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Yankeefan's Tony Ballot

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Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#1
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:11pm
For the first time in recent memory, I am so impressed by the "accuracy" of the Tony nominations that I would be happy if, well, any show in certain categories won. What follows are not my predictions - I'm not doing any predicting this year - just what I would vote for if I were a voter.

I'd love to hear everyone's thoughts.


Best Play:
August: Osage County

Best Musical:
Passing Strange

Best Book of a Musical
Xanadu, Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score
Passing Strange, Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Lyrics: Stew

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing

Best Revival of a Musical
Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Amy Morton, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Tom Wopat, A Catered Affair

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Patti LuPone, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale, Mauritius

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Mary McCormack, Boeing-Boeing

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

Best Direction of a Play
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing

Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights

Best Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman, In the Heights

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Michael Yeargan, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Costume Design of a Play
Gregory Gale, Cyrano de Bergerac

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Martin Pakledinaz, Gypsy

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George

Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker, Boeing-Boeing

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#2
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:16pm
My vote: were almost identical except- Best Actors (both musical & play) Best Choreography-Rob Ashford and 2 or 3 Technical Aspects!

Jay's Vote will go....



Best Play:
August: Osage County

Best Musical:
Passing Strange

Best Book of a Musical
Xanadu, Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score
Passing Strange, Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Lyrics: Stew

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing

Best Revival of a Musical
Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Amy Morton, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park....

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Patti LuPone, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale, Mauritius

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Mary McCormack, Boeing-Boeing

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

Best Direction of a Play
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing

Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby

Best Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman, In the Heights

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Sunday in the Park Team

Best Costume Design of a Play
Gregory Gale, Cyrano de Bergerac

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Martin Pakledinaz, Gypsy

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George

Best Sound Design of a Play
The Sound Designer in 39 Steps

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific


Updated On: 5/29/08 at 09:16 PM
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#2
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:18pm
Have you seen In The Heights?
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#3
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:20pm
me? yes...before almost everyone here, honey!

In the Heights will NOT get my vote! I reviewed it last january 2007..SEARCH for it!

J*
Updated On: 5/29/08 at 09:20 PM
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#4
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:20pm
When did you?
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#5
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:23pm
In The Heights is going home with more than two awards. Probably more than 7 at least
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#6
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:23pm
For me... My rankings for Best Musical:

1. Passing Strange
2. Xanadu
3. In The Heights
4. Cry-Baby

but of course..I think IN THE HEIGHTS will win the BEST MUSICAL! but not necessarily mean that IF I am a Tony Voter.. I will vote for it... I am just responding to Yankeefan's thread...I am pretending that I am a Tony Voter! re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot

J*

Updated On: 5/29/08 at 09:23 PM
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#7
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:26pm
I saw IN THE HEIGHTS as well.
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#8
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:33pm
Like Yankeefan, these would be my personal choices based on what I saw this season, not predictions-

Best Play:
August: Osage County

Best Musical:
In The Heights

Best Book of a Musical
Douglas Carter Beane, Xanadu

Best Original Score
In The Heights, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing

Best Revival of a Musical
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Amy Morton, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Jim Norton, The Seafarer

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

Best Direction of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County

Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights

Best Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick, A Catered Affair

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Costume Design of a Play
Gregory Gale, Cyrano de Bergerac

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Martin Pakledinaz, Gypsy

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George

Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker, Boeing-Boeing

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#9
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:40pm
Oh this is fun. My votes, not my predictions...

Best Play:
August: Osage County

Best Musical:
Xanadu

Best Book of a Musical
Douglas Carter Beane, Xanadu

Best Original Score
In the Heights

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing

Best Revival of a Musical
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Boeing, Boeing

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Paulo Szot, South Pacific

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Bobby Canavelle, Mauritius

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Martha Plimpton, Top Girls

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

Best Direction of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County

Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights

Best Orchestrations
In the Heights

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
South Pacific

Best Costume Design of a Play
Dangerous Liasons

Best Costume Design of a Musical
South Pacific

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Macbeth

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
South Pacific

Best Sound Design of a Play
August Osage County

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#10
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:42pm
I'm not ready to weigh in my hypothetical votes yet because I still have some catching up to do, but Yank, what happened to all your proclamations of "hand Raśl that Tony now! Esparza's got it in the bag! He totally deserves it!" and how worthy this performance was? The ones you were making even after Mauritius? And, you know, the smug "I told you so" PM you sent me when he got nominated?

