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Wisconsin actors earn Tony Award nominations

Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosts the American Theatre Wing's annual Tony Awards in New York June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Actor Neil Patrick Harris hosts the American Theatre Wing's annual Tony Awards in New York June 9, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News)  Two former T-V stars from Wisconsin were given Tony Award nominations yesterday for their performances on the Broadway stage. Green Bay native Tony Shalhoub was nominated as the best leading actor, for his portrayal of playwright George Kaufman in "Act One." Madison native Tyne Daly was nominated as the best leading actress for "Mothers and Sons." Both those shows were also nominated for Best Play.

Also former Milwaukeean Mark Rylance was given a pair of Tony nominations for Shakespeare performances. One nomination was for a leading role in "Richard III," and the other was for a featured role as a female character in the show "Twelfth Night."

The 68th Tony Awards show will take place June 8th on C-B-S.

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