Chicago connections to the 2013 Tony Awards nominations

April 30, 2013 2:49:25 PM PDT
There are several Chicago connections to the 2013 Tony Awards nominations.

Laurie Metcalf who launched her career at Steppenwolf is up for best actress for her role in "The Other Place."

"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", which debuted the current Broadway production at Steppenwolf, scored five nominations, including best play revival and direction. There were also acting nods for Amy Morton, Tracy Letts and Carrie Coon. They all starred in the play here.

Cyndi Lauper premiered her musical in Chicago in the fall of 2012 and it leads the pack with 13 nominations including best musical and one for Lauper's score. The Tonys will be presented on June 9.

Best Play: "The Assembled Parties," ''Lucky Guy," ''The Testament of Mary," ''Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Best Musical: "Bring It On: The Musical," ''A Christmas Story, The Musical," ''Kinky Boots," ''Matilda The Musical."

Best Book of a Musical: "A Christmas Story, The Musical," ''Kinky Boots," ''Matilda The Musical," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella."

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: "A Christmas Story, The Musical," ''Hands on a Hardbody," ''Kinky Boots," ''Matilda The Musical."

Best Revival of a Play: "Golden Boy," ''Orphans," ''The Trip to Bountiful," ''Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

Best Revival of a Musical: "Annie," ''The Mystery of Edwin Drood," ''Pippin," ''Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Tom Hanks, "Lucky Guy"; Nathan Lane, "The Nance"; Tracy Letts, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; David Hyde Pierce, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"; Tom Sturridge, "Orphans."

Best Performance by an Actress in Leading Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf, "The Other Place"; Amy Morton, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; Kristine Nielsen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"; Holland Taylor, "Ann"; Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Bertie Carvel, "Matilda The Musical"; Santino Fontana, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"; Rob McClure, "Chaplin"; Billy Porter, "Kinky Boots"; Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"; Carolee Carmello, "Scandalous"; Valisia LeKae, "Motown The Musical"; Patina Miller, "Pippin"; Laura Osnes, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Danny Burstein, "Golden Boy"; Richard Kind, "The Big Knife"; Billy Magnussen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"; Tony Shalhoub, "Golden Boy"; Courtney B. Vance, "Lucky Guy."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Carrie Coon, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"; Shalita Grant, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"; Judith Ivey, "The Heiress"; Judith Light, "The Assembled Parties"; Condola Rashad, "The Trip to Bountiful."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Charl Brown, "Motown The Musical"; Keith Carradine, "Hands on a Hardbody"; Will Chase, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"; Gabriel Ebert, "Matilda The Musical"; Terrence Mann, "Pippin."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Annaleigh Ashford, "Kinky Boots"; Victoria Clark, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"; Andrea Martin, "Pippin"; Keala Settle, "Hands on a Hardbody"; Lauren Ward, "Matilda The Musical."