Tony Awards 2012: Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier, Audra McDonald and more nominated!

Posted on May 1, 2012 /Awards, Theater

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Tony AwardsThe nominations are in! The American Theater Wing has announced the nominees for this years’ annual Tony awards celebration.

The organization heavily nominated the cast of The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Most noticeably absent were nominations for black plays such as The Mountaintop, but there were a few surprises from other productions like the Kenny Leon-directed Stick Fly.

The Tony Awards will be broadcast CBS in a live three-hour ceremony from the Beacon Theatre on June 10. Neil Patrick Harris, the star of “How I Met Your Mother,” will be the host for the third time. According to CBS, only Broadway shows that opened since last June are eligible.

THE NOMINEES

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY:

James Earl Jones, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL:

Norm Lewis, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL:

Audra McDonald, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY:

Condola Rashad, Stick Fly

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL:

Phillip Boykin, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

David Alan Grier, The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL:

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost the Musical