They’re hosting the big show!
Indeed, it was Bruce Willis and Mary Louise Parker who announced who is up for what this June, and who confirmed that the stars of Broadway’s On the Twentieth Century and Cabaret will lord over theater’s biggest night.
So there you have it.
Now, as to which plays and musicals and talent were singled out.... An American in Paris and Fun Home are, apparently, the ones to beat, with 12 nods apiece. They’ll face off against Something Rotten! and The Visit in the Best Musical category. Meanwhile, for Best Play, the nominees are The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Disgraced, Hand to God, and Wolf Hall Parts One & Two.
On the acting front, the cast of The Elephant Man (itself up for Best Revival of a Play) – Bradley Cooper, Alessandro Nivola, and Patricia Clarkson – is up for Tonys in their respective leading and featured categories. Helen Mirren earned a nod for her work as Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, and both Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan were singled out for Skylight, as were Ken Watanabe and Kelli O’Hara for The King and I.
Click here for a complete list of nominees, and be sure to tune in and watch the Tonys on June 7, on CBS.