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The 2013 TONY Award nominations have been announced, tapping productions from the city’s 40 eligible Broadway theaters to compete for awards in 26 categories. One Broadway musical is hoping 13 is its lucky number. “Kinky Boots,” with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, has run off with 13 nominations—the most of any Broadway show. The youthful “Matilda” is nipping at the drag-queen-themed production’s heels with 12 nominations of its own.

The announcement on April 30 gives audiences more than a month to check out the contenders before the 67th annual TONY Awards are broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013.

What happens when an actor finds out he’s been nominated? Rob McClure, nominated for Best Actor in a Musical for “Chaplin,” tells us in an NYC-ARTS exclusive interview.  Some nods have pit star against star in the same show. Actors Danny Burstein and Tony Shalhoub have shots at Best Actor in a Featured Role for their performances in “Golden Boy,” Clifford Odet’s play about a violinist-turned-boxer. “Golden Boy” racked up a total of eight nominations despite having hung up its gloves, so to speak, in January when it had its last performance.

A Clifford Odet play still in production on Broadway that also received a Best Actor nomination is Roundabout Theatre’s “The Big Knife.” Richard Kind picked up the Best Actor in a Featured Role nomination for his role in this classic tale about keeping your integrity in the face of success.

Other famous actors you can still see in their nominated roles (and who are quite familiar faces for their careers on TV and film) are Tom Hanks in Nora Ephron’s “Lucky Guy,” Nathan Lane in “The Nance,” and David Hyde Pierce in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,” and Cicely Tyson in “The Trip to Bountiful.”

Some shows included in this season’s nominations closed in late 2012 or earlier in 2013, but all are listed below.


  • Kinky Boots

    Al Hirschfeld Theater

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    From Grammy Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein comes the exhilarating musical Kinky Boots, 2013 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, directed and choreographed ...


  • Matilda

    Shubert Theater

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    Based on the beloved story by Roald Dahl, "Matilda" is about an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a bad beginning, her story is going to be an astonishing ...


  • MOTOWN: The Musical

    Lunt-Fontanne Theater

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    "MOTOWN: The Musical" is the real story behind the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed America forever. This exhilarating show charts Motown Founder Berry Gordy's incredible ...


  • Pippin, The Musical

    Music Box Theatre

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    "Pippin" tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk ...


  • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

    Broadway Theatre

    Manhattan

    Ongoing

    Break out your best ball gown for 'Cinderella' on Broadway! Acclaimed writer Douglas Carter Beane's romantic and hilarious take on the ultimate makeover story features all the classic elements you ...


Kinky Boots

From Grammy Award-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein comes the exhilarating musical Kinky Boots, ...

Matilda

Based on the beloved story by Roald Dahl, "Matilda" is about an extraordinary little girl who decides that despite a ...

MOTOWN: The Musical

"MOTOWN: The Musical" is the real story behind the one-of-a-kind sound that hit the airwaves in 1959 and changed America ...

Pippin, The Musical

"Pippin" tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he ...

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Break out your best ball gown for 'Cinderella' on Broadway! Acclaimed writer Douglas Carter Beane's romantic and hilarious take on ...