The 75th Annual Tony Awards® Best Play Nominees

Five plays are nominated in this year's Best Play category.
Posted on Jun 3, 2022 | 11:10am
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Below is a guide that we've put together showcasing the best play nominations. Take a look and learn the details about the plays vying for the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre (more commonly known as the Tony Award) for their incredible artistry during the 2021-2022 season. 

Lynn Nottage
THEATRE: Helen Hayes Theater
OPENING NIGHT: Nov. 23, 2021

In this stirring new play from the team of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and director Kate Whoriskey, a truck stop sandwich shop offers its formerly incarcerated kitchen staff a shot at reclaiming their lives. Even as the shop’s callous owner tries to keep them under her thumb, the staff members are given purpose and permission to dream by the enigmatic, zen-like chef and his belief in the possibility of the perfect sandwich.



AUTHOR: Martin McDonagh
THEATRE: John Golden Theatre
OPENING NIGHT: April 21, 2022

It’s 1965, and what is Harry, Britain’s (second most) famous executioner, to do now that hanging has been abolished? The simple answer is a lot more than he bargained for. In his small pub in the northern English town of Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. Cub reporters and pub regulars are dying to hear Harry’s reaction to the news, while his old assistant Syd and the mysterious Mooney lurk with very different motives for their visit. Martin McDonagh's seventh Broadway play.



Tracy Letts
THEATRE: Cort Theatre
OPENING NIGHT: April 17, 2022

Tracy Letts’s new play takes a look at the inner-workings of a city council meeting in the small town of Big Cherry – and the hypocrisy, greed, and ambition that follow, proving that everything you know can change – it’s just a matter of minutes. After all, the smallest towns keep the biggest secrets.



AUTHOR: Stefano Massini, Ben Power
THEATRE: Nederlander Theatre
OPENING NIGHT: Oct. 14, 2021

Weaving together nearly two centuries of family history, this epic theatrical event written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power charts the humble beginnings, outrageous successes, and devastating failure of the financial institution that would ultimately bring the global economy to its knees. Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles portray the Lehman brothers, their sons, and grandsons, in the quintessential story of western capitalism, rendered through the lens of a single immigrant family, told in three parts presented as one evening.



Dominique Morisseau
THEATRE: Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
OPENING NIGHT: Jan. 26, 2022

In 2008 Detroit, a small automotive factory is on the brink of foreclosure, and a tight knit family of workers hangs in the balance. With uncertainty everywhere, the line between blue collar and white collar becomes blurred, and this working family must reckon with their personal loyalties, their instincts for survival and their ultimate hopes for humanity.


Watch The 75th Annual Tony Awards®, hosted by Ariana Debose, live from the legendary Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 12 at 8:00 PM LIVE ET/5 PM LIVE PT on CBS, and streaming live and on demand on Paramount+.