Billy takes the lead!

Even though this years Oscars looked A LOT like the Tony’s, the real thing is here.

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The Tony Award Nominations came out.

There are no real surprises here. Billy Elliot, the Musical has the most nominations with a total of 15. Next to Normal is in second with 11 total nominations. Shrek, The Musical and Hair tie for third with 8 nominations each. Here are the main categories and the nominees. Names in bold are MY favorites to win.

BEST PLAY
Dividing the Estate
God of Carnage
Reasons to Be Pretty
33 Variations

BEST MUSICAL
Billy Elliot, The Musical
Next to Normal
Rock of Ages
Shrek The Musical

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Guys and Dolls
Hair
Pal Joey
West Side Story

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, and Kiril Kulish – Billy Elliot, The Musical
Gavin Creel, Hair
Brian d’Arcy James, Shrek The Musical
Constantine Maroulis, Rock of Ages
J. Robert Spencer, Next to Normal

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSCIAL
Stockard Channing, Pal Joey
Sutton Foster, Shrek The Musical
Allison Janney, 9 to 5: The Musical
Alice Ripley, Next to Normal
Josefina Scaglione, West Side Story

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I am happy that 3 boys who play the lead in Billy Elliot and rotate every night are nominated together and not against each other. Billy Elliot was phenomenal and is the clear favorite for the Best Musical prize.  I loved Hair so much, and I am definitely rooting for it for Best Revival.  Plus,
You’re Welcome America. A Final Night with George W. Bush got a nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event.

Billy Elliott

Make sure you tune into CBS on Sunday, June 7th at 8pm (7pm central) for the award show broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall. The host has yet to be announced (*fingers crossed for Ellen*). Click here for the complete list of nominees.

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*foot note: Nominees in bold are only my predictions. Don’t take offense though, I have not seen everything nominated. I am just going off what I have seen, and my gut.

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2 Responses

  1. you are such a fag

  2. BILLY TAKES THE LEAD!!!??!
    FORREALLLLL????
    SHAKE YOUR TITS

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