Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots Among Top Tony Nominees

Tony Nominations: Tom Hanks, Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots Lead
Tom Hanks, in Lucky Guy, and Cyndi Lauper with Kinky Boots cast
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updated 04/30/2013 at 09:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/30/2013 09:25AM

Star power shined on Broadway this season – and some of the big names even managed to gain Tony nominations, it was announced Tuesday morning.

Among them: Tom Hanks, in the Tony-nominated best-play contender by the late Nora Ephron, Lucky Guy; Laurie Metcalf, in Sharr White's The Other Place; Cicely Tyson, in a revival of Horton Foote's The Trip to Bountiful; Holland Taylor, in the play about the late, outspoken Texas governor Ann Richards, written by Taylor herself, Ann; David Hyde Pierce, in Christopher Durang's best-play nominee Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike; Nathan Lane, in Douglas Carter Beane's The Nance.

In the best musical category, the nominees are Bring It On, A Christmas Story, Matilda and Kinky Boots, which received the most nominations of any show: 13, including a nod for its Cyndi Lauper-written score.

Best play contenders, besides Lucky Guy and the side-splitting homage to Chekhov, Vanya, are Richard Greenberg's The Assembled Parties and Colm Tólbin's The Testament of Mary.



For a complete list of nominees, click here.

Among the other stars on the boards this season, but overlooked by the nominators, were Bette Midler, as Hollywood über-agent Sue Mengers, in I'll Eat You Last; Scarlett Johansson, in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Alec Baldwin, in Orphans; Vanessa Williams, in Trip to Bountiful; Sigourney Weaver, in Vanya; Al Pacino and Bobby Cannavale, in Glengarry Glen Ross (Cannavale also headlined a revival of The Big Knife); Jim Parsons, in Harvey; Jessica Chastain, in The Heiress; Katie Holmes, in Dead Accounts; and Paul Rudd and Ed Asner, in Grace.

A special award will be presented to The Normal Heart playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer during Broadway's biggest night.

The American Theatre Wing's 67th annual Tony Awards will air live on CBS, Sunday, June 9, starting at 8 p.m. ET.

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