Temptations, Cher: Musical actors receive Tony nominations

Among the impressive 12 nominations received by Ain't Too Proud -- The Life of The Temptations are three for actors who play the members of the iconic Motown group.

Derrick Baskin, who plays Otis Williams, is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. Co-stars Ephraim Sykes (as David Ruffin) and Jeremy Pope (Eddie Kendricks) both got nods in Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (the Tony counterpart to the Oscars' Best Supporting Actor).

And while The Cher Show didn't land among the five Best Musical nominees, Stephanie J. Block, who plays the adult Cher, is in the running for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. (Playbill)

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