Inside

Best Sound Design of a Musical:

  • Jonathan Deans – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Peter Hylenski – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Nevin Steinberg – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Direction of a Play:

  • David Cromer – “The Sound Inside
  • Stephen Daldry – “The Inheritance
  • Kenny Leon – “A Soldier’s Play
  • Jamie Lloyd – “Betrayal
  • Robert O’Hara – “Slave 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:

  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Sonya Tayeh – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Anthony Van Laast – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Orchestrations:

  • Tom Kitt – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine, and Justin Levine – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Ethan Popp – “Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

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