Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
The Testament of Mary
The Assembled Parties
Bring It On: The Musical
A Christmas Story, The Musical
Matilda The Musical
BEST PLAY REVIVAL
Trip to Bountiful
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
BEST REVIVAL OF MUSICAL
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A PLAY
Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy
Nathan Lane, The Nance
Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tom Sturridge, Orphans
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place
Amy Morton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Holland Taylor, Ann
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Bertie Carvel, Matilda The Musical
Santino Fontana, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Rob McClure, Chaplin
Billy Porter, Kinky Boots
Stark Sands, Kinky Boots
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Carolee Carmello, Scandalous
Valisia LeKae, Motown The Musical
Patina Miller, Pippin
Laura Osnes, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
There will be blood.
ORPHANS for Best Revival? Lord, it wasn't any better than THE HEIRESS.
Sigourney got justifiably meh-to-poor reviews for Vanya, Sonia et. al. She was the weak link amid three excellent performances.
No Tony nomination for Bette Midler or I'll Eat You Last. No Tony nomination for Douglas Carter Beane for The Nance. Shocking!
Bump. Two hours between responses is UNSCCEPTABLE!!!
It's Laurie Metcalf's to lose. Bette should be there.
Oh, and Billy Porter for boots WILL WIN.
This place is dead, R5.
They are all at the theater thread.
If by "this place" you mean New York theater, then sure, r8
Jessica Hecht was robbed. Bette, no.
Was Chita nominated?
Oh, my walls! My pretty walls!
GoldDerby.com was saying Cicely Tyson, not Laurie Metcalf, was the frontrunner for best actress in a play.
I don't live in New York City, so I don't know and don't have a horse in any Tonys' races.
If Cyndi Lauper wins a Tony she would only need an Oscar to be EGOT.
If Tom Hanks wins the Tony he would only need the Grammy to be EGOT
Wow! Bombshell didn't get a single Tony nomination. I bet Eileen is hurling drinks like a major league pitcher.
"Sigourney got justifiably meh-to-poor reviews for Vanya, Sonia et. al. She was the weak link amid three excellent performances."
I saw her when the show ran at the Newhouse and thought she was fine, though Nielsen was excellent. Something must have happened on the way to Broadway.
Motown The Musical was overlooked. Nothing for the new Jekyll and Hyde, either.
Knowing not much about Broadway, are these nominations based on whose friend produces a show or whose friend stars in a production?
Not at all, R19. I'm a widely known entertainer and I produced a show a while back. Got 4 noms but 0 wins. It's very political and designed to boost the shows they think are going to bring the most tourist dollars to town.
The musical nominations list reads more like the Effie Awards for Marketing Effectiveness.
Sadly, I am shocked to see that this thread has not even come close to 200 bitchy and incredibly upset posts by now.
What's a TONY?
R23: Ask one of your six roommates.
Did "Toni" Perry play for our team?
I'm really shocked Bette Midler didn't get a nomination.
But really DLers, who are we to second guess the academy?
I wrote on the theater thread that I had a feeling that Bette wasn't going to nominated, but everyone said, there's no way in hell she won't get nominated.
Well, she wasn't nominated, so I ask my question again.
My friend who is a Tony voter is taking me to the Bette Midler play and has rsvp'd her tony tix for it. Now that she isn't nominated, will our tickets be taken back?
did they really need yet another fucking best actress nomination for 'who's afraid of virginia woolf"???? is that play revived every fucking year?
Pulling for Cyndi Lauper for score. Yeah, R23, funny! But not every under-30 knows theater. Or cares. But how can anyone live in the city and NOT know about fashion and theater? Don't they eat out?
How in the world did Bette not get nominated? All the Theater queens on the boards are always screaming if The Times like you, it's a lock, and if they don't, just pack it in.
"Bring It On" was a ridiculous choice and Boo for ignoring the "A Christmas Story" cast.
Carolee Carmello and Rob McClure got the annual "Our shows didn't run very long and closed a long time ago" nominations.
Chicago's Steppenwolf is well represented this year. I know they've had some huge NYC flops, but it's refreshing to see a regional company theatre to be recognized again. Good luck to all the ensemble members!
Wow, I've actually seen Tony nominated performances!!! Caught Tracy Letts and Amy Morton in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" during it's DC run (Arena Stage). They were phenomenal, but I'll admit that I don't know how they stack up against the competition. I've never seen a Broadway play (on Broadway) before...
