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South Park creators' Mormon musical tops Tony Award Nominees

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May 03, 2011 | 5:45am EDT

The hit show has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 65th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.

The Book of Mormon will go up against Catch Me If You Can, The Scottsboro Boys and Sister Act for the top prize.

Chris Rock's play The Motherf**ker with the Hat will compete for Best Play against War Horse, Good People and Jerusalem.

The ceremony is sure to be a star-studded event - Hollywood actor Al Pacino is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in The Merchant of Venice, while Vanessa Redgrave (Driving Miss Daisy) will go head-to-head with Frances McDormand (Good People) for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title.

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe missed out on landing a nomination for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but his co-star John Larroquette is up for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical trophy.

The satirical musical grabbed seven other nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical.

In the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category, British actor Mackenzie Crook (Jerusalem) will face off against Billy Crudup (Arcadia), as well as John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart), Arian Moayed (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) and Yul Vazquez (The Motherf**ker with the Hat).

Meanwhile, Ellen Barkin (The Normal Heart), Edie Falco (The House of Blue Leaves), Judith Light (Lombardi), Joanna Lumley (La Bete) and Elizabeth Rodriguez (The Motherf**ker with the Hat) are all up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.

The winners will be announced on 12 June (11) at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:

Good People

Jerusalem

The Motherf**ker with the Hat

War Horse

Best Musical:

The Book of Mormon

Catch Me If You Can

The Scottsboro Boys

Sister Act

Best Book of a Musical:

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - Alex Timbers

The Book of Mormon - Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone

The Scottsboro Boys - David Thompson

Sister Act- Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane

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

The Book of Mormon - Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone

The Scottsboro Boys - Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb

Sister Act- Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Glenn Slater

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Revival of a Play:

Arcadia

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Merchant of Venice

The Normal Heart

Best Revival of a Musical:

Anything Goes

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

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

Brian Bedford - The Importance of Being Earnest

Bobby Cannavale - The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Joe Mantello - The Normal Heart

Al Pacino- The Merchant of Venice

Mark Rylance - Jerusalem

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

Nina Arianda - Born Yesterday

Frances McDormand - Good People

Lily Rabe - The Merchant of Venice

Vanessa Redgrave - Driving Miss Daisy

Hannah Yelland - Brief Encounter

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

Norbert Leo Butz - Catch Me If You Can

Josh Gad- The Book of Mormon

Joshua Henry - The Scottsboro Boys

Andrew Rannells - The Book of Mormon

Tony Sheldon - Priscilla Queen of the Desert

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

Sutton Foster - Anything Goes

Beth Leavel - Baby It's You!

Patina Miller - Sister Act

Donna Murphy- The People in the Picture

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

Mackenzie Crook - Jerusalem

Billy Crudup - Arcadia

John Benjamin Hickey - The Normal Heart

Arian Moayed - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Yul Vazquez - The Motherf**ker with the Hat

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

Ellen Barkin - The Normal Heart

Edie Falco - The House of Blue Leaves

Judith Light - Lombardi

Joanna Lumley - La Bete

Elizabeth Rodriguez - The Motherf**ker with the Hat

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

Colman Domingo - The Scottsboro Boys

Adam Godley - Anything Goes

John Larroquette - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Forrest McClendon - The Scottsboro Boys

Rory O'Malley - The Book of Mormon

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

Laura Benanti- Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Tammy Blanchard - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Victoria Clark - Sister Act

Nikki M. James - The Book of Mormon

Patti LuPone - Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Direction of a Play:

Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris - War Horse

Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe - The Normal Heart

Anna D. Shapiro - The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Daniel Sullivan - The Merchant of Venice

Best Direction of a Musical:

Rob Ashford - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Kathleen Marshall - Anything Goes

Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker - The Book of Mormon

Susan Stroman - The Scottsboro Boys

Best Choreography:

Rob Ashford - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Kathleen Marshall - Anything Goes

Casey Nicholaw - The Book of Mormon

Susan Stroman - The Scottsboro Boys

Best Orchestrations:

Doug Besterman - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Larry Hochman - The Scottsboro Boys

Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus - The Book of Mormon

Marc Shaiman and Larry Blank - Catch Me If You Can.

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