If you’ve ever wanted to hear what I sound like — discussing the Tonys, the theater season ahead and my slightly inappropriate thoughts about the cast of Newsies – now’s your chance! I’m on the radio again with the fabulously well-informed (for a Sondheim-hater) Ken Schneck on his show This Show is So Gay. Sit back, grab a Manhattan and download the podcast.
With the Tony nominators meeting this weekend, I’d like to make a final plea for a few performances that I fear might be overlooked come Tuesday morning’s announcement (which I’ll be posting with my comments as they happen). We all know Newsies and Once and Death of a Salesman and Follies are likely to wrack up big nods, but please, Mr. Tony, don’t forget about:
- Christina Kirk’s deft balance of caricature to reveal character as a supporting actress in Clybourne Park.
- Celia Keenan Bolger’s wickedly smart and period perfect evocation of a gifted young adventuress in Peter and the Starcatcher.
- Patti Murin’s warm, show-carrying performance and Lindsay Nicole Chambers‘ sassy sidekick with a vulnerable side in Lysistrata Jones.
Now it’s your turn. Which long-shot Tony nomination are you pulling for? Lobby the committee with a shout out in our comments section!