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South Park Creators' Mormon Musical Tops Tony Award Nominees

May 03, 2011 13:38:00 GMT

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's musical 'The Book of Mormon' is leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 14 nominations.


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"South Park" has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 65th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.

"The Book of Mormon" will go up against "Catch Me If You Can", "The Scottsboro Boys" and "Sister Act" for the top prize.

Chris Rock's play "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" will compete for Best Play against "War Horse", "Good People" and "Jerusalem".

The ceremony is sure to be a star-studded event - Hollywood actor Al Pacino is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in "The Merchant of Venice", while Vanessa Redgrave ("Driving Miss Daisy") will go head-to-head with Frances McDormand ("Good People") for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title.

"Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe missed out on landing a nomination for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but his co-star John Larroquette is up for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical trophy.

The satirical musical grabbed seven other nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical.

In the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category, British actor Mackenzie Crook ("Jerusalem") will face off against Billy Crudup ("Arcadia"), as well as John Benjamin Hickey ("The Normal Heart"), Arian Moayed ("Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo") and Yul Vazquez ("The Motherf**ker with the Hat").

Meanwhile, Ellen Barkin ("The Normal Heart"), Edie Falco ("The House of Blue Leaves"), Judith Light ("Lombardi"), Joanna Lumley ("La Bete") and Elizabeth Rodriguez ("The Motherf**ker with the Hat") are all up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.

The winners will be announced on June 12 at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:
Best Play:

Best Musical: Best Book of a Musical:
  • "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" - Alex Timbers
  • "The Book of Mormon" - Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • "The Scottsboro Boys" - David Thompson
  • "Sister Act" - Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:
  • "The Book of Mormon" - Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
  • "The Scottsboro Boys" - Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
  • "Sister Act" - Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Glenn Slater
  • "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" - Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek
Best Revival of a Play:
  • "Arcadia"
  • "The Importance of Being Earnest"
  • "The Merchant of Venice"
  • "The Normal Heart"
Best Revival of a Musical:
  • "Anything Goes"
  • "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 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 an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
  • Norbert Leo Butz - "Catch Me If You Can"
  • Josh Gad"- "The Book of Mormon"
  • cJoshua - "The Scottsboro Boys"
  • Andrew Rannells - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Tony Sheldon - "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 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 an Actor in a Featured Role 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 an Actress in a Featured Role 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 Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role 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 an Actress in a Featured Role 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 Direction 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 Direction of a Musical:
  • Rob Ashford - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
  • Kathleen Marshall - "Anything Goes"
  • Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Susan Stroman - "The Scottsboro Boys"
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"
Best Orchestrations:
  • Doug Besterman - "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
  • Larry Hochman - "The Scottsboro Boys"
  • Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus - "The Book of Mormon"
  • Marc Shaiman and Larry Blank - "Catch Me If You Can."


 




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