The 2012 Tony Award nominees were announced this morning by Kristin Chenoweth and Jim Parsons. The awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 10th on CBS at 8pm. Neil Patrick Harris will return as host. The full list of nominees can be found here on the official website of the Tony’s. But for the news we all really care about, Newsies picked up eight nominations, and Peter and the Starcatcher earned nine. Below is the full list of nominations earned by Disney Theatrical Group:

Best Play

  • Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Musical

  • Newsies

Best Book of a Musical

  • Harvey Fierstein (Newsies)

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

  • Alan Menken & Jack Feldman (Newsies)
  • Wayne Barker & Rick Elice (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

  • Jeremy Jordan (Newsies)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

  • Celia Keenan-Bolger (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Direction of a Play

  • Roger Rees & Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Jeff Calhoun (Newsies)

Best Choreography

  • Christopher Gattelli (Newsies)

Best Orchestrations

  • Danny Troob (Newsies)

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Donyale Werle (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Tobin Ost & Sven Ortel (Newsies)

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Paloma Young (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Darron L. West (Peter and the Starcatcher)

Adam Britten is a self-proclaimed Disney geek. From a very young age, he fondly remembers visiting the parks with his family on an almost yearly basis. Currently a Master of Digital Marketing Student at Hult International Business School, Adam wishes on a star that he will one day work for the mouse's marketing department. He’s visited Disneyland, Walt Disney World, & Disneyland Paris; he hopes to complete the world tour. His favorite Disney movie is Alice in Wonderland. Can also be seen on: Twitter as @AdamBritten,, and his new blog about the intersection between social media and theme parks at