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*Cicely Tyson, Patina Miller, Billy Porter and Valisia LeKae are among the nominees up for a 2013 Tony Award.

Tyson received a nod for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her starring role in “The Trip to Bountiful,” which itself was nominated for Best Revival of a Play. Pippen and its star Miller each picked up nods, as did LeKae of Motown The Musical, who faces Miller in the Best Lead Actress in a Musical category. LeKae plays Diana Ross in the Berry Gordy production.

Porter is nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his role in “Kinky Boots,” which leads all nominees with 13. The musical has a book by veteran writer/performer Harvey Fierstein and a score by first-time Broadway composer Cyndi Lauper.

Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson unveiled the nominations this morning. Here are the nominees in the major categories:

BEST PLAY

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

The Testament of Mary

Lucky Guy

The Assembled Parties

BEST MUSICAL

Bring It On: The Musical

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Kinky Boots

Matilda The Musical

BEST PLAY REVIVAL

Golden Boy

Orphans

The Trip to Bountiful

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

BEST REVIVAL OF MUSICAL

Annie

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Pippin

Cinderella

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY

Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy

Nathan Lane, The Nance

Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Tom Sturridge, Orphans

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place

Amy Morton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Holland Taylor, Ann

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Bertie Carvel, Matilda The Musical

Santino Fontana, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Rob McClure, Chaplin

Billy Porter, Kinky Boots

Stark Sands, Kinky Boots

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Carolee Carmello, Scandalous

Valisia LeKae, Motown The Musical

Patina Miller, Pippin

Laura Osnes, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

SOURCE: EURweb.com

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