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2008 Tony Award Nominations Announced!

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Tonight, at the 2008 Tony Awards, South Pacific lead the pack with 7 wins, followed by August: Osage County with 5, In the Heights with 4, Gypsy with 3, Boeing-Boeing  and 39 Steps with 2, and Les Liasons Dangereuses, Passing Strange and The Seafarer with 1. A complete list of the awards are below. Winners are denoted with *

Best Play
** August: Osage County    Author: Tracy Letts
Rock 'n' Roll    Author: Tom Stoppard
The Seafarer    Author: Conor McPherson
The 39 Steps    Author: Patrick Barlow

Best Musical
Cry-Baby      
** In The Heights      
Passing Strange      
Xanadu      

Best Book of a Musical
Cry-Baby    Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan  
In The Heights    Quiara Alegría Hudes  
** Passing Strange    Stew  
Xanadu    Douglas Carter Beane  

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Cry-Baby    Music & Lyrics: David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger  
** In The Heights    Music & Lyrics:Lin-Manuel Miranda  
The Little Mermaid    Music: Alan Menken Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater  
Passing Strange    Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Lyrics: Stew  

Best Revival of a Play
** Boeing-Boeing      
The Homecoming      
Les Liaisons Dangereuses      
Macbeth      

Best Revival of a Musical
Grease      
Gypsy      
** Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific      
Sunday in the Park with George      

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
Ben Daniels    Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
Laurence Fishburne    Thurgood  
** Mark Rylance    Boeing-Boeing  
Rufus Sewell    Rock 'n' Roll  
Patrick Stewart    Macbeth  

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
Eve Best    The Homecoming  
** Deanna Dunagan    August: Osage County  
Kate Fleetwood    Macbeth  
S. Epatha Merkerson    Come Back, Little Sheba  
Amy Morton    August: Osage County  

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Daniel Evans    Sunday in the Park with George  
Lin-Manuel Miranda    In The Heights  
Stew    Passing Strange  
** Paulo Szot    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Tom Wopat    A Catered Affair  

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler    Xanadu  
** Patti LuPone    Gypsy  
Kelli O'Hara    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Faith Prince    A Catered Affair  
Jenna Russell    Sunday in the Park with George  

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale    Mauritius  
Raúl Esparza    The Homecoming  
Conleth Hill    The Seafarer  
** Jim Norton    The Seafarer  
David Pittu    Is He Dead?  

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Sinead Cusack    Rock 'n' Roll  
Mary McCormack    Boeing-Boeing  
Laurie Metcalf    November  
Martha Plimpton    Top Girls  
** Rondi Reed    August: Osage County  

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical
Daniel Breaker    Passing Strange  
Danny Burstein    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Robin de Jesús    In The Heights  
Christopher Fitzgerald    The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein  
** Boyd Gaines    Gypsy  

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical
de'Adre Aziza    Passing Strange  
** Laura Benanti    Gypsy  
Andrea Martin    The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein  
Olga Merediz In The Heights  
Loretta Ables Sayre    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  

Best Direction of a Play
Maria Aitken    The 39 Steps  
Conor McPherson    The Seafarer  
** Anna D. Shapiro    August: Osage County  
Matthew Warchus    Boeing-Boeing  

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Buntrock    Sunday in the Park with George  
Thomas Kail   In The Heights  
Arthur Laurents    Gypsy  
** Bartlett Sher    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford    Cry-Baby  
** Andy Blankenbuehler Andy BlankenbuehlerIn The Heights  
Christopher Gattelli    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Dan Knechtges    Xanadu  

Best Orchestrations
Jason Carr    Sunday in the Park with George  
** Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman   In The Heights  
Stew & Heidi Rodewald    Passing Strange  
Jonathan Tunick    A Catered Affair  

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Peter McKintosh    The 39 Steps  
Scott Pask    Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
** Todd Rosenthal    August: Osage County  
Anthony Ward    Macbeth  

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network    Sunday in the Park with George  
Anna Louizos    In The Heights  
Robin Wagner    The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein  
** Michael Yeargan    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Best Costume Design of a Play
Gregory Gale    Cyrano de Bergerac  
Rob Howell    Boeing-Boeing  
** Katrina Lindsay    Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
Peter McKintosh    The 39 Steps  

Best Costume Design of a Musical
David Farley    Sunday in the Park with George  
Martin Pakledinaz    Gypsy  
Paul Tazewell   In The Heights  
** Catherine Zuber    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  

Best Lighting Design of a Play
** Kevin Adams    The 39 Steps  
Howard Harrison    Macbeth  
Donald Holder    Les Liaisons Dangereuses  
Ann G. Wrightson    August: Osage County  

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington    Sunday in the Park with George  
Howell Binkley    In The Heights  
** Donald Holder    Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific  
Natasha Katz    The Little Mermaid  

Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker    Boeing-Boeing  
Adam Cork    Macbeth  
Ian Dickson    Rock 'n' Roll  
** Mic Pool   The 39 Steps  

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Acme Sound Partners    In The Heights  
Sebastian Frost    Sunday in the Park with George  
** Scott Lehrer    Rodgers & Hammerstein's


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