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Tonys and Drama Desk Give Major Nods to BMI Affiliates

Posted in News on May 7, 2014
Pictured: Alan Menken
Pictured: Alan Menken

The theatre awards season is in full swing, and nominations for BMI’s roster of affiliates are pouring in. Both the Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards recently announced their expansive lists of nominees, celebrating the best scores, actors and actresses, musicals and more of the past year, and BMI affiliates’ presence is strong. Alan Menken, Idina Menzel and Bryan Cranston received nods from both organizations for their work with, respectively, Aladdin, If/Then and All The Way. In addition, kudos to the BMI composers and lyricists whose works were featured in productions that received nominations: Carole King with Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and Brian Crawley with Violet. Check out the full list of Drama Desk and Tony nominees below, and good luck to all!

The 68th Annual Tony Awards

Sunday, June 8, at Radio City Music Hall and broadcast nationally on CBS

Best Original Score
Alan Menken
Aladdin

Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey
If/Then

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Idina Menzel
If/Then

Mary Bridget Davies
A Night with Janis Joplin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Bryan Cranston
All the Way

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Mare Winningham
Casa Valentina

The 59th Annual Drama Desk Awards

Sunday, June 1, at Town Hall in Manhattan

Outstanding Music
Alan Menken
Aladdin

Outstanding Orchestrations
Larry Hochman
Big Fish

Outstanding Music in a Play
Duncan Sheik
A Man’s a Man

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Bryan Cranston
All the Way

Outstanding Actress in a Musical
Idina Menzel
If/Then