GREENSBORO — The Tony Award nominations are out, and some familiar names locally are on the list.
Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth and Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon announced the 2019 nominees Tuesday.
They play “Hadestown” led the list, nominated in 14 categories for a Tony, given for excellence in live Broadway theater.
The 73rd annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. June 9 on CBS.
Beth Leavel, who received her master’s degree at UNCG in acting and directing in 1980, was one of the five nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.
Leavel stars in “The Prom,” which follows four Broadway stars on a hilarious mission to change the world and get a little publicity for themselves.
A Raleigh native, Leavel won a Tony Award in 2006 for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the title role of “The Drowsy Chaperone.”
Two men with local ties were nominated for Best Costume Design of a Musical.
William Ivey Long was nominated for designing costumes for “Beetlejuice” and “Tootsie.” Winner of six Tony Awards, Long lived his first three years in the stage-left dressing room of the Raleigh Little Theatre, where his father was technical director. He long has served as production designer for “The Lost Colony,” performed in Manteo. The story about the first English settlement in America, on Roanoke Island on the Outer Banks, is America’s longest-running outdoor symphonic drama.
In Greensboro, Long’s cousins include longtime local arts leader Betty Cone, retired federal judge Frank W. Bullock Jr., Nancy Hogewood and Derusha Darden Phillips.
Costume designer Paul Tazewell, an alumnus of the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, was nominated for “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations.” Tazewell received the 2016 Tony Award for best costume design for “Hamilton.” He won an Emmy Award as costume designer for television’s “The Wiz Live” in 2016.
Rosemary Harris, a Tony-winning actress and Winston-Salem resident, will receive a special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater.