NYU Alumni and Faculty Receive 70 Tony Nominations

June 20, 2024

Fifty-four NYU alumni and faculty received 70 nominations for the 77th annual Tony Awards, honoring the best of Broadway. Nominees included the playwright of Stereophonic, the writer and composer of Suffs, and the writer of Hell’s Kitchen, three of the most recognized productions. NYU community members were nominated in 16 categories that span performances, lighting, scenic and costume design, composition and orchestration. A production must have opened between April 28, 2023 and April 25, 2024 to be eligible for the awards. The awards ceremony will be held on June 16 at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.

Fifty-four NYU alumni and faculty received 70 nominations for the 77th annual Tony Awards, honoring the best of Broadway. Nominees included the playwright of Stereophonic, the writer and composer of Suffs, and the writer of Hell’s Kitchen, three of the most recognized productions. Several designers were nominated for multiple shows.

NYU community members were nominated in 16 categories that span performances, lighting, scenic and costume design, composition and orchestration. A production must have opened between April 28, 2023 and April 25, 2024 to be eligible for the awards.

The awards ceremony will be held on June 16 at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater. The complete list of nominations is available here.

Best New Musical
Suffs
Craig Balsam (LAW ‘86), Michelle Noh, (TSOA ‘02), Rachel Sussman (TSOA ‘12), producers

Illinoise
Emily Blavatnik (WSC ‘82), Elysabeth Kleinhans (WSC '62, LAW '88), Nate Koch (TSOA ‘07) Cristina Marie Vivenzio (TSOA ‘05), producers

Hell’s Kitchen
Terria Joseph (TSOA ‘72), producer

Water for Elephants
John Paterakis (SPS ‘09), Erica Rotstein, (Stern ‘11),  Manny Klausner (LAW ‘62, ‘63), producers

Best New Play
Mother Play
Carol L. Rothman (TSOA ‘72), Alix L.L. Ritchie (WSC ’61, GSAS ‘64), producers

Stereophonic
David Adjmi (TSOA adjunct faculty) playwright

Craig Balsam (LAW ‘86), Dawn Smalberg (TSOA ‘89), Wendy Federman (STERN ‘79), Sean Patrick Flahaven (Concord Theatricals) (TSOA ‘97, faculty), Manny Klausner (LAW ‘62 ‘63), Larry Hirschhorn (Steinhardt ‘95), Heni Koenigsberg (Steinhardt ‘74), Alex Levy (LAW ‘14), Ashley Melone (Gallatin ‘07, Steinhardt ‘09), Nick Mills (TSOA ‘06), producers

Best Revival of a Musical
The Who’s Tommy
Marco Santarelli (Steinhardt ‘14), Scott Abrams (Tandon ‘84), producers

Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club
Marco Santarelli (Steinhardt ‘14), Tom Smedes (Gallatin ‘85), Hunter Arnold (Stern ‘18), Rose Maria Caiola (TSOA ‘91), Alex Levy (LAW ‘14), Matthew Christopher Pietras (CAS ‘07, Stern ‘09), producers

Merrily We Roll Along
Dawn Smalberg (TSOA ‘89), Amanda Lipitz (Key to the City Productions) (TSOA ‘02), producers

Gutenberg! The Musical!
Lisa B. Rubin (Gallatin ‘75), Wendy Federman (Stern ‘79), producers

Best Revival of a Play
Appropriate
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (TSOA ‘07), playwright
Carole L. Rothman (TSOA ‘72), Amanda Dubois, (Steinhardt ‘98 ), producers

Purlie Victorious
Hunter Arnold (Stern ‘13), Curt Cronin (Stern ‘13), producers

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Corey Stoll (TSOA ‘03) Appropriate

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Betsy Aidem (TSOA ‘79), Prayer for the French Republic

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Nikki M. James (TSOA ‘03), Suffs

Best Orchestrations
Matt Hinkley (Steinhardt ‘04), Justin Levine (TSOA ‘07), The Outsiders

Best Original Score
Justin Levine (TSOA ’07), The Outsiders
Shaina Taub (TSOA ‘09), Suffs

Best Book of a Musical
Kristoffer Diaz (Gallatin ‘99, Tisch ‘02, and faculty at both), Hell’s Kitchen
Justin Levine (TSOA ‘07), The Outsiders
Shaina Taub (TSOA ‘09), Suffs

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell (TSOA ‘89), Suffs
Linda Cho (TSOA adjunct faculty), The Great Gatsby

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
David Bengali (TSOA ‘12) and Bradley King (TSOA ‘05, ‘10), Water for Elephants

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Tatiana Kahvegian (TSOA ‘21), Christine Jones (TSOA ‘92), and Brett Banakis TSOA ‘10 (all of AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian), The Outsiders

Best Costume Design of a Play
David Zinn (TSOA ’91), An Enemy of the People

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jane Cox (TSOA ‘98), Appropriate
Amith Chandrashaker (TSOA ‘12), Prayer for the French Republic

Best Scenic Design of a Play
An Enemy of the People
Kimie Nishikawa (dots) (TSOA ‘15, adjunct faculty), Santiago Orjuela-Laverde (dots) (TSOA ‘18), Andrew Moerdyk (dots) (TSOA ‘18)

Appropriate
Kimie Nishikawa (dots) (TSOA ‘15, adjunct faculty), Santiago Orjuela-Laverde (dots) (TSOA ‘18), Andrew Moerdyk (dots) (TSOA ‘18)

Jaja’s African Hair Braiding
David Zinn (TSOA ’91)

Stereophonic
David Zinn, (TSOA ’91)

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