PHOTO CALL: 2011 Tony Award Preview — The Actors

By Krissie Fullerton
06 Jun 2011

Playbill.com offers a look at the nominees for the 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards in the categories of Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play and Musical and Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play and Musical.



Neil Patrick Harris will host this season's Tony Awards ceremony June 12. CBS-TV will broadcast the event live from The Beacon Theatre.

Here is a look at the male actors nominated this year:



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Mackenzie Crook (Jerusalem), nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Photo by Joan Marcus



The nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play follow:
Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker With the Hat
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

The nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play follow:
Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
Billy Crudup, Arcadia
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Yul Vázquez, The Motherf**ker With the Hat

The nominees for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical follow:
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

The nominees for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical follow:
Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
Adam Godley, Anything Goes
John Larroquette, How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
Rory O'Malley, The Book of Mormon

Click here for a full list of nominations.