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Because thats where obviously the 2012 Tony Award nominations took place from this year because only in an alternate universe would they and could they snub Broadway legend Angela Lansbury and her chance to win a record-breaking sixth Tony Award for her role as a Southern political doyenne in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, which Angela received critical acclaim.
Now one must wonder who was so much better than Lansbury to knock the grand dame of the theatre out of the running? Well none other than Condola Rashad (daughter of Cosby mom Phylicia) for the very, very short-lived Stick Fly.
But that’s not all! The snubs kept on coming this morning when the Tony noms were announced and also NOT nominated was the revival of Godspell led by Weeds star Hunter Parrish (and now Corbin Bleu), the Alan Rickman-topped comedy Seminar, and The Mountaintop, last fall’s high-profile drama starring Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett and also alas *gasp* Bernadette Peters (Follies)!
But the biggest surprise snub of this years Tony’s? (Get ready to clutch those pearls boys)
Ricky Martin and Elena Roger in the Broadway revival of Evita.
Nothing, Zip, Nada!
Oh the gay theatrical humanity of it all!
As for who was nominated….
Oh really who am I kidding. After seeing the list of those who were snubbed does anyone really care who was nominated?
Oh the theatrical travesty of it all.