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The 2017 Tony Award nominees gathered this morning to meet with the press, and I took photos. Unfortunately, some were unable to attend, including Bette Midler, Kevin Kline, and Nathan Lane, but the majority of nominees walked the red carpet.

Christian Borle is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Falsettos” and is currently starring in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Andy Karl is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Groundhog Day.”
Ben Platt is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Dear Evan Hansen.”
David Hyde Pierce is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Hello, Dolly!”
Josh Groban is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”
Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole are both nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for “War Paint.”
Christine Ebersole
Denée Benton is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”
Eva Noblezada is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for “Miss Saigon.”
Jefferson Mays and Jennifer Ehle are each nominated for Best Performance in a Leading Role in a Play for “Oslo.”
Corey Hawkins is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for “Six Degrees of Separation.”
The cast of “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” each nominated in their categories. From left, Jayne Houdyshell, Chris Cooper, Laurie Metcalf, and Condola Rashad.
Sally Field is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for “The Glass Menagerie.”
Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney are both nominated for “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.”
Michael Aronov is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for “Oslo.”
Danny DeVito is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for “The Price.”
Richard Thomas is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes.”
Johanna Day is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for “Sweat.”
Michelle Wilson is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for “Sweat.”
Gavin Creel is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hello, Dolly!”
Mike Faist is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Dear Evan Hansen.”
Andrew Rannells is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Falsettos.”
Brandon Uranowitz is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Falsettos.”
Lucas Steele is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1912.”
Kate Baldwin is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hello, Dolly!”
Stephanie Block is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Falsettos.”
Jenn Colella is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Come From Away.”
Mary Beth Peil is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Anastasia.”
Rachel Bay Jones is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Dear Evan Hansen.”
Irene Sankoff and David Hein are nominated for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical for “Come From Away.”
Dave Malloy is a triple nominee for Best Original Score, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Orchestrations for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812.”
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are nominated for Best Original Score for “Dear Evan Hansen.” Earlier this year, they won an Oscar for their original song in the film “La La Land.”
Renowned director Sam Gold is nominated for Best Direction of “A Doll’s House, Part 2.”
Another renowned director, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, is nominated for Best Direction of “August Wilson’s Jitney.”
Legendary director Jerry Zaks is nominated for Best Director for “Hello, Dolly!”
I think first-time nominee Stephen Levenson is likely to win for Best Book of a Musical for “Dear Evan Hansen.” He has also had an original play in production at the Roundabout Theatre this season and recently inked a deal with Fox 21 Television Studios and 20th Century Fox Television to create projects for cable, streaming, and broadcast channels.
And the final shot: David Hyde Pierce and Kate Baldwin who both star in “Hello, Dolly!”

All photos copyright Melanie Votaw, 2017.

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