Earlier this week, the 2013 Tony awards nominations were announced. Nora Ephron received a posthumous nomination for Best Play for Lucky Guy. Iconic pop star, Cyndi Lauper, was nominated for Best Original Score for Kinky Boots (which led the pack with 13 nominations). And Diane Paulus was nominated for Best Director of a Musical for Pippin, which is her third Best Director Tony nomination. Other women directors who have received as many nominations as Paulus include Susan Stroman and Kathleen Marshall.
A low point in the nominations is that no women were included in any of the honorary awards this year and the nominators also overlooked Bette Midler for her terrific performance as Sue Mengers in I'll Eat You Last.
The Tony Awards will air on June 9.
Here are all the women nominated this year.
Lucky Guy, Author: Nora Ephron
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Hands on a Hardbody, Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, Lyrics: Amanda Green
Kinky Boots, Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
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 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 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 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 Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Direction of a Musical
Diane Paulus, Pippin
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Anna Louizos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Best Costume Design of a Play
Ann Roth, The Nance
Catherine Zuber, Golden Boy
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Dominique Lemieux, Pippin
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy
Jennifer Tipton, The Testament of Mary
'Kinky Boots' Leads With 13 Tony Nominations; Tom Hanks Gets Nod for 'Lucky Guy' (The New York Times)
Nominees 2013 (Tony Awards)