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  • FreemanGriffin
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    Best Musical:
    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    FUN HOME
    SOMETHING ROTTEN!
    THE VISIT

    Best Revival of a Musical:
    THE KING AND I
    ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
    ON THE TOWN

    Best Actress in a Musical:
    KRISTIN CHENOWETH for On the Twentieth Century
    LEANNE COPE for An American In Paris
    BETH MALONE for Fun Home
    KELLI O’HARA for The King and I
    CHITA RIVERA for The Visit

    Best Actor in a Musical:
    MICHAEL CERVERIS for Fun Home
    ROBERT FAIRCHILD for An American In Paris
    BRIAN d’ARCY JAMES for Something Rotten!
    KEN WATANABE for The King and I
    TONY YAZBECK for On the Town

    Best Featured Actress in a Musical:
    VICTORIA CLARK for Gigi
    JUDY KUHN for Fun Home
    SYDNEY LUCAS for Fun Home
    RUTHIE ANN MILES for The King and I
    EMILY SKEGGS for Fun Home

    Best Featured Actor in a Musical:
    CHRISTIAN BORLE for Something Rotten!
    ANDY KARL for On the Twentieth Century
    BRAD OSCAR for Something Rotten!
    BRANDON URANOWITZ for An American In Paris
    MAX VON ESSEN for An American In Paris

    Best Director of a Musical:
    SAM GOLD for Fun Home
    CASEY NICHOLAW for Something Rotten!
    JOHN RANDO for On the Town
    BARTLETT SHER for The King and I
    CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON for An American In Paris

    Best Choreography:
    JOSHUA BERGASSE for On the Town
    CHRISTOPHER GATTELLI for The King and I
    SCOTT GRAHAM and STEVEN HOGGETT for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    CASEY NICHOLAW for Something Rotten!
    CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON for An American In Paris

    Best Orchestrations:
    CHRISTOPHER AUSTIN, DON SEBESKY and BILL ELLIOTT for An American In Paris
    JOHN CLANCY for Fun Home
    LARRY HOCHMAN for Something Rotten!
    ROB MATHES for The Last Ship

    Best Score:
    FUN HOME, Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron
    THE LAST SHIP, Sting
    SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick
    THE VISIT, John Kander and Fred Ebb

    Best Book:
    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Craig Lucas
    FUN HOME, Lisa Kron
    SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
    THE VISIT, Terence McNally

    Best Scenic Design of a Musical:
    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Bob Crowley and Production 59
    FUN HOME, David Zinn
    THE KING AND I, Michael Yeargan
    ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, David Rockwell

    Best Costume Design of a Musical:
    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Bob Crowley
    THE KING AND I, Catherine Zuber
    ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, William Ivey Long
    SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Gregg Barnes

    Best Lighting Design of a Musical:
    AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Natasha Katz
    FUN HOME, John Clancy
    THE KING AND I, Donald Holder
    THE VISIT, Japhy Weideman

    Best Play:
    THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
    DISGRACED
    HAND TO GOD
    WOLF HALL

    Best Revival of a Play:
    THE ELEPHANT MAN
    SKYLIGHT
    THIS IS OUR YOUTH
    YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU

    Best Director of a Play:
    STEPHEN DALDRY for Skylight
    MARIANNE ELLIOTT for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    SCOTT ELLIS for You Can’t Take It With You
    JEREMY HERRIN for Wolf Hall
    MORITZ VON STELPNAGEL for Hand To God

    Best Actor in a Play:
    STEVEN BOYER for Hand To God
    BRADLEY COOOPER for The Elephant Man
    BEN MILES for Wolf Hall
    BILL NIGHY for Skylight
    ALEX SHARP for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

    Best Actress in a Play:
    GENEVA CARR for Hand To God
    HELEN MIRREN for The Audience
    ELISABETH MOSS for The Heidi Chronicles
    CAREY MULLIGAN for Skylight
    RUTH WILSON for Constellations

    Best Featured Actor in a Play:
    MATTHEW BEARD for Skylight
    K. TODD FREEMAN for Airline Highway
    RICHARD McCABE for The Audience
    ALESSANDRO NIVOLA for The Elephant Man
    NATHANIEL PARKER for Wolf Hall
    MICAH STOCK for It’s Only a Play

