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"A Gentleman's Guide" Leads Tony Nominations

By Mark Kennedy
|  Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014  |  Updated 12:06 PM EDT
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The musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," a musical romp in which a poor man comically eliminates the eight heirs ahead of him for a title, has nabbed a leading 10 Tony Award nominations.

The nominations announced Tuesday morning also made waves for snubbing some big names, including Denzel Washington, Daniel Radcliffe, James Franco, Zachary Quinto and Michelle Williams.

The musicals up for the big prize in June are: "After Midnight," ''A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," ''Aladdin," and "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical."

The best new play category has James Lapine's "Act One," Terrance McNally's "Mothers and Sons," Robert Schenkkan's "All the Way," John Patrick Shanley's "Outside Mullingar" and Harvey Fierstein's "Casa Valentina."

 
Select nominations for the 2014 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards:

Best Play: "Act One," ''All The Way," ''Casa Valentina," ''Mothers and Sons." ''Outside Mullingar"

Best Musical: "After Midnight," ''Aladdin," ''Beautiful-The Carole King Musical," ''A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder"

Best Book of a Musical: "Aladdin," ''Beautiful-The Carole King Musical," ''Bullets Over Broadway A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder"

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: "Aladdin, "The Bridges of Madison County," ''A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," ''If/Then"

Best Revival of a Play: "The Cripple of Inishmaan, "The Glass Menagerie," ''A Raisin in the Sun," ''Twelfth Night"

Best Revival of a Musical: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," ''Les Miserables," ''Violet"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Samuel Barnett, "Twelfth Night," Bryan Cranston, "All the Way," Chris O'Dowd, "Of Mice and Men," Mark Rylance, "Richard III," Tony Shalhoub, "Act One"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Tyne Daly, "Mothers and Sons," LaTanya Richardson Jackson, "A Raisin in the Sun," Cherry Jones, "The Glass Menagerie," Audra McDonald, "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," Estelle Parsons, "The Velocity of Autumn"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Neil Patrick Harris, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," Ramin Karimloo, "Les Miserables," Andy Karl, "Rocky," Jefferson Mays, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," Bryce Pinkham, "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Mary Bridget Davies, "A Night With Janis Joplin," Sutton Foster, "Violet," Idina Menzel, "If/Then," Jessie Mueller, "Beautiful-The Carole King Musical," Kelli O'Hara, "The Bridges of Madison County"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Reed Birney, "Casa Valentina," Paul Chahidi, "Twelfth Night," Stephen Fry, "Twelfth Night," Mark Rylance, "Twelfth Night," Brian J. Smith, "The Glass Menagerie"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Sarah Greene, "The Cripple of Inishmaan," Celia Keenan-Bolger, "The Glass Menagerie," Sophie Okonedo, "A Raisin in the Sun," Anika Noni Rose, "A Raisin in the Sun," Mare Winningham, "Casa Valentina"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Danny Burstein, "Cabaret," Nick Cordero, "Bullets Over Broadway," Joshua Henry, "Violet"

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