"Kinky Boots" and "Matilda" competing for best musical

Drag-themed plays get Tony nods

Two leading contenders for Tony Award nominations may make the race a drag this year.

"Kinky Boots" and "Matilda" -- each of which is led by a man dressed as a woman -- are virtual locks to get best musical Tony nods Tuesday morning.
 
The nominations will be announced by Tony-winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
 
In "Matilda," British actor Bertie Carvel plays a brutal headmistress, while Billy Porter is a drag queen in "Kinky Boots."
 
Other contenders for the best musical prize include "Bring It On: The Musical," "Motown: The Musical," "Hands on a Hardbody" and "A Christmas Story, The Musical." 
 
Leading contenders for best play are "The Assembled Parties," "The Other Place" and "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."
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