Tom Hanks nominated for his first Tony award

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TOM Hanks has been nominated for his first Tony award.

The 56-year-old actor is up for Best Performance by an Actor for his debut role on Broadway in the play 'Lucky Guy'.

Tom plays the lead role of newspaper columnist Mike McAlary in the Nora Ephron play, after forming a friendship with the late writer.

Tom - who previously starred in 'You've Got Mail' and 'Sleepless In Seattle', both written and directed by Nora - was overcome with emotion at the show's opening night earlier this month saying he missed Nora, who died of leukemia aged 71 last year.

Speaking after the performance, he said: "That was a tough moment. We were going to do this, and Nora and [show director] George C. Wolfe were going to walk out on stage. I miss her. What more can you say?"

>>Full list of Tony Award nominations

At the Tonys Tom is up against Tim Sturridge for his role in 'Orphans', Nathan Lane in 'The Nance', Tracy Letts for 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' and David Hyde Pierce in 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' for the Best Actor gong.

Australian comedian Tim Minchin has been nominated for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre after his success with 'Matilda The Musical', based on the famous children's novel by author Roald Dahl.

Tim's show is up for a staggering 12 awards at this year's ceremony, competing against the stage adaptation of 2005 film 'Kinky Boots', which has 13 nods.

'Kinky Boots', which features the music of pop singer Cyndi Lauper, sees both its stars, Billy Porter and Stark Sands, up for Leading Actor in a Musical as well as scoring a nod for Best Original Score Written for the Theatre.

The Tonys will take place at New York's Radio City Music Hall on June 9.

The 2013 Tony awards full nominations are as follows:

Best Play

  • 'The Assembled Parties' by Richard Greenberg
  • 'Lucky Guy' by Nora Ephron
  • 'The Testament of Mary' by Colm Toibin
  • 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' by Christopher Durang

Best Musical

  • 'Bring It On, The Musical'
  • 'Christmas Story, The Musical'
  • 'Kinky Boots, The Musical'
  • 'Matilda, The Musical'

Best book of a musical

  • 'A Christmas Story, The Musical', Joseph Robinette
  • 'Kinky Boots', Harvey Fierstein
  • 'Matilda, The Musical', Dennis Kelly
  • 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella', Douglas Carter Beane

Best Revival of a Play

  • 'Golden Boy'
  • 'Orphans'
  • 'The Trip to Bountiful'
  • 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

Best Revival of a Musical

  • 'Annie'
  • 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
  • 'Pippin'
  • 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

  • 'A Christmas Story, The Musical' Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
  • 'Hands on a Hardbody' Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green Lyrics: Amanda Green
  • 'Kinky Boots' Music & Lyrics: Cyndi Lauper
  • 'Matilda The Musical' Music & Lyrics: Tim Minchin

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Tom Hanks, 'Lucky Guy'
  • Nathan Lane, 'The Nance'
  • Tracy Letts, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
  • David Hyde Pierce, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'
  • Tom Sturridge, 'Orphan'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

  • Laurie Metcalf, 'The Other Place'
  • Amy Morton , 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
  • Kristine Nielsen, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'
  • Holland Taylor, 'Ann'
  • Cicely Tyson, 'The Trip to Bountiful'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Bertie Carvel, 'Matilda, The Musical'
  • Santino Fontana, 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'
  • Rob McClure, 'Chaplin'
  • Billy Porter, 'Kinky Boots'
  • Stark Sands, 'Kinky Boots'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Stephanie J. Block, 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
  • Carolee Carmello, 'Scandalous'
  • Valisia LeKae, 'Motown The Musical'
  • Patina Miller, 'Pippin'
  • Laura Osnes, 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Danny Burstein, 'Golden Boy'
  • Richard Kind, 'The Big Knife'
  • Billy Magnussen, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'
  • Tony Shalhoub, 'Golden Boy'
  • Courtney B. Vance, 'Lucky Guy'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Carrie Coon, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
  • Shalita Grant, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'
  • Judith Ivey, 'The Heiress'
  • Judith Light, 'The Assembled Parties'
  • Condola Rashad, 'The Trip to Bountiful'

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Charl Brown, 'Motown, The Musical'
  • Keith Carradine, 'Hands on a Hardbody'
  • Will Chase, 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
  • Gabriel Ebert, 'Matilda The Musical'
  • Terrence Mann, 'Pippin'

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

  • Annaleigh Ashford, 'Kinky Boots'
  • Victoria Clark, 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'
  • Andrea Martin, 'Pippin'
  • Keala Settle, 'Hands on a Hardbody'
  • Lauren Ward, 'Matilda, The Musical'

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • John Lee Beatty, 'The Nance'
  • Santo Loquasto, 'The Assembled Parties'
  • David Rockwell, 'Lucky Guy'
  • Michael Yeargan, 'Golden Boy'

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Rob Howell, 'Matilda, The Musical'
  • Anna Louizos, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
  • Scott Pask, 'Pippin'
  • David Rockwell, 'Kinky Boots'

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Soutra Gilmour, 'Cyrano de Bergerac'
  • Ann Roth, 'The Nance'
  • Albert Wolsky, 'The Heiress'
  • Catherine Zuber, 'Golden Boy'

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Gregg Barnes, 'Kinky Boots'
  • Rob Howell, 'Matilda, The Musical'
  • Dominique Lemieux, 'Pippin'
  • William Ivey Long, 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, 'Lucky Guy'
  • Donald Holder, 'Golden Boy'
  • Jennifer Tipton, 'The Testament of Mary'
  • Japhy Weideman, 'The Nance'

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Kenneth Posner, 'Kinky Boots'
  • Kenneth Posner, 'Pippin'
  • Kenneth Posner, 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'
  • Hugh Vanstone, 'Matilda The Musical'

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • John Gromada, 'The Trip to Bountiful'
  • Mel Mercier, 'The Testament of Mary'
  • Leon Rothenberg, 'The Nance'
  • Peter John Still and Marc Salzberg, 'Golden Boy'

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Jonathan Deans & Garth Helm, 'Pippin'
  • Peter Hylenski, 'Motown The Musical'
  • John Shivers, 'Kinky Boots'
  • Nevin Steinberg, 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

Best Direction of a Play

  • Pam MacKinnon, 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'
  • Nicholas Martin, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike'
  • Bartlett Sher, 'Golden Boy'
  • George C. Wolfe, 'Lucky Guy'

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Scott Ellis, 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
  • Jerry Mitchell, 'Kinky Boots'
  • Diane Paulus, 'Pippin'
  • Matthew Warchus, 'Matilda, The Musical'

Best Choreography

  • Andy Blankenbuehler, 'Bring It On: The Musical'
  • Peter Darling, 'Matilda, The Musical'
  • Jerry Mitchell, 'Kinky Boots'
  • Chet Walker, 'Pippin'

Best Orchestrations

  • Chris Nightingale, 'Matilda, The Musical'
  • Stephen Oremus, 'Kinky Boots'
  • Ethan Popp & Bryan Crook, 'Motown The Musical'
  • Danny Troob, 'Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella'

Recipients of Awards and Honours in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

  • Bernard Gersten
  • Paul Libin
  • Ming Cho Lee

Regional Theatre Award

  • Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA

Isabelle Stevenson Award

  • Larry Kramer

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre

  • Career Transition For Dancers
  • William Craver
  • Peter Lawrence
  • The Lost Colony
  • The four actresses who created the title role of "Matilda, The Musical" on Broadway - Sophia
  • Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro

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