Nominations for the 71st annual Tony Awards will be revealed on May 2 by two Broadway talents who have found fame on television: “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” scene-stealer Jane Krakowski and “Bull” featured player Christopher Jackson. The announcement will take place at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center at 8:30 am ET with key categories revealed live on “CBS This Morning.” Winners will be revealed on the CBS kudocast on June 11.
Krakowski won a Tony Award in 2003 for her featured role in the revival of the 1982 Best Musical champ “Nine.” She has reaped one Emmy bid for her role as the vain Jacqueline Voorhee on the Netflix hit “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; she had contended four times for “30 Rock.”
Jackson was a nominee at last year’s Tonys for his portrayal of George Washington in “Hamilton.” He lost that race to co-star Daveed Diggs, who played both the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. Jackson is also a lyricist and won an Emmy in 2011 for “What I Am,” which he co-wrote with composer Bill Sherman for “Sesame Street.”
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