NEW YORK (AP) _ ``Ragtime,'' a musical version of E.L. Doctorow's novel celebrating turn-of-the-century America, led with 13 Tony nominations today, honoring the best of what was a bountiful Broadway season.

``The Lion King,'' Disney's stage extravaganza of its successful animated feature, was second with 11 nominations. Both were nominated for best musical, along with the short-lived ``Side Show'' and ``The Scarlet Pimpernel.''

Nominated for best play were ``Art'' by Yasmina Reza, ``Golden Child'' by David Henry Hwang, ``The Beauty Queen of Leenane'' by Martin McDonagh and John Leguizamo's one-man show, ``Freak.''