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14 Nominated for 2011 Tony Awards®

The 2011 Nominations for the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, also known as the Tony Awards®, were announced Tuesday, May 3rd. The awards recognize achievement in live American  theatre  and are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League. The 2011 Award ceremony airs on June 12th.

The following Tisch alumni, faculty and Dean's Council Members have been nominated:

Tony Award® Nominees

Best Play
Jerusalem, Scott Rudin (Dean's Council), producer
The Motherf**cker with the Hat, Scott Rudin (Dean's Council), producer; Oskar Eustis (Arts Professor, Goldberg DDW), producer

Best Musical
The Book of Mormon, Scott Rudin (Dean's Council), producer
Catch Me If You Can, Margo Lion (Dean's Council), producer

Best Revival of a Play
The Merchant of Venice, Oskar Eustis (Arts Professor, Goldberg DDW), producer
The Normal Heart, Daryl Roth (Dean's Council), producer

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda '09 (MFA, Acting), Born Yesterday 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Donna Murphy '81 (Drama), The People in the Picture 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Billy Crudup '94 (MFA, Acting), Arcadia

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Laura Benanti '02 (Drama), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Beowulf Boritt '96 (MFA, Design), The Scottsboro Boys
Donyale Werle '02 (MFA, Design), Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Martin Pakledinaz (Adjunct Teacher, Design), Anything Goes 

Best Lighting Design of a Play
David Lander '91 (MFA, Design), Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Best Direction of a Play
George C. Wolfe '84 (MFA, DDW/Dean's Council), The Normal Heart