2020 Tony Nominations Full List

Christian Lewis
4 min readOct 15, 2020

Although we don’t have a date for the 74th Annual Tony Awards, we do have a full list of nominees! Surprises here included the exclusion of The Lightning Thief, which meant Best Score went entire to plays and Best Leading Actor in a musical is unopposed. For musical, Jagged Little Pill (15) and Moulin Rouge!(14) leads with most nominations, Slave Play (12) and The Inheritance (11) for plays — mostly as expected.

And here are the nominees:

Best Play
Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl
The Inheritance by Matthew López
Sea Wall/A Life by Simon Stephens & Nick Payne
Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris
The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp

Best Musical
Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tina — The Tina Turner Musical

Best Revival of a Play
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
by Terrence McNally
A Soldier’s Play
by Charles Fuller

Best Book of a Musical
Jagged Little Pill, Diablo Cody
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, John Logan
Tina — The Tina Turner Musical, Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
A Christmas Carol, Christopher Nightingale
The Inheritance, Paul Englishby
The Rose Tattoo, Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb
Slave Play, Lindsay Jones
The Sound Inside, Daniel Kluger

Best Direction of a Play
David Cromer, The Sound Inside
Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance
Kenny Leon, A Soldier’s Play
Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal
Robert O’Hara, Slave Play

Best Direction of a Musical
Phyllida Lloyd, Tina — The Tina Turner Musical
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical



Christian Lewis

Theater Critic. Vassar College alum, current PhD candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center.