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Sunday
Jun102012

2012 Tony Awards

It's the biggest night in theatre as the 2012 Tony Awards are presented! Follow along all night as I blog about the winners! (winners are marked in red)

Neil Patrick Harris is so wonderful! Such a dynamic host! I hope he hosts the Tony's every year!

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

Linda Emond, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Spencer Kayden, Don’t Dress for Dinner

Judith Light, Other Desert Cities - so excited for you Judith! You really deserved this honor! Judith is amazing in "Other Desert Cities." Go see her before the show closes June 17!

Condola Rashad, Stick Fly

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher

Best Choreography:

Rob Ashford, Evita

Christopher Gattelli, Newsies - I just got to interview Chris about being a Tony nominee and now he is a Tony Award Winner! Congratulations Chris! You SO DESERVE this honor! (Click here for my interview with Chris)

Steven Hoggett, Once

Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Orchestrations:

William David Brohn and Christopher Jahnke, The Gershwins Porgy and Bess

Bill Elliott, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Martin Lowe, Once - Congratulations Martin! Looking forward to coming to see Once soon!

Danny Troob, Newsies

Best Sound Design of a Musical:

Acme Sound Partners, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Clive Goodwin, Once - Congratulations Clive! Looking forward to the show!

Kai Harada, Follies

Brian Ronan, Nice Work If You Can Get It

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

Phillip Boykin, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Michael Cerveris, Evita

David Alan Grier, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Michael McGrath, Nice Work If You Can Get It - I did enjoy Michael's performance in this show. Congratulations Michael!

Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Sound Design of a Play:

Paul Arditti, One Man, Two Guvnors

Scott Lehrer, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Gareth Owen, End of the Rainbow

Darron L. West, Peter and the Starcatcher - wonderful use of music in this show! Congratulations Darron!

Best Direction of a Musical:

Jeff Calhoun, Newsies

Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Diane Paulus, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

John Tiffany, Once - Congratulations John on your Tony win. I have not had a chance to see this show yet, but I hope to come soon to see your brilliance!

Best Direction of a Play:

Nicholas Hytner, One Man, Two Guvnors

Pam MacKinnon, Clybourne Park

Mike Nichols, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman - I did not get a chance to see this show, but I heard wonderful things about it. Congratulations on your Tony win Mike!

Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher

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

Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher - Congratulations Christian! You were fantastic in this show and DESERVE this honor!

Michael Cumpsty, End of the Rainbow

Tom Edden, One Man, Two Guvnors

Andrew Garfield, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park

Best Book of a Musical:

Lysistrata Jones: Douglas Carter Beane

Newsies: Harvey Fierstein

Nice Work If You Can Get It: Joe DiPietro

Once: Edna Walsh - Congratulations Edna! I have not seen "Once" yet hope to come soon so I can see this wonderful show!

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

Elizabeth A. Davis, Once

Jayne Houdyshell, Follies

Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It - Judy Kaye was definitely one of the best parts about this show! She is beyond brilliant in the role and defintiely deserved this honor!

Jessie Mueller, On A Clear Day You Can See Forever

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost the Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

John Lee Beatty, Other Desert Cities

Daniel Ostling, Clybourne Park

Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors

Donyale Werle, Peter and the Starcatcher - Congratulations Donyale! Set was amazing! Well deserved win!

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

Bonnie & Clyde
: Music: Frank Wildhorn
Lyrics: Don Black

Newsies: 
Music: Alan Menken
 Lyrics: Jack Feldman - I can't wait to come see this show! Congratulations on your Tony Award!

One Man, Two Guvnors 
Music & Lyrics: Grant Olding

Peter and the Starcatcher 
Music: Wayne Barker 
Lyrics: Rick Elice

Best Costume Design of a Play:

William Ivey Long, Don’t Dress for Dinner

Paul Tazewell, A Streetcar Named Desire

Mark Thompson, One Man, Two Guvnors

Paloma Young, Peter and the Starcatcher - Congratulations Paloma! Your costumes were terrific!

Best Revival of a Play:

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman - Congratulations on your win! I didn't get to see this show, but I heard wonderful things about it.

Gore Vidal's The Best Man

Master Class

Wit

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:

Christopher Akerlind, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Natasha Katz, Follies

Natasha Katz, Once - Congratulations Natasha! Your work is always amazing. I can't wait to come see this show! 

Hugh Vanstone, Ghost the Musical

Best Play:

Clybourne Park: Author Bruce Norris - Congratulations on your win! I have not yet had a chance to see this show. 

Other Desert Cities: Author Jon Robin Baitz

Peter and the Starcatcher: Author Rick Elice

Venus In Fur: Author David Ives

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:

Bob Crowley, Once - Congratulations on your win Bob! I can't wait to see Once! 

Rob Howell and Jon Driscoll, Ghost the Musical

Tobin Ost and Sven Ortel, Newsies

George Tsypin, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

Jeff Croiter, Peter and the Starcatcher - Congratulations on your Tony Award! The lighting was great in this show!

Peter Kaczorowski, The Road to Mecca

Brian MacDevitt, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

Kenneth Posner, Other Desert Cities

Best Costume Design of a Musical:

Gregg Barnes, Follies - The costumes in this show were incredible! Congratulations Gregg! 

ESosa, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Eiko Ishioka, Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark

Martin Pakledinaz, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Best Revival of a Musical:

Evita

Follies

The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess - I saw this musical a few months ago and really enjoyed it! You do deserve this honor! (click here for my review)

Jesus Christ Superstar

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

Danny Burstein, Follies

Jeremy Jordan, Newsies

Steve Kazee, Once - It was great meeting you last week and I look forward to seeing you in Once! I've heard such awesome things about your performance!

Norm Lewis, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

Ron Raines, Follies

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

James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors - Congratulations James! I haven't made it to the show yet, but will be coming! Heard great, great things about you and the show! So looking forward to it! 

Philip Seymour Hoffman, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman

James Earl Jones, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man

Frank Langella, Man and Boy

John Lithgow, The Columnist

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

Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur - Congratulations Nina! You were beyond amazing in "Venus in Fur!" You DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY deserve this honor! Your performance is a tour de force! 

Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow - Tracie, I glad to have been introduced to your talent. I have seen you twice in this show and your performance is spectacular! You totally embody Judy Garland! Keep up the great work!

Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities

Linda Lavin, The Lyons - Linda, you were golden in this show! I am glad we have met! I am glad you bestow your talent every night on Broadway. Keep making audiences laugh every night!

Cynthia Nixon, Wit

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

Jan Maxwell, Follies - You shined so much in this show! I am glad you received the recognition with the nomination! I am glad the theatre has your talent and am glad I have come to know your talent!

Audra McDonald, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess - Congratulations Audra! This was the first show I ever saw you in. You were amazing and do deserve this honor! 

Cristin Milioti, Once

Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It

Laura Osnes, Bonnie & Clyde

Best Musical:

Leap of Faith

Newsies

Nice Work If You Can Get It

Once - Congratulations Once on winning Best Musical! I am so looking forward to coming to see this gem! 

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