It's so subjective. At least ''She Loves Me'' and ''Shuffle Along'' were recognized with Tony nominations; the former with 8, the latter with 10.
And though ''She Loves Me'' won only for its set and ''Shuffle Along'' was skunked, they were accorded some respect with that recognition.
(At the Drama Desk Awards, ''Shuffle Along'' also got 6 nominations and won 4 of them, including Best New Musical and Choreography.)
To me, ''the snubbed show of that season'' was ''American Psycho,'' which had gotten 8 Outer Critics nominations (and 2 wins) and 8 Drama Desk nominations (and 3 wins). At Tony time, it landed only 2 nominations for its sets and lighting. And Benjamin Walker was snubbed by the Tonys.
Walker's hardly alone, of course. To bring this full circle, look at the 1964 Tony Awards and the original production of ''She Loves Me.''
It got only 5 Tony nominations, and surprisingly, the Tonys didn't nominate Barbara Cook for Best Actress or Bock & Harnick for Best Score!