Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Once Upon a Tony
I was thrilled to see Tracie Bennett nominated for her bravura performance as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow. She is competing with heavy-hitters Nina Arianda for Venus in Fur, Stockard Channing for Other Desert Cities, Linda Lavin for The Lyons, and Cynthia Nixon for Wit.
I was also pleased to see scene-stealer Judy Kaye nominated for her hilarious performance in Nice Work If You Can Get It. I'd say she's overdue for another Tony.
There was speculation that Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark might nab some major nominations, but its only nods were for Scenic Design and Costume Design.
I was disappointed to see that the Regional Theater Award didn't go to the Dallas Theater Center, as had been widely anticipated. After all, Lysistrata Jones originated on the DTC stage before going to Broadway. Instead, the award went to Washington, DC's Shakespeare Theater Company.
You can read all the nominations here.
Posted by Sam at 9:00 AM