And the Nominees Are...MTI Authors at the 2018 Tony Awards!

And the Nominees Are...MTI Authors at the 2018 Tony Awards!

As we gear up for Tony Awards this Sunday we want to shine the spotlight on the talented MTI authors up for awards on Broadway's biggest night! Dive into this diverse catalogue, from golden-era classics to edgy comedies, and don't forget to watch the Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10th! 

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

The Tony-winning duo's Once on This Island is nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical. Ahrens and Flaherty's partnership spans decades, and the pair have been nominated for two Oscars, two Golden Globes, and three Grammys.

Lucky Stiff
Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce. Filled with a zany cast of characters and an unmistakable Ahrens and Flaherty melodic score and lyrics, Lucky Stiff is the show that put this duo on the musical theatre map!

A Man of No Importance
This tender story of family, friendship and acceptance tells the story of Alfie Byrne, a bus driver in 1964 Dublin whose heart holds secrets that he can only share with his imagined confidante, Oscar Wilde. A rare gem in the canon of musical theatre, A Man of No Importance is sure to move and inspire your audiences.

My Favorite Year
A classic musical comedy with a heart of gold, My Favorite Year features a tuneful score and a bevy of laughs! Based on the hit Peter O'Toole film, My Favorite Year is packed with juicy comedic roles, and is the perfect mix of heart and humor. 

The epic masterpiece that is Ragtime brought this duo their Tony Award for Best Score in 1998. Called by TIME Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

 is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza!  All our favorite Dr. Seuss characters are lovingly brought to life including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, and many more! Fun for the whole family, this musical also provides wonderful creative opportunities for set, lighting and costume design.

David Yazbek

This Emmy-winning writer and renowned composer received his fourth Tony nomination for Best Score for The Band's Visit. This moving new musical is nominated for eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Yazbek received his first Tony nomination for The Full Monty in 2001.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the popular film of the same name. Sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief, this hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score and was nominated for a staggering eleven Tony Awards.

The Full Monty
This ten-time Tony Award nominated musical is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly anticipated closing number of any show! The Full Monty is an aggressive crowd-pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart.

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Based on the beloved film of the same name, Women on the Verge preserves the unusual and exhilarating tone and style of the Oscar-nominated film, and is guaranteed to delight with this touching, hilarious, and raucous musical. 

Nell Benjamin

Playwright and lyricist Nell Benjamin received her second Tony nomination for Best Score for Mean Girls. She received her first Best Score nomination for Legally Blonde in 2007. Mean Girls is nominated for twelve Tony Awards – tied with SpongeBob Squarepants, The Broadway Musical for the most Tony nominations this year.

Legally Blonde
Legallay Blonde is a fabulously fun, award-winning musical based on the adored movie. Follow the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and expolding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Another accoladed duo, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and the double EGOT-winning (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award) Robert Lopez recently won their second Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Remember Me" in the film Coco. In 2014, they won their first Oscar for "Let It Go" in Frozen. They are nominated for Best Score for the stage adaptation of Frozen. Frozen is also nominated for Best Musical.

Avenue Q
Winner of the Tony "Triple Crown" for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, Avenue Q is filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, (not to mention puppets). Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere.

Winnie the Pooh KIDS

This delightful show is based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning duo, this honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun.

Sara Bareilles

This Grammy nominated star is one of the many artists up for Best Score for SpongeBob Squarepants, The Broadway Musical. Sara Bareilles wrote the song "Poor Pirates" for the show, which raked in a whopping twelve nominations, including Best Musical. This is Bareilles's second nomination for Best Score, her first being for the current Broadway hit Waitress. Ms. Bareilles is also playing double-duty this year, as both nominee and co-host of the ceremony.

Waitress was nominated for four Tony Awards (including Best Musical), and is cherished by audiences and critics alike. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, Waitress offers a special recipe for finding happiness in unexpected places.

Cyndi Lauper

An Emmy and Grammy winner, Cyndi Lauper is no stranger to awards shows. When she won the Tony Award for Best Score for Kinky Boots in 2013, she was the first woman to individually win the award. Lauper co-wrote the song "Hero Is My Middle Name" with Rob Hyman for SpongeBob Squarepants, The Broadway Musical.

Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots is the exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner, Harvey Fierstein.

Tom Kitt

The Tony and Pulitzer-winning songwriter is nominated for Best Orchestrations for SpongeBob Squarepants, The Broadway Musical. Tom Kitt received his two Tony Awards and Pulitzer for Next to Normal. He was also nominated for his score for the 2014 musical If/Then.

Bring It On
Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass and inspired by the hit film, Bring It On The Musical takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. And some really fierce cheerleading. 

Freaky Friday
Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. The show also features a book by Bridget Carpenter - the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood."

If/Then is a fascinating, ambitious and original musical as it simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives that we lead, as well as the lives that we might have led.

Next to Normal
Next to Normal explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as "one of the year's ten best shows" by critics around the country.

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe

The Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe-winning duo first made their lasting mark on Broadway with Brigadoon in 1947. Over 60 years after it premiered on Broadway, the current revival of My Fair Lady is nominated for ten Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical.

Featuring such standards as "Almost Like Being in Love," "Come to Me, Bend To Me," and "Heather on the Hill," Brigadoon is a timeless, romantic classic which vividly brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish highlands to life. 

Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s fantastical masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that lead to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe.

Paint Your Wagon
One of the team’s early Broadway collaborations, Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon is an homage to the Old West, featuring gorgeous standards such as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees,” and “Wand’rin’ Star.”