Bradley Cooper Nominated for Tony Award for The Elephant Man


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The nominations for the 69th annual Tony awards were announced this morning, and, as expected, Bradley Cooper has been nominated in the “Best Lead Actor, Play” category for his portrayal of the severely deformed protagonist John Merrick in the Broadway revival of The Elephant Man. According to IMDB, this is his first Tony nomination.

Cooper is nominated alongside Steven Boyer (Hand to God), Ben Miles (Wolf Hall), Bill Nighy (Skylight) and Alex Sharp (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). The Elephant Man is up for four nominations in total, in the categories of “Best Revival, Play,” “Best Featured Actor, Play” for Alessandro Nivola, and “Best Featured Actress, Play” for Patricia Clarkson. Plays An American in Paris and Fun Home lead the pack with 12 nominations each.

The Tony Awards will be presented on June 7th and broadcast live on CBS. A partial list of this year’s nominees is below, courtesy of The New York Times. You can see the full list here.

Best Musical

  • “An American in Paris”
  • “Fun Home”
  • “Something Rotten!”
  • “The Visit”

Best Play

  • “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”
  • “Disgraced”
  • “Hand to God”
  • “Wolf Hall”

Best Revival, Musical 

  • “The King and I”
  • “On the Town”
  • “On the Twentieth Century”

Best Revival, Play

  • “The Elephant Man”
  • “Skylight”
  • “This Is Our Youth”
  • “You Can’t Take It With You”

Best Lead Actor, 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 Lead Actress, 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 Lead Actor, Play

  • Steven Boyer, “Hand to God”
  • Bradley Cooper, “The Elephant Man”
  • Ben Miles, “Wolf Hall”
  • Bill Nighy, “Skylight”
  • Alex Sharp, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”

Best Lead Actress, Play

  • Geneva Carr, “Hand to God”
  • Helen Mirren, “The Audience”
  • Elisabeth Moss, “The Heidi Chronicles”
  • Carey Mulligan, “Skylight”
  • Ruth Wilson, “Constellations”