2020 Tony Award Nominations

Tuesday, Oct 20, 2020

The 74th Annual Tony Awards will recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2019–20 season. Originally scheduled to be held on June 7, 2020 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and televised by CBS, the ceremony was postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The nominees were announced on October 15, 2020. The ceremony date remains TBA.

The official eligibility cut-off date for Broadway productions opening in the 2019–20 season was originally April 23, 2020. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic cutting the 2019–20 theatre season short, on August 21, 2020, it was announced that only the 18 shows that opened before February 19, 2020 would be considered eligible for the 2020 online Tony Awards ceremony. A revival of West Side Story that opened February 20 and the new musical Girl from the North Country, which opened March 5, were thus not considered eligible because too few nominators and voters saw them before Broadway shut down on March 12.

Congratulations to the Tisch alumni, faculty, and friends nominated for their work! For the 2020 Tony Nominations, 10 Tisch alumni, faculty, and friends were nominated for 11 awards across 8 categories.

Best Play
The Inheritance
Mark Lee '84 (BFA, Cinema Studies), Producer
Adam Zell '16 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Producer
Scott Rudin, Tisch Dean’s Council, Producer

Grand Horizons
Carole Rothman '72 (MFA, Kanbar Institute, Graduate Film), Producer

Sea Wall/A Life
Oskar Eustis, Associate Arts Professor, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing, Producer

Slave Play
Adam Zell '16 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), Producer via WEB Productions

Best Musical
Jagged Little Pill
Sean Patrick Flahaven '97 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing), Adjunct Associate Professor

Best Revival of a Play
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Ken Davenport '94 (BFA, Drama), Producer

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Jagged Little Pill
Lauren Patten (Drama)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Slave Play
Ato Blankson-Wood '06 (BFA, Drama)

Best Lighting Design of a Play
A Soldier's Play
Allen Lee Hughes '79 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film), Associate Arts Professor

Best Costume Design of a Play
The Rose Tattoo
Clint Ramos '97 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)


*We apologize for any omissions. Please email additions or edits to: tsoa.alumni@nyu.edu