‘Hell’s Kitchen’ and ‘Stereophonic’ tie for most 2024 Tony nominations

By Thomson Reuters Apr 30, 2024 | 8:19 AM

(Reuters) – Alicia Keys’ musical “Hell’s Kitchen” and 1970’s rock inspired “Stereophonic” led the nominations for the 2024 Tony awards, American theater’s highest honors, followed by “The Outsiders,” “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club” and “Appropriate.”

The nominations, announced by the Tony Awards committee on Tuesday, also include multiple nods for “Merrily We Roll Along,” “Water for Elephants,” “Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch” and “Suffs.”

The winners will be announced at a June 16 ceremony that also marks the 77th anniversary of the awards honoring Broadway talent.

“Hell’s Kitchen” and “Stereophonic” each received 13 nominations with “The Outsiders,” based on S.E. Hinton’s 1967 young adult novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 film adaptation, receiving 12 and “Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club,” a revival of the 1966 musical, garnering nine.

Nominees for best actor in a play are William Jackson Harper, Leslie Odom, Jr., Liev Schreiber, Jeremy Strong and Michael Stuhlbarg while nominees for best musical actor are Brody Grant, Jonathan Groff, Dorian Harewood, Brian d’Arcy James and Eddie Redmayne.

Contenders for best actress in a play are Betsy Aidem, Jessica Lange, Rachel McAdams, Sarah Paulson and Amy Ryan. Musicals nominees are Eden Espinosa, Maleah Joi Moon, Kelli O’Hara, Maryann Plunkett and Gayle Rankin.

The event, at New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, will feature returning host actress Ariana DeBose and will air on CBS and Paramount+, the committee said.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Caitlin Webber)