John Leguizamo

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Tony Awards 2018: Classic Revivals And This Year's Crop Of Hollywood Stars

June 04, 2018 - 6:00 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A Tony award can have a direct influence on a play's immediate future and this year's crop of nominees had some familiar names in revivals of classics.

Living legend Glenda Jackson, 82, a two-time Oscar winner should win for actress in a play in the revival of Edward Albee's "Three Tall Women."

Two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington is up for Eugene O'Neill's "The Iceman Cometh" with Oscar winner Mark Rylance up for "Farinelli and the King."

They'll compete with former movie "Spiderman" Andrew Garifield for "Angels in America" for lead actor.

"Angels" also got a nod for Nathan Lane as a featured actor.

Amy Schumer is up for "Meteor Shower" and "My Fair Lady" got nominations for Dame Diana Rigg while opera star Diane Fleming was named for featured actress in "Carousel."

And kudos to John Leguizamo author and star of "Latin History for Morons," up for best play, though somehow he got snubbed for starring.

We'll have more on this year's nominees leading up to the Tony Awards, airing Sunday, June 10 on CBS.