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  • Actriz
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    What are some of the worst Tony snubs?

    Some that I can think of:

    The Bridges of Madison County not nominated for Best Musical or Best Actor in a Musical for Steven Pasquale.

    -Stephanie J. Block (as I like to call her: queen of Tony snubs) not nominated for The Boy From Oz, The Pirate Queen and 9 to 5.

    -Ann Harada and Rick Lyon not nominated for Avenue Q and Jennifer Barnhart never given some sort of recognition for her incredible contribution to the same show.

    -Rachel Bay Jones not nominated for Pippin

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    SkyLight
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    Bridges was rightfully snubbed. The book was horrible, some scenes dragged, & the set was mediocre.

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    adamunc
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    Daniel Radcliffe for Equus.

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    Anthony
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    BRIDGES being snubbed is something I have mixed feelings on because it had so many wonderful qualities but for each of those came a liability (weak book, Hunter Foster, filler characters/songs). Steven Pasquale, however, was robbed of a nomination.

    I also agree about Daniel Radcliffe, Stephanie J. Block, Ann Harada, Rick Lyon, Rachel Bay Jones and Jennifer Barnhart. 

    I think Aaron Tveit deserved nominations for Next to Normal and Catch Me If You Can.

    More to come later. 

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    tonorlo
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    I remember feeling a few years ago that the Lead Actor snubs for Kevin Kline in “Cyrano de Bergerac” and Norbert Leo Butz for “Is He Dead?” were particularly egregious. In the same year, (and granted, it was a crowded year for both Lead Actress in a Play and Lead Actress in a Musical) I do remember the snubs for Marian Seldes in “Deuce” and Ashley Brown in “Mary Poppins” creating minor stirs at the time.

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    Anthony
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    The Best Featured Actress in a Musical race from 2003-2004 is often discussed on here because of all of the missed opportunities. The previously mentioned Ann Harada was the most egregious along with the previously mentioned Stephanie J. Block, but there was also Becky Ann Baker in Assassins…and I know some people were sad to not see Carole Shelley or Randy Graff here but I personally found them to be too weak to slip in. My list would be:

    Becky Ann Baker, Assassins

    Stephanie J. Block, The Boy From Oz

    Ann Harada, Avenue Q

    Isabel Keating, The Boy from Oz

    Anika Noni Rose, Caroline or Change

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    I think [title of show] not getting any other nominations beside Book was truly a shame. It had a great ensemble (Blickenstaff and Blackwell should’ve been fighting over Featured Actress) and the Score was hysterical…but the show was almost TOO theatre-fanatical for its own good.

    To comment on the 2007 Best Actress race, that really was a tight year because not only did Ashley Brown get left off but so did big name Kristin Chenoweth and then-little-known Lea Michele from that season’s major success. I know some people debate Debra Monk slipping into Lead after competiting in Featured at the precursors but frankly I think she fit in that category perfectly and she had some of the funniest and best line deliveries ever. Other than Lea Michele, who was fine but not amazing in my book, I think all of the other woman were great even though in the end it was simply Christine Ebersole’s.

    Now, I will name a few more people I felt were wrongfully snubbed or at least were worthy:

    Amy Spanger, Kiss Me Kate

    Sherie Rene Scott, Aida

    Janine LaManna, Seussical (she should’ve WON Featured Actress that year)

    Heather Laws, Company (I think this was one of the most underrated performances of recent years and I absolutely loved her take on Amy and Not Getting Married Today)

    Orfeh, Saturday Night Fever (the woman is stellar….sure she was in a trainwreck of a show but she is the epitome of a scene stealer)

    The ensemble of SPELLING BEE: Dan Fogler was the standout and he deservedly won but I feel Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Sarah Saltzberg, and Lisa Howard were also worthy of attention.

    Megan Hilty, 9 to 5 (she is so versatile….going back to listen to her in that show and then knowing she was Glinda and eventually on Smash, she has amazing range)

    Evan Pappas, Parade (digging deep with this one but his reporter in Parade stood out and with a category primarily consisted of revue performers, he should’ve slipped in)

    Jesse L. Martin, Rent (he and Heredia were my favorite things about Rent)

    Eden Espinosa, Brooklyn (if only for her performance of Once Upon a Time)

    Gregory Jbara, Dirty Rottren Scoundrels (that accent….so hilarious and his chemistry with Lithgow and Joanna Gleason was wonderful).

     

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    Janine LaManna, Seussical (she should’ve WON Featured Actress that year)

     

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    Balthazar
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    I don’t know if it’s the WORST snub yet Daniel Reichard not being nominated for JERSEY BOYS comes to mind.  I met him once & he said that — although he was nominated for a Drama Desk award —  it was Brandon Victor Dixon in THE COLOR PURPLE who took his place in the lineup for FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL in 2006. (If Reichard had been Tony-nominated one can only wonder if he would’ve siphoned off votes from Christian Hoff.)

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    OnTheAisle
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    Julie Andrews should have a Tony or two.

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    YoungDaysBoldGeneral
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    Elaine Stritch should have won for Company and for A Delicate Balance.  Still sad she’s no longer with us.

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