The 2006 Tony Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, May 16, including best design awards for scenery, costumes, and lighting in this season’s plays and musicals. Several designers, including John Lee Beatty, Catherine Zuber, and Mark Henderson were nominated twice, either in different categories or the same category.

The design nominations are as follows:

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, Rabbit Hole
Bob Crowley, The History Boys

Santo Loquasto, Three Days of Rain

Michael Yeargan, Awake and Sing!

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
John Lee Beatty, The Color Purple

David Gallo, The Drowsy Chaperone
Derek McLane, The Pajama Game

Klara Zieglerova, Jersey Boys

Best Costume Design of a Play
Michael Krass, The Constant Wife

Santo Loquasto, A Touch of the Poet

Catherine Zuber, Awake and Sing!

Catherine Zuber, Seascape

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, The Drowsy Chaperone

Susan Hilferty, Lestat

Martin Pakledinaz, The Pajama Game

Paul Tazewell, The Color Purple

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Awake and Sing!

Paul Gallo, Three Days of Rain

Mark Henderson, Faith Healer

Mark Henderson, The History Boys

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington and Brian Monahan, The Drowsy Chaperone

Howell Binkley, Jersey Boys

Natasha Katz, Tarzan

Brian MacDevitt, The Color Purple