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Tonys: Tom Hanks Gets Nomination for 'Lucky Guy'

Peter Gerety Tom Hanks - H 2013
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A scene from "Lucky Guy."

UPDATED: The Oscar-winning star earns his first Tony nod for his leading role in Nora Ephron's play; "Kinky Boots" dominates the musical category with 13 nominations.

Tom Hanks has received a 2013 Tony nomination for his Broadway debut in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy, which also earned a nod for best play.

The multiple Oscar winner competes in the category of best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play alongside Nathan Lane (The Nance), Tracy Letts (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), David Hyde Pierce (Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike) and Tom Sturridge (Orphans).

Lucky Guy, written by the late Ephron with Hanks in mind for the starring role, earned six Tony nods, including for Courtney B. Vance as featured actor and George C. Wolfe as director, while the revival of Golden Boy scored the highest number for a play with eight.

"Lucky Guy is an apt title -- for George C. Wolfe and Courtney B. Vance and all of us who meet up eight times a week," Hanks said in a statement to  The Hollywood Reporter. "It is a privilege to be in Nora's play and an honor to be included with the other nominees. I would go nuts celebrating but I have a show tonight."

Meanwhile, Kinky Boots dominates the musical race with 13 nominations. The production, a collaboration between book writer Harvey Fierstein and first-time Broadway composer Cyndi Lauper, vies for best musical with Bring It On: The Musical, A Christmas Story, the Musical and the well-reviewed Matilda the Musical, which picked up 12 nods.

REVIEW: Lucky Guy

Lauper is up for best original score for Kinky Boots, the stage adaptation of the 2005 comedic film, while Broadway fixture Fierstein received a spot in the best book category.

Other star nominees: Cicely Tyson and Laurie Metcalf, for their respective performances in the plays The Trip to Bountiful and The Other Placeand Richard Kind and Tony Shalhoub for their featured roles in The Big Knife and Golden Boy, respectively. Judith Light, who won a Tony last year for her role in Other Desert Cities, is nominated for her featured role in The Assembled Parties.

There were some snubs, too. Those include Jessica Chastain in The Heiress, Alec Baldwin in Orphans, Katie Holmes in Dead Accounts, Scarlett Johansson in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross

The 67th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS June 9 from Radio City Music Hall. View the full list of nominees on the Tonys' website here, and below:

BEST PLAY
"The Assembled Parties" by Richard Greenberg
"Lucky Guy" by Nora Ephron
"The Testament of Mary" by Colm Toibin
"Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" by Christopher Durang

BEST MUSICAL
"Bring It On, The Musical"
"A Christmas Story, The Musical"
"Kinky Boots, The Musical"
"Matilda, The Musical"

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
"A Christmas Story, The Musical" Joseph Robinette
"Kinky Boots" Harvey Fierstein
"Matilda, The Musical" Dennis Kelly
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" Douglas Carter Beane

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
"Golden Boy" Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Bernard Gersten
"Orphans"
"The Trip to Bountiful"
"Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
"Annie"
'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
"Pippin"
"Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE
"A Christmas Story, The Musical" Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
"Hands on a Hardbody" Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green Lyrics: Amanda Green
"Kinky Boots" Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
"Matilda The Musical" Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
Tom Hanks, "Lucky Guy"
Nathan Lane, "The Nance"
Tracy Letts, "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
David Hyde Pierce, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Tom Sturridge, "Orphans"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY 
Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place
Amy Morton, "Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Kristine Nielsen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Holland Taylor, "Ann"
Cicely Tyson, "The Trip to Bountiful"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL 
Bertie Carvel, "Matilda, The Musical"
Santino Fontana, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"
Rob McClure, "Chaplin"
Billy Porter, "Kinky Boots"
Stark Sands, "Kinky Boots"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL 
Stephanie J. Block, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Carolee Carmello, "Scandalous"
Valisia LeKae, "Motown The Musical"
Patina Miller, "Pippin"
Laura Osnes, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY 
Danny Burstein, "Golden Boy"
Richard Kind, "The Big Knife"
Billy Magnussen, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Tony Shalhoub, "Golden Boy"
Courtney B. Vance, "Lucky Guy"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY  
Carrie Coon, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Shalita Grant, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Judith Ivey, "The Heiress"
Judith Light, "The Assembled Parties"
Condola Rashad, "The Trip to Bountiful"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Charl Brown, "Motown, The Musical"
Keith Carradine, "Hands on a Hardbody"
Will Chase, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Gabriel Ebert, "Matilda The Musical"
Terrence Mann, "Pippin"

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Annaleigh Ashford, "Kinky Boots"
Victoria Clark, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"
Andrea Martin, "Pippin"
Keala Settle, "Hands on a Hardbody"
Lauren Ward, "Matilda, The Musical"

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY 
John Lee Beatty, "The Nance"
Santo Loquasto, "The Assembled Parties"
David Rockwell, "Lucky Guy"
Michael Yeargan, "Golden Boy"

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL 
Rob Howell, "Matilda, The Musical"
Anna Louizos, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Scott Pask, "Pippin"
David Rockwell, "Kinky Boots"

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY 
Soutra Gilmour, "Cyrano de Bergerac"
Ann Roth, "The Nance"
Albert Wolsky, "The Heiress"
Catherine Zuber, "Golden Boy"

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL 
Gregg Barnes, "Kinky Boots
Rob Howell, "Matilda, The Musical"
Dominique Lemieux, "Pippin"
William Ivey Long, "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella"

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY 
Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, "Lucky Guy"
Donald Holder, "Golden Boy"
Jennifer Tipton, "The Testament of Mary"
Japhy Weideman, "The Nance"

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL  
Kenneth Posner, "Kinky Boots"
Kenneth Posner, "Pippin"
Kenneth Posner, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"
Hugh Vanstone, "Matilda The Musical"

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY 
John Gromada, "The Trip to Bountiful"
Mel Mercier, "The Testament of Mary"
Leon Rothenberg, "The Nance"
Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, "Golden Boy"

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL 
Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, "Pippin"
Peter Hylenski, "Motown The Musical"
John Shivers, "Kinky Boots"
Nevin Steinberg, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY 
Pam MacKinnon, "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
Nicholas Martin, "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike"
Bartlett Sher, "Golden Boy"
George C. Wolfe, "Lucky Guy"

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL  
Scott Ellis, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
Jerry Mitchell, "Kinky Boots"
Diane Paulus, "Pippin"
Matthew Warchus, "Matilda, The Musical"

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY 
Andy Blankenbuehler, "Bring It On: The Musical"
Peter Darling, "Matilda, The Musical"
Jerry Mitchell, "Kinky Boots"
Chet Walker, "Pippin"

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
Chris Nightingale, "Matilda, The Musical"
Stephen Oremus, "Kinky Boots"
Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, "Motown The Musical"
Danny Troob, "Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella"

RECIPIENTS OF AWARDS AND HONORS IN NON-COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES 

SPECIAL TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATRE 
Bernard Gersten
Paul Libin
Ming Cho Lee

REGIONAL THEATRE AWARD 
Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

ISABELLE STEVENSON AWARD 
Larry Kramer

TONY HONOR FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE 
Career Transition For Dancers
William Craver
Peter Lawrence
The Lost Colony
The four actresses who created the title role of "Matilda, The Musical" on Broadway - Sophia
Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

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