Tony Award Nominations May Have A British Accent

    This theater image released by The O+M Company shows the cast during a performance of the musical "Kinky Boots." (AP Photo/The O+M Company, Matthew Murphy)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two leading contenders for Tony Award nominations may make the race a drag this year.

    “Kinky Boots” and “Matilda” — each of which is led by a man dressed as a woman — are virtual locks to get best musical Tony nods Tuesday morning.

    The nominations will be announced by Tony-winner Sutton Foster and “Modern Family” star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

    In “Matilda,” British actor Bertie Carvel plays a brutal headmistress, while Billy Porter is a drag queen in “Kinky Boots.”

    Other contenders for the best musical prize include “Bring It On: The Musical,” ”Motown: The Musical,” ”Hands on a Hardbody” and “A Christmas Story, The Musical.”

    Leading contenders for best play are “The Assembled Parties,” ”The Other Place” and “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

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