The Tony Award nominations were announced today and I was curious to see how many Tony winning (or nominated) plays MET has produced…so I went on a little investigation and here’s what I found out.

  1.  The Diary of Anne Frank- by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (Best play- 1956)
  2. Company – Book by George Furth, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Best Musical- 1971)
  3. Runaways – Book, music, and lyrics by Elizabeth Swados. (Best Musical nomination- 1978)
  4. Fifth of Julyby Lanford Wilson (Best Play nomination- 1981)
  5. Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley (Best Play nomination- 1982)
  6. The Wild Party – Book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, music/lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (Best Musical nomination-2000)
  7. Dirty Blonde- by  Claudia Shear (Best Play nomination- 2000) & True West- by Sam Sheperd (Best Play nomination- 2000)
  8. Proof- by David Auburn (Best Play 2001)
  9. Urinetown The Musical – Book by Greg Kotis, lyrics by Greg Kotis and Mark Hollman, music by Mark Hollman (Best Musical nomination-2002)
  10. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – Book by Rachel Sheinkin, music/lyrics by William Finn


This year’s nominations for Best Musical are:

  • Leap of Faith – Book by Janus Cercone, book and lyrics by Glenn Slater, music by Alan Menken
  • Newsies – Book by Harvey Fierstein, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It – Book by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
  • Once – Book by Enda Walsh, music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová

This year’s nominations for Best Play are:

  • Clybourne Park –  by Bruce Norris
  • Other Desert Cities -by Jon Robin Baitz
  • Peter and the Starcatcher – by Rick Elice
  • Venus in Fur – David Ives
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