Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan lead 2015 Tony nominations

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Bradley Cooper's 2015 is getting better and better. In January the actor found himself becoming an Oscar nominee for the third time, and now Bradley has scooped his first Tony nomination for his performance in The Elephant Man.

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The 2014 revival of the 1979 Bernard Pomerance play saw Bradley win critical acclaim for his portrayal of physically deformed historical figure John Merrick, and he said of his nomination: "To be a part of a community that gathers together in a 13 block radius, eight shows a week, no matter what, in the greatest city in the world – for one sole purpose, to tell stories – I can't think of a better job to have.

"Thank you for letting The Elephant Man be a part of this season’s story telling."


The Elephant Man on Broadway in 2014


The play has four nominations in total, including Best Revival, and the play and Bradley will soon be heading across the Atlantic for opening night in London on 19 May.

Bradley however is not the only high profile first time nominee. Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, and joining her in the category are Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss, and Ruth Wilson who stars alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in Constellations, a love story centered around one couple but based in various parallel universes.


Jake Gyllenhaal and Ruth Wilson were rumoured to be dating after performing together in Constellations


Carey's co-star Bill Nighy will go up against Bradley for Best Performance by an Actor. Carey and Bill's play, Skylight, transferred from the West End to Broadway earlier in 2015. Speaking to Playbill, Carey said of her Tony nod: "I couldn't be more thrilled for our cast, incredible director and ingenious creative team. I watched my first Broadway play at 14 and pictured myself up on that stage.

"For it not only to become a reality but then to be so generously and warmly accepted by this community is nothing short of a dream come true and is truly humbling."


Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy in Skylight


Helen Mirren also finds herself up for her third Tony award. for her portrayal of the Queen in The Audience. Helen, who won an Oscar and a BAFTA for her portrayal of the Queen in British film The Queen said: "It is a honor to be nominated and to become a part of the grand tradition of American theatre.

"I am very lucky that I speak American! Albeit in the play with a very British accent. It is a very exciting season on Broadway, with many great plays, musicals, and performances, so just to be a part of that is a thrill."


Best Play

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Author: Simon Stephens

Disgraced

Author: Ayad Akhtar

Hand to God

Author: Robert Askins

Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Co-Authors: Hilary Mantel and Mike Poulton


Best Musical

An American in Paris

Fun Home

Something Rotten!

The Visit


Best Revival of a Play

The Elephant Man

Skylight

This Is Our Youth

You Can’t Take It with You


Best Revival of a Musical

The King and I

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century


Best Book of a Musical

An American in Paris

Fun Home

Something Rotten!

The Visit


Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Fun Home

The Last Ship

Something Rotten!

The Visit


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Steven Boyer, Hand to God

Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man

Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Bill Nighy, Skylight

Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Geneva Carr, Hand to God

Helen Mirren, The Audience

Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles

Carey Mulligan, Skylight

Ruth Wilson, Constellations


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Michael Cerveris, Fun Home

Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!

Ken Watanabe, The King and I

Tony Yazbeck, On the Town


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century

Leanne Cope, An American in Paris

Beth Malone, Fun Home

Kelli O’Hara, The King and I

Chita Rivera, The Visit


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Matthew Beard, Skylight

K. Todd Freeman, Airline Highway

Richard McCabe, The Audience

Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man

Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Micah Stock, It’s Only a Play


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You

Patricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man

Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Sarah Stiles, Hand to God

Julie White, Airline Highway


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Christian Borle, Something Rotten!

Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century

Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!

Brandon Uranowitz, An American in Paris

Max von Essen, An American in Paris


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Victoria Clark, Gigi

Judy Kuhn, Fun Home

Sydney Lucas, Fun Home

Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I

Emily Skeggs, Fun Home


Best Scenic Design of a Play

Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Bob Crowley, Skylight

Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

David Rockwell, You Can’t Take It with You


Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Bob Crowley and 59 Productions, An American in Paris

David Rockwell, On the Twentieth Century

Michael Yeargan, The King and I

David Zinn, Fun Home


Best Costume Design of a Play

Bob Crowley, The Audience

Jane Greenwood, You Can’t Take It with You

Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

David Zinn, Airline Highway


Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes, Something Rotten!

Bob Crowley, An American in Paris

William Ivey Long, On the Twentieth Century

Catherine Zuber, The King and I


Best Lighting Design of a Play

Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Paule Constable and David Plater, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Natasha Katz, Skylight

Japhy Weideman, Airline Highway


Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Donald Holder, The King and I

Natasha Katz, An American in Paris

Ben Stanton, Fun Home

Japhy Weideman, The Visit


Best Direction of a Play

Stephen Daldry, Skylight

Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Scott Ellis, You Can’t Take It with You

Jeremy Herrin, Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God


Best Direction of a Musical

Sam Gold, Fun Home

Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!

John Rando, On the Town

Bartlett Sher, The King and I

Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris


Best Choreography

Joshua Bergasse, On the Town

Christopher Gattelli, The King and I

Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!

Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris


Best Orchestrations

Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott, An American in Paris

John Clancy, Fun Home

Larry Hochman, Something Rotten!

Rob Mathes, The Last Ship


Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Tommy Tune


Special Tony Award

John Cameron Mitchell


Regional Theatre Tony Award

Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio


Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Stephen Schwartz


Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Arnold Abramson Adrian Bryan-Brown Gene O’Donovan

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