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    Apr 29, 2014

    The 2014 Tony Nominations

    A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder leads with 10. Jonathan Groff and Lucy Liu announced the contenders for the 68th annual awards.

    Nominations by the Numbers

    Joan Marcus

    A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder: 10

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch: 8

    After Midnight: 7

    Beautiful: 7

    The Glass Menagerie: 7

    Twelfth Night: 7

    Bullets over Broadway: 6

    The Cripple of Inishmaan: 6

    Act One: 5

    Aladdin: 5

    A Raisin in the Sun: 5

    The Bridges of Madison County: 4

    Casa Valentina: 4

    Machinal: 4

    Rocky: 4

    Violet: 4

    Les Miserables: 3

    All the Way: 2

    Cabaret: 2

    If/Then: 2

    Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill: 2

    Mothers and Sons: 2

    Of Mice and Men: 2

    A Night with Janis Joplin: 1

    Outside Mullingar: 1

    Richard III: 1

    The Velocity of Autumn: 1

    Best Musical

    After Midnight

    Aladdin

    Beautiful

    A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: This category was the biggest crapshoot leading up to nominations, though many put Gentleman's Guide in a favorable spot.

    Best Play

    Act One

    All the Way

    Casa Valentina

    Mothers and Sons

    Outside Mullinger

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: Will Bryan Cranston as LBJ sway votes for the uneven All the Way?

    Best Revival of a Musical

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Les Miserables

    Violet

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: Hedwig. Hedwig. Hedwig.

    Best Revival of a Play

    The Cripple of Inishmaan

    The Glass Menagerie

    A Raisin in the Sun

    Twelfth Night

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: As the Times pointed out, Glass Menagerie has overcome a losing streak with its seven nominations. It's going to be a tight race between that and the also-shuttered Twelfth Night.

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

    Samuel Barnett — Twelfth Night

    Bryan Cranston — All the Way

    Chris O'Dowd — Of Mice and Men

    Mark Rylance — Richard III

    Tony Shalhoub — Act One

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: Bryan Cranston all the way.

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

    Tyne Daly — Mothers and Sons

    Latanya Richardson Jackson — A Raisin in the Sun

    Cherry Jones — The Glass Menagerie

    Audra McDonald — Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill

    Estelle Parsons — The Velocity of Autumn

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: It'll be a tight battle between Audra McDonald, who is going for her sixth win, and Cherry Jones.

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

    Neil Patrick Harris — Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Ramin Karimloo — Les Miserables

    Andy Karl — Rocky

    Jefferson Mays — A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

    Bryce Pinkham — A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: It's nice they gave five nominations when it's really a battle between NPH and West End darling Karimloo, but it's NPH.

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 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

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: This is one of the tightest categories. Mueller was made to play Carole King and it would be a spectacular win for her as a relative Broadway newcomer, but Kelli O'Hara has yet to win a Tony despite several stellar performances (including her current one).

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

    Reed Birney – Casa Valentina

    Paul Chahidi – Twelfth Night

    Stephen Fry – Twelfth Night

    Mark Rylance – Twelfth Night

    Brian J. Smith – The Glass Menagerie

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: Could Mark Rylance take it again or will three nominations for Twelfth split the votes?

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

    Sarah Greene — The Cripple of Inishmaan

    Celia Keenan-Bolger — The Glass Menagerie

    Sophie Okenedo — A Raisin in the Sun

    Anika Noni Rose — A Raisin in the Sun

    Mare Winningham — Casa Valentina

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: Celia Keenan-Bolger's heartbreaking performance was the heart of Glass Menagerie.

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

    Danny Burstein — Cabaret

    Nick Cordero — Bullets over Broadway

    Joshua Henry — Violet

    James Monroe Iglehart — Aladdin

    Jarrod Spector — Beautiful

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: James Monroe Iglehart has the best production number of the season in "Friend Like Me."

    Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role 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 and Murder

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: Lena Hall for a Hedwig sweep.

    Best Direction of a Play

    Tim Carroll — Twelfth Night

    Michael Grandage — The Cripple of Inishmaan

    Kenny Leon — A Raisin in the Sun

    John Tiffany — The Glass Menagerie

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: No new plays were recognized, so it's anyone's game in the revival battle.

    Best Direction 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 and Murder

    Knee-Jerk Reaction: The smooth musical, the brash rocker, the country heart, or the quirky surprise hit?

    See a complete list of nominees on tonyawards.com

    Hugh Jackman hosts the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8, at 8 p.m. on CBS.

    CORRECTION: Audra is actually up for her sixth win, because she is just that talented.

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