Musicals A Strange Loop, MJ and Paradise Square have led nominations for the annual Tony awards, the highest honours in theatre.
Winners will be announced on June 12 at Radio City Music Hall at a ceremony that will be broadcast live on CBS television and streamed in Paramount+.
A Strange Loop, the story of an African-American queer artist, outpaced other contenders with 11 nominations including best musical.
Michael Jackson musical MJ and Paradise Square, about race relations in 19th Century New York, received 10 nods each and also will compete for best musical.
Contenders for best play include The Lehman Trilogy, Clyde's and The Minutes.