Tony Award nominations with a Chicago connection

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The 2015 Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning in New York.

Here are a few of the nominations bearing Chicago connections:

• “This Is Our Youth,” which had its pre-Broadway tryout at Steppenwolf Theatre, was among the nominees for best revival of a play.

+ Ayad Akhtar’s “Disgraced,” which began at American Theater Company, is among the nominees for best play.

• K.Todd Freeman, a Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble member, was nominated in the category of best actor in a featured role in a play for “Airline Highway,” which had its pre-Broadway tryout at Steppenwolf.

• Sting’s “The Last Ship, ” the musical that had its pre-Broadway debut in Chicago, was nominated for best score and best orchestrations.

• “An American in Paris,” which has a number of Chicago producers, was nominated for best musical — one of its 12 nominations overall. And Christopher Wheeldon, who has strong ties with the Joffrey Ballet, was nominated as best director and best choreographer. A national tour has already been announced. Note to dancers of the Joffrey Ballet: Do any of you sing?

The Tony Awards winners will be announced June 7 in a ceremony televised live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS. Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming will serve as hosts.

A complete list of the nominations is at

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