Elton John's Billy Elliot Is Top Tony Nominee

Sir Elton John: Get out your tutu. The Rocket Man’s musical Billy Elliot, about a British working-class boy’s desire to dance, scored an impressive 15 Tony nominations, including best musical, it was announced Tuesday morning.

Billy will compete in the top category with Next to Normal, a brash musical about a mother’s nervous breakdown; the pop compendium Rock of Ages; and Shrek the Musical.