2017 Tony Nominations Revealed: Bette Midler, Cate Blanchett & More

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While Hamiltondominated Broadway theater in 2016, this year's Tony nominations are more evenly distributed.
The 71st annual Tony Awards nominations were unveiled on Tuesday morning live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Announced by Jane Krakowski and Hamilton alum Christopher Jackson, the honorees were led by Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 with 12 nominations, including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor for Josh Groban's role in the War and Peace-inspired story.
Dear Evan Hansen landed nine nominations, two of which were for Best Musical and Best Leading Actor (Ben Platt of Pitch Perfect). The stage adaptation of Groundhog Day and the 9/11 musical, Come From Away, rounded out the Best Musical noms.
Bette Midler also scored a Best Leading Actress nomination for her performance in Hello, Dolly! -- her first-ever lead role in a Broadway musical -- while Cate Blanchett (The Present), Sally Field (The Glass Menagerie) and Laura Linney (The Little Foxes) are competing for Best Leading Actress in a Play.
The 71st annual Tony Awards will be hosted by Tony winner Kevin Spacey and will air live on CBS at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 11 from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.
Here's the full list of nominations:
Best Musical Come From Away Dear Evan Hansen Groundhog Day Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Best Play A Doll's House, Part 2 Indecent Oslo Sweat
Best Revival of a MusicalFalsettos Hello, Dolly! Miss Saigon
Best Revival of a Play Jitney The Little Foxes Present Laughter Six Degrees of Separation
Best Leading Actress in a Musical Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Christine Ebersole, War Paint Patti LuPone, War Paint Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly! Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon
Best Leading Actor in a Musical Christian Borle, Falsettos Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 Andy Karl, Groundhog Day David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly! Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Leading Actress in a Play Cate Blanchett, The Present Jennifer Ehle, Oslo Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie Laura Linney, The Little Foxes Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Leading Actor in a Play Denis Arndt, Heisenberg Chris Cooper, A Doll's House Part 2 Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation Kevin Kline, Present Laughter Jefferson Mays, Oslo
Best Book of a Musical Come From Away, Irene Sankoff and David Hein Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson Groundhog Day, Danny Rubin Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy
Best Original Score Come From Away, Music and Lyrics: Irene Sankoff and David Hein Dear Evan Hansen, Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul Groundhog Day, Music and Lyrics: Tim Minchin Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Music and Lyrics: Dave Malloy
Best Featured Actor in a Play Michael Aronov, Oslo Danny DeVito, The Price Nathan Lane, The Front Page Richard Thomas, The Little Foxes John Douglas Thompson, Jitney
Best Featured Actress in a Play Johanna Day, Sweat Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2 Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes Condola Rashad, A Doll’s House, Part 2 Michelle Wilson, Sweat
Best Featured Actor in a Musical Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly! Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen Andrew Rannells, Falsettos Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos
Best Featured Actress in a Musical Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly! Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos Jenn Colella, Come From Away Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia
Best Scenic Design of a Play David Gallo, Jitney Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page Michael Yeargan, Oslo
Best Scenic Design of a Musical Rob Howell, Groundhog Day David Korins, War Paint Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Best Costume Design of a Play Jane Greenwood, The Little Foxes Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter Toni-Leslie James, Jitney David Zinn, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Costume Design of a Musical Linda Cho, Anastasia Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly! Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Catherine Zuber, War Paint
Best Lighting Design of a Play Christopher Akerlind, Indecent Jane Cox, Jitney  Donald Holder, Oslo Jennifer Tipton, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Lighting Design of a Musical Howell Binkley, Come From Away Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly! Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Direction of a Play Sam Gold, A Doll’s House, Part 2 Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Jitney Bartlett Sher, Oslo Daniel Sullivan, The Little Foxes Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Best Direction of a Musical Christopher Ashley, Come From Away Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!
Best Choreography Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day Kelly Devine, Come From Away Denis Jones, Holiday Inn Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Best Orchestrations Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly! Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater James Earl Jones
Special Tony Award Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, Sound Designers for The Encounter
Regional Theater Tony Award Dallas Theater Center, Dallas
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Baayork Lee
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater Nina Lannan Alan Wasser