Posted by | RayCornelius

You’ll just have to wait until Sunday, June 10 at 8pm on CBS to find out who will go home with the coveted Tony Award. But in the meantime, here is the rundown of the African American actors and actresses that are leading the nominations which were announced earlier today.

Best Performance by an actor in a leading role in a play

James Earl Jones                             Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

Best Performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical

Norm Lewis                                      The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Best Performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical

Audra McDonald                            The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Best Performance by an actress in a featured role in a play

Condola Rashad                              Stick Fly

Best Performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical

Phillip Boykin                                  The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

David Alan Grier                             The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Best Performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical

Da’Vine Joy Randolph                    Ghost:The Musical

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess also receive nods in categories for best revival of a musical as well as best lighting design for a musical, best costume design for a musical, best sound design for a musical and best orchestra.

Noticeably absent from the nominee list were Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson for their performance in the MLK drama Mountain Top and the cast of A Streetcar Named Desire which opened two weeks ago and stars Blair Underwood and Nicole Ari Parker.  This year’s show will once again be hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris.

Tell us what do you think about the nominations? Will you be watching this year?

Source: TonyAwards.com

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