Curtains Up! ASCAP Musicals Nab 12 Tony Nods

May 2, 2018

The 2018 Tony Award nominations have finally arrived, and our ASCAP writers have dazzled once again, clinching 12 nominations across five categories.

Mean Girls proved just as fetch onstage as onscreen, earning 12 nominations, including Best Musical, Best Original Score and Best Book. You go Glen Coco!

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical had the best day ever, garnering 12 noms thanks in part to its all-star crop of ASCAP songwriters from every genre, from Aerosmith to Sara Bareilles, Lady Antebellum to T.I. Holy Krabby Patties, that’s a whole lotta talent in one show!

Finally, ASCAP musicals swept the Best Musical Revival category, with nominations for the still-gorgeous Carousel, the classic My Fair Lady and the modern classic Once on This Island.

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards will be held on June 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and will be broadcast live by CBS at 8:00 pm EST. Make sure you tune in to watch our very own Broadway goddess Sara Bareilles (creator of Waitress!) host the show alongside Josh Groban. Break a leg, everyone!

Congratulations to all our ASCAP nominees:

Best Musical

The Band's Visit

Mean Girls

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical

Best Revival of a Musical

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
(Book & lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; music by Richard Rodgers)

My Fair Lady
(Book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; music by Frederick Loewe)

Once on This Island
(Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens; music by Stephen Flaherty)

Best Book of a Musical

Tina Fey
Mean Girls

Itamar Moses
The Band's Visit

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin
Mean Girls

Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Lady Antebellum, Rob Hyman, Panic! at the Disco, Plain White T's, T.I., Domani
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical

Best Orchestrations

Annmarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin
Once on This Island

Jonathan Tunick
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Click here to view the entire list of 2018 Tony nominees.