What if This Show Won a Tony?

I would first like to say two things. One, the title of this post comes from [title of show], which is nominated for Best Book of a Musical. Second, I have no clue how I managed to be dead on with my predictions for Best Revival of a Play.

Anyway, “Shrek” did get nominated for Best Musical. “33 Variations” was nominated, “The American Plan” is not. The Tony Awards did not pull a nice trick on us and only nominated “Hair” and “West Side Story”. “Pal Joey” and “Guys and Dolls” were also nominated. And I still have no clue how I got all of the nominees for Best Revival of a Play right.

Oh, “Shrek” is nominated for Best Original Score, which is slightly baffling to me. But that’s my personal opinion on taste and I’m not a Tony voter. Raul Esparza is nominated once again, this time for “Speed-the-Plow”. (And, no, the thermometer isn’t nominated with him.) Will he actually win this time? I’m dubious of it because of his competition, but on a side note, both James Gandolfini and Jeff Daniels are nominated for “God of Carnage.”

Oh, also, we’ll probably see Dolly Parton at the Tony’s this year. Unless she decides to not show up.

Anyway, here’s the complete list. And I got really lazy at one point but I am really tired and really sore, so I will fix that later.

Best Play
Dividing the Estate
God of Carnage
reasons to be pretty
33 Variation

Best Musical
Billy Elliot
next to normal
Rock of Ages
Shrek the Musical

Best Book of a Musical
-Lee Hall, Billy Elliot
-Brian Yorkey, next to normal
-David Lindsay-Abaire, Shrek the Musical
-Hunter Bell, [title of show]

Best Original Score
-Elton John and Lee Hall, Billy Elliot
-Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Next to Normal
-Dolly Parton, 9 to 5
-Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-AbaireShrek the Musical

Best Revival of a Play
Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Mary Stuart
The Norman Conquests
Waiting for Godot

Best Revival of a Musical
Guys and Dolls
Pal Joey
West Side Story

Best Special Theatrical Event
Liza’s at the Palace
Slava’s Snowshow
Soul of Shaolin
You’re Welcome America. A Final Night With George W. Bush

Lead Actor in a Play
-Jeff Daniels, God of Carnage
-Raúl Esparza, Speed-the-Plow
-James Gandolfini, God of Carnage
-Geoffrey Rush, Exit the King
-Thomas Sadoski, reasons to be pretty

Lead Actress in a Play
-Hope Davis, God of Carnage
-Jane Fonda, 33 Variations
-Marcia Gay Harden, God of Carnage
-Janet McTeer, Mary Stuart
-Harriet Walter, Mary Stuart

Lead Actor in a Musical
-David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish, Billy Elliott
-Gavin Creel, Hair
-Brian d’Arcy James, Shrek the Musical
-Constantine Maroulis, Rock of Ages
-J. Robert Spencer, next to normal

Lead Actress in a Musical
-Stockard Channing, Pal Joey
-Sutton Foster, Shrek The Musical
-Allison Janney, 9 to 5: The Musical
-Alice Ripley, next to normal
-Josefina Scaglione, West Side Story

Featured Actor in a Play
-John Glover, Waiting for Godot
-Zach Grenier, 33 Variations
-Stephen Mangan, The Norman Conquests
-Paul Ritter, The Norman Conquests
-Roger Robinson, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Featured Actress in a Play
-Hallie Foote, Dividing the Estate
-Jessica Hynes, The Norman Conquests
-Marin Ireland, reasons to be pretty
-Angela Lansbury, Blithe Spirit
-Amanda Root, The Norman Conquests

Featured Actor in a Musical
-David Bologna, Billy Elliot
-Gregory Jbara, Billy Elliot
-Marc Kudisch, 9 to 5: The Musical
-Christopher Sieber, Shrek the Musical
-Will Swenson, Hair

Featured Actress in a Musical
-Jennifer Damiano, next to normal
-Haydn Gwynne, Billy Elliot
-Karen Olivo, West Side Story
-Martha Plimpton, Pal Joey
-Carole Shelley, Billy Elliot

Direction of a Play
-Phyllida Lloyd, Mary Stuart
-Bartlett Sher, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
-Matthew Warchus, God of Carnage
-Matthew Warchus, The Norman Conquests

Best Direction of a Musical
-Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot
-Michael Greif, next to normal
-Kristin Hanggi, Rock of Ages
-Diane Paulus, Hair

Best Scenic Design of a Play
-Dale Ferguson, Exit the King
-Rob Howell, The Norman Conquests
-Derek McLane, 33 Variations
-Michael Yeargan, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
-Robert Brill, Guys and Dolls
-Ian MacNeil, Billy Elliot
-Scott Pask, Pal Joey
-Mark Wendland, next to normal

Best Costume Design of a Play
-Dale Ferguson, Exit the King
-Jane Greenwood, Waiting for Godot
-Martin Pakledinaz, Blithe Spirit
-Anthony Ward, Mary Stuart

Best Costume Design of a Musical
-Gregory Gale, Rock of Ages
-Nicky Gillibrand, Billy Elliot
-Tim Hatley, Shrek the Musical
-Michael McDonald, Hair

Best Lighting Design of a Play
-David Hersey, Equus
-David Lander, 33 Variations
-Brian MacDevitt, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
-Hugh Vanstone, Mary Stuart

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
-Kevin Adams, Hair
-Kevin Adams, next to normal
-Howell Binkley, West Side Story
-Rick Fisher, Billy Elliot

Best Sound Design of a Play
-Paul Arditti, Mary Stuart
-Gregory Clarke, Equus
-Russell Goldsmith, Exit the King
-Scott Lehrer and Leon Rothenberg, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

Best Sound Design of a Musical
-Acme Sound Partners, Hair
-Paul Arditti, Billy Elliot
-Peter Hylenski, Rock of Ages
-Brian Ronan, next to normal

Best Choreography
-Karole Armitage, Hair
-Andy Blankenbuehler, 9 to 5: The Musical
-Peter Darling, Billy Elliot
-Randy Skinner, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Best Orchestrations
-Larry Blank, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
-Martin Koch, Billy Elliot
-Michael Starobin and Tom Kitt, next to normal
-Danny Troob and John Clancy, Shrek the Musical


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