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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.


  • Ann

    Vivian Beaumont Theater

    Manhattan

    Mon, Feb 18, 2013 - Sun, Jun 30, 2013

    "Ann" is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas.


  • Annie the Broadway Musical

    Palace Theatre

    Manhattan

    Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - Fri, Jan 31, 2014

    Under the loving direction of three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine, the musical you remember is back on Broadway in a brand-new production you’ll never forget.


  • The Assembled Parties

    Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

    Manhattan

    Wed, Apr 17, 2013 - Sun, Jul 28, 2013

    "The Assembled Parties" is a beautifully written story about how time changes those we love. Judith Light won a 2013 Tony Award for her performance and the play was also ...


  • The Big Knife

    American Airlines Theater

    Manhattan

    Tue, Apr 16, 2013 - Sun, Jun 02, 2013

    Clifford Odets’s classic tale is about keeping your integrity in the face of success. For his role in it, Richard Kind has been nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for ...


  • Bring It On: The Musical

    St. James Theatre

    Manhattan

    Thu, Jul 12, 2012 - Sun, Dec 30, 2012

    Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.


  • Chaplin: The Musical

    Ethel Barrymore Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Aug 21, 2012 - Sun, Jan 06, 2013

    Rob McClure is nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Chaplin had its last Broadway performance in January ...


  • A Christmas Story, The Musical

    Lunt-Fontanne Theater

    Manhattan

    Wed, Nov 07, 2012 - Sun, Dec 30, 2012

    Though it closed December 30, 2012, "A Christmas Story, The Musical" is nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score Written for the ...


  • Cyrano de Bergerac

    American Airlines Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, Oct 11, 2012 - Sun, Nov 25, 2012

    Nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play, thanks to the brilliant work of Soutra Gilmour, the play Cyrano de Bergerac closed in November 2012.


  • Golden Boy

    Belasco Theatre

    Manhattan

    Thu, Nov 08, 2012 - Sun, Jan 20, 2013

    Set in the vivid world of prizefighting’s past, "Golden Boy, " Clifford Odets’ most popular play, is the story of Joe Bonaparte, a promising young violinist who forsakes his family ...


  • Hands on a Hardbody

    Brooks Atkinson Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 21, 2013 - Sat, Apr 13, 2013

    Nominated for three Tonys, Hands on a Hardbody looks at 10 Texans who need a new lease on life. Under a scorching sun for days, they'll fight to keep at ...


  • The Heiress

    Walter Kerr Theater

    Manhattan

    Sun, Oct 07, 2012 - Sun, Feb 03, 2013

    The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker who is caught between the demands of an emotionally distant father and ...


  • Kinky Boots

    Al Hirschfeld Theater

    Manhattan

    Sun, Mar 03, 2013 - Sun, May 04, 2014

    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 ...


  • Lucky Guy

    Broadhurst Theatre

    Manhattan

    Fri, Mar 01, 2013 - Wed, Jul 03, 2013

    Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks makes his much anticipated Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award nominee Nora Ephron’s play "Lucky Guy," directed by George C. ...


  • Matilda

    Shubert Theater

    Manhattan

    Mon, Mar 04, 2013 - Sun, Apr 06, 2014

    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

    Mon, Mar 11, 2013 - Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    "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 ...


  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    Studio 54

    Manhattan

    Fri, Oct 19, 2012 - Sun, Feb 10, 2013

    Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a ...


  • The Nance

    Lyceum Theater

    Manhattan

    Thu, Mar 21, 2013 - Sun, Aug 11, 2013

    Starring Nathan Lane, nominated for a 2013 Tony Award in this role. In the 1930s heydey of burlesque, a comic called "The Nance" was a stereotypically camp homosexual and a ...


  • Orphans

    Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Mar 19, 2013 - Sun, May 19, 2013

    Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge star in Lyle Kessler’s 1983 play, in which two orphaned brothers live in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house and kidnap a rich, ...


