It’s time for the Tony Awards! Our eyes have been on Broadway for several weeks now, watching Long Day’s Journey Into Night make its way through previews and then a stellar opening night.

Seems the judges have been watching, too. The play has garnered seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival, Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director! The breakdown (and the competition) is below.

The awards ceremony is June 12 and will be televised on CBS in the United States.

Congratulations to Gabriel Byrne and his colleagues on receiving this recognition from the theater community! Good luck to everyone!


From Variety:

Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Jeff Daniels, Blackbird
Frank Langella, The Father
Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III
Mark Strong, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Laurie Metcalf, Misery
Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
Michelle Williams, Blackbird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Reed Birney, The Humans
Bill Camp, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
David Furr, Noises Off
Richard Goulding, King Charles III
Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, King Charles III
Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Joe Mantello, The Humans
Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge


Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Michael Krass, Noises Off
Clint Ramos, Eclipsed
Tom Scutt, King Charles III

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Natasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Justin Townsend, The Humans
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

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  1. Scarlett H.

    This makes me SO HAPPY!!! Congratulations to Gabriel and all!

    • Hey, Scarlett! I am leaping about the house in happy anticipation and delight. Makes typing hard, but oh how nice it is for Gabriel’s work to be recognized!

      And the play has received 7 nominations! That is so lovely! <3

  2. Verónica Biederman

    It’s important to be nominated for a work but in this case is more than important because we know Gabriel’s work had not been recognized as he deserved and now he is nominated as Best Leading Actor.

    Personally I am happy for him, honestly, and hope he is happy too.

    At the same time congratulations for all.

    • Yes, I think we often feel that Mr. Byrne does not receive the recognition he deserves. But he is getting some now!

      And the fact that this production has received 7 Tony nominations is fantastic! <3

  3. CONGRATULATIONS Mr. Byrne!!! Kudos to all the nominees from LDJN. I’m counting down the days until my own journey to NYC to see this play.

  4. Great news!
    Gabriel is so talented and when he works with all these other talented people this is like many stars shining at the same time!

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