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Mark Rylance, who has performed in the Twin Cities, nominated for two Tonys

Posted by: Rohan Preston under Theater, Awards Updated: April 29, 2014 - 10:58 AM

Actor and adaptor Mark Rylance, who has performed Shakespeare at the Guthrie and who adapted Louis Jenkins' poems into a play called "Nice Fish," has been nominated for two Tony Awards, it was announced Tuesday.

Rylance was nominated for leading actor in a play for playing the title character in the Shakespearean tragedy, "Richard III." He also was nominated for supporting actor in a play for his turn as Olivia in an all-male casting of the comedy "Twelfth Night." 

He performed in a similar all-male "Twelfth Night" many years ago at the Guthrie.

Other Tony nominations went to Neil Patrick Harris for his lead performance in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," five-time Tony winner Audra McDonald for her turn in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" and Idina Menzel for "If/Then."

Here is the full list of nominations.

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