Tony Award nominations honour best of New York Broadway

Fey has been nominated for the Tony for Best Book of a Musical for 'Mean Girls, ' the Broadway show based upon her 2004 hit movie of the same name.

In the play categories, Amy Schumer scored a nod for Steve Martin's comedy Meteor Shower, but numerous season's other big names were passed over, including Captain America Chris Evans, whose Lobby Hero co-stars Michael Cera and Brian Tyree Henry both landed Featured Actor nominations.

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".

Anthony Boyle won a nomination for best featured actor for his work in "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child".

"Best play nominees are "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child", "The Children", "'Farinelli and the King", "Junk" and "Latin History for Morons".

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

The best new musical category is filled by "The Band's Visit", "Frozen", "Mean Girls" and "SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical".


She faces competition from Lauren Ambrose of "My Fair Lady", Hailey Kilgore of "Once On This Island", LaChanze of "Summer: The Donna Summer Musical", Katrina Lenk from "The Band's Visit" and Jessie Mueller of "Carousel".

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls are also nominated for Best Original Score along with Angels in America, The Band's Visit, and Frozen.

The Tony Awards race this year seems to be dominated by big established brands - Disney's "Frozen", J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter", Tina Fey's "Mean Girls" and Nickelodeon's "SpongeBob SquarePants".

"Carousel", "My Fair Lady" and "Once on This Island" make up the best musical revival category, mostly because they're the only eligible nominees.

Critic and audience favorite "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" has garnered 10, along with the revival of "My Fair Lady".

The star-studded 72nd annual Tony Awards, the biggest night in Broadway, will be held on June 10 with singers Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban as co-hosts.

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