"The Drowsy Chaperone," a parody of 1920s musicals, leads the field for the 2006 Tony Awards with 13 nominations. Joining it in the best musical category are multiple nominees "The Color Purple," "Jer

"The Drowsy Chaperone," a parody of 1920s musicals, leads the field for the 2006 Tony Awards with 13 nominations. Joining it in the best musical category are multiple nominees "The Color Purple," "Jersey Boys" and "The Wedding Singer."

"The Drowsy Chaperone" has already won several awards and was the critics' favorite, along with "Jersey Boys," a jukebox musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, which has eight nominations.

Oprah Winfrey's "The Color Purple," based on the Alice Walker novel, made a surprisingly strong showing with 11 nominations. "The Wedding Singer," a 1980s romp adapted from the Adam Sandler movie, has five.

Another musical, "The Pajama Game," led the list of revivals with nine nominations, including one for its star, Harry Connick Jr. "Sweeney Todd" and "The Threepenny Opera" will compete with "Pajama Game" for the best revival of a musical trophy.

A full list of nominees can be found at tonyawards.com.

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