The Tony Award nominations are out and I couldn’t be more excited! Every show that was nominated totally deserves it, although some shows got snubbed, which is sad.
Every show puts on a great performance 8 shows a week but, because they don’t get Tony a nominations, they might not make it and continue on Broadway for a long run which, in my opinion, stinks. In particular, there are some shows I am annoyed that didn’t get a lot recognition.
Tuck Everlasting– has the prettiest and most magical set design and Sarah Lewis Winnie is incredible at only 11 years old and the lead of the show. She should have been nominated.
Spring Awakening didn’t get nominated for Choreography that so is so moving and captivating and tells the story with ASL and body language. Spencer Liff did a great job and it’s hard to believe the Tonys didn’t recognize that.
Still, the Tonys did get a lot right! I am so happy that School of Rock got 4 nominations. Congratulations to Alex Brightman, you totally shred my face every time I come see the show. Bright Star got five nominations, which is no surprise since it is based on the book written by Steve Martin which you know the show is incredible. And congratulations to Carmen Casack! It’s her first Broadway show and she nominated for her role in Bright Star.
Noises Off is by far the funniest play I have ever seen and I loved Megan Hilty in it. I am so happy it was nominated for best revival and for Megan as well. The show received 5 nominations.
She Loves Me got eight nominations, among them for Best Revival and Best Set Design which it duly deserves. I hope it wins for both, as the way the story opens and closes up is like a really cool puzzle.
Overall, I am very pleased with the nominations and I can’t wait to watch the Tony Awards.