The biggest crown is the best new musical trophy and most observers exp. And as a Tony in this category is the ceremony's most sought-after, because it has the most marketing value, the anxiety over winning a slot has been especially intense. While Janney's co-star Corey Hawkins got a nod as well as the overall production, it's hard to imagine such an impressive performance not being recognized. The musical is about the planes that were rerouted to Gander, Newfoundland because of the attack on the Twin Towers in NY on September 11, 2001.
The remote East Coast town saw its population double in size as it sheltered 6,579 passengers and crew from planes diverted when US air space was closed.
Christine Ebersole, "War Paint" Patti LuPone, "War Paint" Denee Benton, "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" Eva Noblezada, "Miss Saigon" Best performance by a leading actor in a musical: Ben Platt, "Dear Evan Hansen" Andy Karl, "Groundhog Day" David Hyde Pierce, "Hello, Dolly!". After all, it will be hard to top a show in which Hamilton took home Best Musical, Leslie Odom Jr. took home Best Lead Actor in a musical, for Hamilton, and Lin Manuel-Miranda gave the speech of a lifetime when he won Best Book of a Musical for Hamilton.
"I did a sort of fist pump in the air. I was just so proud", said Toronto-native Sankoff in a phone interview from NY. "I'm happy for all of us". Who said acting was a young person's game? But Hein said they planned to acknowledge the prestigious honour with fellow cast and crew and the audience.
"What they did - it's just such an honour to be sharing it and to be having that recognized".
Jenn Colella, who plays an airline pilot in the show, got a nomination for best featured actress in a musical, but missed the announcement because she thought it was 30 minutes later.
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Bartlett Sher is up for best director for Oslo, which is also nominated for best play.
Performers Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson announced the nominees for the 71st annual awards, revealed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
"Come From Away" has had its fair share of high-profile attendees in the audience since its Broadway opening.
"I think it's the human kindness, the generosity". "If it runs a long time, it will mean a lot for Hartford Stage".
Though conventional wisdom would suggest smash hit musical Dear Evan Hansen is still the likely frontrunner for Best Musical, with Great Comet scoring substantial support in technical categories the race may be closer than expected. "Come From Away", the 9/11-themed musical that had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse, has become the season's sleeper.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to NY to watch the production accompanied by President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka.
"American people right now are looking for something to hang onto". Both women made their Broadway debuts this season.