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Kelsey Grammer's 'La Cage aux Folles' Leads Nominations of Tony Awards

May 05, 2010 03:05:26 GMT

Actors who received nod include Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Denzel Washington, Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber.


Kelsey Grammer's 'La Cage aux Folles' Leads Nominations of Tony Awards
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Kelsey Grammer and Douglas Hodge's "La Cage aux Folles" musical and Broadway show "Fela!" are leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 11 nominations each. "Fela!", about the life of revered African world music star Fela Kuti, will go up against Green Day's "American Idiot", "Memphis", and "Million Dollar Quartet" in the coveted Best Musical category at the 64th annual prizegiving, which honors the best on Broadway.

Meanwhile, Grammer and Hodge, who star as a camp gay couple in "La Cage", will compete against Sean Hayes ("Promises, Promises"), Chad Kimball ("Memphis)" and Sahr Ngaujah ("Fela!") for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. The evening is sure to be a star-studded event, with Hollywood actors Jude Law ("Hamlet"), Alfred Molina ("Red"), Liev Schreiber ("A View From the Bridge"), Christopher Walken ("A Behanding in Spokane") and Denzel Washington ("Fences") pitted against each other for the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play award.

Washington's co-star Viola Davis will battle it out in the category for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, against Valerie Harper ("Looped"), Linda Lavin ("Collected Stories"), Laura Linney ("Time Stands Still") and Jan Maxwell ("The Royal Family"). Catherine Zeta-Jones ("A Little Night Music"), Kate Baldwin ("Finian's Rainbow"), Sherie Rene Scott ("Everyday Rapture"), Montego Glover ("Memphis") and Christiane Noll ("Ragtime") received nods for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and Scarlett Johansson's Broadway debut in "A View From the Bridge" has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

Nominations for Best Play include "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)", "Next Fall", "Red" and "Time Stands Still". The winners will be announced on June 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:

  • "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)"
  • "Next Fall"
  • "Red"
  • "Time Stands Still"
Best Musical:
  • "American Idiot"
  • "Fela!"
  • "Memphis"
  • "Million Dollar Quartet"
Best Book of a Musical:
  • "Everyday Rapture" - Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott
  • "Fela!" - Jim Lewis & Bill T. Jones
  • "Memphis" - Joe DiPietro
  • "Million Dollar Quartet" - Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:
  • "The Addams Family" - Music & Lyrics: Andrew Lippa
  • "Enron" - Music: Adam Cork, Lyrics: Lucy Prebble
  • "Fences" - Music: Branford Marsalis
  • "Memphis" - Music: David Bryan, Lyrics: Joe DiPietro, David Bryan
Best Revival of a Play:
  • "Fences"
  • "Lend Me a Tenor"
  • "The Royal Family"
  • "A View from the Bridge"
Best Revival of a Musical:
  • "Finian's Rainbow"
  • "La Cage aux Folles"
  • "A Little Night Music"
  • "Ragtime"
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play:
  • Viola Davis - "Fences"
  • Valerie Harper - "Looped"
  • Linda Lavin - "Collected Stories"
  • Laura Linney - "Time Stands Still"
  • Jan Maxwell - "The Royal Family"
Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical:
  • Kelsey Grammer - "La Cage aux Folles"
  • Sean Hayes - "Promises, Promises"
  • Douglas Hodge - "La Cage aux Folles"
  • Chad Kimball - "Memphis"
  • Sahr Ngaujah - "Fela!"
Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical:
  • Kate Baldwin - "Finian's Rainbow"
  • Sherie Rene Scott - "Everyday Rapture"
  • Montego Glover - "Memphis"
  • Christiane Noll - "Ragtime"
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones - "A Little Night Music"
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:
  • David Alan Grier - "Race"
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson - "Fences"
  • Jon Michael Hill - "Superior Donuts"
  • Stephen Kunken - "Enron"
  • Eddie Redmayne - "Red"
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play:
  • Maria Dizzia - "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)"
  • Rosemary Harris - "The Royal Family"
  • Jessica Hecht - "A View from the Bridge"
  • Scarlett Johansson - "A View from the Bridge"
  • Jan Maxwell - "Lend Me a Tenor"
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical:
  • Kevin Chamberlin - "The Addams Family"
  • Robin De Jesus - "La Cage aux Folles"
  • Christopher Fitzgerald - "Finian's Rainbow"
  • Levi Kreis - "Million Dollar Quartet"
  • Bobby Steggert - "Ragtime"
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical:
  • Barbara Cook - "Sondheim on Sondheim"
  • Katie Finneran - "Promises, Promises"
  • Angela Lansbury - "A Little Night Music"
  • Karine Plantadit - "Come Fly Away"
  • Lillias White - "Fela!"


 




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