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re: If the Tony nominations were based only on the shows that had opened so far ...
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Posted by: WaymanWong 04:42 pm EDT 03/22/20
In reply to: re: If the Tony nominations were based only on the shows that had opened so far ... - mikem 09:32 am EDT 03/22/20

Mikem, you're right. ''Six'' hasn't officially opened. If ''The Lightning Thief'' is the only musical with an eligible score, the Tonys also have the option of canceling the category. That's what they did in 1989 - even though they could've fielded a Score category with ''Starmites,'' ''Legs Diamond,'' ''Welcome to the Club'' and ''Chu Chem.'' (But I hate it whenever the Tonys cancel a category. In 1985, they canceled 3 of them.)

As for Best Actor in a Musical, yes, there's Aaron Tveit, Isaac Powell and Chris McCarrell. There could've been a fourth one in Daniel J. Watts, who plays Ike, in ''Tina,'' but they left him in Featured. (At the Olivier Awards, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith WON Best Actor in a Musical for playing Ike.)

Of course, the Tonys have the discretion to bump performers up or down to fill out a category. I'm reminded of ''Starmites'' and ''Urinetown,'' where actors in featured roles got nominated for Leading. (Ironically, the actual leads, Liz Larsen and Hunter Foster, respectively, got passed over.)

If whatever's already opened constituted the eligible pool, I think ''The Inheritance'' would do well on the play side, and ''Moulin Rouge!'' would clean up on the musical side, winning director and sweeping the design categories of costumes, scenic design, lighting, etc. I also believe Tveit could win.
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