The six ‘Bullets Over Broadway‘ nominations are:
Best Book Of A Musical – Woody Allen.
This is Allen’s first ever nomination for a Tony. He’s up against Chad Beguelin (‘Aladdin‘), Douglas McGrath (‘Beautiful: The Carole King Story‘) and Robert L Freedman (‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder‘).
Best Choreography – Susan Stroman
Stroman has won this category four times in the past – for ‘Crazy For You‘, ‘Show Boat’, ‘Contact‘ and ‘The Producers‘. She is up against Warren Carlyle (‘After Midnight‘), Steven Hoggett & Kelly Devine (‘Rocky’) and Casey Nicholaw (‘Aladdin’).
Best Orchestrations – Doug Besterman
Besterman has won this category three times in the past, for ‘Fosse‘, ‘The Producers‘ and ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie‘. He is up against Jason Robert Brown (‘Bridges Over Madison County‘), Steve Sidwell (‘Beautiful: The Carole King Story‘) and Jonathan Tunick (‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder‘).
Best Scenic Design Of A Musical – Santo Loquasto
Loquasto has worked on 23 Woody Allen films – every US set film since Radio days in 1987. He’s won in this category before, for ‘Cafe Crown‘.He is up against Christopher Barreca (‘Rocky‘), Julian Crouch (‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘) and Alexander Dodge (‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder‘).
Best Costume Design Of A Musical – William Ivey Long
Long has won this award six times – for ‘Nine‘, ‘Crazy For You‘, ‘The Producers‘, ‘Hairspray‘ , ‘Grey Gardens‘ and ‘Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Cinderella‘. He is up against Linda Cho (‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder‘), Arianne Philips (‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘) and Isabel Toledo (‘After Midnight‘).
Best Performance By A Featured Actor In A Musical – Nick Cordero
This is Cordero’s first Tony nomination. Cordero plays the role of Cheech, portrayed by Chazz Palminteri in the film. Palminteri was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance. He is up against Danny Burstein (‘Cabaret‘), James Monroe Iglehart (‘Aladdin‘) and Jarod Spector (‘Beautiful: The Carole King Story‘).
‘Bullets...’ did miss out on some major nominations, in particular Best Musical.
The Tony Awards will be held on 8th June 2014 at Radio City Music Hall, New York City. It will be hosted by Allen alum Hugh Jackman (Scoop). Find out more at the Tony Awards website and the New York Times round-up.