And the Tony Nominations Go to...

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Hugh Jackman onstage as host of the 2014 Tony Awards. Getty Images/Tony Awards

The annual nominations for Tony Awards, which honor excellence in Broadway productions, were announced Tuesday morning. Tony winner and Weeds star Mary-Louise Parker and actor Bruce Willis hosted a special televised program, broadcast from the Paramount Hotel in New York, to reveal the contenders for the 2015 prizes.

The stage adaptation of the 1951 film starring Gene Kelly, An American in Paris and Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's 2006 graphic memoir, lead the pack with a dozen nominations each. The former stars New York City Ballet dancer Robert Fairchild. Christopher Wheeldon, a leading dancemaker in the ballet world, choreographed the show for stage to songs by George and Ira Gershwin.

The musical Something Rotten! received 10 nominations, and the revival of The King and I followed closely with nine, as did Wolf Hall: Parts One and Two with eight. Other multiple nominees include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, based on Mark Haddon's 2003 book of the same name, with six nominations and Skylight, with seven.

Audiences will recognize several big names from stage, screen and television among this year's nominees, including Chita Rivera, Helen Mirren, Carey Mulligan, Bradley Cooper and Elisabeth Moss.

Broadway veteran Kristin Chenoweth—who is nominated this year for best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical for On the Twentieth Century—will also serve as co-host of the ceremony, alongside Alan Cumming (most recently in last season's Cabaret revival), Tony presenters the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing announced Tuesday. Chenoweth previously won a Tony Award for her role in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and was nominated for her role in Wicked. Cumming is also a Tony winner for his role in Cabaret in 1998.

The 69th iteration of the award show will take place on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. CBS will broadcast the show live.

See below for a select list of winners. The full list of nominations is available on the official Tony Awards website.

Best Musical

An American in Paris

Fun Home

Something Rotten!

The Visit

Best Play

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Disgraced

Hand to God

Wolf Hall Parts One and Two

Best Revival of a Musical

The King and I

On the Town

On the Twentieth Century

Best Revival of a Play

The Elephant Man

Skylight

This Is Our Youth

You Can't Take It With You

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

Steven Boyer, Hand to God

Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man

Ben Miles, Wolf Hall Parts One and Two

Bill Nighy, Skylight

Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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

Geneva Carr, Hand to God

Helen Mirren, The Audience

Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles

Carey Mulligan, Skylight

Ruth Wilson, Constellations

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

Michael Cerveris, Fun Home

Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

Brian d'Arcy James, Something Rotten!

Ken Watanabe, The King and I

Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

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

Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century

Leanne Cope, An American in Paris

Beth Malone, Fun Home

Kelli O'Hara, The King and I

Chita Rivera, The Visit

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