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Monday, May 04, 2009

 

2009 Tony Award Nominations: Best Leading Actor in a Musical

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There's nothing quite like a man singing a tune...and the nominees are will be:

BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

WILL BE NOMINATED:
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish, Billy Elliot: The Musical
Matt Cavenaugh, West Side Story
Gavin Creel, Hair
Brian d'Arcy James, Shrek The Musical
J. Robert Spencer, next to normal

SHOULD BE NOMINATED:
David Alvarez, Trent Kowalik, Kiril Kulish, Billy Elliot: The Musical
James Barbour, A Tale of Two Cities
Gavin Creel, Hair
Brian d'Arcy James, Shrek The Musical
Constantine Maroulis, Rock of Ages

GOING HOME EMPTY-HANDED:
Hunter Bell, [title of show]
Craig Bierko, Guys and Dolls
Stephen Bogardus, Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Jeff Bowen, [title of show]
Will Chase, The Story of My Life
Jeffry Denman, Irving Berlin's White Christmas
Malcolm Gets, The Story of My Life
Graham Phillips, 13
Oliver Platt, Guys and Dolls
Matthew Risch, Pal Joey

MODFAB THINKS...those Billy Elliot boys are so adorable, it doesn't really matter who else is nominated. If I had my wish, though, I'd fete Barbour (who picked up the bulky weight of A Tale of Two Cities, threw it over his shoulder, and carried the entire thing across the finish line) and Maroulis (who has emerged as a bona fide Broadway leading man, the first former Idol to do so -- vocal lessons really help, don't they?).

DARK HORSE: If you were of the mind to throw a bone to the prematurely-closed Story of My Life, this would be the place to do it.

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1 Comments:

OpenID jyesalive said...

100 % agree that Constantine Maroulis deserves recognition for his role in Rock of Ages, both for acting and for his spot on vocals which showcase both the rocker and the balladeer. As one of the many critics who complimented his performance said, "Constantine is a 'natural' actor who makes you want to root for Drew." And indeed- the fact that he studied voice performance at Berkley College doesn't hurt. I'd love to see him get a nomination!.

5/5/09, 7:12 AM  

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