July 25, 2017 at 9:44 am #1202164666
In all award shows, there’s always winners and losers. I’d like to hear your thoughts on the subject. What loss at the Tonys were your most disappointed with? In other words, who/what do you think deserved to win a Tony more than the actual winner(s)?July 25, 2017 at 10:21 am #1202164704
All from Geraldine Page, Katharine Hepburn, Jane Fonda. Most recently Chris Cooper.July 25, 2017 at 10:46 am #1202164726
I think the Tonys get things right far more often than other awards, but I am still disappointed over The Light in the Piazza losing out to Spamalot. Spamalot just didn’t hold together for me, while Piazza was a moving, well-crafted work.
And I have to think politics played a huge part in 1991. Even with its flaws, Miss Saigon was still a much more accomplished piece of theater than The Will Rogers Follies. Saigon deserved Musical, Score, Direction, and Lighting. (Secret Garden can keep Book and Scene Design.)July 25, 2017 at 10:56 am #1202164736
Danny Burstein was marvelously hilarious in The Drowsy Chaperone. It was the kind of performance that seemed like Tony voters would easily eat up, but I guess not.July 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm #1202165086
Another one, and I might get some hate for this: Into The Woods shouldn’t have lost Best Musical to The Phantom Of The Opera.July 25, 2017 at 7:44 pm #1202165098
Why the hate? Into the Woods is a far better, original and well crafted musical than Phantom.
Another one: Next to Normal losing to Billy ElliottJuly 25, 2017 at 7:50 pm #1202165107
Another one, and I might get some hate for this: Into The Woods shouldn’t have lost Best Musical to The Phantom Of The Opera.
That depends, have you ever seen a stage production of Phantom? The 2004 film adaptation directed by Joel Schumacher doesn’t count.
July 26, 2017 at 8:46 am #1202165652
- This reply was modified 2 months, 3 weeks ago by Jeffrey Kare.
I did see a production of Phantom in London while I studied abroad in England in 2010. It was good, but I felt as a story overall, Into The Woods had more closure at the end with the characters. Plus, I think Into The Woods has a far superior score, so at least the Tonys got that right.