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Hanks and Lauper in running for Tonys

Both were jubilant after being nominated for a Tony – the Broadway Oscars.

Eighties pop star Lauper did the score for Kinky Boots, but the biggest name up for a prize is Tom Hanks, for his role as reporter Mike McAlary in Nora Ephron's Lucky Guy.

Broadway's top actresses turned out for the photocall, including glamorous Laura Osnes (in Cinderella); veteran star Shalita Grant and Kinky Boots' Annaleigh Ashford.

Osnes, who was nominated last year for her Bonnie Parker role, is up again, this time for Cinderella.