Aaron Tveit hasn't won a Tony Award yet - despite being the only nominee

Aaron Tveit

With 2020 Tony Awards nominations revealed, there have been plenty of questions about Aaron Tveit.

The talented Broadway star has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his role in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.


Tveit is the only nominee in the category, which had just the two eligible performances due to the Broadway shutdown in March.

But it does NOT mean that Tveit has won the award just yet.

Despite being the only person nominated, the category is still put to Tony Award voters with at least 60% needing to vote to award the Tony.

The rules state: “If the Tony Awards Nominating Committee has determined that if there is only one nominee in a category listed, such category shall be submitted to the Tony Voters which may, by the affirmative vote of sixty (60%) percent of the total ballots cast, grant an Award in that category.”

So for now Tveit will have to wait for the Tony Awards night along with all the other nominees.

You can see the full list of Tony Awards 2020 nominations here with Jagged Little Pill and Moulin Rouge! The Musical leading the way with 15 and 14 nominations respectively.

Originally due to be held on June 7, this year’s ceremony was postponed until further notice after the pandemic forced theatres to close in the Spring.

With theatres in New York to remain closed until at least June 2021, plans have been put in place for a digital ceremony at a date to be confirmed.

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