Harry Potter and the Cursed Child lands 10 Tony Awards nominations

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child continues to perform well on Broadway and is now up for 10 nominations, including Best Play.

The Tony Awards are Broadway’s version of the Oscars. It’s the nominations every stage production wants to land. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child hasn’t just managed to get one nomination, but 10. One of those includes Best Play and all three of the leading actors, who all came from the West End production, have been nominated.

These nominations come off the back of the Outer Critics Circle Awards, where Cursed Child has been nominated for the second most awards for the season. The only stage production beating it this year is the SpongeBob SquarePants musical.

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Just days earlier, the Tony Awards Committee had to make a decision over whether the Harry Potter follow-on would be eligible for the prestigious nominations. Jamie Parker, who plays the titular role in the production, was the questionable option. Clearly, in the end, the committee decided that he was eligible.

All nominations are for both acts of the play. They’re technically the one production, but split over the course of a day so it can feel like you’re getting two plays for the price of one. The five-and-a-half hour production has a long break after the matinee performance of the first half, allowing people to leave the theater, grab dinner, and then return for the second half in the evening.

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As well as Best Play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’s lead actors are also nominated for awards. While Parker is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, his co-stars Noma Dumezweni and Anthony Boyle (who play Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley) have been nominated for Best Actress/Actor in a Featured Role.

Like with the Outer Critics Circle Awards, the costume, lighting, and sound have all received Tony Awards nominations. Here’s your complete list of categories Cursed Child is in.

Best Play:
“The Children”
“Farinelli and The King”
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
“Junk”
“Latin History for Morons”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America”
Tom Hollander, “Travesties”
Jamie Parker, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
Mark Rylance, “Farinelli and The King”
Denzel Washington, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play”
Anthony Boyle, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
Michael Cera, “Lobby Hero”
Brian Tyree Henry, “Lobby Hero”
Nathan Lane, “Angels in America”
David Morse, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:
Susan Brown, “Angels in America”
Noma Dumezweni, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
Deborah Findlay, “The Children”
Denise Gough, “Angels in America”
Laurie Metcalf, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women”

Best Scenic Design of a Play:
Miriam Buether, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women”
Jonathan Fensom, “Farinelli and The King”
Christine Jones, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
Santo Loquasto, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”
Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, “Angels in America”

Best Costume Design of a Play:
Jonathan Fensom, “Farinelli and The King”
Nicky Gillibrand, “Angels in America”
Katrina Lindsay, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
Ann Roth, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women”
Ann Roth, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”

Best Lighting Design of a Play:
Neil Austin, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
Paule Constable, “Angels in America”
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”
Paul Russell, “Farinelli and The King”
Ben Stanton, “Junk”

Best Sound Design of a Play:
Adam Cork, “Travesties”
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, “Angels in America”
Gareth Fry, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
Tom Gibbons, “1984”
Dan Moses Schreier, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”

Best Direction of a Play:
Marianne Elliott, “Angels in America”
Joe Mantello, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women”
Patrick Marber, “Travesties”
John Tiffany, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
George C. Wolfe, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”

Best Choreography:
Christopher Gattelli, “My Fair Lady”
Christopher Gattelli, “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”
Steven Hoggett, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
Casey Nicholaw, “Mean Girls”
Justin Peck, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel”

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