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Kenya’s Lupita Nyong’o Nominated For 2016 Tony Award

Oscar award winning actress, Lupita Nyong’o, has been nominated for a Tony Award for her role in Eclipsed. Lupita is nominated for Best Lead Actress in a Play while Eclipsed was nominated for Best Play.

Below is the full list:

Leading Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti
Carmen Cusack
Cynthia Erivo
Jessie Mueller
Phillipa Soo

Leading Actor in a Musical
Alex Brightman
Danny Burnstein
Zachary Levi
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Leslie Odom, Jr.

Leading Actress in a Play
Jessica Lange
Laurie Metcalfe
Lupita Nyong’o
Sophie Okonedo
Michelle Williams

Leading Actor in a Play
Gabriel Byrne
Jeff Daniels
Frank Langella
Tim Pigott Smith
Mark Strong

Best Revival of a Play
The Crucible
A View From the Bridge
Blackbird
Long Days Journey into Night
Noises Off

Best Revival of a Musical
The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

Best Play
Eclipsed
The Father
The Humans
King Charles III

Best Musical
Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock
Shuffle Along
Waitress

Best Book of a Musical
Bright Star
Hamilton
School of Rock
Shuffle Along

Best Choreography
Hamilton
Shuffle Along
Fiddler on the Roof
Dames at Sea
On Your Feet

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Best Original Score
Steve Marti, Edie Brickell
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Glenn Sltater, Andrew Lloyd Webber
Sara Bareilles

Best Orchestrations
Bright Star
She Loves Me
Hamilton
Shuffle Along

Scenic design of a musical
American Psycho
Hamilton
Shuffle Along
She Loves Me

Costume design of a musical
Tuck Everlasting
She Loves Me
Shuffle Along
Hamilton

Lighting design of a musical
Hamilton
Shuffle Along
Spring Awakening
American Psycho

Best direction of a play
King Charles III
Long Days’ Journey into Night
The Humans
Eclipsed
A View from the Bridge

Best direction of a musical
Spring Awakening
The Color Purple
She Loves Me
Hamilton
Shuffle Along

Featured actor in a play
Reed Birney
Bill Camp
David Furr
Richard Goulding
Michael Shannon

Featured actress in a play
Pascale Armand
Megan Hilty
Jayne Houdyshell
Andrea Martin
Saycon Sengbloh

Featured actor in a musical
Daveed Diggs
Brandon Victor Dixon
Christopher Fitzgerald
Jonathan Groff
Christopher Jackson

Featured actress in a musical
Danielle Brooks
Renee Elise Goldsberry
Jane Krakowski
Jennifer Simard
Adrienne Warren

The 2016 Tony Awards will air on June 12 at 8 p.m. in New York City.

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