University of MI represented in Tony nominations for 'Mean Girls'

Posted May 02, 2018

Another monumental two-part drama, a revival of "Angels in America", took 11 nominations, including best play revival, best actor Andrew Garfield and best featured actor for Nathan Lane as closeted conservative firebrand Roy Cohn.

She said it's still exciting, and "always feels different because every show means something different". Those musicals are up for 11 nominations each. He said he's having a ball with Broadway audiences, which are "so vocal, it's like having an extra cast member onstage". Louderman says she's from a small town where "people don't really get out and dream big". Disney's Frozen eked out a Best Musical nod in a race with sparse competition, but was largely left out in the cold with just three nominations (and none for its leading ladies).

The Best Play nominations include The Children, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Junk, and Fairnelli and the King. "You hear audible gasps, and sobs. I just really thought I would never be here".

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Actor John Leguizamo will also be recognized with a Special Tony Award for his 30-year commitment to theater and "bringing diverse stories and audiences to Broadway".

SpongeBob SquarePants and Mean Girls are also nominated for Best Original Score along with Angels in America, The Band's Visit, and Frozen.

Other nominations also went to three quasi-queer musicals: the My Fair Lady revival, which has a priggish male couple at its heart; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical about the legendary disco diva; and the don't-need-a-prince sisterly duo in the stage adaptation of Disney's Frozen.

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"Carousel", "My Fair Lady" and "Once on This Island" make up the best musical revival category, mostly because they're the only eligible nominees.

In other revival news, My Fair Lady, Once On This Island, and Carousel are up for Best Revival of a Musical. It now will face "The Children", "Farinelli and The King", "Junk" and "Latin History for Morons" for best new play.

The star-studded 72nd annual Tony Awards, the biggest night in Broadway, will be held on June 10 with singers Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban as co-hosts.

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