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66th Tony Award Nominations Filled With Surprises, Snubs And Lots Of Straights
May 01, 2012
Just a few years ago we had more drag queens on Broadway than on RuPaul’s Drag Race, with La Cage, Priscilla and a gender-bending version of the Importance of Being Earnest all tearing up the Great White way—even as gay hearts were melting in dramas like The Normal Heart and Next Fall. And while all those shows got Tony nominations, this year’s list of nominees—announced this morning at a ceremony in Manhattan—are a little less… queer.
Out playwright Jon Robin Baitz should be tickled that his “Other Desert Cities” is up for Best Play alongside “Clybourne Park,” “Peter and the Starcatcher” and “Venus in Fur.”
And openly gay helmer Nicholas Hytner got a Best Direction nod for the gay-ish One Man, Two Guvnors, along with Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park), Mike Nichols (Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman), and Roger Rees and Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher).
But Ricky Martin, who some say is carrying Evita on his broad shoulders, got snubbed—even though the Andrew Lloyd Weber show did get nominated for Best Revival of a Musical, alongside The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Follies. (At least we got a Sondheim show in there–with eight nominations altogether!)
Another gay Latino snub was Raul Esparza, who no one really expected to get a nod for Leap of Faith. But the show itself was honored in the Best Musical category alongside fellow movie adaptions Newsies and Once, which swept the ceremony with 11 nods altogether. Nice Work If You Can Get It was the only original entry and its basically a Gershwin jukebox musical.
There is some good news for queer Broadway geeks: Gay elder statesman Gore Vidal’s The Best Man is up for best revival against Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Master Class and Wit. We’re especially keen to see who wins Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Tom Edden, who is nominated for One Man, Two Guvnors, famously smooched Danielle Radcliffe during the What’s On Stage Awards in London. Maybe he’ll repeat his ambush snog with Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, up for a Tony for Salesman?
Of course we don’t just care about the sexuality of Tony winner and nominees. That would be shallow. We also care about the host! And ridiculously cute, talented and openly gay Neil Patrick Harris will emcee the 66th annual Tony Awards, airing June 10 at 8pm EST on CBS—so you know we’ll be tuning in.
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