Directed by Marc Bruni and creative by Carole King herself, her longtime partner in life and music, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who together have amassed 112 pop, country and R&B awards; Beautiful was nominated for 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Jessie Mueller received the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her portrayal of Ms. King.