The Tony Award nominations are official, Neil Patrick Harris is going to host the show again, and the excitement for the 67th annual Tony Awards couldn’t be higher. This will be Harris’s fourth shot at hosting the live broadcast, which is being held in New York City, the center of the theater universe, at the Radio City Music Hall on June 9 at 8/7 c on CBS, the eyeball network.
One particularly interesting ruling on eligibility was announced by the Administration Committee. The group decided that the “four Matildas,” the four actresses who shared the title role in the musical “Matilda,” could not compete for the Leading Actress award. Sophia Gennusa, Oona Lawrence, Bailey Ryon, and Milly Shapiro will be honored with a special Tony. Their ruling got the theater community up in arms because in 2009, the three young men who played the title character in “Billy Elliott” during the year won the award for Leading Actor in a Musical. Since those four actresses are out of the running, the Leading Actress in a Musical category now seems a good bet for “Pippin’s” Patina Miller, the current front-runner. It won’t be a cakewalk, however.
The Leading Actress in a Play category should be entertaining with the addition of Kristine Nielson from “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” Nielson has some fierce competition, including Bette Midler for “I’ll Eat You Last,” Holland Taylor for “Ann,” Jessica Hecht for “The Assembled Parties,” Amy Morton for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and Laurie Metcalf for “The Other Place.”
The categories are littered with fan favorites like Tom Hanks in “Lucky Guy,” Cicely Tyson in “The Trip to Bountiful,” Monk’s Tony Shalhoub in “Golden Boy,” Vanessa Williams in “The Trip to Bountiful” and Frazier star David Hyde Pierce in “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”
Theater fanatics have probably seen all the nominated plays. However, the Tony Awards Show is an exciting evening unto itself. We have VIP tickets to the show just for you and your crew, no matter how big it is. VIP Concierge makes it a point to have the tickets on hand for the shows you can’t wait to see. If we don’t have tickets, nobody does. But we do, and you can too. Just give us a call, or buy your tickets online.