Deadline’s Tony Awards Live Blog

Broadway’s busy, busy 2023-24 season has been building to this night for months, with new show after new show crowding the spring and making for what promises to be — in some categories anyway — a race tighter than the rock band of Stereophonic. Ok, maybe not that tight, but what is?

In all, 36 productions were eligible for competition — five new musicals, 10 new plays, six musical revivals, and five play revivals — with 28 actually making the nominations list. The two most-nominated shows, with 13 categories each, are Best Play nominee Stereophonic and Best Musical nominee Hell’s Kitchen.

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No fewer than 70 nominees were Broadway first-timers, including four Stereophonic performers, two from The Outsiders, Mary Jane‘s Rachel McAdams and, at 21 the youngest nominee, Hell’s Kitchen‘s Maleah Joi Moon. Jessica Lange, at 75, hits the other end of the age spectrum for acting nominees, with Jonathan Tunick, already an EGOT, tonight’s overall oldest nominee: At 86, he’s nominated in the Best Orchestrations category for Merrily We Roll Along.

Here’s how the night went down.

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