Wednesday, May 14, 2008

On the Tony Nominations

Just a few observations about this year's slate for the Tony Awards.
  1. How did Cry Baby get nominated for Best Musical while A Catered Affair did not?
  2. How is it that James Earl Jones and Phylicia Rashad are nowhere on the list for their sterling work in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof?
  3. How did The 39 Steps get nominated for Best Play while The Farnsworth Invention and Is He Dead? and even November and Mauritius did not -- particularly considering that The 39 Steps' script can hardly be considered an original work (it's a parody)?
  4. How is it that the stunning design work of David Korins and Kevin Adams for Passing Strange has been ignored?
  5. From Young Frankenstein, Christopher Fitzgerald but not Shuler Hensley?
  6. From Xanadu, Kerry Butler but not Cheyenne Jackson, Mary Testa, or Jackie Hoffman?
  7. And where's Rosie Perez, who gave the season's funniest performance (hands down) in The Ritz?

Please comment and/or add your beefs here...


nytheatre mike said...

Um, let's start with Kevin Kline and David Leveaux's dynamite work on CYRANO DE BERGERAC. WTF?!?! How did they get omitted? Ridiculous.

RLewis said...

Boy, doesn't it look like the road to a tony nom' gets a lot steeper once your show closes?