The 25th anniversary production of Tony Kushner’s two-part epic Angels In America is now the most Tony-nominated play in history. The revival earned 11 Tony nominations, placing it behind only Mean Girls and SpongeBob and tying it with The Band’s Visit and Carousel.
With the 11 nods, Angels in America beats out former record-holders The Coast of Utopia (2007) and Fences (2010), which each received ten nominations.
The original Broadway production of Angels in America: Millennium Approaches received nine nominations; the original Broadway production of Perestroika received six nominations. This revival is being considered as a single two-part entity.
And from Playbill‘s compilation of nominee reactions:
“I am thrilled to be a part of the most nominated revival in Tony history. Just to be in this company of extraordinary actors under the direction of the brilliant Marianne Elliott in Tony Kushner’s masterwork has been an incredible gift. So today is more than just the proverbial icing on the cake, it’s the entire desert tray at the Four Seasons. I feel very happy and grateful and a little bloated.” — Nathan Lane, Angels in America, Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play.