It's official. And the Tony goes to....

Comden Green
Understudy
joined:8/19/12
Kelli O’Hara

I saw Violet. I saw If/Then and Bridges and Bullets.

Sutton was very good but not a Tony role.

Marin was out the night I saw the show. So she’s eliminated automatically. Sorry.

Idina and the show were absolutely incredible, entertaining, magnificent, spell binding. I loved every minute.

Kelli is all those things, too. But, Kelli has the near impossible task of convincing us that she is from Italy living her life away from where she belongs but also completely loving her family. Then she has to convince us that she, overnight, fell in love with a stranger and is willing… well, you know. She and the show do it all so perfectly. And that voice. Oh my. A Tony for Kelli. (Or maybe, a Toni for Kelli?)


Updated On: 3/30/14 at 10:44 PM
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
As official as LuPone winning for Sweeney Todd.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
AKarp2013
Featured Actor
joined:7/25/11
Could Jessie Mueller sneak up on them come nominations?

Updated On: 3/30/14 at 10:47 PM
ShakinBaconGirl
Featured Actor
joined:3/25/14
I'm rooting for Menzel :)
Jon
Broadway Legend
joined:2/20/04
Marin will probably be considered Featured. Dianne Weist won Supporting Actress for the role in the movie.

Jessi Meuller will be nominated for Beautiful.
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
Well, I'm glad that's all cleared up.
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Yes, because it's official.
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
Comden Green
Understudy
joined:8/19/12
You're welcome. :)
StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
Can you roll your eyes out of your head? I might have. I think Kelli is doing great work and is phenomenally talented and I would be thrilled if she won.

But I wouldn't count out Jessie Mueller for a second.
VotePeron
Leading Actor
joined:5/2/13
I second Jesse. She transforms in King the same way Audra does with Day. Kelli was wonderful, but I truly believe it is a Mueller vs. Ohara race.
Phyllis Rogers Stone
Broadway Legend
joined:9/16/07
I hope Kelli doesn't see this and believe your hype. I'd hate to see her make a face like Raul did when he didn't get the Tony everyone knew he was going to win.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Marin was out the night I saw the show. So she’s eliminated automatically. Sorry.

I bet if she saw that she would be like "DAMN!"
yr pal,
joey




Blocked so far: suestorm, Master Bates
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
I hope Kelli doesn't see this and believe your hype. I'd hate to see her make a face like Raul did when he didn't get the Tony everyone knew he was going to win.

This. Definitely this.
Steve721
Stand-by
joined:2/21/14
Given that this will be her fifth nom with no wins so far, and given her glowing reviews, I think they will probably give it to Kelli. Idina's already won and her show got mediocre reviews. But with the kind of hyper-competitive year we're having, nothing is certain.
Wynbish
Broadway Legend
joined:4/27/12
You people are making me want to gif...

*insert gif of Shirley's "The Lord is testing me"*
FishermanBob
Broadway Legend
joined:7/9/12
Kelli will NOT win and it's all because she was out the night I saw South Pacific. It's the FishermanBob curse. She really has no one to blame but herself.
StickIt
Featured Actor
joined:8/29/08
Comden Green
Understudy
joined:8/19/12
omg. kelli was out when I saw South Pacific, too. maybe you are on to something.
chewy5000
Broadway Legend
joined:12/1/09
Was she ever even in South Pacific???
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
qolbinau
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/08
"Then she has to convince us that she, overnight, fell in love with a stranger and is willing… well, you know. She and the show do it all so perfectly. "

Yes please don't forget the "show" because it is also the careful direction and carefully timed/spaced book that help this happen.
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
She had to convince us she's from Italy AND loves her family? Well, then by all means, hand her that Tony now. Because those Italians seldom love their non-Native families. That goes for all immigrants that marry Americans.

Your reasoning is beyond ridiculous.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
madbrian
Broadway Legend
joined:6/1/06
Maybe she can keep her award on Raul's mantle, right next to his Tony for Company.
"It does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are 20 gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket, nor breaks my leg." -- Thomas Jefferson
Comden Green
Understudy
joined:8/19/12
"She had to convince us she's from Italy AND loves her family? Well, then by all means, hand her that Tony now. Because those Italians seldom love their non-Native families. That goes for all immigrants that marry Americans.

Your reasoning is beyond ridiculous."

no, no, no dramamama. the point is that she is able to convince us that, even with this premise, she can fall in true love in a day. that is no small feat. she succeeds. that's what is amazing and skillful. -oh and she sings, too.
henrikegerman
Broadway Legend
joined:4/29/05
"As official as LuPone winning for Sweeney Todd."

Ironically, if LuPone had won for Sweeney - as many think she should - then she perhaps might not have won for Gypsy, and her biggest then-rival O'Hara might then have won - as many think she should - for South Pacific, in which case O'Hara's chances for winning for Bridges now might well have been diminished since the fact that O'Hara has never won a tony in spite of consistently superb work is probably her biggest single advantage in this season's tony race.

aasjb4ever
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/09

What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
Ironically, if LuPone had won for Sweeney - as many think she should - then she perhaps might not have won for Gypsy, and her biggest then-rival O'Hara might then have won - as many think she should - for South Pacific, in which case O'Hara's chances for winning for Bridges now might well have been diminished since the fact that O'Hara has never won a tony in spite of consistently superb work is probably her biggest single advantage in this season's tony race.

I didn't understand anyone who said that O'Hara was giving a performance as good as (or better than) LuPone did in Gypsy. In my opinion, Jenna Russell did far better work than O'Hara that season in Sunday in the Park With George, and Laura Osnes was an even better Nellie when she replaced O'Hara. Then again, I don't really understand most of the love O'Hara gets, with the exception of the praise her very lovely voice gets. I can think of several sopranos I find more interesting, including Elena Shaddow (who I wish was leading Bridges).



When I see the phrase "the ____ estate", I imagine a vast mansion in the country full of monocled men and high-collared women receiving letters about productions across the country and doing spit-takes at whatever they contain. -Kad
Updated On: 3/31/14 at 09:22 AM

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