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The awards season continues, and we’re here for it. This time it’s the turn of the 75th Tony Awards, the ceremony that honors the best in the theater and musicals industry.

The list of nominees was announced on Monday, May 9, by Joshua Henry, the three-time Tony Award-nominated actor, and Adrienne Warren, the Tony Award-winning actress for her portrayal of singer Tina Turner in the musical ‘Tina’. The announcement was streamed live on the official Tony Awards YouTube page.

This year’s ceremony will be held on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall in New York and broadcast on Paramount+. 

This year in its 26 categories, there were around 34 shows that fought to win their place among the nominees. MJ’, ‘Strange Loop’ and ‘Paradise Square’ are the frontrunners with nominations. You can see the complete list of nominees here.

Latino participation in the Tony Awards:

Ariana DeBose

This year’s host will be none other than Ariana DeBose, the Oscar-winning Latina actress for her portrayal of ‘Anitta’ in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story. DeBose has been part of the theater industry and has been nominated for a Tony Award in 2018 for her performance as Dona Summer in ‘Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.’

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Actor and playwright of Puerto Rican descent Ruben Santiago-Hudson is among the list of nominees in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a play for his performance in ‘Lackawanna Blues.’ Santiago-Hudson tells the story and celebrates all those strong women who raised him in this solo play.

Santiago-Hudson has previously won a Tony Award for his performance in ‘Seven Guitars’.

Emilio Sosa

Emilio Sosa is a Dominican costume designer and Chair of the American Theatre Wing Board of Trustees in New York City. Sosa has earned a nomination this year in the category of Best Costume Design in a Play for his work on ‘Trouble in Mind,’ the play that focuses on sexism and racism within the American theater industry.

Sosa was a contestant on season 7 of Project Runway and became the first color designer for the Radio City Music Hall Spring Spectacular through his success.