This year is different though. Passing Strange–the show which is the brainchild of Stew and Heidi Rodewald, both of the band The Negro Problem–:is nominated for seven Tony Awards!
- Best Musical
- Best Original Score
- Best Book of a Musical
- Best Orchestrations (Stew & Heidi Rodewald)
- Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Stew)
- Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Daniel Breaker)
- Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (de’Adre Aziza)