Tony Award Noms: Surprises And Snubs

The nominations for the 2012 Tony awards, which will be held June 10 in New York, were announced today. If you go by number of noms, then “Once,” with 11, should win Best Musical and “Porgy and Bess,” with 10, should win Best Musical Revival. But the top awards don’t always go to the shows with the most noms, which is why “Newsies” and “Follies,” each with 8, shouldn’t give up hope yet. Everybody has their list of significant omissions. Here are mine: 1) Raul Esparza didn’t get a Best Actor nom for “Leap of Faith,” even though the show got a Best Musical nom. (I guess they couldn’t bear giving that slot to “Spiderman.”) 2) Ricky Martin didn’t get a Featured Actor nom for “Evita,” nor did his leading lady, Elena Roger, despite getting a big ballyhoo from the London version. 3) Frank Langella, possibly getting a push from all the publicity he’s been getting from his well-received new memoir, “Dropped Names,” got a Best Actor/Play nom. 4) “One Man, Two Guvnors” got 7 noms, but not one in the Best Play category. 5) Bernadette Peters didn’t get a nom for “Follies,” leading one to speculate that that’s why she’s getting a special Tony. 6) No Angela Lansbury nom for “Best Man,” even though half the patrons filling the seats of this very popular revival are “Murder, She Wrote” fans.

5 Comments to “Tony Award Noms: Surprises And Snubs”

  1. Angela’s role was big enough for a nomination.

  2. Ricky Martin may not have gotten a nomination, but you can be damn sure he’ll be asked to perform on the Tonys broadcast.

  3. Bernadette Peters was the weakest star in Follies, so she didn’t deserve a nomination.

  4. I think Newsies will win Best Musical, because it can tour everywhere and Once isn’t for all markets.

  5. All the theater chat boards are bereft about no nom for Bernadette in Follies, but the night I saw the show she was in bad voice.

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