    Best Featured Actress in a Play:
    PATRICIA CLARKSON for The Elephant Man
    ANNALEIGH ASHFORD for You Can’t Take It With You
    LYDIA LEONARD for Wolf Hall
    SARAH STILES for Hand To God
    JULIE WHITE for Airline Highway

    Best Scenic Design of a Play:
    THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Bunny Christie and Fin Ross
    SKYLIGHT, Bob Crowley
    WOLF HALL, Christopher Oram
    YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, DAvid Rockwell

    Best Costume Design of a Play:
    AIRLINE HIGHWAY, David Zinn
    THE AUDIENCE, Bob Crowley
    WOLF HALL, Christopher Oram
    YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU, Jane Greenwood

    Best Lighting Design of a Play:
    AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Japhy Weideman
    THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, Paule Constable
    SKYLIGHT, Natasha Katz
    WOLF HALL, Paule Constable and David Plater

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    FreemanGriffin
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    The nominations that THRILLED me (that were surprises):

    John Rando for Best Director!
    Micah Stock for Featured Actor!
    All 3 (Kuhn, Lucas and Skeggs) nominated for Featured Actress!
    This Is Our Youth for Best Revival!

    Disappointments:
    No love for Side Show ):
    Ken Watanabe nominated for Best Lead Actor ):
    No Jake Gyllenhaal ):
    Poor showing for The Audience (only 3 nominations) ):
    Four Featured Actresses from On the Town cancelled each other out ):
    Gigi instead of Side Show for fourth slot in Best Revival ):
    No Rob McClure (no Honeymoon in Vegas) ):
    Scott Pask not nominated for his amazing scenic designs for The Visit ):
    Bruce Coughlin not nominated for his orchestrations for On the Town ):
    No Lindsay Duncan ):

    Other surprises:
    Choreography nomination for Curious Incident
    Brandon Uranowitz for Featured Actor

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    SkyLight
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    GIGI is not nominated for Best Revival.

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    vinny
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    Beyond happy Yazbeck got the nomination. Hope he wins it all.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    broadwayworld.com must have made a mistake because they had Gigi listed as a nominee for Best Revival – happy to hear it was NOT nominated!

    I also would like to add: super happy that Tony Yazbeck is nominated! And that Shoulda Woulda Coulda was shut out!

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    That Don Guy
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    #434677

    GIGI is not nominated for Best Revival.

    Was it announced by mistake by somebody and then redacted?

    Apparently, there were only five eligible shows, and there is a new rule this year:

    “Where there are five or fewer eligible shows in a Best Show category, at the Tony Nominating Meeting, the Nominating Committee will be instructed to cast one vote each for three eligible shows as nominees on his/her secret ballot.  Such ballot shall be collected and tabulated by a representative of the Accounting Firm.  The three eligible shows with the highest number of votes will automatically be designated as the nominees in such category.  A fourth nominee shall be added to the category in the event that the Accounting Firm determines that the difference in votes between the third highest-ranked show and the fourth highest-ranked show is three votes or less.”

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    JoeyJoeyJoey
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    #434678

    After Wednesday night, I’ll have seen all of the performance in a musical nominees! I think this is a first.

    Now onto Wolf Hall, Skylight, and The Audience.

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    I’m not really disappointed by the poor performance of The Audience. I’ve seen the play in the West End and I was terribly underwhelmed by it. There was some heart in the very end, but that’s about it. Most of it felt just like somebody trying to make a play out of something that’s not even remotely interesting. At least in the way they’re trying to do it. 

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    Tony Awards 2015: Let’s talk snubs and surprises

    by Marc Snetiker ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

    Posted April 28 2015 — 10:46 AM EDT

     

    Did you hear? The 2015 Tony Award nominations have been announced, and so have this year’s hosts—which means that awards circuit conversation is about to descend on Broadway like a rogue chandelier at the end of Act One.

    Before the awards on June 7, there’s plenty of time to
    debate where the chips have fallen for one of Broadway’s most
    inexplicable seasons. Though certain favorites like Fun HomeSkylight, The King and I, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time made
    things easier by emerging as obvious locks for nominations, the playing
    field felt wider than usual. Predictions, shall we say, were all over
    the place.

    Here’s EW’s quick take on some of the nomination
    snubs and surprises that caught our attention. If you’ve got your own to
    add, head down to the comments and let us know.

