Tony Awards: Idina Menzel, Neil Patrick Harris Score Nominations

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Idina Menzel and Neil Patrick Harris have scored nominations for the 68th annual Tony Awards. The nominees were revealed Tuesday morning by Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff at the Paramount Hotel in New York City. 

Menzel, who recently graced the cover of Billboard, is up for best leading actress in a musical, for "If/Then." Fellow nominees include Mary Bridget Davies ("A Night With Janis Joplin"), Sutton Foster ("Violet"), Jessie Mueller ("Beautiful") and Kelli O'Hara ("The Bridges of Madison County").

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Over on the best leading actor side, Harris, whose "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" collected eight total nominations, is set to compete with Andy Karl ("Rocky"), Ramin Karimloo ("Les Miserables"), and a pair of actors from "A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder," Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham.

The best musical category includes "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," "After Midnight," "Aladdin" and "Beautiful." Best revival pits "Hedwig" against "Les Miserables" and "Violet."

"Gentleman" leads all nominees with 10.

Menzel's "If/Then" also received a best score nomination for Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, who both won the Pulitzer Prize for "Next to Normal." Menzel has been nominated twice before for theatre's highest honor, winning in 2003 for her performance in "Wicked." Recently Menzel's profile has been raised by her star-making performance in Disney's "Frozen." The film's soundtrack is expected to spend a 12th week atop the Billboard 200 this week, and her song, "Let It Go," has risen to No. 5 on the Hot 100.

Hugh Jackman is set to host the awards, airing live on CBS on June 8. Head over to THR.com for full coverage of the Tony Awards nominations.

Best Musical
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful

Best Revival of a Musical
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Miserables
Violet

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Andy Karl, Rocky
Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Mary Bridget Davies, A Night With Janis Joplin
Sutton Foster, Violet
Idina Menzel, If/Then
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful
Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County

Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Cabaret
Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway
Joshua Henry, Violet
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
Jarrod Spector, Beautiful

Featured Actress in a Musical
Linda Emond, Cabaret
Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Anika Larsen, Beautiful
Adriane Lenox, After Midnight
Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Score
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, Aladdin

Best Director of a Musical
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman, Violet
Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Book
Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway
Chad Beguelin, Aladdin
Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Douglas McGrath, Beautiful

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway
Arianne Phillips, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Isabel Toledo, After Midnight


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