So The Book of Mormon leads this year’s Tony noms. More imp0rtantly, Todd Rosenthal, who designed the ’60s-style house for the Dallas Theater Center’s Trinity River Plays, has been nominated for best set design for a play for The Mother …. with the Hat (he won previously for designing August: Osage County). And set designer Beowulf Borritt, who’s done the honors at the DTC for Superman, Tommy and Give It Up! among others, has been given a nod for best musical set design for The Scottsboro Boys. Douglas Carter Beane, who wrote Give It Up!, shares a nomination for best musical book for Sister Act, and speaking of The Book of Mormon, Andrew Rannells, who performed in Give It Up!, is up for a best lead actor in a musical Tony Award.
Also, John Benjamin Hickey, a frequent performer for the Dallas Museum of Arts’ Art & Letter Live series, is nominated for best featured actor in a play for The Normal Heart. The award winners will be announced June 12.