The Tony Awards Feature TV Stars Among Broadway’s Brightest (PHOTOS)

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Tony Award host James Corden isn’t the only TV star gracing the Tony Awards. A bevy of actors from the small screen, including Jessica Lange, Laura Benanti, Jonathan Groff and Frank Langella, are up for top prizes. Here are a few more looking to nab a trophy.

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The 70th Annual Tony Awards, Sunday, June 12, 8/7c, CBS.
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Danai Gurira


Her nomination The actress (The Walking Dead) is honored for writing the harrowing Best Play contender.

Fun fact Gurira would be the first African-American woman to win the playwriting prize.
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Jane Krakowski

(She Loves Me)

Her nomination The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt comedian is up for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

Fun fact A previous winner in this category for 2003’s Nine, Krakowski has clocked nearly 30 years on the Great White Way.
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Zachary Levi

(She Loves Me)

His nomination He’s competing for Best Leading Actor in a Musical, where the Chuck and Heroes Reborn star shows off an impressive tenor.

Fun fact In 2007, Levi had to turn down what would have been his Broadway debut (in Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein) after Chuck was picked up to series.
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Renée Elise Goldsberry


Her nomination The vet of soaps (One Life to Live) and primetime (The Good Wife) is vying for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

Fun fact Goldsberry appeared as a backup lounge crooner on all five seasons of Ally McBeal.
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Danielle Brooks

(The Color Purple)

Her nomination The Orange Is the New Black star is a Best Featured Actress in a Musical contender.

Fun fact The first Broadway production Brooks ever saw was The Color Purple.
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