Tony Awards 2018: Denzel Washington and Amy Schumer Among Nominees
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While Denzel is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play, the 'I Feel Actress' receives a nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.

AceShowbiz - Denzel Washington and Amy Schumer both received nominations in the top acting categories at the 2018 Tony Awards on Tuesday, May 1. Denzel has the chance to win his second Tony after getting a Best Leading Actor in a Play nod for his role in "The Iceman Cometh".

He faces stiff competition from "Angels in America" star Andrew Garfield, three-time winner Mark Rylance ("Farinelli and the King"), Tom Hollander ("Travesties"), and Jamie Parker ("Harry Potter and the Cursed Child").

Amy heads up the Best Leading Actress in a Play nominees. She will compete with veteran British star Glenda Jackson ("Three Tall Women"), Condola Rashad ("Saint Joan"), and Lauren Ridloff ("Children of a Lesser God").

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" heads up the productions chosen for Best Play, and it will face "The Children", "Farinelli and the King", "Junk", "Latin History for Morons". Up for Best Revival of a Play are "Angels in America", "Three Tall Women", "The Iceman Cometh", "Lobby Hero", and "Travesties".

Two musicals, "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical" and "Mean Girls: The Musical" tied for most nominations with 12 each, while another, "The Band's Visit", was just behind on 11. All three are up for Best Musical, with "Frozen" the remaining nominee. Competing for Best Musical Revival are "Once on This Island", "My Fair Lady", and "Carousel".

Diana Rigg, Michael Cera and Nathan Lane are among those who received nominations in the featured (supporting) acting categories.

Nominations hosts Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee also announced that Bruce Springsteen would receive a special award celebrating his one man Broadway show, which means he only needs an Emmy to reach EGOT status. John Leguizamo will also be honoured for his body of work. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera will receive this year's Lifetime Achievement Awards.

The 72nd annual Tony Awards, hosted by Broadway stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will take place on June 10, at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Best Play:

  • "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
  • "The Children"
  • "Farinelli and the King"
  • "Junk"
  • "Latin History for Morons"

Best Musical:

  • "SpongeBob SquarePants"
  • "Mean Girls"
  • "The Band's Visit"
  • "Junk"
  • "Frozen"

Best Revival of a Play:

  • "Angels in America"
  • "Three Tall Women"
  • "The Iceman Cometh"
  • "Lobby Hero"
  • "Travesties"

Best Revival of a Musical:

  • "Once On This Island"
  • "My Fair Lady"
  • "Carousel"

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

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

  • Glenda Jackson, "Three Tall Women"
  • Condola Rashad, "Saint Joan"
  • Lauren Ridloff, "Children of a Lesser God"
  • Amy Schumer, "Meteor Shower"

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

  • Harry Hadden-Paton, "My Fair Lady"
  • Joshua Henry, "Carousel"
  • Tony Shalhoub, "The Band's Visit"
  • Ethan Slater, "SpongeBob SquarePants"

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

  • Lauren Ambrose, "My Fair Lady"
  • Hailey Kilgore, "Once On This Island"
  • LaChanze, "Summer"
  • Katrina Lenk, "The Band's Visit"
  • Taylor Louderman, "Mean Girls"
  • Jessie Mueller, "Carousel"

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

  • Anthony Boyle, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
  • Michael Cera, "Lobby Hero"
  • Brian Tyree Henry, "Lobby Hero"
  • Nathan Lane, "Angels in America"
  • David Morse, "Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh"

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

  • Susan Brown, "Angels in America"
  • Noma Dumezweni, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
  • Deborah Findlay, "The Children"
  • Denise Gough, "Angels in America"
  • Laurie Metcalf, "Edward Albee's Three Tall Women"

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

  • Norbert Leo Butz, "My Fair Lady"
  • Alexander Gemignani, "Carousel"
  • Grey Henson, "Mean Girls"
  • Gavin Lee, "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical"
  • Ari'el Stachel, "The Band's Visit"

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

  • Ariana DeBose, "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical"
  • Ashley Park, "Mean Girls"
  • Diana Rigg, "My Fair Lady"

Best Direction of a Play:

  • Marianne Elliott, "Angels in America"
  • Joe Mantello, "Edward Albee's Three Tall Women"
  • Patrick Marber, "Travesties"
  • John Tiffany, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
  • George C. Wolfe, "Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh"

Best Direction of a Musical:

  • Michael Arden, "Once On This Island"
  • David Cromer, "The Band's Visit"
  • Tina Landau, "SpongeBob SquarePants"
  • Casey Nicholaw, "Mean Girls"
  • Bartlett Sher, "My Fair Lady"

Best Choreography:

  • Christopher Gattelli, "My Fair Lady"
  • Christopher Gattelli, "SpongeBob SquarePants"
  • Steven Hoggett, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child"
  • Casey Nicholaw, "Mean Girls"
  • Justin Peck, "Carousel"

Best Original Score:

  • "Angels in America"
  • "Band's Visit"
  • "Frozen"
  • "Mean Girls"
  • "SpongeBob"

Best Orchestrations:

  • John Clancy, "Mean Girls"
  • AnnMarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin, "Once On This Island"
  • "Carousel"
  • Tom Kitt, "SpongeBob SquarePants"
  • Jamshied Sharifi, "The Band's Visit"

Best Book of a Musical:

  • "Frozen"
  • "Mean Girls"
  • "SpongeBob SquarePants"
  • "The Band's Visit"

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