So, the Tony nominations come out Tuesday. There’s still so much I haven’t seen! I guess my living at the Signature Theatre has curtailed my Broadway viewing, though I appreciate all the generous Tony nominator/voter friends who have taken me to see some stuff this season. So, here are my hopes for what we might hear when those nominations are read (not that I think we will hear all of these names, but typing them makes me feel better):
The Assembled Parties, Richard GreenbergThe Other Place, Sharr White
The Testament of Mary, Colm Toibin
[I haven’t seen most of the plays being mentioned as contenders, darn it]
Bring It OnA Christmas Story
Hands on a Hardbody
[again, I haven’t seen the supposed real contenders. But I love the creators of these three musicals, AND I actually saw them…so there]
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
Alan Cumming, MacbethDouglas Hodge, Cyrano
Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Jim Parsons, Harvey
Michael Shannon, Grace
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Jessica Hecht, The Assembled PartiesLaurie Metcalf, The Other Place
Amy Morton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Fiona Shaw, The Testament of Mary
Holland Taylor, Ann
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Mark Blum, The Assembled Parties [I love him. Sue me.]Madison Dirks, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Charles Kimbrough, Harvey
David Strathairn, The Heiress
Tony Shalhoub, Golden Boy
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Ellen Burstyn, PicnicCarrie Coon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Judith Ivey, The Heiress
Judith Light, The Assembled Parties
Elizabeth Marvel, Picnic
[yeah, no clue. I have hopes for John Bolton and Johnny Rabe from A Christmas Story, and for the divine Chita in Drood. Otherwise, I just couldn’t say]
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, A Christmas Story[oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please]
[if Berry Gordy gets nominated here, I may have to reconsider my career path.]
GOOD LUCK TO ALL!!!!!