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Musical 'Once' Leads 2012 Tony Award Nominations

On Tuesday, Tony- and Emmy-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth and Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Jim Parsons announced the nominees for the 66th annual Tony Awards.

The musical "Once" got the most nominations -- 11. Both musicals "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess" and "Nice Work If You Can Get It" got 10 nominations, followed by the play "Peter and the Starcatcher," which landed nine.

Here's a list of the nominees:

Best Play

  • "Clybourne Park"
  • "Other Desert Cities"
  • "Peter and the Starcatcher"
  • "Venus in Fur"

Best Musical

  • "Leap of Faith"
  • "Newsies"
  • "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
  • "Once"

Best Revival of a Play

  • "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman"
  • "Gore Vidal's The Best Man"
  • "Master Class"
  • "Wit"

Best Revival of a Musical 

  • "Evita"
  • "Follies"
  • "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"
  • "Jesus Christ Superstar"

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

  • James Corden - "One Man, Two Guvnors"
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman - "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman"
  • James Earl Jones - "Gore Vidal's The Best Man"
  • Frank Langella - "Man and Boy"
  • John Lithgow - "The Columnist"

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

  • Nina Arianda - "Venus in Fur"
  • Tracie Bennett - "End of the Rainbow"
  • Stockard Channing - "Other Desert Cities"
  • Linda Lavin - "The Lyons"
  • Cynthia Nixon - "Wit"

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

  • Danny Burstein - "Follies"
  • Jeremy Jordan - "Newsies"
  • Steve Kazee - "Once"
  • Norm Lewis - "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"
  • Ron Raines - "Follies"

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

  • Jan Maxwell - "Follies"
  • Audra McDonald - "The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess"
  • Cristin Milioti - "Once"
  • Kelli O'Hara - "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
  • Laura Osnes - "Bonnie & Clyde"

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

  • Christian Borle, "Peter and the Starcatcher"
  • Michael Cumpsty, "End of the Rainbow"
  • Tom Edden, "One Man, Two Guvnors"
  • Andrew Garfield, "Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman"
  • Jeremy Shamos, "Clybourne Park"

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

  • Linda Emond, "Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman"
  • Spencer Kayden, "Don’t Dress for Dinner"
  • Celia Keenan-Bolger, "Peter and the Starcatcher"
  • Judith Light, "Other Desert Cities"
  • Condola Rashad, "Stick Fly"

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

  • Phillip Boykin, "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess"
  • Michael Cerveris, "Evita"
  • David Alan Grier, "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess"
  • Michael McGrath, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
  • Josh Young, "Jesus Christ Superstar"

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

  • Elizabeth A. Davis, "Once"
  • Jayne Houdyshell, "Follies"
  • Judy Kaye, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
  • Jessie Mueller, "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever"
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph, "Ghost the Musical"

Best Direction of a Play

  • Nicholas Hytner, "One Man, Two Guvnors"
  • Pam MacKinnon, "Clybourne Park"
  • Mike Nichols, "Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman"
  • Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Jeff Calhoun, "Newsies"
  • Kathleen Marshall, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
  • Diane Paulus, "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess"
  • John Tiffany, "Once"

Best Book of a Musical

  • "Lysistrata Jones" - Douglas Carter Beane
  • "Newsies" - Harvey Fierstein
  • "Nice Work If You Can Get It" - Joe DiPietro
  • "Once" - Enda Walsh

Best Orchestrations

  • William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess"
  • Bill Elliott, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
  • Martin Lowe, "Once"
  • Danny Troob, "Newsies"

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

  • "Bonnie & Clyde" - Music: Frank Wildhorn, Lyrics: Don Black
  • "Newsies" - Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Jack Feldman
  • "One Man, Two Guvnors" - Music & Lyrics: Grant Olding
  • "Peter and the Starcatcher" - Music: Wayne Barker, Lyrics: Rick Elice

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • John Lee Beatty, "Other Desert Cities"
  • Daniel Ostling, "Clybourne Park"
  • Mark Thompson, "One Man, Two Guvnors"
  • Donyale Werle, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Bob Crowley, "Once"
  • Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll, "Ghost the Musical"
  • Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, "Newsies"
  • George Tsypin, "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark"

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • William Ivey Long, "Don’t Dress for Dinner"
  • Paul Tazewell, "A Streetcar Named Desire"
  • Mark Thompson, "One Man, Two Guvnors"
  • Paloma Young, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Gregg Barnes, "Follies"
  • ESosa, "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess"
  • Eiko Ishioka, "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark"
  • Martin Pakledinaz, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Jeff Croiter, "Peter and the Starcatcher"
  • Peter Kaczorowski, "The Road to Mecca"
  • Brian MacDevitt, "Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman"
  • Kenneth Posner, "Other Desert Cities"

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Christopher Akerlind, "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess"
  • Natasha Katz, "Follies"
  • Natasha Katz, "Once"
  • Hugh Vanstone, "Ghost the Musical"

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Paul Arditti, "One Man, Two Guvnors"
  • Scott Lehrer, "Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman"
  • Gareth Owen, "End of the Rainbow"
  • Darron L. West, "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Acme Sound Partners, "The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess"
  • Clive Goodwin, "Once"
  • Kai Harada, "Follies"
  • Brian Ronan, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Best Choreography

  • Rob Ashford, "Evita"
  • Christopher Gattelli, "Newsies"
  • Steven Hoggett, "Once"
  • Kathleen Marshall, "Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

  • Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre - Emanuel "Manny" Azenberg
  • Regional Theatre Award - The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.
  • Isabelle Stevenson Award - Bernadette Peters
  • Special Tony Award - Actors’ Equity Association & Hugh Jackman
  • Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre - Freddie Gershon, Artie Siccardi & TDF Open Doors
The American Theatre Wing will announce the winners from 8 to 11 P.M. on June 10 on CBS. Neil Patrick Harris will host.