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  • Dish
  • 9 June 2017

The Tony Awards are this Sunday! Hosted by Kevin Spacey, the awards will recognize some of the best shows and most talented performers that graced Broadway's stage this year.

Let's take a look at who is nominated for (let's be honest, the most important award): Best Choreography.

 Jeremy Danie
Bandstand - photo: Jeremy Danie

Andy  Blankenbuehler for "Bandstand"

Blanhenbuehler is also known for his work in "Hamilton," "Cats," and "Bring It On: The Musical." This is his fourth Best Choreography nomination, and has previously taken home the award for his choreography in both "Hamilton" and "In the Heights."

 Manuel Harlan
Groundhog Day, The Musical - photo: Manuel Harlan

Peter Darling & Ellen Kane for "Groundhog Day The Musical"

Darling has previously worked on the Broadway stage as the choreographer for "Billy Elliot The Musical," and "Matilda The Musical." This is his third Tony nomination for Best Choreography, and won in 2009 for his work on "Matilda." Kane also worked on Broadway's "Matilda The Musical" as assistant choreographer. This is her first Tony nomination.

 Kevin Berne
Come From Away - photo: Kevin Berne

Kelly Devine for "Come From Away"

This is Devine's second Tony nomination. Her previous Broadway credits include choreography for the 2014 production of "Rocky."

 Joan Marcus
Holiday Inn - photo: Joan Marcus

Denis Jones for "Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical"

Jones has an extensive Broadway resume, including performances in "Chicago," "Grease," and "The Full Monty."  He served as head choreographer on the 2015 production of "Honeymoon in Vegas." This is his first Tony nomination.

 Chad Batka
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 - photo: Chad Batka

Sam Pinkleton for "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812"

2017 has been a busy year for Pinkleton, who choreographed three different Broadway shows that, at one point, were all running at the same time: "Significant Other," "Amelie, A New Musical," and "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812." This is his first Tony nomination.

Other highlights you can expect to see from the show: performances from the cast of "Bandstand," "Come From Away," "Dear Evan Hansen," "Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812" and more. Presenters include: Sara Bareilles, Rachel Bloom, Mark Hamill, Christopher Jackson, John Legend, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Tune in to CBS at 8/7c to catch all the action!