Published: Wed, May 02, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls' and 'SpongeBob' musical lead Tony Award nominations

Tina Fey's 'Mean Girls' and 'SpongeBob' musical lead Tony Award nominations

Ann Roth of Lower Mount Bethel and Santo Loquasto, formerly of Easton, are among those nominated for the 2018 Tony Awards, officials announced Tuesday.

The shimmering, grown-up musical "The Band's Visit" also earned 11 nods, including Katrina Lenk earning her first Tony nomination. He says you can hear "audible gasps, and sobs".

GREEN I think we are approaching a moment when puppetry, magic and special animal effects will have to get a category.

Along with Park and Louderman, UM Music Theater alum Alexander Gemignani earned a Tony nomination Tuesday for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical for "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel".

Grey Henson, who plays gay character Damian in the stage adaptation of Mean Girls, secured a Best Featured Actor nomination for his work.

GREEN "Cursed Child" was nominated in just about every category it was eligible for, as were "Angels", "SpongeBob", "My Fair Lady" and "The Band's Visit".

Best male acting nominations for a play include Denzel Washington, starring in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's epic "The Iceman Cometh". It now will face "The Children", "Farinelli and The King", "Junk" and "Latin History for Morons" for best new play. The 2010 Tony victor for "Fences" faces off against Andrew Garfield in "Angels in America", Tom Hollander of "Travesties", Jamie Parker of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" and Mark Rylance in "Farinelli and The King".

Ayad Akhtar's "Junk" and John Leguizamo's "Latin History for Morons" - both of which originated at La Jolla Playhouse - were nominated in the best-play category.

Glenda Jackson and Amy Schumer were among the nominees for best actress in a leading role in a play for Three Tall Women and Meteor Shower, respectively. Both shows were given 12 nods each.

The Tony Awards, hosted by platinum-selling singers and Broadway stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, will air live from New York's Radio City Music Hall on CBS Sunday, June 10 at 8 p.m. ET.

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