Rant about the 2014 TONY NOMINATIONS here

blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Once more, Tony nomination day is upon us.

Every year we get all this outrage from posters who think that their indignation for the nominations justifies starting a number of threads which make the boards impossible to follow and unreadable.

So, before you post your "How could (your favorite performer) be nominated over (performer you think sucked)?" thread or your WHAT WERE THEY THINKING????? rant or your (Name of the show you worship) was robbed! thread , just post all your frustrations here!

Vent, rant, bitch - but , please, don't start a new thread just because you think you can. :)

Thanks, loves.

(And yes, I include this same message every year.)

Best Play

Act One
All the Way
Casa Valentina
Mothers and Sons
Outside Mullingar

Best Musical

After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Best Revival of a Play

The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Twelfth Night

Best Revival of a Musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Miserables
Violet

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

Samuel Barnett- Twelfth Night
Bryan Cranston- All the Way
Chris O'Dowd- Of Mice and Men
Mark Rylance- Richard III
Tony Shalhoub- Act One

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

Audra McDonald- Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Gril
Tyne Daly- Mothers and Sons
Estelle Parsons- The Velocity of Autumn
LaTanya Richardson Jackson- A Raisin in the Sun
Cherry Jones- The Glass Menagerie

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

Ramin Karimloo- Les Miserables
Neil Patrick Harris- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Jefferson Mays- A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Bryce Pinkham- A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Andy Karl- Rocky

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

Idina Menzel- If/Then
Mary Bridget Davis - A Night with Janice Joplin
Jessie Mueller- Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Kelli O'Hara- The Bridges of Madison County
Sutton Foster- Violet

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Reed Birney- Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi- Twelfth Night
Stephen Fry- Twelfth Night
Mark Rylance- Twelfth Night
Brian Jacob Smith- The Glass Menagier

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play
Sarah Green- The Cripple of Inishmaan
Celia Keenan-Bolger- The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okonedo- A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham- Casa Valentina
Anika Noni Rose- A Raisin in the Sun

Best Book of a Musical

Chad Beguelin - Aladdin
Douglas McGrath - Beautiful
Woody Allen - Bullets Over Broadway
Robert L Freedman - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Best Score

Jason Robert Brown- The Bridges of Madison County
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey- If/Then
Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman- A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Alan Menken and Chad Beguelin- Aladdin

Best Director of a Musical
Warren Carlyle- After Midnight
Michael Mayer- Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman- Violet
Darko Tresnjak- A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best Director of a Play
Tim Carroll- Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage- The Cripple of Inishmaan
Kenny Leon- A Raisin in the Sun
John Tiffany- The Glass Menagerie

Best Book of a Musical

Aladdin- Chad Beguelin
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - Douglas McGrath
Bullets Over Broadway- Woody Allen
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder- Robert L. Freedman

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Aladdin- Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin
The Bridges of Madison County- Music & Lyrics: Jason Robert Brown
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder- Music: Steven Lutvak, Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak
If/Then- Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Brian Yorkey


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

Samuel Barnett, Twelfth Night
Bryan Cranston, All The Way
Chris O'Dowd, Of Mice and Men
Mark Rylance, Richard III
Tony Shalhoub, Act One


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

Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
LaTanya Richardson Jackson, A Raisin in the Sun
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn


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

Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Ramin Karimloo, LES MISERABLES
Andy Karl, Rocky
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder


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

Mary Bridget Davies, A Night with Janis Joplin
Sutton Foster, Violet
Idina Menzel, If/Then
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Kelli O'Hara, The Bridges of Madison County


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

Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night
Stephen Fry, Twelfth Night
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie


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

Sarah Greene, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina


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

Danny Burstein, Cabaret
Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway
Joshua Henry, Violet
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
Jarrod Spector, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical


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

Linda Emond, Cabaret
Lena Hall, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Anika Larsen, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Adriane Lenox, After Midnight
Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder


Best Scenic Design of a Play

Beowulf Boritt, Act One
Bob Crowley, The Glass Menagerie
Es Devlin, Machinal
Christopher Oram, The Cripple of Inishmaan


Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Christopher Barreca, Rocky
Julian Crouch, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Alexander Dodge, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
Santo Loquasto, Bullets Over Broadway


Best Costume Design of a Play

Jane Greenwood, Act One
Michael Krass, Machinal
Rita Ryack, Casa Valentina
Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night


Best Costume Design of a Musical

Linda Cho, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder
William Ivey Long, Bullets Over Broadway
Arianne Phillips, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Isabel Toledo, After Midnight


Best Lighting Design of a Play

Paule Constable, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Jane Cox, Machinal
Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie
Japhy Weideman, Of Mice and Men


Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Christopher Akerlind, Rocky
Howell Binkley, After Midnight
Donald Holder, The Bridges of Madison County


Best Sound Design of a Play

Alex Baranowski, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill
Dan Moses Schreier, Act One
Matt Tierney, Machinal


Best Sound Design of a Musical

Peter Hylenski, After Midnight
Tim O'Heir, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Mick Potter, LES MISERABLES
Brian Ronan, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Best Direction of a Play

Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
Michael Grandage, The Cripple of Inishmaan
Kenny Leon, A Raisin in the Sun
John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie


Best Direction of a Musical

Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Leigh Silverman, Violet
Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder


Best Choreography

Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Steven Hoggett & Kelly Devine, Rocky
Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin

Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway

Best Orchestrations

Doug Besterman, Bullets Over Broadway
Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Steve Sidwell, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical
Jonathan Tunick, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre - Jane Greenwood

Regional Theatre Award - Signature Theatre, New York, N.Y.

