Aladdin the Musical, the smash Broadway take on the animated classic, was nominated for five Tony Awards today! The nominations include Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (James Monroe Iglehart), and Best Choreography. The Tonys are not the only awards to recognize the quality of Aladdin, the musical has been nominated for Best Musical in all four major theater awards: Drama Desk Awards, Outer Critics Circle Awards, Drama League Awards, and the Tony Awards, of course. We can’t wait to see what happens!
We also have to mention how happy we are for James Monroe Iglehart, who plays Genie in the musical. We fell in love with him when we saw his artist spotlight video on Disney.com–his reaction to getting the part is incredibly heartwarming.
Have you seen Aladdin on Broadway yet? Do you plan to? Tell us in the comments!