Hey DSM Fans!
Well, The Tony Awards were last night, and there’s been plenty of conversation here at the Music Hall as we recap our favorite moments. A few of my personal favorites include:
-Show opening with “Hello” by 2011’s winner for Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON
– NEWSIES performance, mainly Ryan Steele’s fouettes
-NPH’s SPIDER-MAN rig malfunction (that show will never hear the end of it.)
-Nina Aryanda’s acceptance speech, particularly her first-crush confession to Christopher Plummer, a.k.a. Captain Von Trapp
The Grand Champion of the evening, ONCE, took home a total of 8 Tonys. Although I have not yet seen this show, I get the feeling that the awards were well deserved.
Last week, Dallas Summer Musicals held a “Tony Awards: Predict the Winners” contest. We decided it would be fun to gather information from all the submissions, and present to you… drum roll please…
IF DALLAS DOMINATED THE TONY’S
Best Play: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Best Musical: NEWSIES
*Best Score: NEWSIES
*Best Play Revival: ARTHUR MILLER’S DEATH OF A SALESMAN
*Best Musical Revival: THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS
*Best Choreography: CHRISTOPHER GATELLI, NEWSIES
Best Actor – Play: PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN, DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Best Actress – Play: TRACIE BENNETT, END OF THE RAINBOW
Best Orchestrations: WILLIAM DAVID BROHN & CHRISTOPHER JAHNKE, THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS
Best Actor – Musical: JEREMY JORDAN, NEWSIES
*Best Actress – Musical: AUDRA MCDONALD, THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS
*Best Featured Actor – Play: CHRISTIAN BORLE, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
*Best Featured Actress – Play: JUDITH LIGHT, OTHER DESERT CITIES
Best Featured Actor – Musical: MICHAEL CERVERIS, EVITA
*Best Featured Actress – Musical: JUDY KAYE, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
*Best Direction – Play: MIKE NICHOLS, ARTHUR MILLER’S DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Best Direction – Musical: JEFF CALHOUN, NEWSIES
* – accurate prediction
According to Dallas voters, NEWSIES should have come out on top, with 5 Tonys, including Best Musical. Dallas agreed with Tony voters in 9 out of 17 categories. We received close to 50 contest entries, and nobody made a perfect prediction. However, congratulations to our contest WINNER: Chelsey Hall – She accurately predicted the winners in 13 out of 17 categories! Way to go Chelsey!
ONE MORE THING-
It’s not too late to win PETER PAN tickets! Put your Tony Awards show knowledge to good use, and take our follow-up quiz: www.dallassummermusicals.org/specialevents.shtm .
The contest ends Wednesday, June 13 at 11:59pm. GOOD LUCK!