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This Week on Broadway for June 8, 2015: 2015 Tony Awards Post Game Report

Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk about last night’s Tony Awards.

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Panel:

Peter Filichia | [email protected] | Facebook

PETER FILICHIA is a theater journalist and historian with a number of books, his most recent is, “The Great Parade”, available everywhere. His columns appear at MTIKritzerlandMasterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

 

James Marino | [email protected] | Twitter | Facebook

BroadwayStars

 

Michael Portantiere | [email protected] | Facebook

MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadwayThe Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications.

Notes and links for the podcast.

 

The 69th Annual Tony Awards (2015):

Fun Home

 

What number will Finding Neverland do next year?

Tony Awards Ratings Lowest in History of Show, Down 25% from Last Year by Roger Friedman

Mark Harris: Why are the Tony Awards so afraid of the Tony Awards?

In Memoriam – Josh Groban

Tommy Tune

 

 

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
PF: Steven Boyer for Hand to God
Bradley Cooper for The Elephant Man
Ben Miles for Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
Bill Nighy for Skylight
*** MP + JM: Alex Sharp for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
Geneva Carr for Hand to God
*** PF + JM: Helen Mirren for The Audience
Elisabeth Moss for The Heidi Chronicles
Carey Mulligan for Skylight
Ruth Wilson for Constellations

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
*** MP: Michael Cerveris for Fun Home
Robert Fairchild for An American in Paris
PF + JM: Brian d’Arcy James for Something Rotten!
Ken Watanabe for The King and I
Tony Yazbeck for On the Town

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
MP + PF + JM: Kristin Chenoweth for On the Twentieth Century
Leanne Cope for An American in Paris
Beth Malone for Fun Home
*** Kelli O’Hara for The King and I
Chita Rivera for The Visit

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY
Matthew Beard for Skylight
K. Todd Freeman for Airline Highway
*** Richard McCabe for The Audience
Alessandro Nivola for The Elephant Man
Nathaniel Parker for Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
PF + JM: Micah Stock for It’s Only a Play

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY
*** MP: Annaleigh Ashford for You Can’t Take It with You
Patricia Clarkson for The Elephant Man
PF: Lydia Leonard for Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
JM: Sarah Stiles for Hand to God
Julie White for Airline Highway

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
*** Christian Borle for Something Rotten!
Andy Karl for On the Twentieth Century
PF + JM: Brad Oscar for Something Rotten!
Brandon Uranowitz for An American in Paris
Max von Essen for An American in Paris

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Victoria Clark for Gigi
PF + JM: Judy Kuhn for Fun Home
MP: Sydney Lucas for Fun Home
*** Ruthie Ann Miles for The King and I
Emily Skeggs for Fun Home

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE
*** PF + MP + JM: Fun Home, Music: Jeanine Tesori, Lyrics: Lisa Kron
The Last Ship, Music & Lyrics: Sting
Something Rotten! Music & Lyrics: Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
The Visit, Music: John Kander, Lyrics: Fred Ebb

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Craig Lucas for An American in Paris
*** JM: Lisa Kron for Fun Home
PF: Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell for Something Rotten!
Terrence McNally for The Visit

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
The Elephant Man
*** MP + JM: Skylight
This Is Our Youth
PF: You Can’t Take It with You

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
*** MP + JM: The King and I
On the Town
PF: On the Twentieth Century

BEST PLAY
*** MP + PF + JM: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Disgraced
Hand to God
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two

BEST MUSICAL
PF: An American in Paris
*** Fun Home
JM: Something Rotten!
The Visit

 

Next Week: 

An Act of God

Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse)

Michael: DC report

Peter: Boston report

 

Explicit: No

 

Music:

Ring of Keys from Fun Home, Original Cast Recording

Getting to Know You from The King and I (2015) Original Broadway Cast Recording

 

 

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