Tom Hanks - Hollywood Stars Take Top Tony Award Nominations

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Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Tom Sturridge and Cyndi Lauper are among the stars set for glory at this year's (13) Tony Awards after landing a series of top nominations.

Oscar winner Hanks is in the running for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his part in Lucky Guy at the upcoming 67th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.

He will go head-to-head with Lane (The Nance), Tracy Letts (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), David Hyde Pierce (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Sturridge (Orphans).

Legendary actress Cicely Tyson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for The Trip to Bountiful, facing competition from Laurie Metcalf (The Other Place), Amy Morton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Holland Taylor (Ann).

Meanwhile, Lauper's hit Kinky Boots bagged the lion's share of nominations with 13 Tony nods, while Matilda The Musical scooped 12. The two stage shows will compete for the coveted Best Musical trophy alongside Bring It On: The Musical and A Christmas Story, The Musical.

Pop star Lauper, who wrote the score for Kinky Boots, has taken to her Twitter.com page to share her excitement, writing, "OmG (Oh my God)! Omg!! Wow we got nominated! I'm crying and jumping up and down! I can't believe it so excited! So proud to be part of this!"

The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony on 9 June (13) at Radio City Musical Hall in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:

The Assembled Parties

Lucky Guy

The Testament of Mary

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Best Musical:

Bring It On: The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Kinky Boots

Matilda The Musical

Best Book of a Musical:

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Kinky Boots

Matilda The Musical

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Hands on a Hardbody

Kinky Boots

Matilda The Musical

Best Revival of a Play:

Golden Boy

Orphans

The Trip to Bountiful

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Best Revival of a Musical:

Annie

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Pippin

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:

Tom Hanks - Lucky Guy

Nathan Lane - The Nance

Tracy Letts - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

David Hyde Pierce - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tom Sturridge - Orphans

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:

Laurie Metcalf - The Other Place

Amy Morton - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Kristine Nielsen - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Holland Taylor - Ann

Cicely Tyson - The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Bertie Carvel - Matilda The Musical

Santino Fontana - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Rob MCClure - Chaplin

Billy Porter - Kinky Boots

Stark Sands - Kinky Boots

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Stephanie J. Block - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Carolee Carmello - Scandalous

Valisia LeKae - Motown The Musical

Patina Miller - Pippin

Laura Osnes - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:

Danny Burstein - Golden Boy

Richard Kind - The Big Knife

Billy Magnussen - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tony Shalhoub - Golden Boy

Courtney B. Vance - Lucky Guy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:

Carrie Coon - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Shalita Grant - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Judith Ivey - The Heiress

Judith Light - The Assembled Parties

Condola Rashad - The Trip to Bountiful

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Charl Brown - Motown The Musical

Keith Carradine - Hands on a Hardbody

Will Chase - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Gabriel Ebert - Matilda The Musical

Terrence Mann - Pippin

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Annaleigh Ashford - Kinky Boots

Victoria Clark - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Andrea Martin - Pippin

Keala Settle - Hands on a Hardbody

Lauren Ward - Matilda The Musical

Best Direction of a Play:

Pam MACKinnon - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Nicholas Martin - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Bartlett Sher - Golden Boy

George C. Wolfe - Lucky Guy

Best Direction of a Musical:

Scott Ellis - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Jerry Mitchell - Kinky Boots

Diane Paulus - Pippin

Matthew Warchus - Matilda The Musical

Best Choreography:

Andy Blankenbuehler - Bring It On: The Musical

Peter Darling - Matilda The Musical

Jerry Mitchell - Kinky Boots

Chet Walker - Pippin

Best Orchestrations:

Christopher Nightingale - Matilda The Musical

Stephen Oremus - Kinky Boots

Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook - Motown The Musical

Danny Troob - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.


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