Tony Awards 2018: Nominations include 'Mean Girls,' 'Frozen,' 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child'

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Sandy Kenyon reports on this year's nominations for the Tony Awards.

At the Tonys this year, you'll see wizards from the world of Harry Potter, Disney princesses from Frozen, and a sponge who "lives in a pineapple under the sea."

Tony Award nominations were announced on Tuesday morning. Mean Girls and SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musical were tied for the most nominations with 12 each. Other nominated shows based on big-name franchises are Frozen and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two.

Bruce Springsteen will receive a Special Tony Award for his ongoing show Springsteen on Broadway. John Leguizamo will receive a Special Tony Award for his body of work, including Latin History for Morons.

A Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be awarded to Chita Rivera and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Broadway's biggest night, hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles, will be Sunday, June 10, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Here's the full list of nominees:

Best Musical

The Band's Visit

Frozen

Mean Girls

SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musical

Best Play

The Children

Farinelli and the King

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Junk

Latin History for Morons

Best Revival of A Musical

My Fair Lady

Once On This Island

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Revival of A Play

Angels in America

Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Lobby Hero

Travesties

Best Actress in a Musical

Lauren Ambrose for My Fair Lady

Hailey Kilgore for Once On This Island

LaChanze for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Katrina Lenk for The Band's Visit

Taylor Louderman for Mean Girls

Jessie Mueller for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Actor in A Musical

Harry Hadden-Paton for My Fair Lady

Joshua Henry for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Tony Shalhoub for The Band's Visit

Ethan Slater for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Actress in a Play

Glenda Jackson for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Condola Rashad for Saint Joan

Lauren Ridloff for Children of a Lesser God

Amy Schumer for Meteor Shower

Best Actor in a Play

Andrew Garfield for Angels in America

Tom Hollander for Travesties

Jamie Parker for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Mark Rylance for Farinelli and the King

Denzel Washington for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Ariana DeBose for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Renée Fleming for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Lindsay Mendez for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Ashley Park for Mean Girls

Diana Rigg for My Fair Lady

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz for My Fair Lady

Alexander Gemignani for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Grey Henson for Mean Girls

Gavin Lee for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Ari'el Stachel for The Band's Visit

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Susan Brown for Angels in America

Noma Dumezweni for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Deborah Findlay for The Children

Denise Gough for Angels in America

Laurie Metcalf for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Anthony Boyle for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Michael Cera for Lobby Hero

Brian Tyree Henry for Lobby Hero

Nathan Lane for Angels in America

David Morse for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Direction of a Musical

Michael Arden for Once On This Island

David Cromer for The Band's Visit

Tina Landau for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Casey Nicholaw for Mean Girls

Bartlett Sher for My Fair Lady

Best Direction of a Play

Marianne Elliott for Angels in America

Joe Mantello for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Patrick Marber for Travesties

John Tiffany for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

George C. Wolfe for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

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

Angels in America

The Band's Visit

Frozen

Mean Girls

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Book of a Musical

Itamar Moses for The Band's Visit

Jennifer Lee for Frozen

Tina Fey for Mean Girls

Kyle Jarrow for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Choreography

Christopher Gattelli for My Fair Lady

Christopher Gattelli for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Steven Hoggett for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Casey Nicholaw for Mean Girls

Justin Peck for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Orchestrations

John Clancy for Mean Girls

Tom Kitt for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin for Once On This Island

Jamshied Sharifi for The Band's Visit

Jonathan Tunick for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Dane Laffrey for Once On This Island

Scott Pask for The Band's Visit

Scott Pask, Finn Ross & Adam Young for Mean Girls

Michael Yeargan for My Fair Lady

David Zinn for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli and the King

Christine Jones for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Santo Loquasto for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce for Angels in America

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes for Mean Girls

Clint Ramos for Once On This Island

Ann Roth for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

David Zinn for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Catherine Zuber for My Fair Lady

Best Costume Design of a Play

Jonathan Fensom for Farinelli and the King

Nicky Gillibrand for Angels in America

Katrina Lindsay for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Ann Roth for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Ann Roth for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer for Once On This Island

Donald Holder for My Fair Lady

Brian MacDevitt for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Tyler Micoleau for The Band's Visit

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Paule Constable for Angels in America

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Paul Russell for Farinelli and the King

Ben Stanton for Junk

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Kai Harada for The Band's Visit

Peter Hylenski for Once On This Island

Scott Lehrer for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Brian Ronan for Mean Girls

Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson for SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork for Travesties

Ian Dickinson for Angels in America

Gareth Fry for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Tom Gibbons for 1984

Dan Moses Schreier for Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

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