2010 Tony Award Nominations Announced

May 4, 2010 Updated: October 1, 2015

The 64th Annual Tony Award nominations are announced by Jeff Daniels (L) and Lea Michele at The New York Public Library for Performing Arts on May 4, 2010 in New York City. (Will Ragozzino/Getty Images)
The 64th Annual Tony Award nominations are announced by Jeff Daniels (L) and Lea Michele at The New York Public Library for Performing Arts on May 4, 2010 in New York City. (Will Ragozzino/Getty Images)
The 2010 Tony Award nominations list was released, attracting the attention of millions of theater fans around the world. A long line of stars are up for Tony Awards, including some theater heavyweights, Hollywood favorites, and up and coming freshmen.

Many actors and actresses dream of the day they are able to grace the stages of Broadway to take part in a real theater production. The very best of those who make it are selected every year to take part in the Tony Awards. Some who win the award go on to Hollywood while others do not but the Tony is still considered the top honor for any Broadway actor.

"Being on Broadway, and in the theater community as a whole, is like coming home again for me, and sharing a Tony nomination for Fences, with so many wonderfully talented people associated with this play, makes it seem like one big family reunion," said Best Actor nominee Denzel Washington to TonyAwards.com

Nominations have been categorized into 26 different sections. The American Theatre Wing’s 64th Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® listings were delivered publicly by Jeff Daniels and Lea Michele. Both stars are nominated for roles in Spring Awakening and their nomination announcement ceremony was sponsored by IBM. Nominations were made by 769 different members of the Broadway theater community.

"What a thrill to be nominated! The experience of doing this incredible show and working every night with such a talented group of people has truly been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. And now to be nominated for a Tony, in my dreams, I couldn't imagine a better way to make my Broadway debut," said Best Actress nominee Catherine Zeta-Jones
    
A limited number of public tickets went on sale Tuesday morning at 9 am for the event. It will be held at New York City’s Radio Music Hall.

Nominations for Best Play include “In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play”, “Next,” “Fall,” “Red,” and “Time Stands Still.”

Best Musical nominations have been listed for “American Idiot, ”Fela!,” “Memphis,” and “Million Dollar Quartet.”

The Tony Award is the most cherished honor for Broadway actors, actress, directors, writers, and produces as well as musicians and designers. The Tony Awards are set to air Sunday, June 13, on CBS at 8 pm.

A list of nominations featuring A-List actors has been posted on the official Tony Awards web page. For more information on the Tony Awards visit www.TonyAwards.com .