Saturday, June 10, 2006

Countdown to the Tonys

Saw "The History Boys" tonight -- which I thought was an excellent new play. It's about British boys in school preparing for their college entrance exams. It made me think a lot about which High School teachers had a major effect on me growing up.

Many celebrities were in the audience including:

Julie Andrews
Dixie Carter and Hal Holbrook (in the overcoat and white pants suit)
Neil Patrick Harris
Jimmy Smits
John Stossel

Though I'm nowhere near seeing all the nominated shows, here are my predictions for tomorrow night's Tony Awards:

Best Musical -- The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Musical Revival -- The Pajama Game
Best Actress (Musical) -- Patti LuPone -- Sweeney Todd
Best Actor (Musical) -- Harry Connick, Jr. -- The Pajama Game
Best Featured Actress (Musical) -- Megan Lawrence -- The Pajama Game
Best Featured Actor (Musical) -- Manoel Felciano -- Sweeney Todd
Best Director (Musical) -- Des McAnuff -- Jersey Boys
Best Play -- Shining City
Best Play Revival -- Awake and Sing!
Best Actress (Play) -- Kate Burton -- The Constant Wife
Best Actor (Play) -- Ralph Fiennes -- Faith Healer
Best Featured Actress (Play) -- Zoe Wanamaker -- Awake and Sing!
Best Featured Actor (Play) -- Ian McDiarmid -- Faith Healer
Best Director (Play) -- Nicholas Hytner -- The History Boys
Best Scenery (Musical) -- David Gallo -- The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Costumes (Musical) -- Gregg Barnes -- The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Lighting (Musical) - Ken Billington and Brian Monahan -- The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Choreography -- Kathleen Marshall -- The Pajama Game
Best Book of a Musical -- Bob Martin and Don McKellar -- The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Score -- Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison -- The Drowsy Chaperone
Best Scenery (Play) -- Santo Loquasto -- Three Days of Rain
Best Costumes (Play) -- Catherine Zuber -- Edward Albee's Seascape
Best Lighting (Play) -- Paul Gallo -- Three Days of Rain
Best Orchestrations -- Dick Lieb and Danny Troob -- The Pajama Game

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