Thursday, May 30, 2024

Broadway: In the Bizarro World, “The Great Gatsby” — No Tony’s — Gets 11 Audience Nominations, But “Suffs” and “Doubt” are Out

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In the world of the Tony Awards, musicals like “The Great Gatsby,” “The Notebook,” and “Back to the Future” are considered, well, “bad,” and get no nominations.

But in Broadway.com’s Audience Award world, they are hits!

Almost all of the nominees for the Audience Awards were panned by critics, ignored by other awards groups, or taken seriously. But somehow they’ve all sprung back to life with this group. I hope all the nominees got expensive gift baskets.

Even “The Wiz” pulled off two noms, for Wayne Brady and Deborah Cox. “Lempicka,” which just posted a closing notice, got some love, too.

The Audience Awards love Big Stars! Four of the five leading men in a play got no Tony nominations. Serious work like “Suffs” and “Doubt” received one nom each. Of course!

Isn’t it nice? Everyone gets something.

FAVORITE NEW MUSICAL
Back to the Future
The Great Gatsby
The Notebook
The Outsiders
Water for Elephants

FAVORITE NEW PLAY
The Cottage
Grey House
Mary Jane
Mother Play
Stereophonic


FAVORITE MUSICAL REVIVAL
Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club
Gutenberg! The Musical!
Merrily We Roll Along
Spamalot
The Wiz

FAVORITE PLAY REVIVAL
Appropriate
Doubt
An Enemy of the People
Purlie Victorious
Uncle Vanya

FAVORITE LONG-RUNNING SHOW
Hamilton
Hadestown
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
SIX: The Musical
Wicked


FAVORITE TOUR
Beetlejuice
Come From Away
Hadestown
Hamilton
Wicked

FAVORITE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (MUSICAL)
Josh Gad, Gutenberg! The Musical!  
Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along 
Jeremy Jordan, The Great Gatsby 
Eva Noblezada, The Great Gatsby 
Maryann Plunkett, The Notebook

FAVORITE PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR (PLAY)
Steve Carell, Uncle Vanya  
Jessica Lange, Mother Play 
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane
Leslie Odom Jr., Purlie Victorious 
Sarah Paulson, Appropriate 

FAVORITE LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Josh Gad, Gutenberg! The Musical!
Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along
Jeremy Jordan, The Great Gatsby
Casey Likes, Back to the Future
Eddie Redmayne, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

FAVORITE LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Eden Espinosa, Lempicka
Isabelle McCalla, Water for Elephants
Eva Noblezada, The Great Gatsby
Kelli O’Hara, Days of Wine and Roses
Maryann Plunkett, The Notebook

FAVORITE LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Steve Carell, Uncle Vanya
Danny DeVito, I Need That
Eric McCormack, The Cottage
Leslie Odom, Jr., Purlie Victorious
Jeremy Strong, An Enemy of the People

FAVORITE LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Laura Bell Bundy, The Cottage
Jessica Lange, Mother Play
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane
Laurie Metcalf, Grey House
Sarah Paulson, Appropriate

FAVORITE FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Eric Anderson, The Great Gatsby
Roger Bart, Back to the Future
Wayne Brady, The Wiz
John Cardoza, The Notebook
Daniel Radcliffe, Merrily We Roll Along

FAVORITE FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Shoshana Bean, Hell’s Kitchen
Julie Benko, Harmony
Lindsay Mendez, Merrily We Roll Along
Samantha Pauly, The Great Gatsby
Joy Woods, The Notebook

FAVORITE FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Alex Brightman, The Shark is Broken
Will Brill, Stereophonic
Colin Donnell, The Shark is Broken
Alfred Molina, Uncle Vanya
Jim Parsons, Mother Play

FAVORITE FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Sophia Anne Caruso, Grey House
Lilli Cooper, The Cottage
Lucy DeVito, I Need That
Elle Fanning, Appropriate
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Mother Play

FAVORITE DIVA PERFORMANCE
Shoshana Bean, Hell’s Kitchen
Deborah Cox, The Wiz
Eden Espinosa, Lempicka
Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, Spamalot
Gayle Rankin, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club

FAVORITE FUNNY PERFORMANCE
Roger Bart, Back to the Future
Alex Brightman, The Shark is Broken
Danny DeVito, I Need That
Josh Gad, Gutenberg! The Musical!
Andrew Rannells, Gutenberg! The Musical!