For whatever record there may be, this isn't a defend-my-man kind of thing. It's about the know-it-all doublespeak that I'm not quite understanding.
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#11
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:48pm
Here's mine:

Best Play:
August: Osage County

Best Musical:
Passing Strange

Best Book of a Musical
Xanadu, Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score
Passing Strange, Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Lyrics: Stew

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing

Best Revival of a Musical
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Amy Morton, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Paolo Szot, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Patti LuPone, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Jim Norton, The Seafarer

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

Best Direction of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County

Best Direction of a Musical
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights

Best Orchestrations
Stew and Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Michael Yeargan, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Costume Design of a Play
Gregory Gale, Cyrano de Bergerac

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Kevin Adams, The 39 Steps

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Donald Holder, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

Best Sound Design of a Play
Adam Cork, Macbeth

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#12
Posted: 5/29/08 at 9:55pm
Emcee - How'd I know this was gonna come up? I still think Esparza is the strongest of the lot, but there was something that Cannavale brought to an absolutely 1-dimensional script that, in thinking about it and having recently read it, was very special.
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#13
Posted: 5/29/08 at 10:02pm
'cuz I'm a super-predictable fangirl.

No, really. Should it come as a surprise that it's being brought up after ALL the going on you did about how you thought he definitely deserved it this year? I can't have been the only one wondering about the rather sudden switch after so adamantly standing that ground. Did you think nobody was going to notice? re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot Like I said, contrary to what I'm well aware is probably popular belief, my bringing it up has less to do with the person than it does with the curiously abrupt switch, since a lot of your other "votes" are pretty consistent with what you've said in your reviews all along. I remember you posting that you got the script recently, and figured it probably had something to do with that, which is totally fair enough.
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#14
Posted: 5/29/08 at 10:05pm
I understand and, like you, I would be questioning me, as well, if I were in your place. Does that make sense!?
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#15
Posted: 5/29/08 at 10:06pm
It does indeed.

Jay - did you see In The Heights on Broadway, off, or both?
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#16
Posted: 5/29/08 at 10:09pm

Best Play:
August: Osage County

Best Musical:
Xanadu

Best Book of a Musical
Douglas Carter Beane, Xanadu

Best Original Score
In The Heights, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing

Best Revival of a Musical
Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Ben Daniels in Dangerous Liaisons

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Jim Norton, The Seafarer

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Martha Plimpton, Top Girls

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

Best Direction of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights

Best Orchestrations
Jonathan Tunick, A Catered Affair

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Costume Design of a Play
Katrina Lindsay, Dangerous Liaisons

Best Costume Design of a Musical
David Farley, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George

Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker, Boeing-Boeing

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Sabastian Frost, Sunday in the Park With George
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#17
Posted: 5/29/08 at 11:35pm
Best Play:
August: Osage County

Best Musical:
In the Heights

Best Book of a Musical
Douglas Carter Beane, Xanadu

Best Original Score
In The Heights, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing

Best Revival of a Musical
Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Raul Esparza, The Homecoming

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Amy Morton, August: Osage County

Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Gypsy

Best Direction of a Play
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County

Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights

Best Orchestrations
Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, In the Heights

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Costume Design of a Play
Katrina Lindsay, Dangerous Liaisons

Best Costume Design of a Musical
David Farley, Sunday in the Park With George

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, In the Heights

Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker, Boeing-Boeing

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Sabastian Frost, Sunday in the Park With George
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re: Yankeefan's Tony Ballot#18
Posted: 5/30/08 at 12:03am
Dancingthrulife,

Amy Morton is a lead actress.

Just a heads up.