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Here Are The Latinos Who Got Nominated For Tony Awards This Year

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The 72nd Tony Awards will be here before you know it, June 10 to be precise, and the nominees have officially been announced. Sure, the Tony Awards aren’t has popular as the Oscars but these Latino performers, costume designers and composers are being recognized for their hard work to make Broadway the magical place it is. Here are the Latinos who have been nominated for awards for the 72nd Tony Awards.

John Leguizamo’s “Latin History for Morons” was nominated for the highly coveted prize of Best Play.

The one-man play features Leguizamo covering 3,000 years of historical events, from the conquistadors to Texas and Trump. The tongue-in-cheek production showing the contributions and importance of Latinos to American history, many of them forgotten in textbooks. It’s the history your teachers refused to teach you.

Leguizamo’s show has given untold Latino American history a very important presence in American pop culture.

“The fact that 20,000 Latin people fought in the American Civil war… and we had the first admiral in the United States Navy, David Farragut… Where is that? You don’t see any of that stuff,” Leguizamo told Playbill in an interview.

He also will be awarded a special Tony Award for his solo contributions to the Broadway season thanks to his play.

Triple-threat actress, dancer and singer Chita Rivera will have more hardware to add to her awards cabinet. 

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She is this year’s recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

Her storied career includes a Presidential Medal of Freedom and the first Latinx performer to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award. Some of her most prominent roles on the Broadway stage include Anita in “West Side Story,” Rose in “Bye, Bye Birdie” and Velma Kelly in “Chicago.”

Clint Ramos was nominated once again for Best Costume Design of a Musical for “Once on this Island.”

According to his biography page, Ramos won the award for Best Costume Design for a Musical in 2016, becoming the first person of color to do so. Will he be able to bring home a second prize?

The winners of the 2018 Tony Awards will be announced June 10 from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.


READ: Lin-Manuel Miranda Was Nominated For An Oscar, Putting Him One Step Closer To Making History

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Pixar Fest Is Happening At Disneyland And All Fans Can Talk About Is The Magic That Is 'Coco'

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Pixar Fest Is Happening At Disneyland And All Fans Can Talk About Is The Magic That Is ‘Coco’

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Disneyland and Disney California Adventure launched ‘Pixar Fest’ April 13 to celebrate the magic of Pixar classics. The festival celebrating all things Pixar and animated will be going on till Sept. 3 so you have a chance to see the festivities for yourself. Of course the classics like “Toy Story,” “Up” and “Finding Nemo,” are on full display but fans are really digging the “Coco” decorations all over the park.

“Coco” fans have all summer to check out their favorite cartoon characters in Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.

Children (and adults) can visit the park to see their favorites take over the park from parades to shows to a nightly light show on Cinderella’s castle. It is all there.

The “Coco” portion of Pixar Fest’s “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” turns the parks into a “Coco” wonderland.

As you can see in the video, the loved ones in the underworld walk along the path with the songs filling the air.

Disneyland’s Main Street U.S.A. gets turned into a colonial plaza in Mexico, with papel picado banners and flower petals visually displayed onto the facades of the shops and buildings.

Dapper skeletons provide as much awe for Miguel from the film as they do for this fan.

The videos on social media is likely to give everyone serious jealousy since they can’t be there for the show.

SOUND ?!! His audible gasp is EVERYTHING. ☺ ☺ ☺ 

Photo opps for that new selfie upload have also been placed around the park, including one with Miguel’s white wooden guitar, as well as his friends Héctor and Dante.

https://twitter.com/AJLagar/status/990427719728066565

It’s like no one will be able to tell the difference.

This fan came to show off her relationship goals.

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Don’t worry, people are confirming that Disneyland has the snacks to match the vibe.

Pssstt… Real friends will wait for you to rearrange their placemats and trays for that perfect #foodie post. 

Of course the merch is top knotch.

This “Coco” jarrita mug inscribed with the film’s endearing line “Remember Me” in English and Spanish is adorable.

Some fans were bummed the merchandise sold out so quickly. 

You have to be quick around these fans.

However, some people aren’t letting Disney off the hook for not having enough merch in stock. 

https://twitter.com/dear_elissa/status/988832372912148480

‘Pixar Fest’ runs through Sept. 3 at both parks, so maybe Disney will have more jarritas by then. Fingers crossed and lighting a candle for ya! ? ? ? 


READ: Pixar Hired Cultural Consultants To Help With ‘Coco’ And It Looks Like They Definitely Helped Shape The Movie

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