OK, and now the actual nominees:
In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play
Time Stands Still
Hey, I got one! I did think I'd get Behanding in Spokane as well, but obviously, I was wrong.
Million Dollar Quartet
And here I got two! I should've gone with Memphis, at the very least. The Addams Family was not very loved, after all.
BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Lend Me a Tenor
The Royal Family
A View from the Bridge
Lend Me a Tenor got in instead of The Miracle Worker; I kind of thought it might.
BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
La Cage Aux Folles
A Little Night Music
Oh my God, they remembered Ragtime? Didn't that show close prematurely or something? This is awesome!
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
Jude Law, Hamlet
Alfred Molina, Red
Liev Schreiber, A View from the Bridge
Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane
Denzel Washington, Fences
I guess one could make the argument that they're all movie stars...but one could hardly call Molina and Schreiber screen idols. They just happen to do films in between stage performances.
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Viola Davis, Fences
Valerie Harper, Looped
Linda Lavin, Collected Stories
Laura Linney, Time Stands Still
Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Kesley Grammar, La Cage Aux Folles
Sean Hayes, Promises, Promises
Douglas Hodge, La Cage Aux Folles
Chad Kimball, Memphis
Sahr Ngaujah, Fela!
See? Everyone I thought would get in did get in! Except for Nathan Lane. I really overestimated how much they'd like that show.
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kate Baldwin, Finian's Rainbow
Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture
Montego Glover, Memphis
Christiane Noll, Ragtime
Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music
I haven't even heard of Everyday Rapture, but I did hear Sherie Rene Scott was in a musical this year. Oscar Winner Zeta-Jones must be overjoyed right now, though surely this nom was a given?
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
David Alan Grier, Race
Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences
Jon Michael Hill, Superior Donuts
Stephen Kunken, Enron
Eddie Redmayne, Red
And all I can think is that Julianne Moore's son from Savage Grace is a Tony Nominee.
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Maria Dizzia, In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play
Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family
Jessica Hecht, A View from the Bridge
Scarlett Johansson, A View from the Bridge
Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor
Ms. Maxwell, you've been a busy gal this year! I hope Scarlett's nom gives her detractors pause; the woman is a glorious actress, and now she's got a Tony nomination!
BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Kevin Chamberlain, The Addams Family
Robin De Jesus, La Cage Aux Folles
Christopher Fitzgerald, Finian's Rainbow
Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet
Bobby Steggert, Ragtime
Chamberlain got in! I am really excited that two shows that closed early, Finian's Rainbow and Ragtime, are doing so well.
BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Barbara Cook, Sondheim on Sondheim
Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises
Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music
Karine Plantadit, Come Fly Away
Lillias White, Fela!
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Million Dollar Quartet
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Addams Family
Fences and Enron, two straight plays, have nominations for score? Have things changed that much? Perhaps the increase of jukebox musicals and the rise of scoring straight plays (these aren't movies, people) called for drastic measures. Le sigh.
BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Michael Grandage, Red
Sheryl Kaller, Next Fall
Kenny Leon, Fences
Gregory Mosher, A View from the Bridge
BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Christopher Ashley, Memphis
Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Ragtime
Terry Johnson, La Cage Aux Folles
Bill T. Jones, Fela!