    SURPRISE: An American in Paris
    An underdog entry in the Best Musical race grand jetéd to the front of the pack when An American in Paris, the dance-heavy stage adaptation of the 1951 Gene Kelly movie, tied early favorite Fun Home for the most nominations of any production this year (12). With comedy Something Rotten! close behind at 10 nods, voters will have to choose between the jubilant classicism of Paris, the scenery-chewing showmanship of Rotten, and the profoundly moving comforts of Home.

    That race doesn’t lighten up as Paris is also a contender in several juicy acting categories, where triple-threat Robbie Fairchild will face off against Fun Home’s Michael Cerveris for leading actor, while Max von Essen and Brandon Uranowitz (a surprise inclusion) go up against Rotten’s Brad Oscar and Christian Borle in the featured category. (There’s a war in the family, meanwhile, as three of Fun Home’s women compete against each other in the featured category as well.)

    SNUB: Finding Neverland
    One of the season’s biggest wildcards was Harvey Weinstein’s powerhouse musical Finding Neverland,
    which faced pushback from the theater community and reviews that
    bordered on crocodile vicious. A late-in-the-game groundswell of support
    suggested that leading man Matthew Morrison might overcome the notices
    to earn recognition for his role as Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie—but Neverland fell
    flat with a whopping zero nods. (Even the impressive design team was
    snubbed.) The glittery silver lining is that the box office-busting show
    was the first of the season to launch a national tour. That’s a happy
    thought.

    SURPRISE: Micah Stock
    SNUB: It’s Only a Play

    Despite a cast with the likes of Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick,
    Stockard Channing, and Megan Mullally, it was newcomer Micah Stock who
    scored the only nomination for the fall’s hot revival of backstage
    Broadway comedy It’s Only a Play. The show blew up the boards
    in October, but lost all momentum in the spring. (You might blame
    its revolving door of original cast members.) Stock, who played a
    wannabe actor-turned-coat check boy, shone the brightest in a sea of
    stars, and walked away with the show’s only awards slot.

    SNUB: The directors who doubled up
    Director Stephen Daldry was twice represented this season with Skylight and The Audience.
    He only earned a nod for the former, even though the latter remains one
    of the season’s best-directed entries. Did the Tonys categorically
    check Daldry’s box only once in order to spread the wealth? The same
    might be said of Scott Ellis, who got a nomination for You Can’t Take It With You but not The Elephant Man or On the Twentieth Century.
    Meanwhile, Pam MacKinnon and Anna D. Shapiro—both former Tony winners
    who each directed two revivals this year—weren’t recognized at all.

    SURPRISE: This Is Our Youth
    Occasionally, the Tonys will recognize plays that have long since
    shuttered before nominations arrive. The 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner Disgraced closed in March, but was deservedly remembered for Best Play. Perhaps more surprising is the inclusion of September’s This Is Our Youth—which scored a coveted slot in the Best Revival of a Play category, besting A Delicate Balance (the Glenn Close-John Lithgow drama was completely shut out) and The Heidi Chronicles (represented with one nomination by Tony nominee Elisabeth Moss).

    SNUBS: The A-list
    The big pull these days for ticket-buying tourists is an A-list name,
    but mega-celebrities hardly find themselves in the running for a
    Tony automatically. Among the biggest stars who didn’t draw any Tony
    love this year? Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Cera, John
    Lithgow, Ewan McGregor, Nathan Lane, Glenn Close, Blythe Danner, Maggie
    Gyllenhaal, Peter Gallagher, Kelsey Grammer, Vanessa Hudgens, Cynthia
    Nixon, and Josh Radnor. Sure, some could be considered deserving snubs,
    but we’ll leave that to you to decide.

    SURPRISE: Ken Watanabe
    There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with Lincoln Center’s revival of The King and I (the
    most-nominated musical revival, at nine), but it was still a surprise
    to see Ken Watanabe recognized for his frantic King of Siam—especially
    given his competition. When the committee overlooks consistently good
    performances like John Cariani in Something Rotten! and Rob McClure in Honeymoon in Vegas (the best part of that show, to be sure), it’s nothing short of a puzzlement.

