Tony Nominates Year's Best Plays And Musicals

Tony nominations

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Catch Me If You Can: The musical adaptation of Steven Spielberg's frothy con artist thriller also won Norbert Leo Butz a Best Leading Actor nod, although his much-hyped co-star Aaron Tveit (above) was shut out.
Jerusalem: This British import about a modern-day Pied Piper and despicable, drunk, drug-dealing ne'er-do-well had critics falling over themselves to praise the play's lead actor Mark Rylance.
The Motherf--ker With The Hat: Chris Rock made his Broadway debut in this darkly comic relationship drama, but its profane title and and co-star Bobby Cannavale (nominated over Rock) stole the show.
War Horse: Another production shipped over from the West End. Times critic Ben Brantley predicts this drama about a boy searching for his horse who has been sent to battle during World War I will take home the Best Play prize.
Good People: This blue-collar drama set in Boston's Southie comes with the pedigree of Oscar-winning (and now Tony-nominated) lead actress Frances McDormand and playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (of the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Rabbit Hole").
The Book Of Mormon: From subversive "South Park" masterminds Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this religious spoof musical about Mormon missionaries in Uganda recently opened to critical raves and is sold out at the Eugene O'Neill Theater well into the summer.
The Scottsboro Boys: This musical uses a sly minstrelsy framework to recount a historic civil rights trial, and was the surprise winner of the day with a whopping 12 nominations.
Sister Act: Whoopi Goldberg chose not to revisit her film role as a Vegas lounge act-turned-nun on the run, but the musical she produced scored five nominations.
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