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Monday, June 16, 2008

The 2008 Tony Awards - Video Wrap Up

In The Heights won Best Musical! Here are the winners. I might break it down more later and compare how I did in my picks and predictions but I need to sleep because I'm off AGAIN to the other side of the world AGAIN today. (UPDATE: I've added a few more clips and added the winners against my picks below)

In the meantime, you can re-watch the Musical Performances below in video clips I clipped or found. I've already re-watched them a few times taped on my TV, let alone on the net! Now I'll be able to re-watch when I go to the other side of the world! Seriously, LOVE

2008 Tony Awards performance of In The Heights. Winner of Best Musical, with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robin de Jesus, Karen Olivo, Christopher Jackson and company singing the start of "In the Heights" and finishing with "96000":




2008 Tony Awards performance of Best Musical nominee Passing Strange, with Stew, Daniel Breaker, de'Adre Aziza and company singing the start of "Keys" and finishing with "Amsterdam":




2008 Tony Awards performance of Best Musical nominee Xanadu, with Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson (whose thighs alone deserve their own special Tony Award), Tony Roberts, Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa and company singing "Don't Walk Away":




2008 Tony Awards performance of Best Musical nominee Cry Baby with James Snyder, Elizabeth Stanley and company with choreography by Rob Ashford singing "A Little Upset":



Performances of the Best Musical Revivals and the special performances continued below after the jump:

Patti LuPone with Boyd Gaines and Laura Benanti (all who won Tony acting awards) singing "Everything's Coming Up Roses" in Gypsy:




Daniel Evans and Jenna Russell singing "Move On" in Sunday in the Park with George:




Paolo Szot, Kelly O'Hara, Danny Burnstein and company singing a medley that included "There Is Nothin' Like a Dame", "Some Enchanted Evening", and "A Wonderful Guy" in South Pacific (in 2 parts):




I hate to include this but since I like things complete (and a bit OCD about it), I'm going to include it, but DON'T GO SEE IT. Despite the fact that I admit, this clip makes it look not as horrendous as it is. Anyways, here is Grease:




This year, the Tony's let the NON-Best Musical nominated shows perform as well, basically because they are the "famous" ones. So here's The Little Mermaid:




And here's NON-Best Musical nominated A Catered Affair:




And here's NON-Best Musical nominated Young Frankenstein which isn't horrendous but isn't really great either except for the awesome talent in it (many who are leaving the show soon though):




This year, there were two special performances. The show opened with The Lion King's "The Circle of Life" which really is just its best number and truly spectacular:




Here's a special performance with the current and original cast of Rent singing "La Vie Boheme" and "Seasons of Love" where Gwen Stewart has still got IT! (though what happened to Jesse L. Martin?):



Here is the full list of Tony winners and what I originally predicted and picked where I got 9/26 Should Wins matching, 18/26 Will Wins predicted correctly, and only 7/26 where I didn't get either:

Best Play:
August: Osage County - SHOULD WIN/ WILL WIN/ WON
Rock 'n' Roll
The Seafarer
The 39 Steps









Best Musical:
Cry-Baby
In the Heights
- WILL WIN/ WON
Passing Strange - SHOULD WIN
Xanadu








Best Revival of a Play
Boeing-Boeing - WILL WIN/ WON
The Homecoming - SHOULD WIN
Les Liaisons Dangereueses
Mabceth









Best Revival of a Musical
Grease
Gypsy - SHOULD WIN?
South Pacific - SHOULD WIN?/ WILL WIN/ WON
Sunday in the Park With George - SHOULD WIN?








Best Book of a Musical
Cry-Baby, Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
In the Heights, Quiara Alegria Hudes
Passing Strange, Stew - WON
Xanadu, Douglas Carter Beane - SHOULD WIN/WILL WIN








Best Original Score
Cry-Baby, Music & Lyrics: David Javerbaum & Adam Schlesinger
In The Heights, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda - WON
The Little Mermaid, Music: Alan Menken and Lyrics: Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater
Passing Strange, Music: Stew and Heidi Rodewald Lyrics: Stew - SHOULD WIN/WILL WIN







Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Play
Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing - SHOULD WIN/ WON
Rufus Sewell, Rock 'n' Roll
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth - WILL WIN







Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Play
Eve Best, The Homecoming
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County - WILL WIN/ WON
Kate Fleetwood, Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba
Amy Morton, August: Osage County - SHOULD WIN







Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park With George - SHOULD WIN
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights
Stew, Passing Strange
Paulo Szot, South Pacific - WILL WIN/ WON
Tom Wopat, A Catered Affair







Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical
Kerry Butler, Xanadu
Patti LuPone, Gypsy - SHOULD WIN/ WILL WIN/ WON
Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park With George







Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale, Mauritius
Raúl Esparza, The Homecoming - WILL WIN
Conleth Hill, The Seafarer
Jim Norton, The Seafarer - WON
David Pittu, Is He Dead?







Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Play
Sinead Cusack, Rock 'n' Roll
Mary McCormack, Boeing-Boeing
Laurie Metcalf, November
Martha Plimpton, Top Girls - WILL WIN
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County - SHOULD WIN/ WON







Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange - SHOULD WIN
Danny Burstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Robin De Jesús, In The Heights
Christopher Fitzgerald, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy -WILL WIN / WON







Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical
de'Adre Aziza, Passing Strange
Laura Benanti, Gypsy - SHOULD WIN/ WILL WIN/ WON
Andrea Martin, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Olga Merediz, In The Heights
Loretta Ables Sayre, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific







Best Direction of a Play
Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps
Conor McPherson, The Seafarer
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County - SHOULD WIN/ WILL WIN/ WON
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing







Best Direction of a Musical
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park with George - SHOULD WIN
Thomas Kail, In The Heights
Arthur Laurents, Gypsy
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific - WILL WIN/ WON







Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights - SHOULD WIN/ WILL WIN/ WON
Christopher Gattelli, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Dan Knechtges, Xanadu







Best Orchestrations
Jason Carr, Sunday in the Park with George
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman, In The Heights - WON
Stew & Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange - SHOULD WIN/WILL WIN
Jonathan Tunick, A Catered Affair







Best Scenic Design of a Play
Peter McKintosh, The 39 Steps
Scott Pask, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Todd Rosenthal, August: Osage County - WILL WIN/ WON
Anthony Ward, Macbeth - SHOULD WIN







Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network, Sunday in the Park with George - SHOULD WIN/ WILL WIN
Anna Louizos, In The Heights
Robin Wagner, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Michael Yeargan, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific - WON







Best Costume Design of a Play
Gregory Gale, Cyrano de Bergerac
Rob Howell, Boeing-Boeing
Katrina Lindsay, Les Liaisons Dangereuses - WILL WIN/ WON
Peter McKintosh, The 39 Steps - SHOULD WIN?







Best Costume Design of a Musical
David Farley, Sunday in the Park with George - SHOULD WIN
Martin Pakledinaz, Gypsy
Paul Tazewell, In The Heights
Catherine Zuber, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific - WILL WIN/ WON







Best Lighting Design of a Play
Kevin Adams, The 39 Steps - SHOULD WIN/ WILL WIN/ WON
Howard Harrison, Macbeth
Donald Holder, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Ann G. Wrightson, August: Osage County







Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, Sunday in the Park with George - WILL WIN
Howell Binkley, In the Heights
Donald Holder, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific - SHOULD WIN/ WON
Natasha Katz, The Little Mermaid







Best Sound Design of a Play
Simon Baker, Boeing-Boeing
Adam Cork, Macbeth - SHOULD WIN/WILL WIN
Ian Dickson, Rock 'n' Roll
Mic Pool, The 39 Steps - WON







Best Sound Design of a Musical
Acme Sound Partners, In the Heights - SHOULD WIN
Sebastian Frost, Sunday in the Park with George
Scott Lehrer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific - WILL WIN/ WON
Dan Moses Schreier, Gypsy






For more on this years Tony Awards:

Crushworthy - Best Musical Hotness
2008 Tony Awards - My Picks and Predictions

Here's all the reviews for the 2008 Tony nominated Broadway shows I saw this past theatre season (in alphabetical order).

August: Osage County (Broadway) (Review) ****












Boeing Boeing (Broadway) (Review) ***1/2










Gypsy (Broadway) (Review) ****1/2











In The Heights (Broadway) (Review) ****1/2











Is He Dead? (Broadway) (Review) ***











Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Broadway) (Review) ***1/2











Macbeth (Broadway) (Review) ****











Passing Strange (Broadway) (Review) ****1/2











Sunday In The Park With George (Broadway, Limited Run until June 29) (Review) ****










Xanadu (Broadway) (Review) ****











Young Frankestein (Broadway) (Review) **











Here was my Tony 2007 Coverage:
Video Wrap Up
61st Tony's Wrap Up
Tony Has Its Spring Awakening
That Was Totally... Cover Your Mouth!
White Rules
Being Alive with Raul
Can Audra Ever Be Bad?
Woo! John Galagher Jr. Wins!
The 2007 Tony Nominations

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