February 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm #431555
The title says it all. Discuss.
Two words: Ellen Barkin.February 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm #431557
Nikki M. James- The Book of MormonFebruary 8, 2013 at 10:29 pm #431558
Strangest Tony Award Speech- Frances McDormandFebruary 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm #431559
Deanna Dunagan’s.February 10, 2013 at 10:44 pm #431560
Kristin Chenoweth, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Steve Kazee, Once
Audra McDonald, Porgy and BessFebruary 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm #431561
Michael Jeter – one of the best on any awards show.
Tom Murphy slipping in some naughty words that apparently didn’t draw any attention from the FCC because they were said with an Irish accent.
Mark Rylance’s first one was good. By the second time it was old.
Strangest: John Napier winning for Les Miserables and openly questioning why he wasn’t nominated for Starlight Express.February 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm #431562
In the last few years, Michele Pawk and Geoffrey Rush each had particularly memorable sound bytes in their speeches:
Pawk: “I have never been prouder to be a member of this community… Men kissing other men, drag queens, children! It’s a perfect world!”
Rush: “French existentialist absurdist tragicomedy rocks.”
And Michael Jeter probably wins for all-time best Tony speech…February 16, 2013 at 4:38 am #431563
Definitely Michael Jeter….and it only helped that he won for a truly lovely performance.March 12, 2013 at 6:52 pm #431564
Michael Jeter, Steve Kazee, Nikki M James.
I think the strangest goes to Frances McDormand and Alice Ripley. Just so…. odd.March 12, 2013 at 8:55 pm #431565
In recent years:
Steve Kazee, Once (Just straight from the heart.)
Nikki M. James, Book of Mormon (Team Bumblebee’s for the win!)
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem (The man is crazy, but a genius)
Alice Ripley, Next to Normal (I know the majority of it was her screaming a JFK quote, but it suited her personality.)March 13, 2013 at 11:09 am #431566
I just wished the person who deserves will win the competition.April 11, 2013 at 1:40 pm #431567
Steve Kazee was magnificent.April 12, 2013 at 5:51 pm #431568
Sutton Foster (The second one–The bit about her dresser was hysterical)
Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman
Lin Manuel Miranda
The Best Actress in a Musical winners’ speeches for the past few years have all been mildly insane.. and I LOVE it!
The Tonys are so great because the winners are often big messes up on that stage. They’re less polished than Hollywood actors at the Oscars. They really wear their emotions on their sleeves.April 12, 2013 at 7:01 pm #431569
Ah, yes. How could we forget the Lin Manuel Miranda rap-speech!