The 2015 Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning in New York.
Here are a few of the nominations bearing Chicago connections:
• “This Is Our Youth,” which had its pre-Broadway tryout at Steppenwolf Theatre, was among the nominees for best revival of a play.
+ Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced,” which began at American Theater Company, is among the nominees for best play.
• K.Todd Freeman, a Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member, was nominated in the category of best actor in a featured role in a play for “Airline Highway,” which had its pre-Broadway tryout at Steppenwolf.
• Sting’s “The Last Ship, ” the musical that had its pre-Broadway debut in Chicago, was nominated for best score and best orchestrations.
• “An American in Paris,” which has a number of Chicago producers, was nominated for best musical — one of its 12 nominations overall. And Christopher Wheeldon, who has strong ties with the Joffrey Ballet, was nominated as best director and best choreographer. A national tour has already been announced. Note to dancers of the Joffrey Ballet: Do any of you sing?
The Tony Awards winners will be announced June 7 in a ceremony televised live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS. Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will serve as hosts.
A complete list of the nominations is at www.TonyAwards.com.