Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Theaterinthenow's Top 5 Tony 2013 Snubs

1. Hands on a Hardbody for Best Musical
Despite lukewarm reviews and an untimely closing, this new musical inspired by the 1997 documentary, Hands on a Hardbody was a breath of fresh air on Broadway. Thankfully Keala Settle was recognized for her fabulous performance, let's all hope the cast gets to perform the brilliant "Joy of the Lord" on the Tony telecast.

2. Ari Graynor for Best Featured Actress in a Play
Technically there was no way she would get nominated because The Performers did not run long enough, but it's a shame that Ari Graynor couldn't get recognized for her A+ comedic turn as a porn star. Don't worry, Tony will remember your snub when you return! 

3. Jessica Hecht for Best Actress in a Play
Jessica Hecht has never been finer than her performance in The Assembled Parties but with stiff competition in the category, Hecht was unfortunately left off the list. But let's face it, she'll be back again soon.

4. Alan Cumming for Best Actor in a Play
Macbeth is a hard show to do unless you have a fantastic company. It's even harder when you do a one person rendition of the Shakespeare classic. So why did Alan Cumming get snubbed? That's a question we'll never know. I guess he'll get his nomination again when he plays the Emcee.

5. Bette Midler for Best Actress in a Play
The Divine Miss M received raves for her performance in the new solo piece I'll Eat You Last by John Logan. So again, why did Bette Midler get snubbed? You can't blame the solo piece because Holland Taylor was nominated.

Who do you think got the Tony shaft?