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List of nominees for 2011 Tony Awards

The Associated Press, Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 6:21am (PDT)

Nominations for the 2011 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards, announced Tuesday.

Best Play: "Good People," "Jerusalem," "The Motherf---- With the Hat," "War Horse."

Best Musical: "The Book of Mormon," "Catch Me If You Can," "The Scottsboro Boys," "Sister Act."

Best Book of a Musical: "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," "The Book of Mormon," "The Scottsboro Boys," "Sister Act."

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: "The Book of Mormon," "The Scottsboro Boys," "Sister Act," "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."

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---- With the Hat"; Joe Mantello, "The Normal Heart"; Al Pacino, "The Merchant of Venice"; Mark Rylance, "Jerusalem."

Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play: Nina Arianda, "Born Yesterday"; Frances McDormand, "Good People"; Lily Rabe, "The Merchant of Venice"; Vanessa Redgrave, "Driving Miss Daisy"; Hannah Yelland, "Brief Encounter."

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"; Joshua Henry, "The Scottsboro Boys"; Andrew Rannells, "The Book of Mormon"; Tony Sheldon, "Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical."

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---- 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---- 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"; Patty LuPone, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown."

Best Scenic Design of a Play: Todd Rosenthal, "The Motherf---- With the Hat"; Rae Smith, "War Horse"; Ultz, "Jerusalem"; Mark Wendland, "The Merchant of Venice."

Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Beowulf Boritt, "The Scottsboro Boys"; Derek McLane, "Anything Goes"; Scott Pask, "The Book of Mormon"; Donyale Werle, "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson."

Best Costume Design of a Play: Jess Goldstein, "The Merchant of Venice"; Desmond Heeley, "The Importance of Being Earnest"; Mark Thompson, "La Bete"; Catherine Zuber, "Born Yesterday."

Best Costume Design of a Musical: Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner, "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"; Martin Pakledinaz, "Anything Goes"; Ann Roth, "The Book of Mormon"; Catherine Zuber, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

Best Lighting Design of a Play: Paule Constable, "War Horse"; David Lander, "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"; Kenneth Posner, "The Merchant of Venice"; Mimi Jordan Sherin, "Jerusalem."

Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Ken Billington, "The Scottsboro Boys"; Howell Binkley, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"; Peter Kaczorowski, "Anything Goes"; Brian MacDevitt, "The Book of Mormon."

Best Sound Design of a Play: Acme Sound Partners and Cricket S. Myers, "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"; Simon Baker, "Brief Encounter"; Ian Dickinson for Autograph, "Jerusalem"; Christopher Shutt, "War Horse."

Best Sound Design of a Musical: Peter Hylenski, "The Scottsboro Boys"; Steve Canyon Kennedy, "Catch Me If You Can"; Brian Ronan, "Anything Goes"; Brian Ronan, "The Book of Mormon."

Best Direction of a Play: Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, "War Horse"; Joel Grey and George C. Wolfe, "The Normal Heart"; Anna D. Shapiro, "The Motherf---- 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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Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Athol Fugard, Philip J. Smith.

Regional Theatre Tony Award: Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago)

Isabelle Stevenson Award: Eve Ensler.

Special Tony Award: Handspring Puppet Company.

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre: William Berloni, The Drama Book Shop, Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

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Online:

http://tonyawards.com

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