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Once leads Tony Awards with 11 nominations

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May 01, 2012 | 5:45am EDT

The popular show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 66th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.

Once will go up against Leap of Faith, Newsies and Nice Work If You Can Get It for the top prize.

Meanwhile Clybourne Park, Other Desert Cities, Peter and the Starcatcher and Venus in Fur will all compete for the Best Play accolade.

Hollywood star Phillip Seymour Hoffman is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and he'll go head-to-head with John Lithgow (The Columnist), Frank Langella (Man and Boy), James Earl Jones (Gore Vidal's The Best Man) and James Corden (One Man, Two Guvnors) for the honour.

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title for her turn in Wit but she'll face stiff competition from Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur), Tracie Bennett (End of the Rainbow), Stockard Channing (Other Desert Cities) and Linda Lavin (The Lyons).

Also landing mentions were new Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield for his feature role in Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and David Alan Grier for his part in The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess.

The winners will be unveiled at the prizegiving ceremony, hosted by funnyman Neil Patrick Harris, on 10 June (12) at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:

Clybourne Park

Other Desert Cities

Peter and the Starcatcher

Venus in Fur

Best Musical:

Leap of Faith

Newsies

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Once

Best Book of a Musical:

Lysistrata Jones - Douglas Carter Beane

Newsies - Harvey Fierstein

Nice Work if You Can Get It - Joe Dipietro

Once - Enda Walsh

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:

Bonnie & Clyde - Frank Wildhorn and Don Black

Newsies - Alan Menken and Jack Feldman

One Man, Two Guvnors - Grant Olding

Peter and the Starcatcher - Wayne Barker and Rick Elice

Best Revival of a Play:

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Gore Vidal's The Best Man

Master Class

Wit

Best Revival of a Musical:

Evita

Follies

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Jesus Christ Superstar

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

James Corden - One Man, Two Guvnors

Philip Seymour Hoffman - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

James Earl Jones - Gore Vidal's The Best Man

Frank Langella - Man and Boy

John Lithgow - The Columnist

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

Nina Arianda - Venus in Fur

Tracie Bennett - End of the Rainbow

Stockard Channing - Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin - The Lyons

Cynthia Nixon - Wit

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

Danny Burstein - Follies

Jeremy Jordan - Newsies

Steve Kazee - Once

Norm Lewis - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Ron Raines - Follies

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

Jan Maxwell - Follies

Audra McDonald - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Cristin Milioti - Once

Kelli O'Hara - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laura Osnes - Bonnie & Clyde

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:

Christian Borle - Peter and the Starcatcher

Michael Cumpsty - End of the Rainbow

Tom Edden - One Man, Two Guvnors

Andrew Garfield - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Jeremy Shamos - Clybourne Park

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:

Linda Emond - Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman

Spencer Kayden - Don't Dress for Dinner

Celia Keenan-Bolger - Peter and the Starcatcher

Judith Light - Other Desert Cities

Condola Rashad - Stick Fly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Phillip Boykin - The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Michael Cerveris - Evita

David Alan Grier -The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess

Michael McGrath - Nice Work If You Can Get It

Josh Young - Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical:

Elizabeth A. Davis - Once

Jayne Houdyshell - Follies

Judy Kaye - Nice Work if You Can Get It

Jessie Mueller - On a Clear Day You Can See Forever

Da'Vine Joy Randolph - Ghost the Musical

Best Direction of a Play:

One Man, Two Guvnors - Nicholas Hytner

Clybourne Park - Pam MacKinnon

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Mike Nichols

Peter and the Starcatcher - Roger Rees and Alex Timbers

Best Direction of a Musical:

Newsies - Jeff Calhoun

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Kathleen Marshall

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - Diane Paulus

Once - John Tiffany

Best Choreography:

Evita - Rob Ashford

Newsies - Christopher Gattelli

Once - Steven Hoggett

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Kathleen Marshall

Best Orchestrations:

The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess - William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke

Nice Work If You Can Get It - Bill Elliott

Once - Martin Lowe

Newsies - Danny Troob.

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