The Ferryman nominated for nine Tony AwardsTuesday, April 30, 2019
The nominees for the 73rd annual Tony Awards were announced today (30 April), with The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth picking up a fantastic nine nods, making it the joint-biggest recipient of nominations in the play categories.
The Ferryman is up for categories including Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Paddy Considine) and Best Direction of a Play (Sam Mendes). This family epic, set in Northern Ireland in 1981, was first seen at the Royal Court before transferring for a twice-extended run at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End, and then to the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on Broadway in October 2018, where it will run until July 2019. The play has already won numerous UK prizes including Olivier, Evening Standard, WhatsOnStage and Critics' Circle Awards.
Elsewhere, The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan is nominated in two categories including Best Revival of a Play. Originally seen in 2000, the play was previously a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2001.
The winners of this year's Tony Awards will be announced on 9 June. For the full list of nominees, visit their website.