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Why Was Sarah Brightman snubbed for Phantom Of The Opera?

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  • Joe Burns
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    I’ve listening to Phantom Of The Opera a lot lately, (In fact, I’m listening to it at this very moment )  and  I remembered that Sarah Brightman was strangely not nominated  in the Best Actress In A Musical category for her  now iconic (at least in my view)performance as Christine.  Sure,   the character of Christine is pretty appalingly one dimensional,  but Phantom was such a blockbuster and her singing is so magnificent that I would have thought she would have been included.  As we all know,  Joanna Gleason won that year for Into The Woods, defeating the frontrunner Patti Lupone in Anything Goes.  The other nominees were Judy Kuhn in Chess and Alison Fraser in Romance/Romance.  Was she expected to be  snubbed that year or was it a big shocker that she wasn’t nominated?

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    KT
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    Probably residual criticism that she was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wife and that was the only reason she was cast.  There was a lot of nasty stuff written in papers, which definitely factored in.  Brightman was fantastic, especially vocally.  No other Christine has her range.  You can tell when she sings because of the bell-like tone of her voice, the clarity, and how she was able to sustain the high notes much longer than others who played the part.

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    babypook
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    Probably residual criticism that she was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wife and that was the only reason she was cast.  There was a lot of nasty stuff written in papers, which definitely factored in.  Brightman was fantastic, especially vocally.  No other Christine has her range.  You can tell when she sings because of the bell-like tone of her voice, the clarity, and how she was able to sustain the high notes much longer than others who played the part.

     

    This. And agreed. She’s incredible.

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    Anthony
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    I am going to be the first person to feel this way it seems.

    I have never been the biggest fan of Sarah Brightman as a performer. She has an impressive vocal range, but by the same token, I have never found myself wowed by her voice.

    Add in the fact that she was ALW’s wife and the previously mentioned written articles and the extremely strong category, which also was missing Bernadette Peters for Into the Woods and it doesn’t surprise me one bit.

    I am fine with her not being nominated, and in the end, I am in full support of Joanna Gleason’s win for giving such an irresistable performance as The Baker’s Wife.

     

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    Actriz
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    I suppose a nomination over Fraser would have been acceptable, but the other three in the category were insanely strong, pretty much any of them being win-worthy in any other year. It was a great year for the category.

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