68th Tony Awards Nominations Announced!

Posted Tuesday April 29, 2014 9:05 AM GMT

Always a summer highlight, the 68th Tony Awards will have plenty of excitement and drama when four-time host Hugh Jackman kicks things kick off on June 8th at Radio City Music Hall.

This morning (April 29) Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff showed up at the Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe nightclub in Manhattan to announce the illustrious list of hopefuls.

And with nominees like Idina Menzel and Audra McDonald on the docket, there’s no telling who will end up taking home a trophy.

The nominees for the 68th Tony Awards are:

Best Play

Act One
All the Way
Casa Valentina
Mothers and Sons
Outside Mullingar

Best Musical

After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Revival of a Play

The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Twelfth Night

Best Revival of a Musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Miserables
Violet

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Samuel Barnett- Twelfth Night
Bryan Cranston- All the Way
Chris O’Dowd- Of Mice and Men
Mark Rylance- Richard III
Tony Shalhoub- Act One

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Audra McDonald- Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Gril
Tyne Daly- Mothers and Sons
Estelle Parsons- The Velocity of Autumn
LaTanya Richardson Jackson- A Raisin in the Sun
Cherry Jones- The Glass Menagerie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Ramin Karimloo- Les Miserables
Neil Patrick Harris- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Jefferson Mays- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Bryce Pinkham- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Andy Karl- Rocky

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Idina Menzel- If/Then
Mary Bridget Davis – A Night with Janice Joplin
Jessie Mueller- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Kelli O’Hara- The Bridges of Madison County
Sutton Foster- Violet

Best Score

Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, Aladdin

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