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‘Kinky Boots,’ ‘Matilda’ lead Tony nominations

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
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NEW YORK — The Cyndi Lauper-scored “Kinky Boots” has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import “Matilda: The Musical” close behind with 12. Tom Hanks, making his Broadway debut, earned a nod as leading man in a play.

“Kinky Boots” is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear. Lauper’s songs and a story by Harvey Fierstein have made it a crowd-pleaser.

“Matilda: The Musical” is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.

“Lucky Guy,” Nora Ephron’s portrait of Mike McAlary, a gutsy New York City newspaper columnist who won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing that a Haitian immigrant had been sodomized by police officers in 1997, got six nominations, including one for Hanks as McAlary.

“This makes me both giddy and nervous, and it could not be more special,” Hanks said.

Up for awards

Select nominations for the 2013 Tony Awards:

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.”

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.”

 
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