2013 Tony Awards Eligible: Preparing For The Snubs

The 2013 Tony Award nominations will be announced at 8:30 a.m. on April 30. To help prepare for the inevitable reaction — “Snubbed!” — here is a list of those eligible in some major categories:

Best Play

    • The Anarchist by David Mamet
    • Ann by Holland Taylor
    • The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg
    • Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Richard Greenberg
    • Dead Accounts by Theresa Rebeck
    • Grace by Craig Wright
    • I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers by John Logan
    • Lucky Guy by Nora Ephron
    • The Nance by Douglas Carter Beane
    • The Other Place by Sharr White
    • The Testament of Mary by Colm Toíbín
    • Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang

There are slots for four nominees. What I would like to see nominated:
The Assembled Parties, The Nance, The Other Place, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,

Best Musical

  • Bring it On: The Musical
  • Chaplin
  • A Christmas Story, The Musical
  • Hands on a Hardbody
  • Kinky Boots
  • Matilda The Musical
  • Motown The Musical 
  • Scandalous

There are slots for four nominees. What I would like to see nominated: A Christmas Story, Hands on a Hardbody, Kinky Boots, Matilda The Musical

Best Revival of A Play

  • The Big Knife
  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
  • Cyrano de Bergerac
  • An Enemy of the People
  • Glengarry Glen Ross
  • Golden Boy
  • Harvey
  • The Heiress
  • Macbeth
  • Orphans
  • Picnic
  • The Trip to Bountiful
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

There are four slots in this category. I would like to see them filled by: Golden Boy, The Trip to Bountiful, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf and maybe Macbeth — although to call this crazy one-man adaptation a revival is a bit off the wall.

Best Revival of a Musical

  • Annie
  • Jekyll & Hyde
  • The Mystery of Edwin Drood
  • Pippin
  • Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

There are four slots and five eligible. It is very clear that Jekyll and Hyde will be the musical left off the list of nominees.

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

Alec Baldwin – Orphans

Norbert Leo Butz – Dead Accounts

Bobby Cannavale – The Big Knife

Alan Cumming – Macbeth

Ben Foster – Orphans

Boyd Gaines – An Enemy of the People

Tom Hanks – Lucky Guy

Ciarán Hinds – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Douglas Hodge – Cyrano de Bergerac

Nathan Lane – The Nance

Tracy Letts – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Seth Numrich – Golden Boy

Jim Parsons – Harvey

David Hyde Pierce – Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Paul Rudd – Grace

Michael Shannon – Grace

Cory Michael Smith – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

David Strathairn – The Heiress

Tom Sturridge – Orphans

Benjamin Walker – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

*All other eligible performers will be considered in the Featured Role category.

There are five slots in this category. I would like to see them filled with: Alan Cumming, Nathan Lane, Tracy Letts, Tom Sturridge….You know and I know that Tom Hanks will be nominated, so no point in picking a different fifth nominee.


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

Jessica Chastain – The Heiress

Emilia Clarke – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Jessica Hecht – The Assembled Parties

Katie Holmes – Dead Accounts

Scarlett Johansson – Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Patti LuPone – The Anarchist

Laurie Metcalf – The Other Place

Bette Midler – I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers

Amy Morton – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Kristine Nielsen – Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Clémence Poésy – Cyrano de Bergerac

Fiona Shaw – The Testament of Mary

Holland Taylor – Ann

Cicely Tyson – The Trip to Bountiful

Sigourney Weaver – Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Debra Winger – The Anarchist

*All other eligible performers will be considered in the Featured Role category.

There are five slots in this category, a very difficult one to choose, but here is who I liked: Jessica Hecht, Laurie Metcalf, Amy Morton, Kristine Nielsen, Cicely Tyson. You know and I know that Bette Midler is likely to be nominated in this category, so one of these worthy actresses I just mentioned is probably not going to be among the nominees.


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

John Bolton – A Christmas Story, The Musical

Bertie Carvel – Matilda The Musical

Brandon Victor Dixon – Motown The Musical

Santino Fontana – Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Constantine Maroulis – Jekyll & Hyde

Rob McClure – Chaplin

Jim Norton – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Billy Porter- Kinky Boots

Johnny Rabe – A Christmas Story, The Musical

Stark Sands – Kinky Boots

Matthew James Thomas – Pippin

Anthony Warlow – Annie

*All other eligible performers will be considered in the Featured Role category.

There are five slots in this category. I’d like to see them filled with:  Brandon Victor Dixon, Santino Fontana, Rob McClure, Billy Porter….There is little question that Bertie Carvel will be selected.

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

Stephanie J. Block – The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Carolee Carmello – Scandalous

Deborah Cox – Jekyll & Hyde

Lilla Crawford – Annie

Erin Dilly – A Christmas Story, The Musical

Valisia LeKae – Motown The Musical

Taylor Louderman – Bring It On: The Musical

Patina Miller – Pippin

Laura Osnes – Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Adrienne Warren – Bring It On: The Musical

*All other eligible performers will be considered in the Featured Role category.

There are five slots in this category. I’d like to see: Carolee Carmello,Erin Dilly, Valisia LeKae, Laura Osnes. I am guessing that Patina Miller will be on this list.

About these ads

About New York Theater
Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

3 Responses to 2013 Tony Awards Eligible: Preparing For The Snubs

  1. Yvonne Strahovski is not eligible? I am seriously picky, and I was blown away by her performance.

  2. Yvonne Strahovski is eligible for her role as Lorna Moon in Golden Boy in the category Best Featured Actress In A Play. She’ll have heavy competition even for the nomination, with such strong performances, for example, as Carrie Coon in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; Condola Rashad and Vanessa Williams in The Trip to Bountiful; Judith Ivey in The Heiress; and Judith Light in The Assembled Parties

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 13,648 other followers

%d bloggers like this: