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2018 Tony Nominee Luncheon

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 22: Taylor Louderman, Ariana DeBose, Ashley Park, LaChanze, and Katrina Lenk attend the 2018 Tony Awards Nominees Luncheon at The Rainbow Room on May 22, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Yesterday, the 2018 Tony Award nominees gathered at the Rainbow Room in New York City, to toast each other and their nominations. The luncheon was hosted by three outstanding past Tony Award recipients – actress Cynthia Erivo, lighting designer Natasha Katz and singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper.

Nominee attendees included Michael Cera, Ariana DeBose, Tina Fey, Andrew Garfield, LaChanzeNathan Lane, Ashley Park, Diana Rigg, Jordan Roth, Amy Schumer, Tony Shaloub, Ethan Slater, Ari’el Stachel, and more, as well as President of the Broadway League, Charlotte St. Martin, and President of the American Theatre Wing, Heather Hitchens.


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