A British invasion on Broadway

The Tony Awards bring British film and theatre stars and Broadway together.

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Helen Mirren in Peter Morgan's The Audience
Helen Mirren in Peter Morgan's The Audience

On this Sunday, June 7, 2015, the British invasion of film and theatre stars who crossed the Atlantic to Broadway will be honoured during the 69th Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, co-hosted by Scotland's own Alan Cumming. Helen Mirren and Richard McCabe for Peter Morgan's The Audience, Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, and Matthew Beard for the revival of David Hare's Skylight, Ben Miles, Lydia Leonard, and Nathaniel Parker for Hilary Mantel and Mike Poulton's Wolf Hall Parts One & Two.

Even honorary Brits, Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola and Patricia Clarkson, who are nominated and currently starring in the revival of Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London through August 8 are flying in for the ceremony.

Alessandro wrote on Thursday when I inquired about their plans for the Tony Awards. He responded: "Hi - yes - we're flying after our show on Saturday night and getting in Sunday. Then back to London Monday."

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

  • Geneva Carr for Hand to God
  • Helen Mirren for The Audience
  • Elisabeth Moss for The Heidi Chronicles
  • Carey Mulligan for Skylight
  • Ruth Wilson for Constellations
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
  • Steven Boyer for Hand to God
  • Bradley Cooper for The Elephant Man
  • Ben Miles for Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
  • Bill Nighy for Skylight
  • Alex Sharp for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
  • Annaleigh Ashford for You Can't Take It with You
  • Patricia Clarkson for The Elephant Man
  • Lydia Leonard for Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
  • Sarah Stiles for Hand to God
  • Julie White for Airline Highway
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
  • Matthew Beard for Skylight
  • K. Todd Freeman for Airline Highway
  • Richard McCabe for The Audience
  • Alessandro Nivola for The Elephant Man
  • Nathaniel Parker for Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
  • Micah Stock for It's Only a Play
The American Theater Wing Tony Awards will be handed out tonight.

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