Nominations for the 2012 Tony Awards, announced at 8:30am this morning, included three productions of special interest to Washington theatregoers. In the Best Revival of a Musical category, Follies, the Eric Schaeffer directed musical, has 8 nominations. Performers seen in that production when it premiered at The Kennedy Center, who are now vying for Tonys, are Jan Maxwell, Ron Raines and Danny Burstein. Bernadette Peters, although not nominated for Follies, will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award.
The Broadway productions of Clybourne Park and Venus in Fur, seen here the past year at Woolly Mammoth and Studio Theatre respectively, will compete for the Best Play award.
Neil Patrick Harris returns to host the 2012 Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 10, starting at 8pm on CBS.