… they sometimes get snubbed.
Theater purists may have big grins on their faces today.
Because the majority of the film and TV stars who brought their Hollywood billing to Broadway this year — likely helping bottom lines all over the theater district — got snubbed by the Tonys. Instead, the lion’s share of the Tony nominations went to Great White Way regulars.
Who didn’t get nominated? Alec Baldwin (“Orphans”), Bette Midler (“I’ll Eat You Last,” left), Al Pacino (“Glengarry Glen Ross”), Scarlett Johansson (“Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”), Jessica Chastain (“The Heiress”), Cuba Gooding Jr. (“The Trip to Bountiful”), Alan Cumming (“Macbeth”).
Tom Hanks, one of Tinsel Town’s biggest stars, did, however get a nomination, for his work as a journalist in “Lucky Guy,” written by the late Nora Ephron. Cicely Tyson was also nominated, for her performance in “Bountiful.” And others known for their extensive film and TV work scored, too — David Hyde Pierce (“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”) and Nathan Lane (“The Nance”).
The full list of nominations is below. More here.
The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg
Lucky Guy by Nora Ephron
The Testament of Mary by Colm Tóibín
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang
Bring It On: The Musical
A Christmas Story, The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Best Revival of a Play
The Trip to Bountiful
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Best Revival of a Musical
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Best Direction of a Play
Pam MacKinnon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Nicholas Martin, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Bartlett Sher, Golden Boy
George C. Wolfe, Lucky Guy
Best Direction of a Musical
Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
Diane Paulus, Pippin
Matthew Warchus, Matilda
Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laurie Metcalf, The Other Place
Amy Morton, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Kristine Nielsen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Holland Taylor, Ann
Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful
Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Tom Hanks, Lucky Guy
Nathan Lane, The Nance
Tracy Letts, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
David Hyde Pierce, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tom Sturridge, Orphans
Best Featured Actress in a Play
Carrie Coon, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Shalita Grant, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Judith Ivey, The Heiress
Judith Light, The Assembled Parties
Condola Rashad, The Trip to Bountiful
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Danny Burstein, Golden Boy
Richard Kind, The Big Knife
Billy Magnussen, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Tony Shalhoub, Golden Boy
Courtney B. Vance, Lucky Guy
Best Actress in a Leading Role Musical
Stephanie J. Block, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Carolee Carmello, Scandalous
Valisia LeKae, Motown: The Musical
Patina Miller, Pippin
Laura Osnes, Cinderella
Best Actor in a Leading Role Musical
Bertie Carvel, Matilda
Santino Fontana, Cinderella
Rob McClure, Chaplin
Billy Porter, Kinky Boots
Stark Sands, Kinky Boots
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Annaleigh Ashford, Kinky Boots
Victoria Clark, Cinderella
Andrea Martin, Pippin
Keala Settle, Hands on a Hardbody
Lauren Ward, Matilda
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Charl Brown, Motown: The Musical
Keith Carradine, Hands on a Hardbody
Will Chase, The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Gabriel Ebert, Matilda
Terrence Mann, Pippin
Best Book of a Musical
Joseph Robinette, A Christmas Story
Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots
Dennis Kelly, Matilda
Douglas Carter Beane, Cinderella
Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, A Christmas Story
Music: Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, Lyrics: Amanda Green, Hands on a Hardbody
Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots
Tim Minchin, Matilda