PHOTO CALL: "On Top of the World!" Twenty-Four 2013 Tony Nominees Ascend the Empire State Building
By Matthew Blank
Twenty-four actors, actresses and writers nominated for 2013 Tony Awards ascended to the top of the Empire State Building for a June 4 photo op.
Richard Kind, Tracy Letts, Bertie Carvel, Gabriel Ebert, Rob McClure, Charl Brown, Will Chase, Billy Porter, Stark Sands, Justin Paul, Billy Magnussen, Santino Fontana, Benj Pasek, Valisia LeKae, Stephanie J. Block, Shalita Grant, Lauren Ward, Patina Miller, Carrie Coon, Kristine Nielsen, Keala Settle, Judith Light, Laura Osnes and Annaleigh Ashford took the elevator over 1,000 feet to the Observatory over Midtown Manhattan.
Two new musicals, Kinky Boots and Matilda the Musical, earned 13 and 12 nominations, respectively, the most of any productions of the season. Two musical revivals also fared well: Stephen Schwartz's Pippin nabbed 10 nominations, while Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella received nine nominations. Leading the plays are the revival of Golden Boy with eight nominations, and the late Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy and Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, with six nominations apiece.
The Tony Awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.
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