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Saturday April 28, 2012

Ricky Martin Nabs Drama Desk Award Nomination for Playing Che in ‘Evita’

Ricky Martin Nabs Drama Desk Award Nomination for Playing Che in ‘Evita’

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Singer and actor Ricky Martin was nominated Friday for a Drama Desk Award in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Musical, for his role in the current Broadway revival of “Evita.”

“Thank u! What a way 2 srt my day!,” the star said on Twitter.

Martin will compete for the prestigious prize with Raul Esparza for “Leap of Faith,” Danny Burstein for “Follies,” Kevin Earley for “Death Takes a Holiday,” Jeremy Jordan for “Newsies The Musical” and Norm Lewis for “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.”

“Evita” also had another three nominations in the categories of Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Michael Cerveris, for his role as Gen. Juan Peron - and Outstanding Choreography.

This is Martin’s second award nomination for playing “Che” in the musical, having been nominated for a Drama League Award early this week for his performance in “Evita.”

The Puerto Rican has put his successful musical career on hold to concentrate on his return to the Broadway stage, where he debuted in 1995 as a supporting actor in “Los Miserables.”