The 2013 Tony Award nominations were announced on Tuesday. Some highlights:
- Kinky Boots (13 nominations) and Matilda: The Musical (12) will battle for Best Musical. “Kinky Boots” is based on the 2005 British movie about a real-life shoe factory that struggles until it finds new life making fetish footwear. Cyndi Lauper songs and story by Harvey Fierstein. “Matilda: The Musical” is the witty, dark musical adaptation of the novel by Roald Dahl that is still running in London.
- The four girls who rotate as the “Matilda” lead — Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro — were deemed ineligible for a lead actress nomination.
- Tom Hanks earned a best actor nod for playing gutsy New York City newspaper columnist Mike McAlary in the late Nora Ephron’s Lucky Guy, the favorite for best play. Hanks’ competition includes Nathan Lane and David Hyde Pierce.
- Hollywood stars Bette Midler, Jessica Chastain, Al Pacino, Katie Holmes and Scarlett Johansson did not receive — and probably did not deserve — nominations.