2014 Tony Award nominees announced

Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston, Chris O’Dowd and Neil Patrick Harris have all made the shortlist for the Tony Awards 2014.

While some of the biggest names in film and television made the move into theatre to tread the boards this year, not all have been shortlisted for one of the prestigious prizes.

Hollywood A-listers Denzel Washington, Michelle Williams and Daniel Radcliffe were notably absent from the list of nominees.

Breaking Bad superstar Bryan Cranston has seen his career soar once again after playing the troubled chemistry teacher in the hit series. His first Tony nod comes courtesy of his role in All the Way, where he played former US president Lyndon B. Johnson.

He’s up against Irish funnyman Chris for best actor in a play, whose role in classic tale Of Mice and Men has caught the attention of the judges. He stars alongside James Franco in the stage adaptation of John Steinbeck’s 1937 novel.

How I Met Your Mother actor Neil has hosted the Tony awards a total of four times. This marks his first ever nomination, which will see the actor experience proceedings from the other side of the fence. He’s been shortlisted for the best actor in a musical prize for his role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

Hugh Jackman will preside over the awards, which take place in New York on June 8. The awards will be broadcast from Radio City Music Hall.

Nominations

Best Play

Act One

All The Way

Casa Valentina

Mothers & Sons

Outside Mullingar

Best Musical

After Midnight

Aladdin

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Revival of a Play

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Glass Menagerie

A Raisin in the Sun

Twelfth Night

Best Revival of a Musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Les Misérables

Violet

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

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

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

Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ramin Karimloo, Les Misérables

Andy Karl, Rocky

Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

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: The Carole King Musical

Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County

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

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 Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun

Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun

Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina

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: The Carole King Musical

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: The Carole King Musical

Adriane Lenox, After Midnight

Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

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