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Hollywood stars take top Tony Award nominations

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Apr 30, 2013 | 9:51am EDT

Tom Hanks, Nathan Lane, Tom Sturridge and Cyndi Lauper are among the stars set for glory at this year's (13) Tony Awards after landing a series of top nominations. Oscar winner Hanks is in the running for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his part in Lucky Guy at the upcoming 67th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway. He will go head-to-head with Lane (The Nance), Tracy Letts (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), David Hyde Pierce (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Sturridge (Orphans). Legendary actress Cicely Tyson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for The Trip to Bountiful, facing competition from Laurie Metcalf (The Other Place), Amy Morton (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Kristine Nielsen (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Holland Taylor (Ann). Meanwhile, Lauper's hit Kinky Boots bagged the lion's share of nominations with 13 Tony nods, while Matilda The Musical scooped 12. The two stage shows will compete for the coveted Best Musical trophy alongside Bring It On: The Musical and A Christmas Story, The Musical. Pop star Lauper, who wrote the score for Kinky Boots, has taken to her Twitter.com page to share her excitement, writing, "OmG (Oh my God)! OMG!! Wow we got nominated! I'm crying and jumping up and down! I can't believe it so excited! So proud to be part of this!" The winners will be unveiled at a ceremony on 9 June (13) at Radio City Musical Hall in New York City. The main list of nominees is as follows: Best Play: The Assembled Parties Lucky Guy The Testament of Mary Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Best Musical: Bring It On: The Musical A Christmas Story, The Musical Kinky Boots Matilda The Musical Best Book of a Musical: A Christmas Story, The Musical Kinky Boots Matilda The Musical Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: A Christmas Story, The Musical Hands on a Hardbody Kinky Boots Matilda The Musical Best Revival of a Play: Golden Boy Orphans The Trip to Bountiful Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Best Revival of a Musical: Annie The Mystery of Edwin Drood Pippin Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Tom Hanks - Lucky Guy Nathan Lane - The Nance Tracy Letts - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? David Hyde Pierce - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Tom Sturridge - Orphans Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Laurie Metcalf - The Other Place Amy Morton - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Kristine Nielsen - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Holland Taylor - Ann Cicely Tyson - The Trip to Bountiful Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Bertie Carvel - Matilda The Musical Santino Fontana - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Rob McClure - Chaplin Billy Porter - Kinky Boots Stark Sands - Kinky Boots Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block - The Mystery of Edwin Drood Carolee Carmello - Scandalous Valisia LeKae - Motown The Musical Patina Miller - Pippin Laura Osnes - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Danny Burstein - Golden Boy Richard Kind - The Big Knife Billy Magnussen - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Tony Shalhoub - Golden Boy Courtney B. Vance - Lucky Guy Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Carrie Coon - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Shalita Grant - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Judith Ivey - The Heiress Judith Light - The Assembled Parties Condola Rashad - The Trip to Bountiful Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Charl Brown - Motown The Musical Keith Carradine - Hands on a Hardbody Will Chase - The Mystery of Edwin Drood Gabriel Ebert - Matilda The Musical Terrence Mann - Pippin Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Annaleigh Ashford - Kinky Boots Victoria Clark - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Andrea Martin - Pippin Keala Settle - Hands on a Hardbody Lauren Ward - Matilda The Musical Best Direction of a Play: Pam MacKinnon - Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nicholas Martin - Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Bartlett Sher - Golden Boy George C. Wolfe - Lucky Guy Best Direction of a Musical: Scott Ellis - The Mystery of Edwin Drood Jerry Mitchell - Kinky Boots Diane Paulus - Pippin Matthew Warchus - Matilda The Musical Best Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler - Bring It On: The Musical Peter Darling - Matilda The Musical Jerry Mitchell - Kinky Boots Chet Walker - Pippin Best Orchestrations: Christopher Nightingale - Matilda The Musical Stephen Oremus - Kinky Boots Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook - Motown The Musical Danny Troob - Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella.

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