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(Eclipsed) 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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(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.
(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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(Hamilton) 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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(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.