Lower Merion grad Gideon Glick has been nominated for a Tony Award for best performance by an actor in a featured role, as Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird.
He was one of several Philly-linked theater people to receive 2019 Tony Award nominations, announced Monday morning at Lincoln Center in New York.
Mara Isaacs, a longtime former producing director at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre, developed and co-produced the new musical Hadestown, which garnered the most nominations of the day — 14, including best musical.
Composer Daniel Kluger, who grew up in Lower Merion and went to Harriton High School, was nominated for best orchestration for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Kluger has done sound design for the Arden Theatre Company.
Overall, musicals continued to dominate the Tonys, following a trend set by Hamilton. In addition to Hadestown’s big haul, Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations, received 12 nominations, and Tootsie got 11. All three recently opened on Broadway.
Among plays, To Kill a Mockingbird tied The Ferryman with nine nominations.
Plays turned out to be the category with the year’s two most notable snubs. To Kill a Mockingbird, despite those nine nominations, did not get a best play nod. Neither did the Sam Mendes revival of King Lear, and Glenda Jackson, who played Lear, was snubbed for a best actress nod.
The best actor and actress nominations were starry, indeed. Among the nominations for best actor in a leading role in a play were Bryan Cranston (Network), Jeff Daniels (To Kill a Mockingbird), and Adam Driver (Burn This). Best actress in a play nominations went to Elaine May (The Waverly Gallery), Annette Bening (Arthur Miller’s All My Sons), Janet McTeer (Bernhardt/Hamlet), Laurie Metcalf (Hillary and Clinton), Heidi Schreck (What the Constitution Means to Me), and Laura Donnelly (The Ferryman).
Presenters for the nominations, which were telecast live, were two-time Tony-winner Bebe Neuwirth (who will appear in the fall in A Small Fire at the Philadelphia Theatre Company) and Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon.
The nominations indicate the I-95 theatrical connection between Philadelphia and New York is very heavily traveled.
Dominique Morisseau, nominated for best book of a musical for Ain’t Too Proud, is one of the hottest playwrights in the United States, and the world premiere of her play Mud Row, based on her work in Chester, will be at People’s Light in Malvern June 26-July 28.
Kristine Nielsen, nominated for best performance by an actress in a play for Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, has appeared frequently at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, including in last year’s Turning Off the Morning News by Christopher Durang.
Taylor Mac, author of Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus, brought the titanic A 24-Decade History of Popular Music to the Kimmel Center last year for the high point of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, and the play HIR to Simpatico Theatre in 2017.
Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton played at the Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2016, and Rachel Chavkin, nominated for best direction of a musical for Hadestown, directed the memorable Small Mouth Sounds at Philadelphia Theatre Company in 2018.
Here is a complete list of the nominations:
The Ferryman Author: Jez Butterworth
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus Author: Taylor Mac
Ink Author: James Graham
What the Constitution Means to Me Author: Heidi Schreck
Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller's All My Sons
The Boys in the Band Author: Mart Crowley
Torch Song Author: Harvey Fierstein
The Waverly Gallery Author: Kenneth Lonergan
Best Revival of a Musical
Kiss Me, Kate
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Best Book of a Musical
Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations Dominique Morisseau
Hadestown Anaïs Mitchell
Tootsie Robert Horn
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Be More Chill Music and Lyrics: Joe Iconis
Beetlejuice Music and Lyrics: Eddie Perfect
Hadestown Music and Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell
To Kill a Mockingbird Music: Adam Guettel
Tootsie Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Paddy Considine The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston Network
Jeff Daniels To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver Burn This
Jeremy Pope Choir Boy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laura Donnelly The Ferryman
Elaine May The Waverly Gallery
Janet McTeer Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck What the Constitution Means to Me
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas The Prom
Derrick Baskin Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Alex Brightman Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana Tootsie
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen The Prom
Beth Leavel The Prom
Eva Noblezada Hadestown
Kelli O’Hara Kiss Me, Kate
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Bertie Carvel Ink
Robin De Jesús The Boys in the Band
Gideon Glick To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandon Uranowitz Burn This
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Fionnula Flanagan The Ferryman
Celia Keenan-Bolger To Kill a Mockingbird
Kristine Nielsen Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Julie White Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson King Lear
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
André De Shields Hadestown
Andy Grotelueschen Tootsie
Patrick Page Hadestown
Jeremy Pope Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Ephraim Sykes Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lilli Cooper Tootsie
Amber Gray Hadestown
Sarah Stiles Tootsie
Ali Stroker Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Mary Testa Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Miriam Buether To Kill a Mockingbird
Bunny Christie Ink
Rob Howell The Ferryman
Santo Loquasto Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Jan Versweyveld Network
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Peter England King Kong
Rachel Hauck Hadestown
Laura Jellinek Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
David Korins Beetlejuice
Best Costume Design of a Play
Rob Howell The Ferryman
Toni-Leslie James Bernhardt/Hamlet
Clint Ramos Torch Song
Ann Roth Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ann Roth To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Michael Krass Hadestown
William Ivey Long Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long Tootsie
Bob Mackie The Cher Show
Paul Tazewell Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Ink
Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Bradley King, Hadestown
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Best Sound Design of a Play
Adam Cork, Ink
Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Fitz Patton, Choir Boy
Nick Powell, The Ferryman
Eric Sleichim, Network
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Drew Levy, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Best Direction of a Play
Rupert Goold, Ink
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom
Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories
Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Special Tony Awards
Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Co.
Regional Theatre Tony Award
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Calif.
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Judith Light
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9
Joseph Blakely Forbes
Tony Nominations by Production
Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations 12
The Ferryman 9
To Kill a Mockingbird 9
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! 8
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus 7
The Prom 7
Choir Boy 4
Kiss Me, Kate 4
Arthur Miller’s All My Sons 3
Burn This 3
The Cher Show 3
King Kong 3
The Boys in the Band 2
Torch Song 2
The Waverly Gallery 2
What the Constitution Means to Me 2
Be More Chill 1
Hillary and Clinton 1
King Lear 1