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Stewart + Fishburne Compete For Prestigious Tony Award

14 May 2008 5:04 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Patrick Stewart and Laurence Fishburne will go head-to-head for the Best Actor award at the annual Tony Awards in New York next month.

The ceremony will see stage actors, directors and performances compete for America's annual top theatre awards, which will be hosted by Whoopi Goldberg on 7 June at the famous Radio City Music Hall.

Star Trek legend Stewart and Fishburne have been nominated alongside British actors Ben Daniels, Mark Rylance and Rufus Sewell.

The female leads battling it out for Best Stage Actress include Eve Best, Deanna Dunagan, Kate Fleetwood, S. Epatha Merkerson and Amy Morton.

The coveted Best Play Award nominations are August: Osage County, Rock 'n' Roll, The Seafarer, and The 39 Steps.

Musical favourites Grease and Gypsy are also up for gongs in the Best Musical Revival category, and Shakespeare's Macbeth and comedy Boeing-Boeing will be competing for the Best Play Revival award.

Best Director For A Play nominees are Maria Aitken for The 39 Steps, Conor McPherson for The Seafarer, Anna D. Shapiro for August: Osage County, and Matthew Warchus for Boeing-Boeing.

Other categories featuring at the 2008 Tony Awards include Best Costume, Best Lighting Design, Best Sound, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. »

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