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2015-04-29 12:28

New York — The musicals An American in Paris and Fun Home each received a leading 12 Tony Award nominations, showing two very different sides of this Broadway season.

One side is sunny — the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 musical film with George and Ira Gerswin songs — and the other moody — the dark show based on Alison Bechdel's coming of age graphic novel about her closeted and suicidal dad.

"It's nice to know if something's good, there's room for it," said Max von Essen, who earned a nomination for featured actor in a musical in American in Paris.

"There's room for a smaller, darker piece and there's room for a big, show-stopping revival show with Gershwin."

Michael Cerveris got one of the dozen nods for Fun Home — as best leading actor in a musical — and hopes that will attract more people to see his poignant show that might not initially be a lure for tourists.

"The real value of the Tonys — and I suppose any awards — is to draw attention to something that people otherwise might not seek out. So the fact that every aspect of the production has been acknowledged is the best kind of advertising," he said.

The nominations also ranged from 11-year-old Sydney Lucas in Fun Home to 82-year-old Chita Rivera, looking for her third Tony. Helen Mirren and Bradley Cooper each got nominations but Matthew Morrison from "Glee" did not get a nod in his return to Broadway.

Here are the nominations for the 2015 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards:

Best Musical
"An American in Paris," ''Fun Home," ''Something Rotten!," ''The Visit"

Best Play
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," ''Disgraced," ''Hand to God," ''Wolf Hall Parts One & Two."

Best Book of a Musical
"An American in Paris," ''Fun Home," ''Something Rotten!," ''The Visit."

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
"Fun Home," ''The Last Ship," ''Something Rotten!," ''The Visit."

Best Revival of a Play
 "The Elephant Man," ''Skylight," ''This is Our Youth, "You Can't Take It With You."

Best Revival of a Musical
"The King and I," ''On the Town," ''On the Twentieth Century."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Steven Boyer, "Hand to God"; Bradley Cooper, "The Elephant Man"; Ben Miles, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two" Bill Nighy, "Skylight"; Alex Sharp, "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Geneva Carr, "Hand to God"; Helen Mirren, "The Audience"; Elisabeth Moss, "The Heidi Chronicles"; Carey Mulligan, "Skylight"; Ruth Wilson, "Constellations."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Michael Cerveris, "Fun Home"; Robert Fairchild, "An American in Paris"; Brian d'Arcy James, "Something Rotten!"; Ken Watanabe, "The King and I"; Tony Yazbeck, "On the Town."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Kristin Chenoweth, "On the Twentieth Century"; Leanne Cope, "An American in Paris"; Beth Malone, "Fun Home"; Kelli O'Hara, "The King and I"; Chita Rivera, "The Visit."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
 Matthew Beard, "Skylight"; K. Todd Freeman, "Airline Highway"; Richard McCabe, "The Audience"; Alessandro Nivola, "The Elephant Man"; Nathaniel Parker, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two"; Micah Stock, "It's Only a Play."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Annaleigh Ashford, "You Can't Take It With You"; Patricia Clarkson, "The Elephant Man"; Lydia Leonard, "Wolf Hall Parts One & Two"; Sarah Stiles, "Hand to God"; Julie White, "Airline Highway."

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, "Something Rotten!"; Andy Karl, "On the Twentieth Century"; Brad Oscar, "Something Rotten!"; Brandon Uranowitz, "An American in Paris"; Max von Essen, "An American in Paris."

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Victoria Clark, "Gigi"; Judy Kuhn, "Fun Home"; Sydney Lucas, "Fun Home"; Ruthie Ann Miles, "The King and I"; Emily Skeggs, "Fun Home."

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