Waitress Receives 4 Tony Award® Nominations, Including Best Musical



Fresh from a sold-out run at Boston’s American Repertory Theater, WAITRESS makes its highly anticipated Broadway debut. Funny, inspiring and surprisingly poignant, this irresistible slice of life features original music and lyrics by 5-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland), making it the first Broadway musical in history where traditional four-person creative team (book writer, composer, choreographer and director) have all been women.

Tony winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful) is Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker in a small town who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS is an uplifting new musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

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Outer Critics Circle Award:

  • Winner – OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Christopher Fitzgerald)


Drama Desk Award:

  • Winner – OUTSTANDING FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL (Christopher Fitzgerald)