Once Leads Tony Awards With 11 Nominations

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May 1, 2012 | 9:41am EST

Hit musical Once is leading the way at this year’s Tony Awards after scooping 11 nominations.
The popular show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 66th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.
Once will go up against Leap of Faith,Newsies and Nice Work If You Can Get It for the top prize.
Meanwhile Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher and Venus in Fur will all compete for the Best Play accolade.
Hollywood star Phillip Seymour Hoffman is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and he’ll go head-to-head with John Lithgow (The Columnist), Frank Langella (Man and Boy), James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal’s The Best Man) and James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) for the honour.
Sex and the City’s Cynthia Nixon is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title for her turn in Wit but she’ll face stiff competition from Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow), Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and Linda Lavin (The Lyons).
Also landing mentions were new Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield for his feature role in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and David Alan Grier for his part in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.
The winners will be unveiled at the prizegiving ceremony, hosted by funnyman Neil Patrick Harris, on 10 June at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:
Clybourne Park
Other Desert Cities
Peter and the Starcatcher
Venus in Fur

Best Musical:
Leap of Faith
Newsies
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Once

Best Book of a Musical:
Lysistrata Jones – Douglas Carter Beane
Newsies – Harvey Fierstein
Nice Work if You Can Get It – Joe Dipietro
Once – Enda Walsh

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:
Bonnie & Clyde – Frank Wildhorn and Don Black
Newsies – Alan Menken and Jack Feldman
One Man, Two Guvnors – Grant Olding
Peter and the Starcatcher – Wayne Barker and Rick Elice

Best Revival of a Play:
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Master Class
Wit

Best Revival of a Musical:
Evita
Follies
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
James Corden – One Man, Two Guvnors
Philip Seymour Hoffman – Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
James Earl Jones – Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
Frank Langella – Man and Boy
John Lithgow – The Columnist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Nina Arianda – Venus in Fur
Tracie Bennett – End of the Rainbow
Stockard Channing – Other Desert Cities
Linda Lavin – The Lyons
Cynthia Nixon – Wit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Danny Burstein – Follies
Jeremy Jordan – Newsies
Steve Kazee – Once
Norm Lewis – The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Ron Raines – Follies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Jan Maxwell – Follies
Audra McDonald – The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Cristin Milioti – Once
Kelli O’Hara – Nice Work If You Can Get It
Laura Osnes – Bonnie & Clyde

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:
Christian Borle – Peter and the Starcatcher
Michael Cumpsty – End of the Rainbow
Tom Edden – One Man, Two Guvnors
Andrew Garfield – Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Jeremy Shamos – Clybourne Park

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:
Linda Emond – Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Spencer Kayden – Don’t Dress for Dinner
Celia Keenan-Bolger – Peter and the Starcatcher
Judith Light – Other Desert Cities
Condola Rashad – Stick Fly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Phillip Boykin – The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael Cerveris – Evita
David Alan Grier -The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Michael McGrath – Nice Work If You Can Get It
Josh Young – Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Elizabeth A. Davis – Once
Jayne Houdyshell – Follies
Judy Kaye – Nice Work if You Can Get It
Jessie Mueller – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – Ghost the Musical

Best Direction of a Play:
One Man, Two Guvnors – Nicholas Hytner
Clybourne Park – Pam MacKinnon
Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman – Mike Nichols
Peter and the Starcatcher – Roger Rees and Alex Timbers

Best Direction of a Musical:
Newsies – Jeff Calhoun
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Kathleen Marshall
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess – Diane Paulus
Once – John Tiffany

Best Choreography:
Evita – Rob Ashford
Newsies – Christopher Gattelli
Once – Steven Hoggett
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Kathleen Marshall

Best Orchestrations:
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess – William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Bill Elliott
Once – Martin Lowe
Newsies – Danny Troob.

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