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‘Spongebob Squarepants,’ ‘Mean Girls,’ ‘Angels in America’ Lead Tony Award Nominations

Mean Girls and Spongebob Squarepants, two Broadway shows based on stories first told on the big and small screen, led the Tony Awards nominations with 12 each. Close behind were revivals of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel, the Angels in America revival, and The Band’s Visit.

Mean Girls and Spongebob Squarepants saw overlap in several categories, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Featured Actor, Best Scene Design, Best Costume Design, Best Direction, Best Choreography, Best Orchestration, and Best Sound Design.

Grey Henson, who plays gay character Damian in the stage adaptation of Mean Girls, secured a Best Featured Actor nomination for his work.

Angels in America received nominations for Best Revival of a Play, Best Original Score, Best Lead Actor for Andrew Garfield, two Best Featured Actress nominations (Susan Brown andDenise Gough), Best Scene Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Direction, and Best Sound Design. The show also received a Best Featured Actor nomination for out gay actor Nathan Lane’s performance.

When reached for comment, Spongebob said:

When reached for comment, Cady Heron said:

The Tonys air June 10, 2018 on CBS. You can read a full list of nominations here.

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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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