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Rant Alert! Five 2012 Tony Snubs That Totally Suck

Rant Alert! Five 2012 Tony Snubs That Totally Suck
Left to right: Michael Esper in 'The Lyons,' Raul Esparza in 'Leap of Faith' & Hugh Dancy in 'Venus in Fur' names five upsetting Tony snubs.

The announcement of the Tony nominations is always exciting, but with only five available slots per category, there are sure to be a performers who don't get those congratulatory phone calls. Below, looks at five snubbed actors we hoped to see included on the ballot. Talk about a competitive season for this year's male headliners! Have your own opinions? You can weigh in on the nominations by voting in our snub poll at the bottom of the page!

Hugh Dancy, Venus in Fur

Venus in Fur earned a nod in a highly competitive Best Play race, with recognition also going to the show's firecracker leading lady, Nina Arianda. But with Dancy on stage for the entire show (and bringing plenty of sex appeal), his exclusion is plenty vexing. 

Raul Esparza, Leap of Faith
Leap of Faith's Best Musical nomination came as a bit of a surprise, so Esparza's exclusion is doubly shocking. The four-time nominee is the rousing heart and soul of the musical, delivering a raucous performance as con man Jonas Nightingale.

Michael Esper, The Lyons
A favorite among critics, Esper carved out a moving presence as the troubled son of The Lyons' bickering parents (2012 nominee Linda Lavin and Dick Latessa). It's a shame the longtime theater favorite didn't score a first nomination.

Stacy Keach, Other Desert Cities
The nominating committee showed love for the ladies of the Wyeth family, but unfortunately, Other Desert Cities' patriarch didn’t make the cut. Keach is a grounding presence and deserved recognition for his memorable performance in Jon Robin Baitz's play.

Thomas SadoskiOther Desert Cities
Another Other Desert Cities snub, Sadoski doesn’t stir up as much onstage trouble as his co-stars, but his turn as easygoing stoner brother Trip Wyeth brings plenty of humor and truth-telling to this dysfunctional family drama.

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