Thursday, 15 May 2008

Stewart & Fishburne Compete For Prestigious Tony Award


Patrick Stewart and Laurence Fishburne will go head-to-head for the Best Actor award at the annual Tony Awards in New York next month. The ceremony will see stage actors, directors and performances compete for America's annual top theatre awards, which will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg on June 7 at the famous Radio City Music Hall. Stewart and Fishburne have been nominated alongside British actors Ben Daniels, Mark Rylance and Rufus Sewell. The female leads battling it out for Best Stage Actress include Eve Best, Deanna Dunagan, Kate Fleetwood, S. Epatha Merkerson and Amy Morton. The coveted Best Play Award nominations are August: Osage County, Rock N Roll, The Seafarer and The 39 Steps. Musical favorites Grease and Gypsy are also up in the Best Musical Revival category along with South Pacific and Sunday In The Park With George, and Shakespeare's Macbeth and comedy Boeing-Boeing will be competing for the Best Play Revival award. Nominees for Best Musical include In The Heights, Passing Strange, Xanadu and Cry-Baby - the latter two based on the films of the same name.

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