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No harsh feelings: We all know Broadway is a tough business. But when Christopher Jackson and Jane Krakowski announced the 2017 Tony Award nominations on May 2, 2017, we imagine there were a few disheartened sighs.
Landing a Broadway gig is hard enough. Landing a principal role is even more elusive. And when you’re putting your blood, sweat and tears on the stage eight times a week, there’s undoubtedly hope that your peers will recognize your work. But alas, there are only five nominated actors in each category, so somebody is going to get the short end of the stick… until now.
Although we don’t have the power to bestow an official nomination on the following five performers, we will say that they’re delivering what Broadway dreams are made of and entertaining thousands of audience members each night—nomination or not. Consider checking out their performances while you still can!
Click here for 5 Tony-worthy performances that didn’t get nominated.
Matthew Wexler is The Broadway Blog’s editor. Follow him on social media at @roodeloo.