FAVORITE ONSTAGE PAIR
Roger Bart and Casey Likes, Back to the Future
John Cardoza and Jordan Tyson, The Notebook
Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells, Gutenberg! The Musical!
Jonathan Groff and Daniel Radcliffe, Merrily We Roll Along
Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada, The Great Gatsby

FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (MALE)
John Cardoza, The Notebook
Steve Carell, Uncle Vanya
Hugh Coles, Back to the Future
Brody Grant, The Outsiders
Grant Gustin, Water for Elephants

FAVORITE BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (FEMALE)
Lucy DeVito, I Need That
Elle Fanning, Appropriate
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane
Shaina Taub, Suffs
Jordan Tyson, The Notebook

FAVORITE REPLACEMENT (MALE)
Alex Brightman, Spamalot
Tituss Burgess, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Jordan Fisher, Hadestown
Joe Locke, Sweeney Todd
Aaron Tveit, Sweeney Todd

FAVORITE REPLACEMENT (FEMALE)
Ani DiFranco, Hadestown
Sutton Foster, Sweeney Todd
Mary Kate Morrissey, Wicked
Solea Pfeiffer, Hadestown
Lola Tung, Hadestown

FAVORITE NEW SONG
“21st Century,” Back to the Future
“Beautiful Little Fool,” The Great Gatsby
“Carry You Home,” The Notebook
“For Her,” The Great Gatsby
“My Green Light,” The Great Gatsby

TOTALS BY SHOW
The Great Gatsby – 11
The Notebook – 9
Back to the Future – 7
Gutenberg! The Musical! – 6
Hadestown – 6
Merrily We Roll Along – 6
Appropriate – 5
Mother Play – 5
The Cottage – 4
I Need That – 4
Mary Jane – 4
Uncle Vanya – 4
Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club – 3
Purlie Victorious – 3
The Shark is Broken – 3
Spamalot – 3
Sweeney Todd – 3
Water for Elephants – 3
Wicked – 3
The Wiz – 3
Grey House – 3
An Enemy of the People – 2
Hamilton – 2
Hell’s Kitchen – 2
Lempicka – 2
Moulin Rouge! The Musical – 2
The Outsiders – 2
Stereophonic – 2
Beetlejuice – 1
Come From Away – 1
Days of Wine and Roses – 1
Doubt – 1
Harmony – 1
Six – 1
Suffs – 1

PERFORMERS WITH MULTIPLE NOMINATIONS
Josh Gad, Gutenberg! The Musical! – 4
Roger Bart, Back to the Future – 3
Alex Brightman, The Shark is Broken/Spamalot – 3
John Cardoza, The Notebook – 3
Steve Carell, Uncle Vanya – 3
Jonathan Groff, Merrily We Roll Along – 3
Jeremy Jordan, The Great Gatsby – 3
Rachel McAdams, Mary Jane – 3
Eva Noblezada, The Great Gatsby – 3
Shoshana Bean, Hell’s Kitchen – 2
Danny DeVito, I Need That – 2
Lucy DeVito, I Need That – 2
Eden Espinosa, Lempicka – 2
Jessica Lange, Mother Play – 2
Leslie Odom, Jr., Purlie Victorious – 2
Sarah Paulson, Appropriate – 2
Maryann Plunkett, The Notebook – 2
Daniel Radcliffe, Merrily We Roll Along – 2
Andrew Rannells, Gutenberg! The Musical! – 2
Jordan Tyson, The Notebook – 2

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
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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