Show-sorted and with minimal commentary befitting my minimal awareness of this theatrical season.
Newsies (Choreography [Christopher Gattelli], Original Score Written for the Theatre)
Wait. Wasn’t half of the score to Newsies already written for the film? It seemed like they’d changed it, yes, but that’s still cheating, isn’t it? Maybe I’m just venting because I was pretty underwhelmed.
Once (Orchestration [Martin Lowe], Sound Design of a Musical [Clive Goodwin], Book of a Musical [Enda Walsh], Direction of a Musical [John Tiffany], Leading Actor in a Musical [Steve Kazee])
Just based on the one number they did and the fact that I love this damn movie/collection of music so much, I am completely all right with all of this winning everything.
Death of a Salesman (Revival of a Play, Direction of Play [Mike Nichols])
Even not having seen it, I can safely say that I am shocked that Philip Seymour Hoffman didn’t win. I guess the British guy who said “baby mama” in his speech must be really, really good.
The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Revival of a Musical, Leading Actress in a Musical [Audra McDonald])
Yes all right. You can never go wrong with Audra McDonald. She is a talented, classy lady.
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Featured Actor in a Musical [Michael McGrath], Featured Actress in a Musical [Judy Kaye])
I have no commentary. I can’t say anything about this because I know nothing about it. I can say that Kelli O’Hara singing “Someone to Watch Over Me” with a gun in her hands was pretty amazing, but that’s irrelevant to both of the featured performers, who I’m sure are very good.
Peter and the Starcatcher (Featured Actor in a Play [Christian Borle], Sound Design of a Play [Darron L. West], Costume Design of a Play [Paloma Young])
Christian Borle my darling. My talented darling. I love you and you deserve awards, yes.
–your fangirl heroine.