Tony Awards: 'Natasha,' 'Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812' lead with 12 nominations

Los Angeles [U.S.A.], May 3 (ANI): The nominations for the 71st annual Tony Awards were recently announced at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at the Lincoln Center.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, hit musical 'Natasha' and 'Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812' lead with 12 nominations, followed by 'Hello, Dolly!' with 10 nominations and 'Dear Evan Hansen' with nine.

While in the play categories, 'A Doll's House, Part 2' nabbed eight nominations, followed by 'Oslo' with seven.

James Earl Jones will receive the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre category.

Kevin Spacey will host the 71st annual event, presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Here is the list of nominees:

Best Play

Oslo

Sweat

Indecent

A Doll's House, Part 2

BEST MUSICAL

Dear Evan Hansen

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Come From Away

Groundhog Day: The Musical

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

Hello, Dolly!

Falsettos

Miss Saigon

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

August Wilson's Jitney

Six Degrees of Separation

Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Present Laughter

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!

Christine Ebersole, War Paint

Patti LuPone, War Paint

Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon

Denee Benton, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

Andy Karl, Groundhog Day: The Musical

David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!

Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Christian Borle, Falsettos

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Laurie Metcalf, A Doll's House, Part 2

Cate Blanchett, The Present

Jennfier Ehle, Oslo

Laura Linney, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

Kevin Kline, Present Laughter

Jefferson Mays, Oslo

Chris Cooper, A Doll's House, Part 2

Denis Arndt, Heisenberg

Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos

Jenn Colella, Come From Away

Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen

Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!

Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Andrew Rannells, Falsettos

Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!

Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen

Lucas Steel, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Johanna Day, Sweat

Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll's House, Part 2

Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

Condola Rashad, A Doll's House, Part 2

Michelle Wilson, Sweat

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Danny DeVito, The Price

Nathan Lane, The Front Page

Michael Aronov, Oslo

Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes

John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson's Jitney

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

Christopher Ashley, Come From Away

Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen

Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!

Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day: The Musical

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Dear Evan Hansen

Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

David Hein and Irene Sankoff, Come From Away

Tim Minchin, Groundhog Day: The Musical

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Steve Levenson, Dear Evan Hansen

David Hein and Irene Sankoff, Come From Away

Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Danny Rubin, Groundhog Day: The Musical (ANI)