“The Prom and “Choir Boy” – two Broadway productions with ties to the Alliance Theatre in Midtown – have been nominated for a combined 11 Tony Awards and one special honor, the Alliance announced April 30.
“The Prom,” which debuted at the Alliance in 2016, premiered on Broadway in 2018. It was nominated for seven Tonys: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin), Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for The Theater (Beguelin, lyrics, and Matthew Sklar, music), Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Brooks Ashmanskas), Best Performance By An Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (two nominations – for Caitlin Kinnunen and Beth Leavel) and Best Direction Of A Musical (Casey Nicholaw).
“Choir Boy,” which co-premiered at the Alliance and Off Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2013 as a co-production of both theaters, debuted on Broadway in January. It has been nominated for four regular Tonys and one special one: Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Jeremy Pope), Best Sound Design of a Play (Fitz Patton), Best Choreography (Camille A. Brown) and a Special Tony Award (for Jason Michael Webb’s outstanding vocal arrangements).
All nominees in the best performer categories also starred in these roles in the Alliance’s productions
In addition to its Tony Award for Excellence in Regional Theatre, the Alliance has launched nine world-premiere productions that have opened on Broadway which have earned a total of 30 Tony nominations and six Tony Awards.
The Tony Awards will air live on CBS in New York June 9 at 8 p.m. For more information on this year’s nominees, visit www.tonyawards.com/nominees. For more information on the Alliance, visit www.alliancetheatre.org.