BEST Musicals that DIDN'T win BEST MUSICAL

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So...we've had the thread for the Worst musical to win Best Musical. And we have the thread for the Best Musical to win Best Musical.

Well, here's the thread for the best musical to not win the award for Best Musical. Feel free to enter your opinion.

1988: Should have won: INTO THE WOODS
2002: Should have won: URINETOWN
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Updated On: 11/7/05 at 03:35 PM
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2003 should have been WICKED

I mean really....it is so much better than q!!
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1988: INTO THE WOODS
2003: WICKED
And you think of all of the things you've seen, and you wish that you could live in between ,and you're back again only different than before... After the Sky. -Into the Woods (Jack)
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Caroline or Change and West Side Story
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The Light in the god damned freakin Piazza.


alright, this thread can close now cause I just named the show that got screwed over the most in this category.
when ducks grow thumbs then maybe my opinion will change.
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Follies.

Urinetown.

Wicked.

Yes, I said it. And no, I'm not a "Shiz Kid" or teenage girl.

My name is neither "adam" nor "greer."
Updated On: 11/7/05 at 03:42 PM
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Sunday in the Park with GEORRRRRRRGE
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Gypsy
West Side Story
Oliver
Chicago
Ragtime

EDIT: Sunday in the Park With George, ditto.
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Updated On: 11/7/05 at 03:43 PM
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1998: RAGTIME

Honestly, I really really love Phantom of the Opera and Into the Woods both. Other than that, I'm going to reserve my judgement on shows that I haven't seen (e.g. Avenue Q).
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GYPSY.

Not a single Tony in its original run.
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How could I forget GYPSY?

It's a travesty that it didn't win any awards during its original run.
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Sunday in the Park With George
Ragtime
Urinetown
Into The Woods
Gypsy
Follies
Chicago

They, much like the Academy, rarely get things right...
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robbie: Didn't Merman win?

1960: GYPSY
1963: OLIVER!
1969: HAIR
1972: FOLLIES
1975: SHENANDOAH
1984: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
1988: INTO THE WOODS
1991: THE SECRET GARDEN
1993: BLOOD BROTHERS
1998: RAGTIME
1999: PARADE
2001: THE FULL MONTY
2002: URINETOWN
2004: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
2005: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
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Gypsy
West Side Story
Chicago
Sunday in the Park With George
Ragtime
Parade
The Full Monty
Urinetown
Caroline, or Change
The Light in the Piazza
A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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Munk---Merman didn't win for Gypsy. She was beaten out by Mary Martin in Sound of Music (which tied for Best Musical that year with Fiorello... meaning that Gypsy came in THIRD at the very best).

I believe Merman's only competetive Tony was for Call Me Madam.

But remember many of her legendary roles came before the Tonys had been established. Girl Crazy, Red, Hot & Blue, Anything Goes...
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Merman lost to Mary Martin in The Sound of Music. The Merm said, "You can't buck a nun."

Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
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Full Monty
Urinetown
Piazza
Wicked

Seems like Sondheim gets shut out around awards time? ha.
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I agree with WickedOne2. DRS and Wicked.
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Piazza and Wicked.
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2005: Something other than "Spamalot". I believe that all the other shows nominated for the Best Musical award were more deserving of it. "Spamalot" seemed to me to win simply because of its connection to "Monty Python"

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Wicked
Gypsy
Dreamgirls
West Side Story
Chicago
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I'm with munk. His list is damn near perfect...

Though I like The Producers and A Funny...Forum...
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DREAMGIRLS 1981!!!!! instead of NINE.
Just a GROUNDBREAKING show that didnt get its BEST musical tony award props. still relevant TODAY. and NINE? please.
the shuberts were however in a riff with the tony comittee that year.
this from Sheryl Lee Ralph herself.
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Feud or not, I still believe that NINE is one of the best musicals ever written and rightfully won.
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