2013 Tony Nominations: 'Kinky Boots,' 'Matilda,' 'Pippin' lead the pack

 Castmembers gather on stage for the 'Bring It On: The Musical' Broadway Opening Night Curtain Call at St. James Theatre on August 1, 2012 in New York City.

Story highlights

  • The Tony nominations have been announced
  • Kinky Boots gained the most with 13 noms
  • 2013 Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS on June 9

The sex is in the heel, indeed! The Harvey Fierstein-Cyndi Lauper musical Kinky Boots (based on the 2005 British film) dominated the Tony nominations, garnering 13 Tony nominations, including a best score nod for Lauper for her first-ever musical. Trailing not far behind were Matilda (12 nods), whose four tweens sharing the title role will be recognized with a special award on Tony night, Pippin (10 nods), and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (9 nods).

On the play side, the celebrated revival of Clifford Odets' Golden Boy proved strong as its boxer lead character, with 8 nods. Tom Hanks guns for EGOT territory with a best actor in a play nod in his first Broadway role in Lucky Guy (its late author Nora Ephron was also nominated for the journalism bio). But perhaps the biggest surprise was the very strong showing for Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike with 6 nods, including one in each acting category (though star Sigourney Weaver's comic turn was overlooked).

Below is a full list of nominees for the 2013 Tony Awards, which will be broadcast on CBS on June 9 at 8 p.m.:

Best Play

The Assembled Parties

Lucky Guy

The Testament of Mary

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Best Musical

    Bring It On: The Musical

    A Christmas Story, The Musical

    Kinky Boots

    Matilda The Musical

    Best Revival of a Play

    Golden Boy

    Orphans

    The Trip to Bountiful

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Best Revival of a Musical

    Annie

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    Pippin

    Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Best Book of a Musical

    A Christmas Story, The Musical

    Kinky Boots

    Matilda The Musical

    Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

    A Christmas Story, The Musical

    Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

    Hands on a Hardbody

    Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green Lyrics: Amanda Green

    Kinky Boots

    Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper

    Matilda The Musical

    Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 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 Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 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 Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 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 Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 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

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

    Danny Burstein, Golden Boy

    Richard Kind, The Big Knife

    Billy Magnussen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Tony Shalhoub, Golden Boy

    Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

    Carrie Coon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Shalita Grant, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Judith Ivey, The Heiress

    Judith Light, The Assembled Parties

    Condola Rashad, The Trip to Bountiful

    Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

    Charl Brown, Motown The Musical

    Keith Carradine, Hands on a Hardbody

    Will Chase, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    Gabriel Ebert, Matilda The Musical

    Terrence Mann, Pippin

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

    Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots

    Victoria Clark, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Andrea Martin, Pippin

    Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody

    Lauren Ward, Matilda The Musical

    Best Scenic Design of a Play

    John Lee Beatty, The Nance

    Santo Loquasto, The Assembled Parties

    David Rockwell, Lucky Guy

    Michael Yeargan, Golden Boy

    Best Scenic Design of a Musical

    Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical

    Anna Louizos, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    Scott Pask, Pippin

    David Rockwell, Kinky Boots

    Best Costume Design of a Play

    Soutra Gilmour, Cyrano de Bergerac

    Ann Roth, The Nance

    Albert Wolsky, The Heiress

    Catherine Zuber, Golden Boy

    Best Costume Design of a Musical

    Gregg Barnes, Kinky Boots

    Rob Howell, Matilda The Musical

    Dominique Lemieux, Pippin

    William Ivey Long, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Best Lighting Design of a Play

    Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Lucky Guy

    Donald Holder, Golden Boy

    Jennifer Tipton, The Testament of Mary

    Japhy Weideman, The Nance

    Best Lighting Design of a Musical

    Kenneth Posner, Kinky Boots

    Kenneth Posner, Pippin

    Kenneth Posner, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Hugh Vanstone, Matilda The Musical

    Best Sound Design of a Play

    John Gromada, The Trip to Bountiful

    Mel Mercier, The Testament of Mary

    Leon Rothenberg, The Nance

    Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, Golden Boy

    Best Sound Design of a Musical

    Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, Pippin

    Peter Hylenski, Motown The Musical

    John Shivers, Kinky Boots

    Nevin Steinberg, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Best Direction of a Play

    Pam MacKinnon, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

    Nicholas Martin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Bartlett Sher, Golden Boy

    George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy

    Best Direction of a Musical

    Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

    Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots

    Diane Paulus, Pippin

    Matthew Warchus, Matilda The Musical

    Best Choreography

    Andy Blankenbuehler, Bring It On: The Musical

    Peter Darling, Matilda The Musical

    Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots

    Chet Walker, Pippin

    Best Orchestrations

    Chris Nightingale, Matilda The Musical

    Stephen Oremus, Kinky Boots

    Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, Motown The Musical

    Danny Troob, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    * * *

    Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

    Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

    Bernard Gersten

    Paul Libin

    Ming Cho Lee

    Regional Theatre Award

    Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, Mass.

    Isabelle Stevenson Award

    Larry Kramer

    Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre

    Career Transition For Dancers

    William Craver

    Peter Lawrence

    The Lost Colony

    The four actresses who created the title role of Matilda The Musical on Broadway -- Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

    * * *

    Tony Nominations by Production

    Kinky Boots -- 13

    Matilda The Musical -- 12

    Pippin -- 10

    Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella -- 9

    Golden Boy -- 8

    Lucky Guy -- 6

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -- 6

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- 5

    The Nance -- 5

    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? -- 5

    Motown The Musical -- 4

    The Trip to Bountiful -- 4

    The Assembled Parties -- 3

    A Christmas Story, The Musical -- 3

    Hands on a Hardbody -- 3

    The Testament of Mary -- 3

    Bring It On: The Musical -- 2

    The Heiress -- 2

    Orphans -- 2

    Ann -- 1

    Annie -- 1

    The Big Knife -- 1

    Chaplin -- 1

    Cyrano de Bergerac -- 1

    The Other Place -- 1

    Scandalous -- 1

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