On Tuesday morning, the 2011 Tony Award Nominations were announced. You can hear Leonard's conversations with some of this year's nominees below!
The Book of Mormon received 14 nominations, the most for any production this year, including Best Musical. Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells both received nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and Leonard spoke to them in April.
Anything Goes received 9 nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical. In April, Leonard spoke to Sutton Foster, who was nominated for her portrayal of Reno Sweeney, and Kathleen Marshall was nominated for both her direction and choreography.
Leonard spoke to Lily Rabe about her role as Portia in The Merchant of Venice, which transferred to Broadway after rave reviews for the Shakespeare in the Park production. She was nominated for her performance and the production received 6 other nominations, including Best Revival of a Play.
Leonard spoke to Basil Jones and Adrian Kohler, two of the puppeteers in War Horse. The production received 5 nominations, including Best Play and Handspring Puppet Company will receive a Special Tony Award.
Brian Bedford spoke to Leonard in February about starring in and directed The Importance of Being Earnest, which received 3 nominations, including Best Revival of a Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.
Arcadia received 2 nominations - one for Best Play and Billy Crudup was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role. He spoke to Leonard in March, along with playwright Tom Stoppard and actor Tom Riley.
Good People received 2 nominations, including Best Play. Leonard spoke to playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, and actors Estelle Parsons and Tate Donovan in March.
The stars of La Bete spoke to Leonard in November. The production received 2 nominations, including Joanna Lumley for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.
You can see the complete list of nominees on the Tony Awards website.