2022 Tony Nominations

Monday, May 9, 2022

The 75th Annual Tony Awards Nominations were announced on Monday, May 9, 2022. To be eligible, the shows had to have opened between Feb. 20, 2020, and May 4, 2022. The ceremony will return to Radio City Music Hall on June 12, 2022.

Congratulations to the Tisch alumni, friends, and faculty nominated for a 2022 Tony award! This year, 17 alumni received 20 nominations across 12 categories for their work across 14 projects. Michael R. Jackson's '03/'05 A Strange Loop is nominated for 11 Tony awards, and Billy Crystal's '70/'16 Mr. Saturday Night is nominated for 5 awards. 

See the list of Tisch nominees below, and the full list of nominees here.

Mr. Saturday Night
Mr. Saturday Night

Best Book of a Musical

Mr. Saturday Night
Billy Crystal '70 (BFA, Drama), '16 Hon., Dean’s Council

A Strange Loop
Michael R. Jackson '03/'05 (BFA, Dramatic Writing/MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

A Strange Loop
A Strange Loop

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

Paradise Square
Lyrics: Nathan Tysen '01 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing) & Masi Asare '07/'18 (MA/PhD Performance Studies)

A Strange Loop
Music & Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson '03/’05 (BFA, Dramatic Writing/MFA, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Mr. Saturday Night
Billy Crystal '70 (BFA, Drama), '16 Hon., Dean’s Council

Best Scenic Design of a Play

POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive
Beowulf Boritt '96 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Flying Over Sunset
Beowulf Boritt '96 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

A Strange Loop
Arnulfo Maldonado '05 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

Paradise Square
Allen Moyer '86 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

Best Costume Design of a Musical

MJ
Paul Tazewell '89 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Macbeth
Jane Cox '98 (MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Flying Over Sunset
Bradley King '05/’10 (BFA, Drama/MFA, Design for Stage and Film)

Best Direction of a Musical

A Strange Loop
Stephen Brackett '02 (BFA, Drama)

Best Play

Clyde's
Carole Rothman '72 (MFA, Directing), producer

The Lehman Trilogy
Adam Zell '16 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), producer
Dawn Smalberg '89 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV), producer

The Minutes
Leah Lane '21 (BFA, Drama), producer

Best Musical

Girl From The North Country
Oskar Eustis (Faculty), producer

Best Revival of a Play

for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
Oskar Eustis (Faculty), producer

Take Me Out
Carole Rothman '72 (MFA, Directing), producer

Company
Sean Patrick Flahaven '97 (MFA, Graduate Musical Theater Writing), Faculty, Concord Theatricals, producer
Adam Zell '16 (BFA, Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing), producer

 

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