Tony Awards 2017: 'Great Comet' and 'Hello, Dolly!' lead the way

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  • 2017 Tony Awards nominations announced
  • Kevin Spacey will host this year's show

(CNN)Tickets for Broadway's most popular shows just became more elusive with Tuesday's announcement of the 2017 Tony Awards nominees.

"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," based on Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace," lead with 12 Tony nominations. Singer Josh Groban made his Broadway debut in the musical.
The revival of "Hello, Dolly," which stars Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce, followed with 10 nominations.
The coveted award for best musical will be a showdown between "Natasha," "Come From Away," "Dear Evan Hansen" and "Groundhog Day."
This year's Tony Awards will be hosted by actor Kevin Spacey on June 11 at Radio City Musical Hall.
Here's the full list of nominees:
Best Musical
"Come From Away"
"Dear Evan Hansen"
"Groundhog Day"
"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Best Play
"A Doll's House, Part 2"
"Indecent"
"Oslo"
"Sweat"
Best Revival of a Musical
"Falsettos"
"Hello, Dolly!"
"Miss Saigon"
Best Revival of a Play
"Jitney"
"The Little Foxes"
"Present Laughter"
"Six Degrees of Separation"
Best Book of a Musical
"Come From Away," Irene Sankoff and David Hein
"Dear Evan Hansen," Steven Levenson
"Groundhog Day," Danny Rubin
"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," Dave Malloy
Best Original Score
"Come From Away," Music and Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein
"Dear Evan Hansen," Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
"Groundhog Day," Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin
"Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812," Music and Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Best Leading Actor in a Play
Denis Arndt, "Heisenberg"
Chris Cooper, "A Doll's House, Part 2"
Corey Hawkins, "Six Degrees of Separation"
Kevin Kline, "Present Laughter"
Jefferson Mays, "Oslo"
Best Leading Actress in a Play
Cate Blanchett, "The Present"
Jennifer Ehle, "Oslo"
Sally Field, "The Glass Menagerie"
Laura Linney, "The Little Foxes"
Laurie Metcalf, "A Doll's House, Part 2"
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Christian Borle, "Falsettos"
Josh Groban, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Andy Karl, "Groundhog Day"
David Hyde Pierce, "Hello, Dolly!"
Ben Platt, "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Denée Benton, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Christine Ebersole, "War Paint"
Patti LuPone, "War Paint"
Bette Midler, "Hello, Dolly!"
Eva Noblezada, "Miss Saigon"
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Michael Aronov, "Oslo"
Danny DeVito, "The Price"
Nathan Lane, "The Front Page"
Richard Thomas, "The Little Foxes"
John Douglas Thompson, "Jitney"
Best Featured Actress in a Play
Johanna Day, "Sweat"
Jayne Houdyshell, "A Doll's House, Part 2"
Cynthia Nixon, "The Little Foxes"
Condola Rashad, "A Doll's House, Part 2"
Michelle Wilson, "Sweat"
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Gavin Creel, "Hello, Dolly!"
Mike Faist, "Dear Evan Hansen"
Andrew Rannells, "Falsettos"
Lucas Steele, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Brandon Uranowitz, "Falsettos"
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, "Hello, Dolly!"
Stephanie J. Block, "Falsettos"
Jenn Colella, "Come From Away"
Rachel Bay Jones, "Dear Evan Hansen"
Mary Beth Peil, "Anastasia"
Best Scenic Design of a Play
David Gallo, "Jitney"
Nigel Hook, "The Play That Goes Wrong"
Douglas W. Schmidt, "The Front Page"
Michael Yeargan, "Oslo"
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rob Howell, "Groundhog Day"
David Korins, "War Paint"
Mimi Lien, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Santo Loquasto, "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, "The Little Foxes"
Susan Hilferty, "Present Laughter"
Toni-Leslie James, "Jitney"
David Zinn, "A Doll's House, Part 2"
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, "Anastasia"
Santo Loquasto, "Hello, Dolly!"
Paloma Young, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Catherine Zuber, "War Paint"
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind, "Indecent"
Jane Cox, "Jitney"
Donald Holder, "Oslo"
Jennifer Tipton, "A Doll's House, Part 2"
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, "Come From Away"
Natasha Katz, "Hello, Dolly!"
Bradley King, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Japhy Weideman, "Dear Evan Hansen"
Best Direction of a Play
Sam Gold, "A Doll's House, Part 2"
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, "Jitney"
Bartlett Sher, "Oslo"
Daniel Sullivan, "The Little Foxes"
Rebecca Taichman, "Indecent"
Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, "Come From Away"
Rachel Chavkin, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Michael Greif, "Dear Evan Hansen"
Matthew Warchus, "Groundhog Day"
Jerry Zaks, "Hello, Dolly!"
Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, "Bandstand"
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, "Groundhog Day"
Kelly Devine, "Come From Away"
Denis Jones, "Holiday Inn"
Sam Pinkleton, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Best Orchestrations
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, "Bandstand"
Larry Hochman, "Hello, Dolly!"
Alex Lacamoire, "Dear Evan Hansen"
Dave Malloy, "Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812"
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater
James Earl Jones
Special Tony Award
Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, Sound Designers for "The Encounter"
Regional Theater Tony Award
Dallas Theater Center, Dallas
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Baayork Lee
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater
Nina Lannan
Alan Wasser