Patti Murin's Frozen: The Broadway Musical scores Tony nomination


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Mean Girls and Spongebob Squarepants, two Broadway shows based on stories first told on the big and small screen, led the Tony Awards nominations with 12 each.

The noms for the 72nd Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards were announced in New York City by Tony and Grammy-winner Leslie Odom, Jr. and Katharine McPhee, the latter of whom's now starring in the Tony-nominated musical Waitress.

"The Band's Visit", "Carousel" and "Angels in America" closely follow with 11 nods each.

The writers of the very same four shows are up for best book. It was one of 10 nominations received by "Harry Potter, " which was written by Jack Thorne and will compete for best play against John Leguizamo's "Latin History for Morons, " Lucy Kirkwood's "The Children, " Claire van Kampen's "Farinelli and the King, " and Ayad Akhtar's "Junk".

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In the play categories, Amy Schumer scored a nod for Steve Martin's comedy Meteor Shower, but numerous season's other big names were passed over, including Captain America Chris Evans, whose Lobby Hero co-stars Michael Cera and Brian Tyree Henry both landed Featured Actor nominations.

She's up against Glenda Jackson for Edward Albee's Three Tall Women; Condola Rashad for Saint Joan; and Lauren Ridloff for Children of a Lesser God.

Possible best musical nominees include "Mean Girls", "Frozen", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Escape to Margaritaville" and "The Band's Visit".

The Tony Awards are presented by the nonprofit American Theatre Wing and the Broadway League, the trade association of theater owners and producers.

In a joint statement, Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League and Heather Hitchens, president of the American Theatre Wing, said: "La MaMA a staple of the NY theatre scene".