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South Park Creators' Mormon Musical Tops Tony Award Nominees

May 3, 2011 (1:38 pm) GMT
South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's musical 'The Book of Mormon' is leading the way at this year's Tony Awards after scooping 14 nominations.
Matt Stone, Trey Parker

"" has garnered nods across the board including the coveted Best Musical category at the 65th annual prizegiving, which honours the best on Broadway.

"The Book of Mormon" will go up against "", "The Scottsboro Boys" and "" for the top prize.

's play "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" will compete for Best Play against "", "" and "".

The ceremony is sure to be a star-studded event - Hollywood actor is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play category for his part in "", while ("Driving Miss Daisy") will go head-to-head with ("Good People") for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play title.

"Harry Potter" star missed out on landing a nomination for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but his co-star John Larroquette is up for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical trophy.

The satirical musical grabbed seven other nominations, including Best Revival of a Musical.

In the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play category, British actor Mackenzie Crook ("") will face off against (""), as well as (""), Arian Moayed ("Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo") and Yul Vazquez ("The Motherf**ker with the Hat").

Meanwhile, (""), ("The House of Blue Leaves"), (""), Joanna Lumley ("La Bete") and Elizabeth Rodriguez ("The Motherf**ker with the Hat") are all up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.

The winners will be announced on June 12 at The Beacon Theatre 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 an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Best Direction of a Play: Best Direction of a Musical: Best Choreography: Best Orchestrations:

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