In The Heights Tops Tony Noms

The hip-hop and salsa musical In The Heights led today’s Tony Award nominations with 13 nods. The revival of South Pacific at Lincoln Center follows closely with 11 noms. Interestingly, four of the Best Play nominees got their start in London. The Tony Awards take place June 15th at Radio City Music Hall. Some of the major nominations:

Best Play: August: Osage County, The 39 Steps, Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Seafarer.

Best Musical: Cry-Baby, In The Heights, Passing Strange, Xanadu.

Best Score: Cry-Baby, In The Heights, Passing Strange, The Little Mermaid.

Best Leading Actor (Play): Ben Daniels (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood), Mark Rylance (Boeing-Boeing), Rufus Sewell (Rock ‘n’ Roll), Patrick Stewart (Macbeth).

Best Leading Actress (Play): Eve Best (The Homecoming), Deanna Dunagan (August: Osage County), Kate Fleetwood (Macbeth), S. Epatha Merkerson (Come Back, Little Sheba), Amy Morton (August: Osage County).

Best Leading Actor (Musical): Daniel Evans (Sunday In The Park With George), Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights), Stew (Passing Strange), Paulo Szot (South Pacific), Tom Wopat (A Catered Affair).

Best Leading Actress (Musical): Kerry Butler (Xanadu), Patti LuPone (Gypsy), Kelli O’Hara (South Pacific), Faith Prince (A Catered Affair), Jenna Russell (Sunday in the Park With George).

The gays are well represented as usual, with Douglas Carter Bean getting a nom for his book for Xanadu and the late Howard Ashman getting a posthumous nomination for The Little Mermaid. And this year there will be a special Lifetime Achievement Tony for Stephen Sondheim. There are doubtless more mo’s on the list, point them out if you know them. But nothing this year for Cheyenne Jackson or Harvey Fierstein. Complete list of nominations.