Tony Award nominations honour best of New York Broadway

Tony Award nominations honour best of New York Broadway

'Spongebob Squarepants,' 'Mean Girls,' 'Angels in America' Lead Tony Award Nominations

"I really haven't sat back and thought about the young version of me and how she would be freaking out right now", Louderman told the Associated Press. Both were eligible in the Leading Actress in a Musical category, for which six of their competitors were nominated - indicating there was a tie for the final slot, and neither one of them were up for it. Louderman says she's from a small town where "people don't really get out and dream big".

Grey Henson, who plays gay character Damian in the stage adaptation of Mean Girls, secured a Best Featured Actor nomination for his work.

GREEN I think we are approaching a moment when puppetry, magic and special animal effects will have to get a category.

Glenda Jackson and Denzel Washington were nominated for acting Tonys, while "Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical" scored the most nominations with 12 each, including for best musical.

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls are also nominated for Best Original Score along with Angels in America, The Band's Visit, and Frozen.

"Best play nominees are "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", "The Children", "'Farinelli and the King", "Junk" and "Latin History for Morons".

The Band's Visit, a heart-warming musical about Egyptian musicians visiting Israel, Angels In America, set against the 1980s Aids crisis, and a revival of Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel all scooped 11 nominations apiece.

One surprise was the relatively few nominations for Disney's "Frozen" - three, for best original score, best book and best musical.

The best play revival category is filled by "Angels in America", "Three Tall Women", "Lobby Hero", "Travesties" and "The Iceman Cometh".

In other revival news, My Fair Lady, Once On This Island, and Carousel are up for Best Revival of a Musical. All are derived from a film, TV or music. Also nominated are Harry Hadden-Paton of My Fair Lady, Joshua Henry of Carousel, and Tony Shalhoub of The Band's Visit.

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