T.I., John Legend and more nominated for Tony Award
All thanks to their work on the musical version of “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
The nominations for the 2018 Tony Awards have been revealed, and among the lineup of nominees is none other than hip-hop’s renaissance man, T.I.
The Atlanta rapper is up for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre alongside the wide musical cast of “The SpongeBob Squarepants: The Musical.” The Broadway musical and “Mean Girls” lead the nominees with 12 nods a piece. T.I., who scored the song “When the Going Gets Tough” for the musical, is joined by Flaming Lips, John Legend, and others for their work on the musical version of the popular SpongeBob SquarePants series. John Legend won a Tony last year for his work on “Jitney.”
In addition to T.I. and John Legend, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical also earned a pair of nominations, as Rolling Stone reports. The musical is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.
The Tony Awards air live June 10 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.