Former “Book of Mormon” costars Nikki James and Andrew Rannells announced the nominations early Tuesday for the 2016 Tonys, in a year anticipated to be a sweep for “Hamilton.”
Nominees for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play included Lupita Nyong’o for “Eclipsed,” Jessica Lange for “Long Day’s Journey Into Night,” and Michelle Williams for “Blackbird.”
“Hamilton” creator Lin Manuel Miranda will face off against his costar Leslie Odom Jr. for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical.
Sara Bareilles and Steve Martin both received notations for best original score for “Waitress” and “Bright Star,” respectively.
James Cordon will host the 70th annual Tony Awards on June 12th.