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‘South Park’ creators ‘Book of Mormon’ tops Tony Awards

‘South Park’ creators ‘Book of Mormon’ tops Tony Awards

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‘South Park’ creators ‘Book of Mormon’ tops Tony Awards

The musical comedy – devised by the creators of 'South Park' – has earned a total of 14 nods, including for Best Musical, Best Direction and Best Score.

Also receiving multiple nominations at this year's Tony Awards, which recognise achievement in live Broadway theatre – was 'The Scottsboro Boys', which is up for 12 accolades, including Best Musical and

Best Book of a Musical, while star Joshua Henry is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

The shows battling it out in the prestigious Best Musical Category also include 'Sister Act' and 'Catch Me If You Can', while 'War Horse', 'Jerusalem', 'The Motherf****r With the Hat' – starring Chris Rock – and 'Good People' are all up for Best Play.

Meanwhile, Kathleen Marshall – who picked up her sixth and seventh nominations for directing Cole Porter comedy 'Anything Goes' – admitted she was thrilled the dance-based show had received a total of nine nods, including Best Revival and Best Actress for Sutton Foster.

She said: "I'm very happy. I'm thrilled for our show. 'Anything Goes' is one of those shows that is there to delight and entertain and transport the audience."

2011 TONY AWARDS FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS:

Best Play:
'Good People'
'Jerusalem'
'The Motherf****r with the Hat'
'War Horse'

Best Musical:
'The Book of Mormon'
'Catch Me If You Can'
'The Scottsboro Boys'
'Sister Act'

Best Book of a Musical:
'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson': Alex Timbers
'The Book of Mormon': Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
'The Scottsboro Boys': David Thompson
'Sister Act': Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre:
'The Book of Mormon'
Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
'The Scottsboro Boys'
Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
'Sister Act'
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Glenn Slater
'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'
Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Revival of a Play:
'Arcadia'
'The Importance of Being Earnest'
'The Merchant of Venice'
'The Normal Heart'

Best Revival of a Musical:
'Anything Goes'
'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:
Brian Bedford, 'The Importance of Being Earnest'
Bobby Cannavale, 'The Motherf****r with the Hat'
Joe Mantello, 'The Normal Heart'
Al Pacino, 'The Merchant of Venice'
Mark Rylance, 'Jerusalem'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:
Nina Arianda, 'Born Yesterday'
Frances McDormand, 'Good People'
Lily Rabe, 'The Merchant of Venice'
Vanessa Redgrave, 'Driving Miss Daisy'
Hannah Yelland, 'Brief Encounter'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Norbert Leo Butz, 'Catch Me If You Can'
Josh Gad, 'The Book of Mormon'
Joshua Henry, 'The Scottsboro Boys'
Andrew Rannells, 'The Book of Mormon'
Tony Sheldon, 'Priscilla Queen of the Desert'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:
Sutton Foster, 'Anything Goes'
Beth Leavel, 'Baby It's You!'
Patina Miller,' Sister Act'
Donna Murphy, 'The People in the Picture'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play:
Mackenzie Crook,' Jerusalem'
Billy Crudup, 'Arcadia'
John Benjamin Hickey, 'The Normal Heart'
Arian Moayed, 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo'
Yul Vázquez, 'The Motherf***r with the Hat'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:
Ellen Barkin, 'The Normal Heart'
Edie Falco, 'The House of Blue Leaves'
Judith Light, 'Lombardi'
Joanna Lumley, 'La Bête'
Elizabeth Rodriguez, 'The Motherf****r with the Hat'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical:
Colman Domingo, 'The Scottsboro Boys'
Adam Godley, 'Anything Goes'
John Larroquette, 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'
Forrest McClendon, 'The Scottsboro Boys'
Rory O'Malley, 'The Book of Mormon'

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

Laura Benanti, 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'
Tammy Blanchard, 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying'
Victoria Clark, 'Sister Act'
Nikki M. James, 'The Book of Mormon'
Patti LuPone, 'Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown'

Best Scenic Design of a Play:
Todd Rosenthal, 'The Motherf****r with the Hat'
Rae Smith, 'War Horse'
Ultz, 'Jerusalem'
Mark Wendland, 'The Merchant of Venice'

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