Book of Mornon
The Book of Mormon — from the creators of South Park — leads the 65th annual Tony nominations with 14, including best musical and best direction.
The Scottsboro Boys follows with 12 nominations. Both productions will vie for the best musical honors against Catch Me If You Can and Sister Act.
Watch clips from last year's TonysGood People
, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
and War Horse
are up for best play.The Book of Mormon
— written by Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
— also earned four nominations for its stars Josh Gad
and Andrew Rannells
, who will duke it out for lead actor in a musical; Rory O'Malley (featured actor in a musical); and Nikki M. James
(featured actress in a musical).
Notable nominees include Oscar winners Al Pacino
(The Merchant of Venice
), Frances McDormand
) and Vanessa Redgrave
(Driving Miss Daisy
). Also: John Larroquette
(How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
), Billy Crudup
) and Bobby Cannavale
(The Motherf**ker with the Hat
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Ellen Barkin (The Normal Heart), Edie Falco (The House of Blue Leaves) and Judith Light (Lombardi) will face off for featured actress in a play against Joanna Lumley (La Bete) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (The Motherf**ker with the Hat).
See the full list of nominees here.
The Tonys will air live Sunday, June 12 on CBS.