It’s the most wonderful time of the year..... for the Broadway lover! On Tuesday, April 30, Sutton Foster and Jesse Tyler Ferguson will announce the highly-anticipated 2013 Tony Award nominations. The Tony Awards will air live from Radio City Music Hall on June 9th.
1.) Hands on a Hardbody- a very unique and original musical that closed far too soon. With its creative choreography, solid music, heart-warming story, and stand-out performers, this musical deserves a Tony nod.
However, I would love to see Hands on a Hardbody take home this Tony Award.
**All five eligible productions- Annie, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Cinderella, Jekyll and Hyde, and Pippin- were very solid and any of these shows would, in my opinion, be deserving of a nomination. However, two shows did stand out for me.
2.) The Mystery of Edwin Drood- How many musicals have more than one possible
ending? This killer cast (no pun intended) had me in stitches.
1.) Bertie Carvel as Miss Trunchbull in Matilda- an outstanding, formidable, transformative performance.
2.) Rob McClure as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin- He transfixed the audience with his perfect embodiment of Charlie Chaplin.
However, I would love to see Rob McClure win for his role in Chaplin.
1.) Carolee Carmello as Aimee Semple McPherson in Scandalous- a powerhouse performance.
1.) Will Chase as John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood- Did he really do it?
1.) Andrea Martin as Bertha in Pippin- With one musical number, she somehow managed to steal the show while simultaneously dangling from a trapeze. (Note: she plays a grandma......)
Andrea Martin. But I would not be sad if Keala Settle won....