Bradley Cooper's Tony Award nod

By admin
29 April 2015

Bradley Cooper has been nominated for a Tony Award.

The actor has been making waves on the stage for some time thanks to his role in The Elephant Man. He's about to bring the play to London having starred in it on Broadway, with his turn treading the New York City boards winning him a best actor nomination at the 2015 American theatre awards.

Bill Nighy is also in the running for the prize thanks to his role in Skylight, with Steven Boyer, Ben Miles and Alex Sharp rounding out the category.

There are some big names mentioned in the women's category too, with Dame Helen Mirren nominated thanks to her role as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience. Elisabeth Moss, Ruth Wilson, Geneva Carr and Carey Mulligan are also up for the gong.

It was a good day for Bradley's play, with The Elephant Man also receiving a nod in the best revival category, alongside Skylight, This Is Our Youth and You Can’t Take It With You.

Kristin Chenoweth leads the way in the best female musical actress category with her role in On the Twentieth Century. Others to be mentioned include Leanne Cope, Beth Malone, Kelli O’Hara and Chita Rivera.

The men's prize will go to either Michael Cerveris, Robert Fairchild, Brian d’Arcy James, Ken Watanabe or Tony Yazbeck.

Bruce Willis - who is set to star in Broadway show Misery - and Mary-Louise Parker announced this year's nominations, reading the names from the Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe in New York City.

The ceremony will take place on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall and is being co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming.

2015 Tony Awards main nominees:

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Steven Boyer, Hand to God

Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man

Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Bill Nighy, Skylight

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Geneva Carr, Hand to God

Dame Helen Mirren, The Audience

Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles

Carey Mulligan, Skylight

Ruth Wilson, Constellations

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Michael Cerveris, Fun Home

Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!

Ken Watanabe, The King and I

Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century

Leanne Cope, An American in Paris

Beth Malone, Fun Home

Kelli O’Hara, The King and I

Chita Rivera, The Visit

Best Revival of a Play


The Elephant Man

This Is Our Youth

You Can’t Take It With You

Best Revival of a Musical

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

The King and I

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Matthew Beard, Skylight

K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway

Richard McCabe, The Audience

Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man

Micah Stock, It’s Only a Play

Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It With You

Patricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man

Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Sarah Stiles, Hand to God

Julie White, Airline Highway

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Victoria Clark, Gigi

Judy Kuhn, Fun Home

Sydney Lucas, Fun Home

Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I

Emily Skeggs, Fun Home

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Christian Borle, Something Rotten!

Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century

Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!

Brandon Uranowitz, An American in Paris

Max von Essen, An American in Paris

Best Musical

An American in Paris

Fun Home

Something Rotten!

The Visit

Best Play

Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

Hand to God by Robert Askins

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens

Wolf Hall Parts One & Two by Hilary Mantel and Mike Poulton

Best Score

John Kander and Fred Ebb, The Visit

Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Something Rotten!

Sting, The Last Ship

Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, Fun Home

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