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Familiar faces dominate 2012 Tony Award nominations

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Hollywood meets Broadway

The nominees for the 2012 Tony Awards have been revealed. The list is filled with film and TV stars including a Sex and the City alum, Darth Vader and Spider-Man. See who else made the cut for Broadway's biggest night!

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Are you ready for some razzle-dazzle courtesy of the Tony Awards? This morning, they announced the nominees for the 2012 ceremony, which features some of Hollywood's elite.

Once leads the pack with 11 nominations including best musical and best performance by an actor and actress in a leading role (Steve Kazee and Cristin Milioti).

But they've got stiff competition from stage veterans James Earl Jones and Frank Langella, who are also up for acting awards.

One nominee (best performance by an actor in a featured role ) that's less known but still familiar is Christian Borle, who currently stars on NBC's Smash.

Coincidentally, the TV drama is a musical set against the backdrop of Broadway. Therefore, Borle was perfectly cast as theatrical composer Tom Levitt.

Other notable nominees include Stockard Channing, Cynthia Nixon, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Andrew Garfield.

Here's the complete list of Tony Award nominees:

Best Play


  • Clybourne Park

  • Other Desert Cities
  • 
Peter and the Starcatcher
  • 
Venus in Fur

Best Musical

  • 
Leap of Faith
  • 
Newsies
  • 
Nice Work If You Can Get It

  • Once

Best Revival of a Play

  • Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

  • Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
  • 
Master Class
  • 
Wit

Best Revival of a Musical

  • 
Evita

  • Follies
  • 
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • 
Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play


  • James Corden -- One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 
Philip Seymour Hoffman -- Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
  • 
James Earl Jones -- Gore Vidal’s The Best Man
  • 
Frank Langella -- Man and Boy

  • John Lithgow -- The Columnist

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

  • 
Nina Arianda -- Venus in Fur

  • Tracie Bennett -- End of the Rainbow

  • Stockard Channing -- Other Desert Cities
  • 
Linda Lavin -- The Lyons
  • 
Cynthia Nixon -- Wit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • 
Danny Burstein -- Follies
  • 
Jeremy Jordan -- Newsies

  • Steve Kazee -- Once
  • 
Norm Lewis -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

  • Ron Raines - Follies

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical


  • Jan Maxwell -- Follies

  • Audra McDonald -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

  • Cristin Milioti -- Once
  • 
Kelli O’Hara -- Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 
Laura Osnes -- Bonnie and Clyde

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play


  • Christian Borle -- Peter and the Starcatcher
  • 
Michael Cumpsty -- End of the Rainbow
  • 
Tom Edden -- One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 
Andrew Garfield --  Death of a Salesman
  • 
Jeremy Shamos -- Clybourne Park

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • 
Linda Emond -- Death of a Salesman

  • Spencer Kayden -- Don’t Dress for Dinner

  • Cella Keenan-Bolger -- Peter and the Starcatcher
  • 
Judith Light -- Other Desert Cities
  • 
Condola Rashad -- Stick Fly

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical


  • Phillip Boykin -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

  • Michael Cerveris -- Evita

  • David Allen Grier -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • 
Michael McGrath -- Nice Work If You Can Get It

  • Josh Young -- Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical


  • Elizabeth A. Davis -- Once
  • 
Jayne Houdyshell -- Follies
  • 
Judy Kaye -- Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 
Jesse Mueller -- On a Clear Day You Can See Forever
  • 
Da’Vine Joy Randolph -- Ghost

Best Direction of a Play


  • Nicholas Hytner -- One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 
Pam MacKinnon -- Clybourne Park
  • 
Mike Nichols -- Death of a Salesman
  • 
Roger Rees and Alex Timbers -- Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Direction of a Musical


  • Jeff Calhoun -- Newsies
  • 
Kathleen Marshall -- Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 
Diane Paulus -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

  • John Tiffany -- Once

Best Book of a Musical

  • Lysistrata Jones
  • 
Newsies

  • Nice Work If You Can Get It

  • Once

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

  • Bonnie & Clyde
  • 
Newsies
  • 
One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Choreography


  • Rob Ashford -- Evita
  • 
Christopher Gattelli -- Newsies
  • 
Steven Hoggett -- Once
  • 
Kathleen Marshall -- Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Scenic Design of a Play


  • John Lee Beatty -- Other Desert Cities

  • Daniel Ostling -- Clybourne Park
  • 
Mark Thompson -- One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 
Donyale Werle -- Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • 
Bob Crowley -- Once
  • 
Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll -- Ghost the Musical

  • Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel -- Newsies
  • 
George Tsypin -- Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Best Costume Design of a Play


  • William Ivey Long -- Don’t Dress for Dinner
  • 
Paul Tazewell -- A Streetcar Named Desire
  • 
Mark Thompson -- One Man, Two Guvnors

  • Paloma Young -- Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • 
Gregg Barnes -- Follies
  • 
ESosa -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

  • Eiko Ishioka -- Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

  • Martin Pakledinaz -- Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • 
Jeff Croiter -- Peter and the Starcatcher

  • Peter Kaczorowski -- The Road to Mecca
Brian MacDevitt, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman
Kenneth Posner, Other Desert Cities

Best Lighting Design of a Musical


  • Christopher Akerlind -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • 
Natasha Katz -- Follies

  • Natasha Katz -- Once
  • 
Hugh Vanstone -- Ghost the Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • 
Paul Arditti -- One Man, Two Guvnors
  • 
Scott Lehrer -- Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

  • Gareth Owen -- End of the Rainbow

  • Darron L. West -- Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • 
Acme Sound Partners -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

  • Clive Goodwin -- Once

  • Kai Harada -- Follies
  • 
Brian Ronan -- Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Orchestrations

  • 
William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke -- The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
  • 
Bill Elliott -- Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 
Martin Lowe -- Once
  • 
Danny Troob -- Newsies

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Emanuel Azenberg

  • Regional Theatre Award
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C.

Isabelle Stevenson Award


  • Bernadette Peters

Special Tony Award


  • Actors’ Equity Association
  • 
Hugh Jackman

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre

  • 
Freddie Gershon

  • Artie Siccardi
  • 
TDF Open Doors

The 2012 Tony Awards will air Sunday, June 10 on CBS.

Photo credit: Joseph Marzullo/WENN
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