Cicely Tyson, Patina Miller, Billy Porter and Valisia LeKae are among the nominees up for a 2013 Tony Award.

Tyson received a nod for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her starring role in “The Trip to Bountiful,” which itself was nominated for Best Revival of a Play. Pippen and its star Miller each picked up nods, as did LeKae of Motown The Musical, who faces Miller in the Best Lead Actress in a Musical category. LeKae plays Diana Ross in the Berry Gordy production.

Porter is nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his role in “Kinky Boots,” which leads all nominees with 13. The musical has a book by veteran writer/performer Harvey Fierstein and a score by first-time Broadway composer Cyndi Lauper.

Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson unveiled the nominations this morning. Here are the nominees in the major categories:

BEST PLAY
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
The Testament of Mary
Lucky Guy
The Assembled Parties

BEST MUSICAL
Bring It On: The Musical
A Christmas Story, The Musical
Kinky Boots
Matilda The Musical

BEST PLAY REVIVAL
Golden Boy
Orphans
The Trip to Bountiful
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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