Who Got Snubbed By the Tony Nominations?

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Broadway's finest have been honored by the Tony nominating committee, the results announced just moments ago as theater folk all over town felt some real emotion for a change.

Among the nominated are, well, approximately two-thirds of the people I predicted yesterday.

But more interestingly, who got snubbed?


Elena Roger and Ricky Martin, the two most publicized stars of Evita, who were told to "stand back," as predicted here!

Legendary Angela Lansbury for The Best Man!

Alan Rickman for Seminar, Stacy Keach for Other Desert Cities, and Hugh Dancy for Venus in Fur!

Tyne Daly for Master Class!

Raul Esparza for Leap of Faith and Matthew Broderick for Nice Work . . .!

Bernadette Peters and Elaine Paige for Follies!

Patrick Page, who has worked his ass off in Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark and who was considered the high spot!

For Best Play, One Man, Two Guvnors, Seminar, and The Lyons!

And lots of others.

Oh, well. Everyone can't get the nomination--and many of those who did get them are extremely fierce.

Congrats to all for a varied season.


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Vodkastinger
Vodkastinger

nominating Nice Work if You Can get It for anything is like saying it's a real show which it is not.

Musto
Musto

The show-closing announcements have started coming in.

Seminar has announced a close date. (They should have been nominated for Alan Rickman.)

So has Magic/Bird. (I guess they thought they were maybe going to get something. I don't know anyone who predicted that they would, though.)

Brucefretts
Brucefretts

Also, Rosemary Harris and JIm Dale should've gotten nominated for The Road To Mecca. 

Keating3232
Keating3232

Good point about Lavin, Michael.  She can be fun, but basically I'm tired of her shtick.  She always plays Linda Lavin, whatever the role.  Houdyshell and Light make an effort to transform themselves into the role at hand.

Musto
Musto

PS: All three Linda Lavin roles got nominated.

(Linda's up for The Lyons and Jayne Houdyshell replaced her in Follies, and Judith Light did so in Other Desert Cities.)

Parvenu
Parvenu

Angela has five Tonys. So does Julie Harris, I believe. Audra could tie them if she wins this one.

Karen
Karen

How could they possibly  snub Angela Lansbury  after her reviews and Drama Desk, Outer Critics and Drama League nominations for The Best Man? They knew that  Bernadette Peters  wont get in, so they gave her a Special Tony, well congrats, but Lansbury is 86 years old and still waiting for her Lifetime Achievement in Theater Award. 

Musto
Musto

PS: Bono/The Edge dissed for Spider-Man score. Totally OK with me.

Bwaybill
Bwaybill

All three of the four Follies leads were nominated. The one left out was Bernadette!! I'm bewildered.

rolph
rolph

You did pretty well with your predictions, my dear. No one could have predicted Elizabeth A. Davis!

Musto
Musto

I thought Harris was superb and absolutely deserved a nomination.

Rob in Philly
Rob in Philly

Saw her in Gypsy after Tyne Daly left.  Slick, strong performer, but I didn't feel like she connected on a gut level to the role.  Wonder how she is in The Lyons--got great reviews.

Gregorama
Gregorama

Angela Lansbury has never gotten the LTA in Theater Award??!!  I guess I'd just assumed she'd already gotten it years ago.  Now THAT is a "snub"!  What the fuck does she have to do?  Walk on water and do the  splits?  Who is making these decisions?  It's time that they wake up and realize that our "living legends" in Broadway theatre are really quite few and time is a-wasting.  (Sidebar comment: In looking down the list of "Special Tony Awards," the very first one given in 1947 was to a "Dora Chamberlain for unfailing courtesy as treasurer of the Martin Beck Theatre").

freddiemessina
freddiemessina

That's because she's receiving a special Tony this year. Producers have a hand in who gets put in as nominees so I imagine that had something to do with it. Although I'm kind of surprised at Elaine Paige getting overlooked.

CMG
CMG

I liked Davis and Once but Terri White for being the backbone of the show stopping "Who's That Woman" in Follies should have been nominated.  

Karen
Karen

No, Lansbury never has never received one, nor  did she even win Drama League's Distinguished Performance Award. 

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