How old are you, r35? Just curious
R35 I saw the DC production too. It was exhausting but awesome! I can't believe Fiona Shaw was snubbed. They just announced the closing dates too.
NEW YORK—With the announcement of the 67th Annual Tony Award nominations Tuesday morning, new Broadway musical Loud, Desperate Need For Approval is leading the pack with an impressive 13 nominations while chief rival Look At Me, Look At Me, Please, God, Look At Me follows close behind with 11 nods in many of the same categories. “This has been an incredible year for Broadway; so competitive, in fact, that even a great show like All-Consuming Narcissism might actually get shut out,” said Deadline.com entertainment reporter Mike Fleming Jr., who went on to say that competition for actors is equally fierce as heavyweights Bottomless Need For Validation Stemming From Childhood Neglect and Naked Self-Obsession face off for best leading actor in a play. “The adaptation of Shrill, Needy Histrionics got a surprising amount of love from Tony nominators for a play that closed in March to mixed reviews, but perhaps the biggest surprise is British import Shameless And Barely Disguised Cry For Attention’s snub. No one saw that coming.” According to sources, despite the buzz surrounding Flashy, Masturbatory Horseshit for best revival of a musical, sources confirm that it is almost certainly Pippin’s year.
(R30) Wondering if you actually saw Amy Morton & Tracy Letts in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? They were phenomenal. The whole production was just electric - and I'd seen other VWs before and hadn't particularly wanted to see this one, was offered a free ticket. Nominations well earned, wins would be as well.
This year's theater season must have been a complete bust, if the Tony thread is so sparse and most of the posts are on Bette.
Bette will present from a wheelchair as Delores DelGado!
[quote]Bette will present from a wheelchair as Delores DelGado!
Turn in your gay card!
Dolores Del Lago, The Toast of Chicago
I notice TV awards always slobber all over movie actors if they deign to appear in a tv movie or miniseries, and now it looks like the Tonys are the same
Is anyone else really tired of Chicago's Steppenwolfe Theatre? I'm so over them and their pretentions of quality.
'Adore' at Steppenwolf made me a fan for life. See it if you ever have a chance.
The only locks are Andrea Martin for Best Featured Actress in Pippin and Pippin as Best Musical Revival.
Literally, all other categories are up for grabs and anybody's guess.
Cinderella for costumes is also pretty close to a lock.
That "Hands on A Hard Body" got even one nomination for anything speaks to the sad state of this year's field. And Broadway in general.
I think it's pretty certain that Tom Hanks is a lock to win Best Actor
Not so sure about Hanks.
I could see dark horse Tom Sturridge coming up from behind simply because he is giving the most skilled performance.
But then I could see Nathan winning just for old time's sake (and once again carrying a big old dead moose of a show on his back).
Matilda's a lock but Cyndi will get Music. Patina Miller is a lock too.
[quote]Cyndi will get Music
This makes me cry, but you're probably right. She's much loved and she's doing all the right things now, schmoozing and cozying up to the right people. Smart girl.
Tom Hanks better not win, I hate seeing big name movie stars at the Tonys. He's over now anyway.
I knew I shouldn't have let that kid in my fucking tap number.
Lots of anti-British and just plain anti-backlash for Matilda so don't be surprised if Kinky Boots and its much loved and respected producer Daryl Roth take that Best Musical Tony. No locks there, folks!
Since Pippin is sure to win a few Tonys they may give one to Laura Osnes just to placate the Cinderella crowd.
I hope Osnes wins, she was fantastic in Bonnie and Clyde. I suspect they'll make her wait since she was the winner of a reality TV series.
No one could have defeated Audra Ann last year. Otherwise we could have seen Osnes with the win.
Can't believe the piece of shit "Bring It On" got nommed. "Kinky" looks and sounds like an ep. of "Glee" - "Matilda" looks like pretentious twaddle. "I'll pass!" Kaye Medford as Mrs. Thurber in "Butterfield 8"
The Tony committee was kind to Richard Kind. He was ok in THE BIG KNIFE, but since everyone else was so bad, it just seemed like he was doing better work.
Laura Osnes is unbearably bland. She doesn't deserve the Tony for Cinderella.
God r15 I hope Cyndi wins the Tony and then at some point an Oscar, Madonna's head would explode.
People like Matilda, but is it a steamroller like The Producers or The Book of Mormon?