We're less than a week away from the 2020 Tony Awards ceremony (finally!) so I wanted to bring back this special episode all about those surprising Tony Award Nominations (announced 11 months ago) and the fallout from them. My conversation is with music director, conductor, and fellow podcaster Nate Patton. Nate and I first met when he was associate conducting Charlie and the Chocolate Factory on Broadway. And his podcast called Booked It.
The title to one of his episodes was “Broadway is broken and I alone can fix it.” And it's this kind of witty, tongue-in-cheek, knowledgeable opinion that I wanted to bring on the show as we talk about things like:
The lone best actor nomination of Aaron Tveit
The complete snubbing of The Lightning Thief
Only plays being nominated for best original score
Nate and I will also get into these topics and more, including what these nominations in general say about the state of theater, and we even make a few Tony predictions.
You can also watch this full conversation (with 7 extra minutes) on YouTube -
Here are links to the people and topics discussed in this episode: