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6 May 1st, 2012 Judith Light and Ron Raines Score Tony Nominations!

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Nominations were announced this morning in New York City for the 66th Annual Tony Awards to be held on June 10th at the Beacon Theatre in the Big Apple and broadcast on CBS starting at 8PMEST/7PMCST!

Two long time daytime favorites scored big nominations; with former One Life to Live Daytime Emmy winner, Judith Light garnering a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for her role in Other Desert Cities. 

Light will compete against Linda Emond, Death of a Salesman,  Spencer Kayden, Don’t Dress for Dinner, Cella Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher and Condola Rashad, Stick Fly for the prize on Tony night.


And Guiding Light’s Alan Spaulding the multi-talented Ron Raines scored a huge get when he landed a Tony nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical!  Ron was nominated for his role in the revival of Follies!  He will compete against Danny Burstein - Follies, Jeremy Jordan - Newsies,  Steve Kazee - Once, Norm Lewis - The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Also of note:  Latin and Pop singing sensation, Ricky Martin did not receive a nomination for his role of Che in the revival of Evita, which is getting him mixed reviews.  For the complete list of Tony nominees click here!  Once again the Tony telecast will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.

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  1. Rob says:

    Congrats to my favorite Alan Spaulding!


  2. David Larsson says:

    Congrats to Ms. Light!


  3. Iakovos says:

    I love Broadway. Daytime drama was best in NYC with theatre actors working days on TV and nights on the boards. these two — Light and Raines — are among the best.


    Brian Greene replied

    I totally agree, Iakovos! I loved seeing both Judith & Ron when I saw their wonderful work in their respective shows when I visited New York, New York in mid-January 2012! I’m Tipping My Theatre-Lover’s Hat To Both Of Them–Yay! :D


  4. Jules says:

    Congrats to Ron! Outstanding to see him find success outside of soaps!


  5. Blake says:

    Big congrats to Ron Raines! He was wonderful as Alan Spaulding. God definitely opened up a window for him after Guiding Light was cancelled!!!


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