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"I'm awesome." Neil Patrick Harris made a stunning Broadway comeback with the show, 'Hedwig And The Angry Inch'.
The former How I Met Your Mother star scored his first ever Tony Award nomination for his role in Hedwig And The Angry Inch.
Neil Patrick Harris has been nominated for his first Tony Award. The How I Met Your Mother actor – who has hosted the ceremony four times – has just earned his first nod for best actor in a musical for his performance in his big Broadway comeback, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, which marks the first time he has taken to the stage in a decade.
Chris O’Dowd also received his debut nomination in the category of best actor in a play for Of Mice And Men, as did Bryan Cranston for All The Way. The pair will face off against Samuel Barnett (Twelfth Night), Mark Rylance (Richard III) and Tony Shalhoub (Act One).
Meanwhile, Neil was joined in his own category by Ramin Karimloo (Les Miserables), Andy Karl (Rocky) and Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham (both for A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder).
Denzel Washington, Daniel Radcliffe and Michelle Williams were some of the big names snubbed during the nominations announcement earlier this week. Glee star Jonathan Groff and Elementary’s Lucy Liu read out the shortlist on CBS, with host Hugh Jackman joining them on stage.
Musical A Gentleman’s Guide To Love & Murder made the biggest impact overall with 10 nominations, followed by Hedwig with eight. Idina Menzel (aka Adele Dazim ... kidding) is the hot favourite for scooping the best actress in a musical gong thank to her role in If/Then, while Woody Allen was nominated for best book of a musical with his Zach Braff-starring Bullets Over Broadway.
The Tony Awards takes place on June 8 at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. For the full list of Tony Award nominees, head to the official website. — Bang Showbiz
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