tonys 2009

Valentine’s Day 2016

Hi you guys, it’s Valentine’s Day so you know what that means?

Out 3rd annual - what are the top OTP’s Vanessa has shipped this past year. 

Obviously there will be some repeats and I try to pick the best fanart I enjoyed. 

[Photo’s aren’t mine. Cred to their respective and amazing artists]

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

  • what she says: I'm fine
  • what she means: Gavin Creel lost the 2009 Tony for best performance by an actor in a musical to three prepubescent boys that played Billy Elliot. Like sure they were good, but Gavin Creel is a national treasure forward slash 3rd degree hottie who deserved it. I'm frustrated by the politics that govern the Tony awards like giving one of the highest honors in American performing arts to a slew of infants is such a publicity stunt and it drove Gavin away. He had to go to London to get any kind of recognition bc the brits could see he earned an Olivier even though its like a widely known fact that the west end doesn't receive american works as well as we take their ALW bull crap. He JUST got back to NYC and I'm sure he's gonna be in some award winning piece of theatre real soon and I'm nervous the Tony overlords are gonna be dick wads again.

We are deeply saddened by the loss of artist Tony Feher. Arranging industrial and consumer products, such as lightbulbs, bottles, and thumbtacks into minimal compositions, Feher created sculptures that emphasize the aesthetic potential of everyday products.

Tony Feher, Untitled, 2007-2009. Cardboard and spray paint over acrylic based paint. Overall: 50 ½ x 14 x 11 ¾ in. (128.3 x 35.6 x 29.8 cm). Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.  Purchased with funds provided by Susan and Larry Marx.

Tony nominations will be announced May 3, with the awards ceremony to be held June 12. And while there is little doubt “Hamilton” will be nominated across the board, a look at past hits, as well as the present competition, suggests that matching records for nominations or awards is possible. Setting new records would be tricky.

Among the musicals that generated “Hamilton”-caliber heat, “The Producers” (2001) holds the record for the most Tony wins, 12. It shares the record for 15 nominations with “Billy Elliot,” which won 10 Tonys at the 2009 awards.

More recently, “The Book of Mormon” (2011) racked up 14 nominations and nine Tonys.

This season, there are 13 categories in which a new musical can be nominated. The record number of nominations is 15, mainly due to multiple actors from the same show earning nominations and competing in the same category.

Since the Tonys began in 1947, the number of awards has fluctuated as categories were added, often to separate plays and musicals, or removed entirely. The short-lived award for sound design briefly upped the numbers: Added for the 2008 Tonys, it was eliminated after 2014.

Getting to the record of 15 nominations doesn’t necessarily require landing in all 13 categories, but the nine non-acting areas are almost essential.

That breaks down two ways. First there are the five marquee-topping awards: best musical, direction, original score, book and choreography. Then there are the four technical, or design, categories: best costume, set, lighting and orchestrations.

The variables come in the four acting honors: lead male and female, and featured, or supporting, male and female.

In 2001, “The Producers” won every category except best actress, in which it wasn’t nominated.

It had two best-actor candidates, Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, as well as three featured actors vying against each other. Cady Huffman was nominated and won for best featured actress, but the show didn’t have a leading lady.

Neither did “Billy Elliot,” which also wasn’t nominated in that category.

Its nomination tally was boosted by two featured actresses and two featured actors. The multiple leading boys who played Billy were counted as one joint nomination.

“Hamilton” does have the potential to meet or break the record for the number of nominations—again, because of the breadth of the acting ranks.

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has ruled that both Mr. Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. are eligible to be nominated for best actor, in their roles as Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, respectively.

Phillipa Soo, who plays Eliza Hamilton, is eligible for best actress. Renée Elise Goldsberry, who plays her elder sister Angelica, is a strong candidate as a featured-actress nominee.

If those four performers are nominated next week, along with nine offstage nominations, the show could reach 13. Then comes the featured-actor category, where the show is particularly well-staffed.

Daveed Diggs, who plays a jazzy-rapping Thomas Jefferson, as well as the Marquis de Lafayette, and Christopher Jackson, a regal George Washington, could both be nominated, boosting the count to 15.

One more actor would mean a record, and it could come from various quarters: Jonathan Groff, who plays King George; Okieriete Onaodowan, who flips from Hercules Mulligan to James Madison; or Anthony Ramos, who doubles as John Laurens and young Philip Hamilton.

  • What I say: I'm fine
  • What I mean: How the fuck did Next to Normal not win best musical in 2009 I mean fuck I just watched it recently but it was against fucking Shrek the Musical, Rock of Ages, and fucking Billy Elliot. Billy Elliot must have been fucking amazing for it to have won best musical against it, also with set design. I'm salty over tony winners from 2009 and I am not sorry