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Cate Blanchett and Bette Midler lead Tony Award nominations

The winners will be announced on 11 June at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Cate Blanchett, Laura Linney and Sally Field will battle it out for the Best Actress in a Play gong at the 2017 Tony Awards.

Australian actress Cate received critical acclaim for her role in The Present, while Oscar-winning star Sally is nominated for The Glass Menagerie. Laura has been recognised for her part in Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, but all three will have to compete against Jennifer Ehle for Oslo and Laurie Metcalf for A Doll's House, Part 2 if they want to take home the award.

On the musical front, Bette Midler's Hello, Dolly! revival, which had been tipped to receive nominations for this year's ceremony, saw her nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical prize. She also has some tough competition though, from Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole for War Paint, Denee Benton for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and Eva Noblezada for Miss Saigon.

Kevin Kline is among the actors up for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play award, thanks to his role in Present Laughter, while Denis Arndt is up for Heisenberg, Jefferson Mays for Oslo, Corey Hawkins for Six Degrees of Separation and Chris Cooper for A Doll's House, Part 2.

Frasier star David Hyde Pierce has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, but will have to battle it out against Josh Groban for Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812. The pair will also have to beat Ben Platt for Dear Evan Hansen, Andy Karl for Groundhog Day and Christian Borle for Falsettos to take home the award.

Oslo and A Doll's House, Part 2 are also up for the prestigious Best Play gong, alongside Sweat and Indecent.

Dear Evan Hensen, Come From Away, Groundhog Day and Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 are the productions nominated for Best Musical, while Hello Dolly! is nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, along with Miss Saigon and Sunset Boulevard.

A previously announced gong will also see James Earl Jones receive this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

The nominations were announced on Tuesday (02May17) by Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, with 846 Tony voters now given the job of deciding the winners.

The 2017 Tony Awards, hosted by Kevin Spacey, will take place on 11 June at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The nominees in the main categories for the 2017 Tony Awards are as follows:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:

Denis Arndt - Heisenberg

Chris Cooper - A Doll's House, Part 2

Jefferson Mays - Oslo

Corey Hawkins - Six Degrees of Separation

Kevin Kline - Present Laughter

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:

Jennifer Ehle - Oslo

Laurie Metcalf - A Doll's House, Part 2.

Cate Blanchett - The Present

Laura Linney - Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Sally Field - The Glass Menagerie

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Ben Platt - Dear Evan Hansen

Andy Karl - Groundhog Day

Josh Groban - Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

David Hyde Pierce - Hello, Dolly!

Christian Borle - Falsettos

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Patti LuPone - War Paint

Christine Ebersole - War Paint

Denee Benton - Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Bette Middler - Hello, Dolly!

Eva Noblezada - Miss Saigon

Best Play:

Oslo

A Doll's House, Part 2.

Sweat

Indecent

Best Musical:

Dear Evan Hensen

Come From Away

Groundhog Day

Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

Best Revival of a Play:

Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Six Degrees of Separation

Present Laughter

Jitney

Best Revival of a Musical:

Hello, Dolly!

Miss Saigon

Falsettos

Best Direction of a Play:

Sam Gold - A Doll's House, Part 2

Bartlett Sher - Oslo

Rebecca Taichman - Indecent

Ruben Santiago-Hudson - August Wilson's Jitney

Daniel Sullivan - Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Best Direction of a Musical:

Jerry Zaks - Hello, Dolly!

Christopher Ashley - Come From Away

Michael Greif - Dear Evan Hansen

Rachel Chavkin - Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Matthew Warchus - Groundhog Day

Best Choreography:

Andy Blankenbuehler - Bandstand

Peter Darling & Ellen Kane - Groundhog Day

Sam Pinkleton - Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Kelly Devine - Come From Away

Denis Jones - Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical

Best Score:

David Hein & Irene Sankoff - Come From Away

Dave Malloy - Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Tim Minchin - Groundhog Day

Benj Pasek & Justin Paul - Dear Evan Hansen

Best Orchestrations:

Bill Elliott & Greg Anthony Rassen - Bandstand

Dave Malloy - Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Larry Hochman - Hello, Dolly!

Alex Lacamoire - Dear Evan Hansen

Best Book of a Musical:

David Hein & Irene Sankoff - Come From Away

Steven Levenson - Dear Evan Hansen

Dave Malloy - Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Danny Rubin - Groundhog Day

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