Tony Award nominations honor best of New York Broadway

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02 May, 2018

The show also received a Best Featured Actor nomination for out gay actor Nathan Lane's performance. She says the young version of herself "would be freaking out right now".

Along with Park and Louderman, UM Music Theater alum Alexander Gemignani earned a Tony nomination Tuesday for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel". "I'm from a small town where people don't really get out and dream big".

"Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", a new play about the grown wizard and his troubled relationship with his teen-aged son, won 10 nominations, including best play and best actor for star Jamie Parker.

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

A British revival of "Angels in America", Tony Kushner's monumental, two-part drama about AIDS, life and love during the 1980s, grabbed 11 nominations - the most for any play this season - 25 years after it first appeared on Broadway.

"The Band's Visit", "Carousel" and "Angels in America" closely follow with 11 nods each. SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls are also slated to face off against Frozen and The Band's Visit for Best Book of a Musical.

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Critic and audience favorite "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has garnered 10, along with the revival of "My Fair Lady".

The nominations are set for Tuesday morning, co-hosted by "Hamilton" alum Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee, now starring in "Waitress". Disney's Frozen eked out a Best Musical nod in a race with sparse competition, but was largely left out in the cold with just three nominations (and none for its leading ladies).

Park and Louderman are joined on the cast of "Mean Girls" by UM School of Music, Theatre & Dance alum Erika Henningsen, who was cast to play the role of Cady Heron, the musical's protagonist, which was portrayed by Lindsey Lohan in the popular 2004 film.

Top play nominees may include "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", "The Children", "Meteor Shower", "Farinelli and the King" and "Junk".

Other nominations also went to three quasi-queer musicals: the My Fair Lady revival, which has a priggish male couple at its heart; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical about the legendary disco diva; and the don't-need-a-prince sisterly duo in the stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen.


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