The actor Tony Shalhoub and lighting designers Christopher Akerlind and Donald Holder earned Tony Award nominations on Tuesday.
Shalhoub, who graduated as a theater major from the University of Southern Maine in 1977, was nominated for best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play for his work in “Act One.” He’s been nominated for Tony Awards many times, but never won.
“Act One” play received a total of five Tony nominations.
Akerlind, who lives in Portland, was nominated for his lighting design for the musical “Rocky.” Holder, who graduated from the University of Maine, was nominated for his lighting design for the musical “The Bridges of Madison County.”
Akerlind and Holder both have won Tonys in the past. Akerlind won for his lighting design on “Light in the Piazza,” and Holder won for his work on “The Lion King.”
Nominations were announced Tuesday and will be awarded June 8 in New York.
“A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” led with 10 nominations, and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” received eight nominations.