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Tony nominations announced
2017-05-02

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The nominations for the 71st annual Tony Awards were announced May 2.

The Josh Groban-led musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 led the new musical nominations with 12 in total, including best musical and an acting honor for Groban.

Dear Evan Hansen received nine nominations, including best musical and one for lead actor Ben Platt. Come from Away and Groundhog Day received the other Best Musical nods.

Best Play nods went to Sweat, Indecent, Oslo and A Doll's House, Part 2. Hello Dolly!, Miss Saigon, Falsettos, Jitney, The Little Foxes, Present Laughter and Six Degrees of Separation were nominated for Best Revival in musical and dramatic categories.

Bette Midler snagged a lead actress in a musical nomination for Hello Dolly!—her first leading role in a Broadway musical. The production received 10 nominations.

A few of the other actors and actresses who received nods include Cate Blanchett ( The Present ), Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone ( War Paint ), David Hyde Pierce ( Hello Dolly! ), Jefferson Mays ( Oslo ), Laura Linney ( The Little Foxes ) and Sally Field ( The Glass Menagerie ).

Kevin Spacey will host the awards Sunday, June 11; the event will be broadcast on CBS.


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