South Park Players Take The Tonys

Past Tony winners Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick announced the 2011 Tony Awards nominees this morning, May 3. Hollywood players like Al Pacino, Edie Falco, Vanessa Redgrave, Billy Crudup, John Benjamin Hickey, Tammy Blanchard, Ellen Barkin, John Larroquette, Judith Light, Bobby Cannavale and Patti LuPone made the grade on stage to land nominations. Book of Mormon, from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, leads the way with 14 nominations.

Al Pacino nabs a 2011 Tony nominations

Anika Noni Rose and Matthew Broderick revealed the 2011 Tony Award nominees live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in New York City this morning. While the 65th annual Tony nom list is not quite the Hollywood "it" list it was last year, it's clear Hollywood stars still have their fingers on the Broadway pulse.

South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and their collaborator Robert Lopez have the most to celebrate this morning. Their musical Book of Mormon led with 14 nominations. Book of Mormon will battle Catch Me If You Can, The Scottsboro Boys and Sister Act for the big one, Best Musical, and is also in contention for original score, costume design, direction and several actor noms.

The Scottsboro Boys followed Book of Mormon with 12 Tony nominations overall. Anything Goes trailed with nine noms. Daniel Radcliffe's musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying nabbed eight nods, including noms for John Larroquette and Tammy Blanchard, but none for the Harry Potter star.

Al Pacino's The Merchant of Venice is the most-nominated play this year, with seven nominations, including noms for Al Pacino and costar Lily Rabe.

To see which performances landed Edie Falco, Vanessa Redgrave, Billy Crudup, John Benjamin Hickey, Ellen Barkin, John Larroquette, Judith Light, Bobby Cannavale and Patti LuPone their nominations, check out the nominee list below.

The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards, which are presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, will air on CBS on Sunday, June 12 at 8 p.m. The event takes place at the Beacon Theatre and will be followed by the invite-only Tony Gala at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

And the 65th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Nominees Are...

Here are some highlights from the 2011 Tony nominee list. Check out the full list at TonyAwards.com, along with nominee reactions.

The Book of Mormon leads 2011 Tony NomsBest Play
Good People (Author: David Lindsay-Abaire)
Jerusalem (Author: Jez Butterworth)
The Motherf**ker with the Hat (Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis)
War Horse (Author: Nick Stafford)

Best Musical
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
The Scottsboro Boys
Sister Act

Best Book of a Musical
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Alex Timbers)
The Book of Mormon (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone)
The Scottsboro Boys (David Thompson)
Sister Act (Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane)

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
The Book of Mormon
Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone

The Scottsboro Boys
Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb

Sister Act
Music: Alan Menken
Lyrics: Glenn Slater

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Revival of a Play
Arcadia
The Importance of Being Earnest
The Merchant of Venice
The Normal Heart

Best Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
Frances McDormand, Good People
Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy
Hannah Yelland, Brief Encounter

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Beth Leavel, Baby It's You!
Patina Miller, Sister Act
Donna Murphy, The People in the Picture

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
Billy Crudup, Arcadia
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Yul Vázquez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light, Lombardi
Joanna Lumley, La Bête
Elizabeth Rodriguez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
Adam Godley, Anything Goes
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
Rory O'Malley, The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Tammy Blanchard, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Victoria Clark, Sister Act
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Patti LuPone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

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