Tony Awards nominees announced

Posted on: 8:45 am, May 2, 2012, by

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By Breeanna Hare, CNN

(CNN) — The nominations are in for the 66th annual Tony Awards, and the musical “Once” leads the pack with 11 nominations, including best direction, best lead actress, best lead actor and best musical.

In that category, “Once” is going up against “Nice Work if You Can Get It,” “Newsies” and “Leap of Faith.”

The revival of “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” is right behind “Once” with 10 nods, including a best lead actress in a musical nomination for “Private Practice” actress Audra McDonald.

For plays, “Peter and the Starcatcher” leads with nine nods, and is up for best play against “Clybourne Park,” “Other Desert Cities” and “Venus in Fur.”

Both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield are nominated for their performances in the revival of “Death of a Salesman” (best lead actor and best featured actor, respectively), and “Death of a Salesman” is also up for the best revival of a play Tony.

Cynthia Nixon’s “Wit” is competing with “Death of a Salesman” in that category, and the former “Sex and the City” star is also up for the best lead actress in a play award. That’ll see her compete against another Hollywood name, Stockard Channing, who is nominated for her performance in “Other Desert Cities.”

Meanwhile, one of the most-buzzed about musicals of the last year, “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,” received two Tony nods: one for best costume design, and another for best scenic design of a musical.

We’ll find out the winners when the Tonys air live on CBS from the Beacon Theatre on June 10 at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will be hosted once again by Neil Patrick Harris, and will also commemorate another film/theater star, Hugh Jackman, with a special Tony award.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

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 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 original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater

“Bonnie & Clyde,” Frank Wildhorn (music) and Don Black (lyrics)

“Newsies,” Alan Menken (music), Jack Feldman (lyrics)

“One Man, Two Guvnors,” Grant Olding (music and lyrics)

“Peter and the Starcatcher,” Wayne Barker (music) and Rick Elice (lyrics)

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 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”

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 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”