In the Tony Award nominations announced Tuesday morning, Tina Fey faced off against SpongeBob SquarePants, and the result was a tie.

Mean Girls, Fey's musical update of her 2006 cult classic movie, got 12 nominations, including for best musical, best book, direction, leading actress, actress in a featured role, actor in a featured role, scenic design in a musical, and best choreography. Fey, a native of Upper Darby, led a group of local tie-ins in the glittering Broadway awards.

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Philly resident David Morse was nominated for best actor in a featured role in the much-praised revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh. Morse was part of an extraordinarily strong cast in Iceman. His castmate Denzel Washington was also nominated for best leading actor in a play. University of the Arts grad LaChanze was nominated for best leading actress in a musical for Summer: The Donna Summer Musical.

Longtime former resident Cyndi Lauper and Rob Hyman, cofounder of the Philly band the Hooters, were among a huge number of nominees included in SpongeBob SquarePants' nomination for best original score. Lauper has been here before: She won the 2013 Tony for best original score for a musical with Kinky Boots.  

And Freehold native Bruce Springsteen will receive a special award for his long-running one-man show, Springsteen on Broadway. His was one of two new special Tonys announced Tuesday morning. John Leguizamo, whose Latin History for Morons is his fourth one-man show on Broadway, was also honored. They join Chita Rivera and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who will receive special Tonys for lifetime achievement.

Mean Girls tied SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical for most nominations, with 12. The most-nominated play was Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, with 10.

The Tony Awards will be given out June 10, broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall with hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban.

Here is the list of 2018 Tony nominations:

Best Play:

The Children
Farinelli and The King
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Junk
Latin History for Morons

Best Musical

The Band's Visit
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Revival of a Play:

Angels in America
Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
Lobby Hero
Travesties

Best Revival of a Musical:

My Fair Lady
Once on This Island
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Book of a Musical:

The Band's Visit,  Itamar Moses
Frozen,  Jennifer Lee
Mean Girls,  Tina Fey
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical,  Kyle Jarrow

Best Original Score:

Angels in America
The Band's Visit
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play:

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King
Denzel Washington, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play:

Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Tony Shalhoub, The Band's Visit
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical:

Lauren Ambrose,  My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore,  Once on This Island
LaChanze,  Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Katrina Lenk,  The Band's Visit
Taylor Louderman,  Mean Girls
Jessie Mueller,  Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
Nathan Lane, Angels in America
David Morse, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play:

Susan Brown, Angels in America
Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Deborah Findlay, The Children
Denise Gough, Angels in America
Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and The King
Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Santo Loquasto, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
Ian MacNeil and Edward Pierce, Angels in America

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Dane Laffrey, Once on This Island
Scott Pask, The Band's Visit
Scott Pask, Finn Ross, and Adam Young, Mean Girls
Michael Yeargan, My Fair Lady
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play:

Jonathan Fensom, Farinelli and the King
Nicky Gillibrand, Angels in America
Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Ann Roth, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
Ann Roth, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

Gregg Barnes, Mean Girls
Clint Ramos, Once on This Island
Ann Roth, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Paule Constable, Angels in America
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
Paul Russell, Farinelli and the King
Ben Stanton, Junk

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

Kevin Adams, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Once on This Island
Donald Holder, My Fair Lady
Brian MacDevitt, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Tyler Micoleau, The Band's Visit

Best Sound Design of a Play:

Adam Cork, Travesties
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Angels in America
Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Tom Gibbons, 1984
Dan Moses Schreier, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Sound Design of a Musical:

Kai Harada, The Band's Visit
Peter Hylenski, Once on This Island
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel
Brian Ronan, Mean Girls
Walter Trarbach and Mike Dobson, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Direction of a Play:

Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
Joe Mantello, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women
Patrick Marber, Travesties
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
George C. Wolfe, Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh

Best Direction of a Musical:

Michael Arden, Once on This Island
David Cromer, The Band's Visit
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

Best Choreography:

Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Orchestrations:

John Clancy, Mean Girls
Tom Kitt, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Annmarie Milazzo and Michael Starobin, Once on This Island
Jamshied Sharifi, The Band's Visit
Jonathan Tunick, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:

Chita Rivera
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Special Tony Awards:

John Leguizamo
Bruce Springsteen