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Should these have won a Tony award?

Best Musical
2011: Sister Act
2004: Wicked
1981: Woman of the Year
1974: Gigi
1972: Follies
1963: Oliver!
1958: West Side Story

Leading Actress in a Musical
2011: Patina Miller, Sister Act
2009: Allison Janney, 9 to 5
1976: Gwen Verdon, Chicago
1964: Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl
1961: Julie Andrews, Camelot

Leading Actor in a Musical
1987: Colm Wilkinson, Les Miserables
1982: Raul Julia, Nine
1976: Jerry Orbach, Chicago

Featured Actress in a Musical
2011: Victoria Clark, Sister Act
2010: Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music
2009: Haydn Gwynne, Billy Elliot
1998: Tsidii Le Loka, The Lion King
1996: Idina Menzel, Rent
1980: Debbie Allen, West Side Story
1972: Adrienne Barbeau, Grease

Featured Actor in a Musical
1998: Samuel Wright, The Lion King
1972: Timothy Meyers, Grease
1957: Stanley Holloway, My Fair Lady

Best Score
2011: Sister Act – Alan Menken and Glenn Slater
2004: Wicked – Stephen Schwartz
2002: Thoroughly Modern Millie – Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan
1998: The Lion King – Elton John, Hans Zimmer, Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
1994: Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
1982: Dreamgirls – Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen
1976: Chicago – John Kander and Fred Ebb

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?

Yes.

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?

Yeah great list. Totally agree.

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?

Maybe Streisand in FUNNY GIRL.

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?

FOLLIES should have won Best Musical, that's for sure. I'm still not over my shock over its losing to TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, a show that is hardly the legendary work that FOLLIES is.

In my case, self-absorption is completely justified.

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?

Just my opinion of course


Best Musical
2011: Sister Act
2004: Wicked



Sister act no, Wicked really no (Caroline or Change should of really won that year)


Leading Actress in a Musical
2011: Patina Miller, Sister Act
2009: Allison Janney, 9 to 5


Well I take anyone other than Foster so yes to Miller, but hell no Janney. Alice Ripely gave one of the best performances of the decade in Next to Normal and totally deserved the award.


1964: Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl


Well it seems like an obvious yes, but it's a bit more complex when you remember it was Carol Channing in Hello Dolly who won, but still Barbra is iconic in for Funny Girl.


2004: Wicked – Stephen Schwartz


Caroline or Change should of won, simple as.


1998: The Lion King – Elton John, Hans Zimmer, Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin


Nope all Elton John musicals are incredibly mediocre score wise- And the Lion King is possibly one of the most overrated musicals (and films) of all time. It's not that great people.






I'm River Song Check your records again

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?


Best Score
1998: The Lion King – Elton John, Hans Zimmer, Tim Rice, Julie Taymor, Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
1994: Beauty and the Beast – Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice

Yes.

Best Musical
1974: Gigi

Best Score
1982: Dreamgirls – Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen
1976: Chicago – John Kander and Fred Ebb

Maybe. Individually, a lot of the songs of DREAMGIRLS and CHICAGO are good, but overall, they're too similar to one another. That makes both shows (and movies) feel repetitive.

Best Musical
1958: West Side Story

No. It's so overrated!

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?

The wins for SISTER ACT I would say no. That year had 3 superior musicals nominated: The Book of Mormon, Catch Me If You Can and Scottsboro Boys. I LOVE Sister Act and Patina is my girl, but it was the weakest of the three!

The rest are very strong! Although, I was not around for most of these seasons, so I really can't say!!

FYC: Cumberbatch, Jones, Knightley, Simmons

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?

its done

Re: Should these have won a Tony award?

What about Tony Montana?
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