Neil Patrick Harris and Mike Tyson in action on stage for the opening number of the 2013 Tony Awards.
New York - It was a brutal Tuesday morning for some A-list stars on Broadway.Snubbed for Tony Award nominations were Denzel Washington, James Franco, Zachary Quinto, Michelle Williams, Orlando Bloom, Ethan Hawke, Zach Braff, Billy Crudup, Rachel Weisz and Daniel Craig. Daniel Radcliffe struck out for his third consecutive Broadway show.Neil Patrick Harris, who won a nomination for his brilliant performance in the punk-rock show Hedwig and the Angry Inch, said he was surprised by the final list. But he's been a Tony host and knows from experience the process is often rough."Having been the host in previous years, it's always interesting and surprising," he said. "It's a small group of people that nominate and you're never quite sure what they're responding to. That being said, it does get to showcase the talents of people who often don't get their moment in the spotlight."One of the winners on Tuesday was unconventional musicals: A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, a romp with a leading man killed eight times, led the field with 10 nods. It was followed by Hedwig and the Angry Inch, a rock concert by a transgender German, with eight, and After Midnight, a candy sampler of stunning dance and singing acts, with seven."It's going to be a really exciting Tony race to watch," said Scott Sanders, who produced After Midnight, which celebrates Duke Ellington's years at the Cotton Club nightclub. (The nomination happened to come on Ellington's birthday.) "The four shows could not be more different in many ways."Another big winner was the old master himself — Shakespeare. The Mark Rylance-led productions of Richard III and Twelfth Night from London together scooped up eight nominations.Embracing dragRylance will compete in the best leading actor in a play category with Samuel Barnett, also in Twelfth Night, Bryan Cranston in All The Way, Chris O'Dowd in Of Mice and Men and Tony Shalhoub in Act One.The Shakespeare productions — performed by an all-male cast and seeking to replicate how the plays were produced in the Bard's day — also extended the trend on Broadway toward embracing drag.Last year, Kinky Boots and Matilda the Musical featured leading men dressed as women. This year has Casa Valentina, Harvey Fierstein's play about straight cross-dressers, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris in a skirt. Even Gentleman's Guide features Jefferson Mays playing both genders.While not all Hollywood stars came away empty-handed — Cranston, as expected, won a nod for playing Lyndon Johnson in All the Way — the lack of nominations for Broadway veterans from the film world such as Washington, Radcliffe, Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen, or first-timers, like Franco and Williams, was striking."I'm heartbroken that she wasn't nominated," said Danny Burstein, who got his fifth nod, about his Cabaret co-star Williams, who plays as Sally Bowles. "She is so fantastic in the show. And in all my years, I have never seen anyone work harder," he said.The full list of Tony Award nominees is as follows: Best PlayAct OneAll the WayCasa ValentinaMothers and SonsOutside MullingarBest MusicalAfter MidnightAladdinBeautifulA Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderBest Revival of a PlayThe Cripple of InishmaanThe Glass MenagerieA Raisin in the SunTwelfth NightBest Revival of a MusicalHedwig and the Angry InchLes MisérablesVioletBest Book of a MusicalChad Beguelin - AladdinDouglas McGrath - Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalWoody Allen - Bullets Over BroadwayRobert L. Freedman - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the TheatreJason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison CountyTom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - If/ThenSteven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderAlan Menken and Chad Beguelin - AladdinBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a PlaySamuel Barnett - Twelfth NightBryan Cranston - All the WayChris O'Dowd - Of Mice and MenMark Rylance - Richard IIITony Shalhoub - Act OneBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a PlayAudra McDonald - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & GrillTyne Daly - Mothers and SonsEstelle Parsons - The Velocity of AutumnLaTanya Richardson Jackson - A Raisin in the SunCherry Jones - The Glass MenagerieBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a MusicalRamin Karimloo - Les MisérablesNeil Patrick Harris - Hedwig and the Angry InchJefferson Mays - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderBryce Pinkham - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderAndy Karl - RockyBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a MusicalIdina Menzel - If/ThenMary Bridget Davis - A Night With Janice JoplinJessie Mueller - Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalKelli O'Hara - The Bridges of Madison CountySutton Foster - VioletBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a PlayReed Birney - Casa ValentinaPaul Chahidi - Twelfth NightStephen Fry - Twelfth NightMark Rylance - Twelfth NightBrian J. Smith - The Glass MenagerieBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a PlaySarah Greene - The Cripple of InishmaanCelia Keenan-Bolger - The Glass MenagerieSophie Okonedo - A Raisin in the SunAnika Noni Rose - A Raisin in the SunMare Winningham - Casa ValentinaBest Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a MusicalDanny Burstein - CabaretNick Cordero - Bullets Over BroadwayJoshua Henry - VioletJames Monroe Iglehart - AladdinJames Monroe Iglehart - AladdinJarrod Spector - Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalBest Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a MusicalLinda Emond - CabaretLena Hall - Hedwig and the Angry InchAnika Larsen - Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalAdriane Lenox - After MidnightLauren Worsham - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderBest Scenic Design of a PlayBeowulf Boritt - Act OneBob Crowley - The Glass MenagerieEs Devlin - MachinalChristopher Oram - The Cripple of InishmaanBest Scenic Design of a MusicalChristopher Barreca - RockyJulian Crouch - Hedwig and the Angry InchAlexander Dodge - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderSanto Loquasto - Bullets Over BroadwayBest Costume Design of a PlayJane Greenwood - Act OneMichael Krass - MachinalRita Ryack - Casa ValentinaJenny Tiramani - Twelfth NightBest Costume Design of a MusicalLinda Cho - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderWilliam Ivey Long - Bullets Over BroadwayArianne Phillips - Hedwig and the Angry InchIsabel Toledo - After MidnightBest Lighting Design of a PlayPaule Constable - The Cripple of InishmaanJane Cox - MachinalNatasha Katz - The Glass MenagerieJaphy Weideman - Of Mice and MenBest Lighting Design of a MusicalKevin Adams - Hedwig and the Angry InchChristopher Akerlind - RockyHowell Binkley - After MidnightDonald Holder - The Bridges of Madison CountyBest Sound Design of a PlayAlex Baranowski - The Cripple of InishmaanSteve Canyon Kennedy - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & GrillDan Moses Schreier - Act OneMatt Tierney - MachinalBest Sound Design of a MusicalPeter Hylenski - After MidnightTim O'Heir - Hedwig and the Angry InchMick Potter - Les MisérablesBrian Ronan - Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalBest Direction of a PlayTim Carroll - Twelfth NightMichael Grandage - The Cripple of InishmaanKenny Leon - A Raisin in the SunJohn Tiffany - The Glass MenagerieBest Direction of a MusicalWarren Carlyle - After MidnightMichael Mayer - Hedwig and the Angry InchLeigh Silverman - VioletDarko Tresnjak - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderBest ChoreographyWarren Carlyle - After MidnightSteven Hoggett & Kelly Devine - RockyCasey Nicholaw - AladdinSusan Stroman - Bullets Over BroadwayBest OrchestrationsDoug Besterman - Bullets Over BroadwayJason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison CountySteve Sidwell - Beautiful: The Carole King MusicalJonathan Tunick - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and MurderSpecial Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the TheatreJane GreenwoodRegional Theatre AwardSignature Theatre, New York, N.Y.Isabelle Stevenson AwardRosie O'DonnellTony Honors for Excellence in the TheatreJoseph P. BenincasaJoan Marcus
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