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Alicia Keys, David Byrne & More Music Pros Who Scored in the 2024 Tony Award Nominations

This year’s Tony nominees include everyone from Hillary Rodham Clinton, nominated as one of the producers of Suffs, to Angelina Jolie, nominated as one of the producers of The Outsiders. Both shows are contenders for best musical.

In case you missed the announcement on Tuesday (April 30), Hell’s Kitchen, a musical loosely based on the early life of Alicia Keys and featuring her music, and Stereophonic, a David Adjmi play, led the 2024 Tony nominations, with 13 nods each. Stereophonic made history, becoming the most-nominated play in Tony Awards history. (It was boosted by the Tonys’ decision to allow the play to compete in two categories which are usually the domain of musicals: best original score and best orchestrations.)

Hell’s Kitchen and Stereophonic were followed in the nominations count by The Outsiders (12), based on the 1967 novel by S.E. Hinton and 1983 film by Francis Ford Coppola. Next in line were Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club (nine nods), Appropriate (eight), Merrily We Roll Along and Water for Elephants (seven each), and Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch and Suffs (six each).

The 77th Annual Tony Awards, which will be hosted by Ariana DeBose for the third consecutive year, will air live on both coasts from the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on Sunday, June 16 (8:00-11:00 p.m. ET/5:00-8:00 p.m. PT) on CBS and will stream on Paramount+ in the U.S.

Check out the full list of nominations here. In this piece, we’ll take a closer look at music stars and behind-the-scenes professionals — as well as some actors with notable roots in musical theater — who scored in the Tony nominations.

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