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Really, it’s another world. The Tony nominations came from 16 eligible shows, a very slight field. The result is that Aaron Tveit is the only nominee for Best Actor in a Musical. He can only lose to himself! Bully for him, but even Tveit knows he would have had a bunch of competitors had the season actually happened. So, it’s an odd victory.

Even weirder: the nominees for Best Score of a Musical came all from plays. Not one was from musical!

The Best Play was not “Slave Play.” If that wins, the voters are suffering from psych-fan-tism. It was pornographic and offensive. You could make thick sweaters from all the sheep who fell for that thing. I can’t wait til “Slave Play” hits tour and summer stock circuit. That should be pretty interesting.

The best play from this group was “The Sound Inside.” I’m sad that “Lucy Barton” wasn’t nominated. Best Musical, I don’t care. I didn’t like “Moulin Rouge” and didn’t see “Jagged Little Edge.” The best musical was the just about to open “Girl from the North Country.” They were robbed!


Best Play

Grand Horizons
The Inheritance
Sea Wall/ A Life
Slave Play
The Sound Inside


Best Revival Of A Play

Betrayal
A Soldier’s Play
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Best Musical
Moulin Rouge!
Jagged Little Pill
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Book Of A Musical
Moulin Rouge!
Jagged Little Pill
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play
Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
Laura Linney, My Name Is Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Ian Barford, Linda Vista
Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge!
Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill
Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

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

Aaron Tviet, Moulin Rouge!

**From The Tony Awards Rules: If the Tony Awards Nominating Committee has determined that if there is only one nominee in a category listed, such category shall be submitted to the Tony Voters which may, by the affirmative vote of sixty (60%) percent of the total ballots cast, grant an Award in that category

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play
David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

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

Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Chalia La Tour, Slave Play
Annie McNamara, Slave Play
Lois Smith, The Inheritance
Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista

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

Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge!
Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill
Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill
Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge!
Daniel J. Watts, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill
Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill
Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge!
Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill
Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
A Christmas Carole
The Inheritance
The Rose Tattoo
Slave Play
The Sound Inside

Best Direction Of A Play

The Sound Inside
The Inheritance
A Soldier’s Play
Betrayal
Slave Play

Best Direction Of A Musical

Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge

Best Choreography of a Musical
Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Orchestrations
Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

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