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'Kinky Boots,' 'Matilda' Lead 2013 Tony Award Nominations

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'Kinky Boots,' 'Matilda' Lead 2013 Tony Award Nominations

New musicals "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda" will be neck and neck at the Tony Awards in June with 13 and 12 nods, respectively. Actors Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson announced the nominations for the 67th Annual Tony Awards  Tuesday morning at the Lincoln Center Performing Arts Library.

The four actors who share the title role in "Matilda" were ruled ineligible to compete in the Leading Actress in a Musical category on Friday, and instead will receive a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, alongside Career Transition for Dancers, agent William Craver, stage manager Peter Lawrence, and theater company the Lost Colony.

Musical revivals "Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella" and "Pippin" follow closely in the race, with 10 and 9 recognitions, and Lincoln Center's critically lauded production of "Golden Boy" leads the play revivals with 8 nods. In the new play category, Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy," starring Tom Hanks, and Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" tied with 6 nominations.

Also announced on Tuesday was the recipient for the Isabelle Stevenson Award, which went to playwright and AIDS activist Larry Kramer. This year's Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre will be presented to Executive Producer of Lincoln Center Theater Bernard Gersten, scenic designer Ming Cho Lee, and Executive Vice President of Jujamcyn Theatres Paul Libin.

A complete list of nominees is available here.

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