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Former Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announced the 2011 Tony Award nominations at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts this morning.

A complete list of nominees, AFTER THE JUMP...


Best Musical
Catch Me If You Can
Sister Act
The Book of Mormon
The Scottsboro Boys

Best Play
Good People
Jerusalem
The Motherf**ker with the Hat
War Horse (photo above)

Best Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Revival of a Play
Arcadia
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Merchant of Venice
The Normal Heart

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Beth Leavel, Baby It’s You
Patina Miller, Sister Act
Donna Murphy, The People in the Picture

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
Adam Godley, Anything Goes
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
Rory O’Malley, The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Tammy Blanchard, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Victoria Clark, Sister Act
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Patti LuPone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
Frances McDormand, Good People
Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy
Hannah Yelland, Brief Encounter

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
Billy Crudup, Arcadia
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Yul Vazquez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light, Lombardi
Joanna Lumley, La Bete
Elizabeth Rodriguez, The Motherf**ker With the Hat

Best Director of a Musical
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Trey Parker & Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

Best Director of a Play
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse
Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart
Anna D. Shapiro, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Daniel Sullivan, The Merchant of Venice

Best Score
John Kander & Fred Ebb, The Scottsboro Boys
Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon
Alan Menken & Glenn Slater, Sister Act
David Yazbek, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Book
Robert Lopez, Trey Parker & Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon
Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner & Douglas Carter Beane, Sister Act
David Thompson, The Scottsboro Boys
Alex Timbers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

 

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  1. I am a big Patti LuPone fan so I wish she'll get the award.

    Posted by: Matt26 | May 3, 2011 9:29:14 AM


  2. I hope "The Normal Heart" sweeps the play categories.

    Posted by: Rich F. | May 3, 2011 9:47:20 AM


  3. Rather sad to see that 'Priscilla' only received two nods, one for costume and one for Tony Sheldon. Gay productions not the 'flavor' this year.

    Posted by: CB | May 3, 2011 9:59:45 AM


  4. Sorry that Daniel Radcliffe did not get a nod for his work in "How to Succeed in Business". He is a major talent and such a good friend of the community.

    Posted by: Max F. Grump | May 3, 2011 10:41:24 AM


  5. Looks like they're going to make Daniel Radcliffe pay his dues a while longer before he gets a nod. Five nominations for How To Succeed, but no love for our favorite wizard.

    Posted by: Smartypants | May 3, 2011 10:42:43 AM


  6. well there's no more gay play in the history of Broadway of THE NORMAL HEART.... nor a more important or moving case made for the freedom to marry. Long live Larry Kramer!

    Posted by: sandy | May 3, 2011 10:51:22 AM


  7. I think the problem with Priscilla is not that gay is not the flavor - rather, this production was "de-gayed" in its move from London and most likely suffered as a result

    Posted by: Alex | May 3, 2011 11:37:27 AM


  8. Radcliff was bland and uninspired in a high school level production he is a mechanical dancer and could not capture the essence of the character.
    Priscilla was amateur night on broadway. A miscast will swenson and a pathetic nick adams easily made this the worst production of this piece of fluff in Sydney, London and NY rent the film it is 1000% better!

    Posted by: Kevin Thor | May 3, 2011 11:48:54 AM


  9. Not a standout year, really. But I do hope Book of Mormon wins every award it's up for. That show is effing amazing.

    Posted by: Asher | May 3, 2011 12:17:18 PM


  10. Matt265 - I saw Lupone in Women on the Verge, and even she couldn't save that show. And it wasn't a great performance, either.

    Posted by: Steve | May 3, 2011 12:37:15 PM


  11. Steve: agreed re: WOTV. Such a disappointment. Almodovar never does an homage to another artist's works because he believes you should recreate what you love after your own image. One huge problem with the musical was that the book was tied to the hip with the movie script, and all the best lines were haunted by the memory of their much better delivery in the film. The songs, too, were a miss. Lupone did her best with "Invisible" the only truly moving number, but it wasn't enough. Besides, her Lucia was less a crazy romantic lost in her past than a meshuganeh Jewish mama. Laura Benanti was the show's only saving grace. Her Candela channeled the manic kookiness of the character and transformed it into a force of nature. She really deserves the nod.

    Posted by: Christopher | May 3, 2011 12:55:12 PM


  12. not a good year for theater: tired retreads and remakes - meh.

    Posted by: blatherer | May 3, 2011 5:44:46 PM


  13. Congrats to Colman Domingo! Love him.

    Posted by: Tim | May 3, 2011 8:25:35 PM


  14. I appreciate the importance of Priscilla to us gays, but the Broadway musical version is tepid compared to the magical movie. I needed 3 drinks at intermission instead of my usual 2 just to get through the second half. You can't just put drag queens on stage and blare loud music and expect us to pay $125 plus theater fees plus service charges. For that amount, I could hire a hooker with a limp dick and herpes and experience more drama for 2 hours.

    Go Mormon! Ring some doorbells and round up some votes!

    Posted by: bravo | May 3, 2011 11:02:49 PM


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