Tony Nominations for San Diego-Based Productions

"Hands on a Hardbody" and "Chaplin" get several nods

La Jolla Playhouse productions of "Hands on a Hardbody" and "Chaplin" were honored with Tony nominations Tuesday.

"Hardbody" is one of four productions nominated for Best Original Score, written by Trey Anastasio of Phish and Amanda Green.

Actor Keith Carradine earned a nomination for his portrayal of JD Drew, one of 10 people who fought to keep one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it.

Keala Settle was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for her performance as Norma Valverde.

La Jolla Playhouse opened the musical, based on the 1997 documentary of the same name by S.R. Bindler, on May 12, 2012 and it played until mid-June.

When "Hands on a Hardbody" opened at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson theater, many of the La Jolla cast members were still connected with the show. It closed April 13.

"Limelight: The Story of Charlie Chaplin" was a world premiere with the La Jolla Playhouse in 2010.

The musical moved to Broadway in 2012 as "Chaplin."

Rob McClure originated the role with the La Jolla production and went on to receive a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.

Click here for the full list of nominations

You can root on the local productions when the Tony Awards are handed out June 9, 2013. 

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