15 Broadway Stars and Shows I’m Rooting for on Tony Nomination morning, May 3rd, 2016:
Here’s my wish list of who and what show gets a nomination this Tuesday morning. I’ll be crossing my fingers and hoping for some of my favorites in the Tony Awards for 2015/2016 season. I’m doubting a few of these will, so that’s why I’m sending them my good theatre vibes. Who’s on your list?
1/Megan Hilty for Noises Off
2/Waitress: Best New Musical, and actors, Christopher Fitzgerald, the ladies, Kimiko Glenn, Keale Settle, and music/lyrics Sara Bareilles. Jessie Mueller is a definite.
3/Bright Star: Best New Musical, and more specifically Carmen Cusack,and also Steve Martin and Edie Brickell for the music/lyrics
4/King Charles III, Best New Play, Tim Piggot Smith, and director, Rupert Goold
5/Spring Awakening: Best Musical Revival, choreographer Spencer Liff, director Michael Arden.
6/Alex Brightman from School of Rock
7/the leads from Fool for Love
: Nina Arianda & Sam Rockwell
8/Color Purple: Danielle Brooks and director John Doyle, also Best Musical Revival.
Cynthia Erivo is sure to get one. Doesn’t need my hope.
9/Fiddler on the Roof: Best Musical Revival, choreographer Hofesh Shechter.
Danny Burstein is pretty much a sure thing.
10/Zachary Levi and Nicholas Barasch from She Loves Me, plus Best Musical Revival, director, Scott Ellis and costume designer Jeff Mahshie.
Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski are sure things
11/Crucible/View from the Bridge: director Ivo van Hove, and cast, Nicola Walker, Mark Strong, Ben Whishaw, Saoirse Ronan, Sophie Okonedo, and Best Play Revival for both.
12/Cast of Blackbird: Jeff Daniels and Michelle Williams, plus director, Joe Mantello
13/Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly of Old Times
14/George Takei of Allegiance, and costumer designer Alejo Vietti.
15/Andrew Keener-Bolger, Carolee Carmello, Sarah Charles Lewis, Terrence Mann of Tuck Everlasting plus Best New Musical, director/choreographer Casey Nickolaw, set designer Walt Spangler, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, and music/lyrics Chris Miller and Nathan Tyson.
Sure things and I’m happy for it:
She Loves Me Studio 54 Cast List: Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski, René Auberjonois, Gavin Creel, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Bartlett, Michael McGrath, Cameron Adams, Alison Cimmet, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Benjamin Eakeley, Sara Edwards, Michael Fatica, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote, Andrew Kober, Laura Shoop, Jim Walton Production Credits: Scott Ellis (director) David Rockwell (scenic design) Jeff Mahshie (costume design) Donald Holder (lighting design) Jon Weston (sound design) Larry Hochman (orchestrations) David Krane (dance arrangements and incidental music) Other Credits: Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick Music by: Jerry Bock Book by Joe Masteroff –
The ladies of She Loves Me. Laura Benanti and Jane Krakowski. Tony nominations, and maybe both wins…
Hamilton: Best New Musical, choreography, director, Thomas Kail, and almost all production personnel will get nods. I’m thinking only Miranda will get an acting nod, along with book, music, lyrics.
Eclipsed: Lupita Nyong’o, Saycon Sengbloh. I’m hoping director, Liesl Tommy, gets a nod as well.
Frank Langella for The Father, Best New Play, possibly director, Doug Hughes
The Humans: specifically Jayne Houdyshell, Best New Play, director, Joe Mantello
Shuffle Along: choreographer Savion Glover and Audra McDonald (I’m also hoping Adrienne Warren gets a nod as well) but what about director George C. Wolfe?
And what about Linda Lavin? Wasn’t a great play, but she is always so wonderful.