The Tony Awards nominations have been announced and it's a varied bunch of actors. Check out these comprehensive photo galleries of all the 2023 Tony nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play, and Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play. See the complete list of nominees here.
This year, Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog/Underdog dominates the Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category with two nominations for Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins. Also nominated are Sean Hayes for Good Night, Oscar, Stephen McKinley Henderson for Between Riverside and Crazy, and Wendell Pierce for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play are Jessica Chastain for A Doll's House, Jodie Comer for Prima Facie, Jessica Hecht for Summer, 1976, and Audra McDonald for Ohio State Murders. Out of these group of nominees, Chastain and Comer are first-time nominees.
Nominated for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play are Nikki Crawford for Fat Ham, Crystal Lucas-Perry for Ain't No Mo', Miriam Silverman for The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Katy Sullivan for Cost of Living, and Kara Young for Cost of Living. Sullivan is notable for being the rare disabled actor nominated for a Tony Award (the previous actor with a disability to be honored was Ali Stroker). Sullivan's Cost of Living costar Kara Young is also nominated, making the play the dominant work in the category.
Nominated for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play are Jordan E. Cooper for Ain't No Mo',
Samuel L. Jackson for August Wilson's The Piano Lesson, Arian Moayed for A Doll's House,
Brandon Uranowitz for Leopoldstadt, and David Zayas for Cost of Living. Cooper is also nominated for Best Play for Ain't No Mo', which he wrote—and he is also the youngest Black writer to have a play on Broadway.
Check back with Playbill for the latest news and analysis around Broadway’s top honors, all the way to the big night. Winners will be named at a starry ceremony June 11 at United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights. The evening will kick off with The Tony Awards: Act One, a 90-minute pre-show of live and exclusive content set to stream for free on Pluto TV beginning at 6:30 PM ET. Hosts and further details are to be announced. The main awards ceremony, hosted by West Side Story Oscar winner Ariana DeBose, will follow beginning at 8 PM ET, broadcasting live on CBS (check local listings) and streaming live (for premium-level subscribers) via Paramount+. All Paramount+ subscribers will have on demand access to the broadcast beginning June 12.