Tony Awards 2015 nominations list: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy and Helen Mirren among British hopefuls

Ruth Wilson and Ben Miles also earned nods for Constellations and Wolf Hall

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Carey Mulligan, Helen Mirren and Ruth Wilson are hoping to bring home a Tony Award for Britain tonight after being nominated for the Best Actress in a Play award.

Mulligan earned a nod for her performance in Skylight, while Mirren is up for her acclaimed role as The Queen in The Audience and Ruth Wilson for her turn in Constellations.

British actors Bill Nighy and Ben Miles are both up for Best Actor in a Play for Skylight and Wolf Hall respectively and will be aiming to beat The Elephant Man's Bradley Cooper.

Here's the nominations list in full:

Best Musical

An American in Paris

Fun Home

Something Rotten!

The Visit

Best Play

The Audience


Hand to God

Wolf Hall

Musical Revival

The King and I

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth I in The Audience

Best Play Revival

The Elephant Man


This Is Our Youth

You Can’t Take It With You

Skylight: Bill Nighy, Carey Mulligan and Matthew Beard

Best Actor in a Musical

Michael Cerveris - Fun Home

Robert Fairchild - An American in Paris

Brian d'arcy James - Something Rotten!

Ken Watanabe - The King and I

Tony Yazbeck - On The Town

Best Actor in a Play

Steven Boyer - Hand To God

Bradley Cooper - The Elephant Man

Ben Miles - Wolf Hall

Bill Nighy - Skylight

Alex Sharpe - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

The National Theatre's original production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (Manuel Harlan)

Bradley Cooper as John Merrick in The Elephant Man

Best Actress in a Musical

Kristen Chenoweth - On The 20th Century

Leanne Michelle Cope - An American in Paris

Chita Rivera - The Visit

Kelli O'Hara - The King and I

Beth Malone - Fun Home

Best Actress in a Play

Geneva Carr - Hand to God

Helen Mirren - The Audience

Elisabeth Moss - The Heidi Chronicles

Carey Mulligan - Skylight

Ruth Wilson - Constellations


Featured Actor in a Musical

Christian Borle - Something Rotten!

Andy Karl - On The 20th Century

Brad Oscar - Something Rotten!

Brandon Uranowitz - An American in Paris

Max von Essen - An American in Paris

Featured Actress in a Musical

Victoria Clark - Gigi

Judy Kuhn - Fun Home

Sydney Lucas - Fun Home

Ruthie Ann Miles - The King and I

Emily Skeggs - Fun Home


Featured Actor in a Play

Matthew Beard - Skylight

K Todd Freeman - Airline Highway

Richard McCabe - The Audience

Alessandro Nivola - The Elephant Man

Nathaniel Parker - Wolf Hall

Micah Stock - It's Only A Play

Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola in The Elephant Man

Featured Actress in a Play

Annaleigh Ashford - You Can't Take It With You

Patricia Clarkson - The Elephant Man

Lydia Leonard - Wolf Hall

Sarah Stiles - Hand to God

Julie White - Airline Highway

Best Musical Direction

Sam Gold - Fun Home

Casey Nicholaw - Something Rotten!

John Rando - On The Town

Bartlett Sher - The King and I

Christopher Wheeldon - An American in Paris

Best Play Direction

Stephen Daldry - Skylight

Marianne Elliott - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Jeremy Herrin - Wolf Hall

Moritz von Stuelpnagel - Hand to God

Scott Ellis - You Can’t Take It with You

Best Original Score

Fun Home - Music: Jeanine Tesori. Lyrics: Lisa Kron

The Last Ship - Music and lyrics: Sting

Something Rotten! - Music and lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick

The Visit - Music: John Kander. Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Bunny Christie and Finn Ross - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Bob Crowley - Skylight

Christopher Oram - Wolf Hall

David Rockwell - You Can’t Take It with You

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Bob Crowley and 59 Productions - An American in Paris

David Rockwell - On the Twentieth Century

Michael Yeargan - The King and I

David Zinn - Fun Home

Best Costume Design of a Play

Bob Crowley - The Audience

Jane Greenwood - You Can’t Take It with You

Christopher Oram - Wolf Hall

David Zinn - Airline Highway

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Gregg Barnes - Something Rotten!

Bob Crowley - An American in Paris

William Ivey Long - On the Twentieth Century

Catherine Zuber - The King and I

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Paule Constable - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Paule Constable and David Plater - Wolf Hall

Natasha Katz - Skylight

Japhy Weideman - Airline Highway

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Donald Holder - The King and I

Natasha Katz - An American in Paris

Ben Stanton - Fun Home

Japhy Weideman - The Visit

Best Choreography

Joshua Bergasse - On the Town

Christopher Gattelli - The King and I

Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Casey Nicholaw - Something Rotten!

Christopher Wheeldon - An American in Paris

Best Orchestrations

Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky, Bill Elliott - An American in Paris

John Clancy - Fun Home

Larry Hochman - Something Rotten!

Rob Mathes - The Last Ship

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Tommy Tune

Special Tony Award

John Cameron Mitchell

Regional Theatre Tony Award

Cleveland Play House, Cleveland, Ohio

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Stephen Schwartz

Tony Honours for Excellence in the Theatre

Arnold Abramson

Adrian Bryan-Brown

Gene O’Donovan