    SNUB(?): Fish in the Dark
    Don’t be surprised that the year’s most difficult ticket—Larry David’s
    debut comedy about a death in the family—was fully ignored on the awards
    circuit. Expectations were perhaps too high going into this super-sized
    episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm… but hey, the show’s been playing to 101 percent capacity and bringing in over a million bucks a week. Who’s laughing now?

    Tony Nominations by Production
    An American in Paris – 12
    Fun Home – 12
    Something Rotten! – 10
    The King and I – 9
    Wolf Hall Parts One & Two – 8
    Skylight – 7
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time – 6
    Hand to God – 5
    On the Twentieth Century – 5
    The Visit – 5
    You Can’t Take It with You – 5
    Airline Highway – 4
    The Elephant Man – 4
    On the Town – 4
    The Audience – 3
    The Last Ship – 2
    Constellations – 1
    Disgraced – 1
    Gigi – 1
    The Heidi Chronicles – 1
    It’s Only a Play – 1
    This Is Our Youth – 1

    Shows with zero nominations: The Country HouseFish in the DarkLiving on LoveThe RiverDoctor ZhivagoFinding NeverlandHoller If Ya Hear MeIt Shoulda Been YouA Delicate BalanceLove LettersThe Real ThingSide Show.

    Which snubs and surprises would you add to our list?

    http://www.ew.com/article/2015/04/28/tonys-2015-snubs-surprises

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I didn’t think Finding Nevrerland would get any nominations…

    I predicted correctly 84 and 23 incorrect… I predicted correctly completely in 6 categories: Musical, Revival – Musical, Actress – Musical, Lighting Design – Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Lead Actor – Play (I thought The Audience would do better than it did and wasn’t expecting Skylight to do so well – I thought Stepen Daldry would be nominated for the former and not for the latter).

    I was 17 for 20 in the Musical acting categories (Ken Watanable, Victoria Clark, and Brandon Uranowitz – I had Rob McClure, Alysha Umphress and Paul Alexander Nolan)

    1 was 16 for 21 in the Play acting categories (Geneva Carr, Patricia Clarkson – I switched her out at the last minute!, Sarah Stiles, Matthew Beard and Micah Stock (ecstatic he made it in!)

    Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett being nominated for The Curious Incident… in the choreography category is amazing!

    There are categories that are really hard to predict, which is fun – Revival of a Play, the two Featured Acting categories for plays, Actress in a Musical (O’Hara or Rivera?), Actor in a Musical feels wide open so far, Featured Actor in a Musical, and Featured Actress in a Musical (Kuhn or Lucas?). Orchestrations and Costumes for musicals seems like anyone’s guess…

    Thrilled that Fun Home is tied with the most nominations!!!!!! (: (: (:

     So surprised that Airline Highway got a Costume Design nomination….

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    KyleBailey
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    Well I guess i’ll go see Skylight at my movie theater in a few weeks. They are broadcasting possibly the West End run in some theaters 

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    Actriz
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    VERY happy to see Ken Watanabe nominated for an incredibly strong, charismatic and unnecessarily criticized performance.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Here are my early predictions:

    Best Musical: Fun Home
    Best Revival of a Musical: The King and I
    Best Score: Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron, Fun Home
    Best Book: Lisa Kron, Fun Home
    Best Lead Actor in a Musical: Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
    Best Lead Actress in a Musical: Chita Rivera, The Visit
    Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!
    Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Sydney Lucas, Fun Home
    Best Director of a Musical: Sam Gold, Fun Home
    Best Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon, An American In Paris
    Best Orchestrations:Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott, An American In Paris
    Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Bob Crowley and Production 59, An American In Paris
    Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber, The King and I
    Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Japhy Weideman, The Visit

    Best Play: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens
    Best Revival of a Play: You Can’t Take It With You
    Best Lead Actor in a Play: Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Best Lead Actress in a Play: Helen Mirren, The Audience
    Best Featured Actor in a Play: Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall
    Best Featured Actress in a Play: Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It With You
    Best Director of a Play: Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Best Scenic Design: Bunny Christie and Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    Best Costume Design: Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall
    Best Lighting Design: Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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    Liam McWhinney
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    Fun Home is totally winning. 
    Something Rotton under performed and An American in Paris over performed.
    These are easy realizations I believe voters would take into account 

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    Liam McWhinney
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    Fun Home is totally winning. 
    Something Rotton under performed and An American in Paris over performed.
    These are easy realizations I believe voters would take into account 

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