Monday, June 11, 2007

Our Superbowl: The Tony's

I must say I enjoyed last night's Tony's more than I have in years. It was a great show, with many surprise, great performances, and wonderfully gay acceptance speeches. Out of the 25 awards, I guessed 15 correctly. I've listed them below.

Doodle's guess
Was he right?

Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde The Musical
Bill T. Norris, Spring Awakening

Orchestrations
Duncan Sheik, Spring Awakening
Check

Book of a Musical
Steven Sater, Spring Awakening
Check

Score
Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater, Spring Awakening
Yup

Scenic Design (Play)
Bob Crowley & Scott Pask, The Coast of Utopia
Word

Scenic Design (Musical)
Christine Jones, Spring Awakening
Bob Crowley, Mary Poppins (ooh)

Costume Design (Play)
Catherine Zuber, The Coast of Utopia
Check

Costume Design (Musical)
William Ivey Long, Grey Gardens
Mm hmm.

Special Theatrical Event
Kiki & Herb Alive on Broadway
Jay Johnson: The Two and Only (dis!)

Lighting Design (Play)
Jason Taylor, Journey’s End
Brian MacDevitt, Kenneth Posner & Natasha Katz, The Coast of Utopia (I didn’t SEE it)

Lighting Design (Musical)
Kevin Adams, Spring Awakening
See?

Direction (Play)
Michael Grandage, Frost/Nixon
Jack O’Brien, The Coast of Utopia

Direction (Musical)
Michael Mayer, Spring Awakening
Trends emerging

Featured Actor (Play)
Anthony Chisholm, Radio Golf
Billy Crudup, The Coast of Utopia

Featured Actress (Play)
Jennifer Ehle, The Coast of Utopia
Martha Plimpton, The Coast of Utopia (so close!)

Featured Actor (Musical)
John Gallagher, Jr., Spring Awakening
Oh yes.

Featured Actress (Musical)
Mary Louise Wilson, Grey Gardens
Oh yeah.

Actor (Play)
Live Schreiber, Talk Radio
Frank Langella, Frost/Nixon

Actress (Play)
*Eve Best, A Moon for the Misbegotten
Julie White, The Little Dog Laughed (Upset! She was great though)

*Carly, I voted for who I thought would win. Don’t get mad.

Actor (Musical)
Raul Esparza, Company
David Hyde Pierce, Curtains

Actress (Musical)
Christine Ebersole, Grey Gardens
FINALLY

Play Revival
Journey’s End
Soo good.

Musical Revival
Company
Yup.

Play
The Coast of Utopia
Of course.

Musical
Spring Awakening
Mmm mm good.

Highlights for me: Raul Esparza's Being Alive, Fantasia Fantasia Fantasia, David Hyde Pierce's wonderful acceptance speech.

What were YOUR favorite parts?

5 comments:

Carly said...

I'm bad. I didn't even watch it. It was so upsetting that I had no idea what they were talking about and I fell asleep for the beginning thanks to all those shots. mmmm shots

Jackie said...

teach me your ways, oh master of the tony guess.

GMEyster said...

I love that Yelnats kept referring to the Tony Awards as our 'Superbowl'. He GETS it, which is why I heart him.

My faves were also Mary Louise Wilson's head-thrown-back hoot and 'I don't' moment, as well as Julie White's obvious shock of winning her award. Love that!

David Hyde Pierce was wonderfully modest and sweet, too. His was a lovely, overwhelmed, and touching moment.

I'm glad I was sitting next to you to watch these Tonys...soon we'll be sitting in Radio City waiting for our moment to perform and give a tearful speech....hopefully we'll be starring the same show!

Darla said...

can i be in the show? or um...at least see the show? maybe go backstage?

Macoosh said...

i obviously didn't get them over here...sadness...but am glad you did so well, you theatre genius!!! i sat reading your list and was like, ooooooh to have seen ANY of these......