Daniel Radcliffe is finally a (long deserved!) Tony nominee

Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter career has long been dominated by his theater work, both in New York and London. On April 30, he finally earned his first Tony nomination, for his role in the musical “Merrily We Roll Along.”

Radcliffe’s lively stage work began in 2007 with a performance in “Equus” on both sides of the pond. He powered a delicious hit cover of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in 2011 (Grammy Award nomination), and since then he’s chosen an eclectic mix of projects, work where his name alone can often become a challenging – or even just serious – funded work. Think of the sometimes dense “The Cripple of Inishmaan,” the provocative “Privacy,” or the genre-bending experiment “The Lifespan of a Fact.” He has long been an asset to the New York stage scene, and this morning’s recognition is long deserved.

Radcliffe landed another perfect role playing Charley Kringas in the animated revival of “Merrily We Roll Along.” It’s an infamous Stephen Sondheim flop that, more than forty years after its premiere, is more magical than ever, co-directed by Broadway veterans Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez. Radcliffe is compelling, funny (really funny!), quirky and angry in Sondheim’s opus about the fallout of friendship and the painful choices that an artistic career can force. And now he’s also the frontrunner for the featured actor in a musical Tony.

In a Broadway season dominated by musical adaptations of popular books and films (“The Notebook,” “Water for Elephants,” “The Outsiders”), the nominations chose to spread the love, highlighting a mix eclectic range of people and shows – with a greater focus than usual on celebrities. Rachel McAdams, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange were all recognized for their well-deserved work.

Check out highlights from all the 2024 Tony nominees below. Winners will be announced during the Tony Awards on June 16 and the ceremony will air live on CBS and stream on Paramount+.

Best New Musical
Hell’s Kitchen
The foreigners
Some water for the elephants

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Brody Grant — The Outsiders
Jonathan Groff — We ride happily
Dorian Harewood — The Notebook
Brian d’Arcy James — Days of Wine and Roses
Eddie Redmayne — Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Eden Espinosa — Lempicka
Maleah Joi Moon—Hell’s Kitchen
Kelli O’Hara — Wine and Rose Days
Maryann Plunkett — The Notebook
Gayle Rankin — Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

Best game
Jaja’s African Hair Braiding
Mary Jane
Mother play
Prayer for the French Republic

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
William Jackson Harper – Uncle Vanya
Leslie Odom, Jr. — Purlie Victorious
Liev Schreiber — Doubt
Jeremy Strong – An Enemy of the People
Michael Stuhlbarg — Patriots

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Betsy Aidem — Prayer of the French Republic
Jessica Lange – Mother’s Play
Rachel McAdams—Mary Jane
Sarah Paulson — Appropriate
Amy Ryan — Doubt

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Roger Bart — Back to the Future
Joshua Boone – The Outsiders
Brandon Victor Dixon—Hell’s Kitchen
Sky Lakota-Lynch — The Outsiders
Daniel Radcliffe — We ride happily
Steven Skybell — Cabaret at the Kit Cat Club

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Shoshana Bean—Hell’s Kitchen
Amber Iman — Lempicka
Nikki M. James — Enough
Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer – Monty Python’s Spamalot
Kecia Lewis—Hell’s Kitchen
Lindsay Mendez — We ride happily
Bebe Neuwirth — Cabaret at the Kit Cat Club

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Will Brill — Stereophonic
Eli Gelb, stereophonic
Jim Parsons, Mother Play
Tom Pecinka, stereophonic
Corey still, appropriate

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Quincy Tyler Bernadine, Doubt
Juliana Canfield, stereophonic
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Mother Play
Sarah Pidgeon, Stereophonic
Kara Young, victorious Purlie

Best Revival of a Play
An enemy of the people
Purlie Victorious: a non-Confederate adventure through the cotton patch

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