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re: Revisiting 'Whorehouse' and 'Sweeney' at the Tonys & Drama Desks
Last Edit: WaymanWong 02:50 am EST 01/15/21
Posted by: WaymanWong 02:44 am EST 01/15/21
In reply to: re: Revisiting 'Whorehouse' and 'Sweeney' at the Tonys & Drama Desks - Ludlow29 07:48 pm EST 01/14/21

One might've thought that Merle Louise and Ken Jennings would've ridden the coattails of ''Sweeney Todd,'' one of that season's most acclaimed shows, to a Tony nomination. Instead, the Tony nominators passed them over for performers from flop musicals, like Millicent Martin in ''King of Hearts'' (48 performances), Maxine Sullivan in ''My Old Friends'' (53 performances), Richard Cox in ''Platinum'' (33 performances) and Ron Holgate in ''The Grand Tour'' (61 performances). I doubt most Tony voters even saw them; ''King of Hearts'' and ''Platinum'' closed in December 1978.

One other curiosity: Glynn wasn't the only Featured Actress nominated from ''Whorehouse.'' So was Joan Ellis, who played Shy. Miss Mona sings with Shy in ''Girl, You're a Woman.'' But I honestly can't recall reading anything about Ellis or why that role would've merited a Tony nomination.
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