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Cicely Tyson among black Broadway talent to earn 2013 Tony nods

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 9:03 am

Cicely Tyson, Patina Miller, Billy Porter and Valisia LeKae are among the nominees up for a 2013 Tony Award.

Tyson received a nod for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her starring role in “The Trip to Bountiful,” which itself was nominated for Best Revival of a Play.

Pippen and its star Miller each picked up nods, as did LeKae of Motown The Musical, who faces Miller in the Best Lead Actress in a Musical category. LeKae plays Diana Ross in the Berry Gordy production.

Porter is nominated for Best Lead Actor in a Musical for his role in “Kinky Boots,” which leads all nominees with 13.

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