Topic: Billy Elliot the Musical
The musicals 'Kinky Boots' and 'Matilda' earned the most Tony nominations, with 'Boots' scoring 13 and 'Matilda' earning 12. Film star Tom Hanks earned a Tony nomination for his work on the play 'Lucky Guy.'
The musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel has been called 'the most satisfying musical to come out of Britain' and 'the best musical since "The Lion King."'
A year of strong dramas, tragedies, and farce made for a tight race.
Fall theater opens with classics such as Chekhov's 'The Seagull' and Miller's 'All My Sons,' plus a little light relief in 'Billy Elliot' and 'Shrek.'