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.