Broadway has always boasted its share of stars, but this year, they seem even brighter than ever.
The nominations for the 2015 Tony Awards were revealed today, and among the luminaries receiving recognition are Bradley Cooper, Helen Mirren, Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan, Ken Watanabe, and Ruth Wilson.
"An American in Paris" and "Fun Home" were the top nominated musicals, with a dozen nods each, while the two-part "Wolf Hall" was the most honored play.
One particularly notable omission was the exclusion of "Finding Neverland" from the best musical category. The high-profile show was produced by Harvey Weinstein, but some insiders have speculated that his infamously abrasive ways turned off Broadway vets.
The race to watch will be best actress in a play, which feature's a murderer's row of powerhouse performers: Geneva Carr ("Hand to God"), Helen Mirren ("The Audience"), Elisabeth Moss ("The Heidi Chronicles"), Carey Mulligan ("Skylight"), and Ruth Wilson ("Constellations").
For the full list of nominees, go to the Tony Awards official website.
The 69th annual Tony Awards will be hosted by Kristen Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, and air on June 7 on CBS.