Out actor Jonathan Groff on Tuesday
received a Tony Award nomination for his role as King George in the
Broadway musical Hamilton.
The smash hit broke all Tony records,
receiving 16 nominations, one more than previous record holders The
Producers and Billy Elliot.
The 30-year-old Groff was nominated in
the Best Performer in a Musical category along with two Hamilton
cast mates: Christopher Jackson, who plays George Washington in the
play, and Daveed Diggs, who plays Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson.
Also competing in the category are Brandon Victor Dixon for his
performance in Shuffle Along and Christopher Fitzgerald for
Groff, who is currently filming the
Netflix series Mindhunter, left Hamilton last month.
Groff plays a gay man looking for love
in San Francisco in HBO's Looking, which was abruptly canceled
last year. The premium cable network has promised a special to
conclude the series.
finale includes “intense sex scene.”)
The Tony Awards will take pace on June