Chicago-area native nominated for Tony Award

May 4, 2010 2:30:02 PM PDT
The Tony Award nominations are out and a young man who grew up in the suburbs is among those honored.

Waukegan native Jon Michael Hill received a nomination for Featured Actor in a Play for his role in Superior Donuts. The Tracy Letts' drama premiered in Chicago at Steppenwolf in 2008 before heading to New York City. Hill plays a teenager who is the only employee of a donut shop in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.

Hill graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.