The 69th Annual Tony Awards airs Sunday night, June 7 on CBS. Tony Award winners Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will host this year’s show, which will feature performances by Chenoweth, Ken Watanabe, Vanessa Hudgens and more.
Some of the Tony nominees this year, including Bradley Cooper and Helen Mirren, are celebrities you’ve most likely seen in movies and on television instead of Broadway. Thanks to their fame and fortune, these actors’ net worths total millions of dollars, according to CelebrityNetWorth.
Meanwhile, some Broadway actors are making much less. For example, the New York Times reported in 2014 that touring cast members who belonged to the Actors’ Equity union are paid a minimum of $1,807 a week. Still, there are some Broadway stars who are richer than the average American, whose wealth is a mere $301,000.
Below are 11 entertainers who might be able to add a coveted Tony Award to their accomplishments this year on top of their millions of dollars.
Sting Net Worth: $300 Million
Best known as the frontman of The Police, Sting released the album “The Last Ship” in 2013. He wrote the score for the Broadway play of the same name, and it premiered in October 2014. He joined the cast in December 2014, but the show suffered in ticket sales and closed in January 2015. Still, the production earned the musician a Tony nomination this year for best original score.
The musician’s net worth is an outstanding $300 million. CelebrityNetWorth also reports his song “Every Breath You Take” earns him $2,000 a day in royalties.
Bradley Cooper Net Worth: $60 Million
Nominated for best leading actor in a play for “The Elephant Man,” Bradley Cooper is worth an estimated $60 million.
The Oscar-nominated actor has starred in box office hits and critically acclaimed films, including “American Sniper,” “American Hustle,” “Wedding Crashers,” “Silver Linings Playbook” and “The Hangover.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Cooper asked for $15 million to reprise his role in “The Hangover Part III” — a huge increase from the $5 million he reportedly earned from “The Hangover Part II” and the approximately $1 million he got from the first “The Hangover.”
Helen Mirren Net Worth: $50 Million
With an estimated net worth of $50 million, Helen Mirren is nominated for a Tony award for best leading actress in a play thanks to her performance in “The Audience.” In the Broadway production, Mirren returns to a familiar character of hers: Queen Elizabeth. In the 2006 film “The Queen,” she played Elizabeth and won an Oscar for best actress the following year.
Other films Mirren is well-known for include “Hitchcock,” “The Hundred-Foot Journey” and “The Tempest.” Later this year, expect to see the actress in “Trumbo” with Bryan Cranston and “Eye in the Sky” with Aaron Paul.
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Ken Watanabe Net Worth: $20 Million
The actor, who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 2003’s “The Last Samurai,” starred in the Broadway revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1951 musical “The King and I.” Starring opposite Kelli O’Hara (“Sex and the City 2” and NBC’s “Peter Pan Live!”), Watanabe is nominated for a Tony in the best leading actor in a musical category.
Watanabe’s net worth is a whopping $20 million. In addition to “The Last Samurai,” the accomplished actor has appeared in other movies, including “Godzilla,” “Inception,” “Letters from Iwo Jima” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.”
Carey Mulligan Net Worth: $15 Million
In real life, the actress who played the rich and beautiful socialite in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” is worth $15 million.
Multimillionaire Carey Mulligan is nominated at this year’s Tony Awards for best leading actress in a play. In Broadway’s “Skylight,” in which Mulligan plays a 30-something London schoolteacher, the actress was applauded for having “an uncommon gift for radiating complex layers of feeling by simply inhabiting a space” by the New York Times.
Kristin Chenoweth Net Worth: $10 Million
Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth is worth an impressive $10 million. In addition to hosting and performing at the 2015 Tony Awards, she is also a nominee. Her role in “On the Twentieth Century” earned her a nomination for best leading actress in a musical.
Chenoweth, who gained stardom for her portrayal of Glinda in Broadway hit “Wicked,” won a Tony for her role in “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” as well as an Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series (ABC’s “Pushing Daisies”). Off stage, she appeared on “Glee” and “The West Wing.” She even starred in a series named after her on NBC. Recently, Chenoweth starred in “The Boy Next Door” with Jennifer Lopez.
Elisabeth Moss Net Worth: $8 Million
Going up against Mirren for best leading actress in a play is Golden Globe-winner, Elisabeth Moss from “The Heidi Chronicles.” Perhaps best known for her character Peggy Olson in the hit AMC series “Mad Men,” Moss has starred on the small screen with roles in “Picket Fences,” “The West Wing” and more. According to CelebrityNetWorth, Moss made $175,000 per episode for “Mad Men” and has a net worth of $8 million.
Deadline reports that although critics did applaud “The Heidi Chronicles,” a revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Wendy Wasserstein, “poor business and no prospects of improvement” led to its Broadway cancellation in early May.
Ruth Wilson Net Worth: $3 Million
Also battling in the best leading actress in a play category at the 2015 Tony Awards is Ruth Wilson for her role in the romantic play “Constellations,” where she stars opposite Jake Gyllenhaal. Variety described the play as “short and sweet and strangely haunting.”
Wilson’s first credited role was her portrayal of Jane in the 2006 television mini-series “Jane Eyre.” She has also appeared in “Suburban Shootout,” “The Prisoner,” “Luther” and “The Affair,” the latter of which won her a Golden Globe in 2015. Wilson’s net worth is reportedly $3 million.
Patricia Clarkson Net Worth: $3 Million
Like her co-star Cooper in “The Elephant Man,” Patricia Clarkson is nominated for a 2015 Tony Award. She’s up for best featured actress in a play alongside Annaleigh Ashford (“You Can’t Take It with You”).
Worth an estimated $3 million, Clarkson has appeared on the big screen in films such as “The Maze Runner,” “Easy A,” “Shutter Island,” “The Green Mile” and “Lars and the Real Girl.” In 2004, she was nominated for an Oscar for her role in “Pieces of April.” On Sept. 18, Clarkson will be starring in “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials” with Dylan O’Brien.
Julie White Net Worth: $3 Million
Julie White also has a net worth of $3 million. Her role in “Airline Highway” earned her a Tony Award nomination for best featured actress in a play. It was recently announced that she and Ashford will be starring in A.R. Gurney’s “Sylvia” on Broadway in fall 2015.
Already a Tony winner, White appeared in three “Transformers” movies as well as the TV shows “The Good Wife,” “Alpha House,” “Nurse Jackie,” “Go On,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” and “Six Feet Under.”
Chita Rivera Net Worth: $2 Million
Broadway veteran Chita Rivera is up for best leading actress in a musical, against Chenoweth and O’Hara, for her role in “The Visit.” Rivera has a net worth of $2 million.
Rivera made her Broadway debut in 1953. Eight years later, she earned her first Tony nomination for her role in “Bye Bye Birdie.” This year will be the tenth year that she has been nominated for a Tony. “Chicago” and “Bye, Bye Birdie” are among her list of Broadway credits, but she has two Tony Awards under her belt for her roles in “The Rink” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”