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Wisconsin bred actors Shalhoub, Light nominated for Tony Awards

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Actor and Green Bay-native Tony Shalhoub (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).
Actress Judith Light (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).
Actor and Green Bay-native Tony Shalhoub (courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Two former Wisconsin TV stars were nominated Tuesday for Tony Awards, for their work in the live theatre.

Green Bay native Tony Shalhoub was nominated for his performance in the boxing drama “Golden Boy.”

Judith Light, a former actress in the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, was nominated for the Featured Actress in a Play award for her role in “The Assembled Parties.”

Shalhoub has won three Emmys as the title character in the TV series “Monk.”

Light has a number of TV and theater credits, including her role as advertising executive Angela Bower in the 1980’s and ‘90’s TV comedy series “Who’s the Boss.”

Also, Carrie Coon was nominated for a Tony in the same category as Light. Coon is a former actress in the Milwaukee Renaissance Theater-Works and the American Players’ Theatre in Spring Green.

The Tonys will be handed out June 9th at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

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