Two American Repertory Theater-Produced Works Nominated for Tony Awards

All the Way starring Bryan Cranston has two Tony nominations and The Glass Menagerie has seven.


Left: Bryan Cranston in All the Way / Right: Cherry Jones in The Glass Menagerie / Photos via A.R.T.

The A.R.T. is going all the way. All the way to the Tonys with productions like All the Way and The Glass Menagerie, that is. The Tony Awards revealed their 2014 nominee lists this year, and these two plays produced by Harvard’s American Repertory Theater in Cambridge received multiple nods—two nominations for All the Way and seven for The Glass Menagerie.

The specific awards each play was nominated for are as follows:

All the Way

Best Play
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Bryan Cranston)

The Glass Menagerie

Best Revival of a Play
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Cherry Jones)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Brian J. Smith)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Celia Keenan-Bolger)
Best Direction of a Play (John Tiffany)
Best Scenic Design of a Play (Bob Crowley)
Best Lighting Design of a Play (Natasha Katz)

All the Way, originally produced by Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the A.R.T. (shows in Cambridge took place last fall), is now on Broadway and stars Bryan Cranston (you know him from Breaking Bad) as President Lyndon B. Johnson during the first year of his presidency. The play was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan.

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’s classic 1944 play, was revived by the A.R.T. and showed in Cambridge last year. The play starred Cherry Jones, Zachary Quinto, Celia Keenan-Bolger, and Brian J. Smith. It was also originally produced by the A.R.T. and then showed on Broadway.

Last year, the A.R.T. walked away with multiple Tonys for Pippin, Diane Paulus’s innovative musical revival. Of 10 nominations, the production won four, including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.


The Tony Awards will air live on June 8 at 8 p.m. on CBS.