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2013 Tony Award nominations

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Cyndi Lauper-scored "Kinky Boots" has earned a leading 13 Tony Award nominations, with the British import "Matilda: The Musical" close behind with 12.

"Kinky Boots" is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life in fetish footwear. Lauper's songs and a story by Harvey Fierstein have made it a crowd-pleaser.

"Matilda: The Musical" is a witty musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl and is true to his bleak vision of childhood as a savage battleground.

The nominations were announced Tuesday in a televised event co-hosted by Tony winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

The awards will be broadcast on CBS from Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

LIST OF NOMINEES

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 revival of a play

Golden Boy
Orphans
The Trip to Bountiful
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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 revival of a musical

Annie
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Pippin
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 book of a musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical, Joseph Robinette
Kinky Boots, Harvey Fierstein
Matilda: The Musical, Dennis Kelly
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Douglas Carter Beane

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater

A Christmas Story, The Musical, music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Hands on a Hardbody, music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green; Lyrics: Amanda Green
Kinky Boots, music & lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
Matilda The Musical, music & lyrics: Tim Minchin

Best scenic design of a play

John Lee Beatty, The Nance
Santo Loquasto, The Assembled Parties
David Rockwell, Lucky Guy
Michael Yeargan, Golden Boy

Best scenic design of a musical

Rob Howell, Matilda: The Musical
Anna Louizos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Scott Pask, Pippin
David Rockwell, Kinky Boots

Best costume design of a play

Soutra Gilmour, Cyrano de Bergerac
Ann Roth, The Nance
Albert Wolsky, The Heiress
Catherine Zuber, Golden Boy

Best costume design of a musical

Gregg Barnes, Kinky Boots
Rob Howell, Matilda: The Musical
Dominique Lemieux, Pippin
William Ivey Long, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Best lighting design of a play

Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy
Donald Holder, Golden Boy
Jennifer Tipton, The Testament of Mary
Japhy Weideman, The Nance

Best lighting design of a musical

Kenneth Posner, Kinky Boots
Kenneth Posner, Pippin
Kenneth Posner, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Hugh Vanstone, Matilda: The Musical

Best sound design of a play

John Gromada, The Trip to Bountiful
Mel Mercier, The Testament of Mary
Leon Rothenberg, The Nance
Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, Golden Boy

Best sound design of a musical

Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, Pippin
Peter Hylenski, Motown: The Musical
John Shivers, Kinky Boots
Nevin Steinberg, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

Best choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Bring It On: The Musical
Peter Darling, Matilda: The Musical
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
Chet Walker, Pippin

Best orchestrations

Chris Nightingale, Matilda: The Musical
Stephen Oremus, Kinky Boots
Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, Motown: The Musical
Danny Troob, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

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