14 nods include best musical, best actor.
"Monty Python's Spamalot" leads this year's Tony contenders with 14 nominations including best musical, best actor in a musical for Tim Curry and best original score.
The productions challenging "Spamalot" for best musical are "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," "The Light in the Piazza," both which received 11 nominations, and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee."
"Spamalot" received best actor nods for Tim Curry and Hank Azaria. They'll compete for the Tony with Gary Beach ("La Cage aux Folles"), Norbert Leo Butz ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels") and John Lithgow ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels").
The "Monty Python" music, up for best original score, is by John Du Prez and Eric Idle with lyrics by Eric Idle. Also in the running are "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," music and lyrics by David Yazbek; "The Light in The Piazza," music and lyrics by Adam Guettel; and "The 25th Annual Putnam Country Spelling Bee," music and lyrics by William Finn.
The 59th Annual Tony Awards will be announced June 5 in New York at Radio City Music Hall.