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Associated Press, Published April 30 2013

2 Twin Cities-connected actors up for Tonys

MINNEAPOLIS — Two actors with Twin Cities connections are up for Tony Awards.

Eagan High School graduate Laura Osnes is nominated for best actress in a musical for her performance of the title role in "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella."

The Star Tribune reports it's the second nomination for Osnes. Last year she also was nominated for her lead role in "Bonnie & Clyde."

Osnes has performed at the Children's Theatre and starred in "Grease" at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres.

Also nominated is Santino Fontana for his lead role in "Cinderella." Fontana is a 2004 graduate of the University of Minnesota-Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program and played "Hamlet" in the Guthrie's final production on its old stage.

The Tonys will be announced June 9 from Radio City Music Hall.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.