  • The Other Place

    Samuel J. Friedman Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Dec 11, 2012 - Sun, Feb 24, 2013

    Three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf stars in MTC’s Broadway-premiere production of "The Other Place," a riveting new thriller by fast-rising playwright Sharr White and directed ...


  • 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 ...


  • Scandalous, The Musical

    Neil Simon Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Nov 20, 2012 - Sun, Mar 31, 2013

    Set in 1920s Los Angeles, holiness collides with Hollywood in the extraordinary tale of one woman's charismatic rise to fame amidst scandalous love affairs and growing controversy, inevitably ending in ...


  • The Testament of Mary

    Walter Kerr Theater

    Manhattan

    Mon, Mar 25, 2013 - Sun, May 05, 2013

    The great Fiona Shaw portrays Mary, the mother of Jesus, in this one-woman show written by Colm Toibin.


  • The Trip to Bountiful

    Stephen Sondheim Theatre

    Manhattan

    Tue, Apr 23, 2013 - Wed, Oct 09, 2013

    An inspiring American classic, "The Trip to Bountiful," tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of returning to her small hometown of Bountiful, Texas one last ...


  • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Golden Theatre

    Manhattan

    Mon, Mar 04, 2013 - Sun, Aug 25, 2013

    The 2013 Tony Winner for best play, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," by playwright Christopher Durang, takes characters and themes from Chekhov, pours them into a blender and ...


  • Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Booth Theatre

    Manhattan

    Sat, Oct 13, 2012 - Sun, Mar 03, 2013

    George and Martha, one of theater’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples, invite an unwitting young couple over to their home for an unforgettable night of cocktails and crossfire. Now closed, it ...


Ann

"Ann" is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas.

Annie the Broadway Musical

Under the loving direction of three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine, the musical you remember is back on Broadway in ...

The Assembled Parties

"The Assembled Parties" is a beautifully written story about how time changes those we love. Judith Light won a 2013 ...

The Big Knife

Clifford Odets’s classic tale is about keeping your integrity in the face of success. For his role in it, Richard ...

Bring It On: The Musical

Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme ...

Chaplin: The Musical

Rob McClure is nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in ...

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Though it closed December 30, 2012, "A Christmas Story, The Musical" is nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards for Best ...

Cyrano de Bergerac

Nominated for a 2013 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Play, thanks to the brilliant work of Soutra ...

Golden Boy

Set in the vivid world of prizefighting’s past, "Golden Boy, " Clifford Odets’ most popular play, is the story of ...

Hands on a Hardbody

Nominated for three Tonys, Hands on a Hardbody looks at 10 Texans who need a new lease on life. Under ...

The Heiress

The Heiress is the story of Catherine Sloper, the shy and sheltered daughter of a prominent New Yorker who is ...

Kinky Boots

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

Lucky Guy

Two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks makes his much anticipated Broadway debut in the world premiere of three-time Academy Award ...

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 ...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging ...

The Nance

Starring Nathan Lane, nominated for a 2013 Tony Award in this role. In the 1930s heydey of burlesque, a comic ...

Orphans

Alec Baldwin, Ben Foster and Tom Sturridge star in Lyle Kessler’s 1983 play, in which two orphaned brothers live in ...

The Other Place

Three-time Emmy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf stars in MTC’s Broadway-premiere production of "The Other Place," a ...

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 ...

Scandalous, The Musical

Set in 1920s Los Angeles, holiness collides with Hollywood in the extraordinary tale of one woman's charismatic rise to fame ...

The Testament of Mary

The great Fiona Shaw portrays Mary, the mother of Jesus, in this one-woman show written by Colm Toibin.

The Trip to Bountiful

An inspiring American classic, "The Trip to Bountiful," tells the story of Carrie Watts, an elderly woman who dreams of ...

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

The 2013 Tony Winner for best play, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike," by playwright Christopher Durang, takes characters ...

Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

George and Martha, one of theater’s most notoriously dysfunctional couples, invite an unwitting young couple over to their home for ...