Monday, May 12, 2008

And the Tonys' Best Actor in a Musical is ...

... a name well-known around Spokane Civic Theatre? Possibly.

Michael Kuchwara of the AP ends his Tony-nominations prognostication article this way. For best actress in a musical, he lists a few possible nominees in advance of tomorrow's announcement, then adds ...

... and maybe Kerry Butler, the roller-skating heroine of "Xanadu."
Cheyenne Jackson, Butler's co-star in "Xanadu," might gain an actor-musical nomination with other leading contenders including Lin-Manuel Miranda, composer and star of "In the Heights"; Stew, who did the same for "Passing Strange"; Tom Wopat, the beleaguered husband in "A Catered Affair"; and perhaps Roger Bart of "Young Frankenstein."

Cheyenne Jackson for "Xanadu" ... which Kuchwara calls "the quirky little musical that fashioned gold out of the most leaden movie musical ever made." Well, fingers crossed.


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