During a livestream on Tuesday, actors Lea Michele and Myles Frost announced the nominations for the 2023 Tony Awards, which recognize excellence in live Broadway theatre.
Some Like It Hot (a musical adaptation of the comedy film starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) leads the nominations this year with 13, including Best Musical. The show follows two friends/musicians who disguise themselves as women to join an all-girl band, after fleeing from Chicago after witnessing a mob hit. The musical, starring Christian Borle and J. Harrison Ghee with songs by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, has been turned into an embrace of trans rights. Borle and Ghee also both earned acting nominations.
& Juliet, New York, New York and Shucked followed with nine nominations each, while Kimberly Akimbo and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street both earned eight nods; and Ain’t No Mo’, A Doll’s House, Into the Woods, Leopoldstadt and Parade are each up for six awards.
The 76th annual ceremony, hosted by Ariana DeBose for the second straight year, will take place June 11 at United Palace in New York City and air on CBS. The show will also be available to stream on Paramount+.