Your List Of Black 2013 Tony Award Nominees Ahead Of Tonight's Event Broadcast

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by Courtney
June 9, 2013 10:16 AM
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Condola Rashad

The 2013 Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS tonight, starting at 8pm, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting.

While I plan to tune in during the first hour, I'll likely be clicking over to HBO at 9pm to catch the season finale of Game Of Thrones - something that I'm betting others will be doing as well, which could mean a tough ratings night for a show that's already the least-watched of the EGOT entertainment awards.

But if you happen to be tuned in for the full broadcast, here's what you should know about what black performers are up for Tony Awards tonight:

Cicely Tyson, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (A Trip To Bountiful)

Billy Porter, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Kinky Boots)

Valisia LeKae, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Motown The Musical),

Patina Miller, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Pippin)

Courtney B. Vance, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Lucky Guy)

Shalita Grantnominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike)

Condola Rashad, nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (The Trip to Bountiful)

Charl Brown, nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Motown, The Musical)

- Keala Settlenominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Hands on a Hardbody)

George C. Wolfenominated for Best Direction of a Play (Lucky Guy)

The end.

For the full list of all the nominees, see below:

Best Play
"The Assembled Parties" by Richard Greenberg
"Lucky Guy" by Nora Ephron
"The Testament of Mary" by Colm Toibin
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" by Christopher Durang

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

Best book of a musical
"A Christmas Story, The Musical" Joseph Robinette
"Kinky Boots" Harvey Fierstein
"Matilda, The Musical" Dennis Kelly
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" Douglas Carter Beane

Best Revival of a Play
"Golden Boy" Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten
"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 Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
"A Christmas Story, The Musical" Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
"Hands on a Hardbody" Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green Lyrics: Amanda Green
"Kinky Boots" Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
"Matilda The Musical" Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

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 a 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"

Best Scenic Design of a Play
John Lee Beatty, "The Nance"
Santo Loquasto, "The Assembled Parties"
David Rockwell, "Lucky Guy"
Michael Yeargan, "Golden Boy"

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, "Matilda, The Musical"
Anna Louizos, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Scott Pask, "Pippin"
David Rockwell, "Kinky Boots"

Best Costume Design of a Play
Soutra Gilmour, "Cyrano de Bergerac"
Ann Roth, "The Nance"
Albert Wolsky, "The Heiress"
Catherine Zuber, "Golden Boy"

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg Barnes, "Kinky Boots
Rob Howell, "Matilda, The Musical"
Dominique Lemieux, "Pippin"
William Ivey Long, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, "Lucky Guy"
Donald Holder, "Golden Boy"
Jennifer Tipton, "The Testament of Mary"
Japhy Weideman, "The Nance"

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Kenneth Posner, "Kinky Boots"
Kenneth Posner, "Pippin"
Kenneth Posner, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"
Hugh Vanstone, "Matilda The Musical"

Best Sound Design of a Play
John Gromada, "The Trip to Bountiful"
Mel Mercier, "The Testament of Mary"
Leon Rothenberg, "The Nance"
Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, "Golden Boy"

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, "Pippin"
Peter Hylenski, "Motown The Musical"
John Shivers, "Kinky Boots"
Nevin Steinberg, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Nicholas Martin, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Bartlett Sher, "Golden Boy"
George C. Wolfe, "Lucky Guy"

Best Direction of a Musical
Scott Ellis, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Jerry Mitchell, "Kinky Boots"
Diane Paulus, "Pippin"
Matthew Warchus, "Matilda, The Musical"

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, "Bring It On: The Musical"
Peter Darling, "Matilda, The Musical"
Jerry Mitchell, "Kinky Boots"
Chet Walker, "Pippin"

Best Orchestrations
Chris Nightingale, "Matilda, The Musical"
Stephen Oremus, "Kinky Boots"
Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, "Motown The Musical"
Danny Troob, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Bernard Gersten
Paul Libin
Ming Cho Lee

Regional Theatre Award
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Larry Kramer

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
Career Transition For Dancers
William Craver
Peter Lawrence
The Lost Colony
The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway - Sophia
Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

Tony Nominations by Production
"Kinky Boots" - 13
"Matilda The Musical"- 12
"Pippin" - 10
"Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella" - 9
"Golden Boy" - 8
"Lucky Guy" - 6
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" - 6
"The Mystery of Edwin Drood" - 5
"The Nance" - 5
"Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - 5
"Motown The Musical" - 4
"The Trip to Bountiful" - 4
"The Assembled Parties" - 3
"A Christmas Story, The Musical" - 3
"Hands on a Hardbody" - 3
"The Testament of Mary" - 3
"Bring It On: The Musical" - 2
"The Heiress" - 2
"Orphans" - 2
"Ann" - 1
"Annie" - 1
"The Big Knife" - 1
"Chaplin" - 1
"Cyrano de Bergerac" - 1
"The Other Place" - 1
"Scandalous" - 1  

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2 Comments

  • TAZ | June 9, 2013 10:46 PMReply

    Bravo Ms. Cicely Tyson Bravo......you deserved both standing ovations and I hope to see you real soon.

    Congratulations Courtney B. Vance, Billy Porter, and Patina Miller!

  • Edwina | June 9, 2013 2:00 PMReply

    I will catch most of it. But if it runs past 10, I'll have to flip away to MAD MEN.

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