Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Tony Awards 2018: Bruce Springsteen, John Leguizamo to Receive Special Awards, Multiple Nods for Current Shows

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Bruce Springsteen and John Leguizamo will each receive special Tony awards this year. The announcement came at the end of the exasperating nominees announcements in which presenter Katherine McPhee didn’t seem able to pronounce much of anything.

The Tony Awards gave multiple nods to shows like “Frozen” and “The Band’s Visit” and “Angels in America.” There were snubs. Most notably Jimmy Buffet’s “Escape to Margaritaville” got nothing. “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical” got nods for its lead performers but nothing else.

There was no question beginning last winter that Springsteen would receive a special Tony Award for his unique one man show. The fact that he’s extended and extended it cinched the deal. Of course this means Springsteen will perform on the show– much needed since the Tony ratings fall year after year.

Leguizamo’s award is for his numerous one man shows and his dedication to Broadway– much deserved.

Bruce’s citation reads: “Bruce will receive his Special Tony Award for his still ongoing, year-long engagement in ‘Springsteen On Broadway,’ a once in a lifetime theater going experience of extraordinary dimensions he created specifically for the Broadway stage.”

full list coming…

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King
Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women
Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Carousel
Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants

Best Revival of a Play

Angels in America
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh
Lobby Hero
Travesties

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
LaChanze, Summer
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit
Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
Jessie Mueller, Carousel

Best Musical

The Band’s Visit
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
Nathan Lane, Angels in America
David Morse, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Susan Brown, Angels in America
Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Deborah Findlay, The Children
Denise Gough, Angels in America
Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

 

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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