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Bryan Cranson Breaks Bad as 2014 Tony Nominees Announced (video)

Hugh Jackman hijacks the Tony Awards nominations to remind viewers to tune into the show on CBS June 8. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Hugh Jackman hijacks the Tony Awards nominations to remind viewers to tune into the show on CBS June 8. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Lucy Liu and Jonathan Groff unveiled the 2014 Tony Award nominations today. As expected, the list includes Hollywood names, but a darkhorse, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, led the field with ten nominations.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch, starring Neil Patrick Harris followed with eight nominations.

“Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston was one of the big Hollywood names in the running for best performance by an actor in a play. But conspicuously absent from any list was “Harry Potter’s” Daniel Radcliffe.

Radcliffe is starring in the revival of The Cripple of Inishmaan, a dark comedy by Martin McDonagh, which has won rave reviews. Radcliffe also starred in the London revival last year.

The play is up for best revival.

Groff is currently starring in HBO’s “Looking” and Liu is a cast member of “Elementary.”

Hugh Jackman, who will emcee the awards show this year, dropped in midway through the nominations to remind everyone that the show will air on CBS, June 8 from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.

“You never know who’s gonna show!” he said hinting at some surprises ahead.

Check out the video below and the list of major Tony nominations. Be sure to follow TheImproper on Twitter for more updates on the awards.

For more, check out the official Tony Awards Web site.


The 2014 Tony Award Major Nominations

Best Play
Act One
All the Way
Casa Valentina
Mothers and Sons
Outside Mullingar

Best Musical
After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Revival of a Play
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Twelfth Night

Best Revival of a Musical
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Miserables
Violet

Best Performance by an Actor, Play
Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men
Mark Rylance, Richard III
Tony Shalhoub, Act One

Best Performance by an Actress, Play
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Gril
Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie

Best Performance by an Actor, Musical
Ramin Karimloo, Les Miserables
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Andy Karl, Rocky

Best Performance by an Actress, Musical
Idina Menzel, If/Then
Mary Bridget Davis, A Night with Janice Joplin
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
Sutton Foster, Violet

Best Performance by a Featured Actor, Play
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night
Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Brian Jacob Smith, The Glass Menagier

Best Performance by a Featured Actress, Play
Sarah Green, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina
Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun

Best Director, Play
Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun
John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie

Best Director, Musical
Warren Carlyle- After Midnight
Michael Mayer- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman- Violet
Darko Tresnjak- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Best Book, Musical
Chad Beguelin, Aladdin
Douglas McGrath, Beautiful
Woody Allen, Bullets Over Broadway
Robert L Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Score
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, If/Then
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin, Aladdin

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Aladdin, Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin
The Bridges of Madison County, Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder, Music: Steven Lutvak, Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak
If/Then, Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Brian Yorkey

Best Choreography
Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Steven Hoggett & Kelly Devine, Rocky
Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin
Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway

Best Orchestrations
Doug Besterman, Bullets Over Broadway
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Steve Sidwell, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

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