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for the record, I've only disagreed with the pick for Best Musical 18 times!
Last Edit: Chazwaza 05:25 am EDT 08/22/19
Posted by: Chazwaza 05:18 am EDT 08/22/19
In reply to: re: this is how Best Musical should be - EvFoDr 03:02 pm EDT 08/21/19

(with the possible exception of 2010 - the only nominee I saw that year was Fela! which was great, but I had assuming I'd vote against an original musical (Memphis) in favor a jukebox when I haven't even seen it)

2017
Won: Dear Evan Hansen
Should Have Won: Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

2013
Won: Kinky Boots
Should Have Won: Matilda

2009 - I would have tied Next to Normal and Billy Elliot. Really can't decide on this one.

2006
Won: Jersey Boys
Should Have Won: The Color Purple (as revealed moreso in the revival) / Runner up: Drowsy Chaperone, but I know it had no chance against the slick entertainment of JB

2005
Won: Spamalot (as fun as it is and as well produced and cast as it was, it's disposable)
Should Have Won: The Light in the Piazza

2004
Won: Avenue Q (though I'm very glad it won over Wicked)
Should Have Won: Caroline or Change

2000
Won: Contact
Should Have Won: The Wild Party (still one of the most brilliant musicals I've ever seen, and a cast like you couldn't dream of)

1999
Won: Fosse
Should Have Won: Parade

1998 (but I understand this one)
Won: The Lion King (best director, sure, best scenic design, of course...)
Should Have Won: Ragtime

1992
Won: Crazy For You
Should Have Won: Falsettos

1991
Won: The Will Rogers Follies (won off the exceptional Tommy Tune staging I think)
Should Have Won: any of the other three, but in my order: The Secret Garden, Once On This Island, Miss Saigon

1988
Won: The Phantom of the Opera
Should Have Won: Into the Woods

1984
Won: La Cage Aux Folles
Should Have Won: Sunday in the Park with George

1978 (though I don't feel too strongly about this)
Won: Ain't Misbehavin'
Should Have Won: On the Twentieth Century

1972
Won: Two Gentlemen of Verona
Should Have Won: Follies

1969 *(this would be a tie for me maybe but if I have to choose)
Won: 1776
Should Have Won: Hair
(this year hurts especially since there was no Best Score award to recognize Hair that way at least, or to nominate Zorba, one of K&E's 5 best scores IHMO)

1960
Won: The Sound of Music AND Fiorello
Should Have Won: Gypsy

1959
Won: Redhead
Should Have Won: Flower Drum Song

1958
Won: The Music Man
Should Have Won: West Side Story (MM is amazing, but sorry, WSS is just a better/bigger work of art)
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