My four big sadface surprises were:
* No Anthony Warlow or Brandon Victor Dixon in Best Actor, but then again, I haven’t seen either of those shows yet, I just know both of those men are excellent performers. On the other hand, thrilled that Santino Fontana was included in that category.
* Shocked - SHOCKED - that Josh Rhodes of Cinderella didn’t get a choreography nomination. This is what we call in the business a shonde. I am now fully rooting for Andy Blankenbuehler’s Bring It On choreography.
* My biggest disappointment was that Rachel Bay Jones wasn’t recognized for Pippin. She blew me away, and she did so in a part that is usually written off as impossible to make interesting.
Although really the word I think I mean is “tiresome.”
Sometimes I just want to shake people and say “it’s okay to like more than one thing!” and “Just because something else succeeded against the thing you love, that doesn’t diminish the thing you love, so you don’t need to feel so threatened” and also “shut the fuck up please.”
#tonypredictions The cruise ship Hairspray performance will be the revelatory surprise of the telecast.— David Levy (@itsdlevy) June 10, 2012
#tonypredictions Bernadette Peters is so cute that Jennifer Holliday just eats her up. Broadway dims lights in memoriam.— David Levy (@itsdlevy) June 10, 2012
#tonypredictions Sony pays CBS to avoid reminding the audience about Spider-Man The Musical lest it taint their forthcoming Spider-Man film.— David Levy (@itsdlevy) June 10, 2012