Peter Filichia, Michael Portantiere and James Marino talk about last night’s Tony Awards.
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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 MTI, Kritzerland, Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist, whose work appears at TalkinBroadway, The Sondheim Review and BroadwayStars. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications.
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The 69th Annual Tony Awards (2015):
What number will Finding Neverland do next year?
Given their long downward ratings spiral, I wonder how much longer the Tonys will be able to persuade a major network to telecast them.
— Terry Teachout (@terryteachout) June 8, 2015
In Memoriam – Josh Groban
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
*** MP + PF + JM: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Hand to God
Wolf Hall Parts One & Two
PF: An American in Paris
*** Fun Home
JM: Something Rotten!
An Act of God
Ever After (Paper Mill Playhouse)
Michael: DC report
Peter: Boston report
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