Isabelle Stevenson Award - Rosie O'Donnell

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre - Joseph P. Benincasa, Joan Marcus, Charlotte Wilcox

Tony Nominations by Production

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 10

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 8

After Midnight - 7

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical - 7

The Glass Menagerie - 7

Twelfth Night - 7

Bullets Over Broadway - 6

The Cripple of Inishmaan - 6

Act One - 5

Aladdin - 5

A Raisin in the Sun - 5

The Bridges of Madison County - 4

Casa Valentina - 4

Machinal - 4

Rocky - 4

Violet - 4

LES MISERABLES - 3

All The Way - 2

Cabaret - 2

If/Then - 2

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - 2

Mothers and Sons - 2

Of Mice and Men - 2

A Night with Janis Joplin - 1

Outside Mullingar - 1

Richard III - 1

The Velocity of Autumn - 1
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
Updated On: 4/29/14 at 03:17 PM
Sally Durant Plummer
Stand-by
joined:8/15/13
Thank you Blaxx. I hope people actually use this and keep the board clean! I know I'll probably be here annoyed about If/Then and Bridges Of Madison County!
avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
^ Same here.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13

I will be SUPER pissed if Bridges doesn't get the love it deserves!

Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
bwayphreak234
Broadway Legend
joined:7/4/10
Thanks again, Blaxx, for making this thread :)
"There’s nothing quite like the power and the passion of Broadway music. "
avyrocks
Stand-by
joined:1/3/07
^ lol. That's going to be me except 100x worse.
blaxx
Broadway Legend
joined:6/28/05
Thank you, everyone. This has worked well in the past few years. :)
Listen, I don't take my clothes off for anyone, even if it is "artistic". - JANICE
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
Wow, REALLY didn't see Soul Doctor with a clean sweep across all musical categories coming.
Mr Roxy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
Autumn will do it 're straight plays.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
I don't know what list of nominations you're reading, but Bronx Bombers is clearly running circles around it.
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13

For the win!

Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
Mister Matt
Broadway Legend
joined:5/17/03
WORST TONY BROADCAST EVER!
"What can you expect from a bunch of seitan worshippers?" - Reginald Tresilian
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
I either think the opening number was perfect or deeply offensive!
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Eric Anderson was robbed! Or am I supposed to wait until tomorrow?
CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
If Laura Benanti isn't on the list this thread will explode!
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Bullets Over Broadway flask for Worst Merch or this whole awards thing is a JOKE.
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
bwaylyric
Broadway Star
joined:10/22/03
Why are Jeff Probst and Gayle King presenting the Best Orchestrations award?
Simon Damon
Stand-by
joined:2/26/14
James Monroe Iglehart didn't get nominated
ggersten
Broadway Legend
joined:5/11/06
When are they going to give Wicked a "lifetime achievement award"?
bwaylyric
Broadway Star
joined:10/22/03
Whose idea was it to have Quevanzhane Wallis sing "Tomorrow" during the In Memoriam segment?
Sutton Ross
Broadway Legend
joined:7/20/13

Screw everyone if NLB doesn't get any love!

Four Simple Rules for Attending the Theater 1. This is a nice night out. Dress accordingly. Like, no sweatpants. 2. When you enter the theater, turn off your phone. All issues with phones will be avoided this way, & you won't be verbally accosted by the cast, crew, & other patrons. 3. I did not pay dollas to hear you talk or sing. I paid dollas to see & hear gorgeous men like Norm Lewis, Ramin Karimloo & Joshua Henry. 4. Unless you have medical issues, don't eat. The wrappers are loud, & your disgusting munching is even louder. You aren't at the movies or a barn dance, baby.
theatregeek6
Leading Actor
joined:6/19/13
I am already FURIOUS about First Date being passed up. #toosoon?

Thanks Blaxx. Whether we admit it or not one of most fun days of the theatre season

Updated On: 4/28/14 at 08:05 PM
haterobics
Broadway Legend
joined:3/29/14
Ken Davenport's nomination picks:
1. Gentleman's
2. Aladdin
3. Bridges
4. Beautiful
5. If/Then

1. Cabaret
2. Hedwig
3. Les Miz
4. Violet

1. Realistic Joneses
2. All The Way
3. Outside Mullingar
4. Mother and Sons

1. Glass Menagerie
2. Machinal
3. Twelfth Night
4. Raisin

More commentary and thought process here: http://www.theproducersperspective.com/my_weblog/2014/04/my-predictions-to-the-2013-14-tony-nominations.html
formerly oasisjeff on here.
jdrye222
Featured Actor
joined:5/28/11
If BRIDGES is not nominated for Best Musical I will be very angry.
Likewise if IF/THEN is nominated. Wretched show.
AEA AGMA SM
Broadway Legend
joined:8/13/09
Nothing they say tomorrow will really matter. We all know where all the awards are going. I saw Jan Maxwell picking up a bigger bag just this afternoon.
Did you know that every day Mexican gays cross our borders and unplug our brain-dead ladies?
fingerlakessinger
Broadway Legend
joined:11/18/10
If ALADDIN gets a nom over IF/THEN I'll be pissed. Ditto for Menzel, Butz, BRIDGES, and the leads of BRIDGES
"Life in theater is give and take...but you need to be ready to give more then you take..."

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