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TONY AWARDS

2008 Tony Award winners / nominations

Complete list, from "August" to "South Pacific."

Los Angeles Times

May 13, 2008

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Complete list of nominations for the 2008 Tony Awards:

Best play:
"August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts (Winner)
"Rock 'n' Roll" by Tom Stoppard
"The Seafarer" by Conor McPherson
"The 39 Steps" by Patrick Barlow

Best musical:
"Cry-Baby"
"In the Heights" (Winner)
"Passing Strange"
"Xanadu"

Best book of a musical:
"Cry-Baby," Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
"In the Heights," Quiara Alegría Hudes
"Passing Strange," Stew (Winner)
"Xanadu," Douglas Carter Beane

Best original score:
"Cry-Baby," music and lyrics by David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger
"In the Heights," music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Winner)
"The Little Mermaid," music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
"Passing Strange," music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, lyrics by Stew

Best revival of a play:
"Boeing-Boeing" (Winner)
"The Homecoming"
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
"Macbeth"

Best revival of a musical:
"Grease"
"Gypsy"
"Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" (Winner)
"Sunday in the Park With George"

Best performance by a leading actor in a play:
Ben Daniels, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
Laurence Fishburne, "Thurgood"
Mark Rylance, "Boeing-Boeing" (Winner)
Rufus Sewell, "Rock 'n' Roll"
Patrick Stewart, "Macbeth"

Best performance by a leading actress in a play:
Eve Best, "The Homecoming"
Deanna Dunagan, "August: Osage County" (Winner)
Kate Fleetwood, "Macbeth"
S. Epatha Merkerson, "Come Back, Little Sheba"
Amy Morton, "August: Osage County"

Best performance by a leading actor in a musical:
Daniel Evans, "Sunday in the Park with George"
Lin-Manuel Miranda, "In the Heights"
Stew, "Passing Strange"
Paulo Szot, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" (Winner)
Tom Wopat, "A Catered Affair"

Best performance by a leading actress in a musical:
Kerry Butler, "Xanadu"
Patti LuPone, "Gypsy" (Winner)
Kelli O'Hara, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific"
Faith Prince, "A Catered Affair"
Jenna Russell, "Sunday in the Park With George"

Best performance by a featured actor in a play:
Bobby Cannavale, "Mauritius"
Raúl Esparza, "The Homecoming"
Conleth Hill, "The Seafarer"
Jim Norton, "The Seafarer" (Winner)
David Pittu, "Is He Dead?"

Best performance by a featured actress in a play:
Sinead Cusack, "Rock 'n' Roll"
Mary McCormack, "Boeing-Boeing"
Laurie Metcalf, "November"
Martha Plimpton, "Top Girls"
Rondi Reed, "August: Osage County" (Winner)

Best performance by a featured actor in a musical:
Daniel Breaker, "Passing Strange"
Danny Burstein, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific"
Robin De Jesús, "In the Heights"
Christopher Fitzgerald, "The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein"
Boyd Gaines, "Gypsy" (Winner)

Best performance by a featured actress in a musical:
de'Adre Aziza, "Passing Strange"
Laura Benanti, "Gypsy" (Winner)
Andrea Martin, "The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein"
Olga Merediz, "In the Heights"
Loretta Ables Sayre, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best scenic design of a play:
Peter McKintosh, "The 39 Steps"
Scott Pask, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
Todd Rosenthal, "August: Osage County" (Winner)
Anthony Ward, "Macbeth"

Best scenic design of a musical:
David Farley and Timothy Bird and the Knifedge Creative Network, "Sunday in the Park With George"
Anna Louizos, "In the Heights"
Robin Wagner, "The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein"
Michael Yeargan, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" (Winner)

Best costume design of a play:
Gregory Gale, "Cyrano de Bergerac"
Rob Howell, "Boeing-Boeing"
Katrina Lindsay, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" (Winner)
Peter McKintosh, "The 39 Steps"

Best costume design of a musical:
David Farley, "Sunday in the Park With George"
Martin Pakledinaz, "Gypsy"
Paul Tazewell, "In the Heights"
Catherine Zuber, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" (Winner)

Best lighting design of a play:
Kevin Adams, "The 39 Steps" (Winner)
Howard Harrison, "Macbeth"
Donald Holder, "Les Liaisons Dangereuses"
Ann G. Wrightson, "August: Osage County"

Best lighting design of a musical:
Ken Billington, "Sunday in the Park with George"
Howell Binkley, "In the Heights"
Donald Holder, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" (Winner)
Natasha Katz, "The Little Mermaid"

Best sound design of a play:
Simon Baker, "Boeing-Boeing"
Adam Cork, "Macbeth"
Ian Dickson, "Rock 'n' Roll"
Mic Pool, "The 39 Steps" (Winner)

Best sound design of a musical:
Acme Sound Partners, "In the Heights"
Sebastian Frost, "Sunday in the Park With George"
Scott Lehrer, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" (Winner)
Dan Moses Schreier, "Gypsy"

Best direction of a play:
Maria Aitken, "The 39 Steps"
Conor McPherson, "The Seafarer"
Anna D. Shapiro, "August: Osage County" (Winner)
Matthew Warchus, "Boeing-Boeing"

Best direction of a musical:
Sam Buntrock, "Sunday in the Park With George"
Thomas Kail, "In the Heights"
Arthur Laurents, "Gypsy"
Bartlett Sher, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" (Winner)

Best choreography:
Rob Ashford, "Cry-Baby"
Andy Blankenbuehler, "In the Heights" (Winner)
Christopher Gattelli, "Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific"
Dan Knechtges, "Xanadu"

Best orchestrations:
Jason Carr, "Sunday in the Park with George"
Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, "In the Heights" (Winner)
Stew and Heidi Rodewald, "Passing Strange"
Jonathan Tunick, "A Catered Affair"

Regional theater Tony Award:
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Special Tony Award: Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981), in recognition of his historic contribution to American musical theater in the field of orchestrations, as represented on Broadway this season by Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific.

Special Tony Award for lifetime achievement in the theater: Stephen Sondheim

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Number of Tony nominations by production

"In the Heights" - 13

"Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific" - 11

"Sunday in the Park With George" - 9

"August: Osage County" - 7

"Gypsy" - 7

"Passing Strange" - 7

"Boeing-Boeing" - 6

"Macbeth" - 6

"The 39 Steps" - 6

"Les Liaisons Dangereuses" - 5

"Cry-Baby" - 4

"Rock 'n' Roll" - 4

"The Seafarer" - 4

"Xanadu" - 4

"A Catered Affair" - 3

"The Homecoming" - 3

"The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein" - 3

"The Little Mermaid" - 2

"Come Back, Little Sheba" - 1

"Cyrano de Bergerac" - 1

"Grease" - 1

"Is He Dead?" - 1

"Mauritius" - 1

"November" - 1

"Thurgood" - 1

"Top Girls" - 1