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Kelsey Grammer's 'La Cage aux Folles' Leads Nominations of Tony Awards

May 5, 2010 (3:05 am) GMT
Actors who received nod include Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Denzel Washington, Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber.
Kelsey Grammer's 'La Cage aux Folles' Leads Nominations of Tony Awards

and Douglas Hodge's "La Cage aux Folles" musical and Broadway show "Fela!" are leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 11 nominations each. "Fela!", about the life of revered African world music star Fela Kuti, will go up against 's "American Idiot", "Memphis", and "Million Dollar Quartet" in the coveted Best Musical category at the 64th annual prizegiving, which honors the best on Broadway.

Meanwhile, Grammer and Hodge, who star as a camp gay couple in "La Cage", will compete against ("Promises, Promises"), Chad Kimball ("Memphis)" and Sahr Ngaujah ("Fela!") for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. The evening is sure to be a star-studded event, with Hollywood actors ("Hamlet"), ("Red"), ("A View From the Bridge"), ("A Behanding in Spokane") and ("Fences") pitted against each other for the Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play award.

Washington's co-star will battle it out in the category for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, against Valerie Harper ("Looped"), Linda Lavin ("Collected Stories"), ("Time Stands Still") and Jan Maxwell ("The Royal Family"). ("A Little Night Music"), Kate Baldwin ("Finian's Rainbow"), Sherie Rene Scott ("Everyday Rapture"), Montego Glover ("Memphis") and Christiane Noll ("Ragtime") received nods for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, and 's Broadway debut in "A View From the Bridge" has earned her a nomination for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play.

Nominations for Best Play include "In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)", "Next Fall", "Red" and "Time Stands Still". The winners will be announced on June 13 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The main list of nominees is as follows:

Best Play:

Best Musical: Best Book of a Musical: Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Best Revival of a Play: Best Revival of a Musical: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical: Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play: Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play: Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical:

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