After the big announcement of the 2012 Tony nominations, Broadway.com was upset to see a few of our favorites left off the ballot. We wanted readers to have their own say too so we asked which Tony nomination snub upset you most. The results are in and a passionate director, a faded showgirl and a slick con man were among readers’ top picks. Take a look below!
1. Hugh Dancy (Venus in Fur) - 42%
As a theater director in search of his leading lady in Venus in Fur, Dancy steams up the Lyceum Theatre stage with Nina Arianda, who garnered a nod for Best Leading Actress in a Play. With Venus in Fur earning a nod for Best Play as well, fans were definitely disappointed that Dancy wasn’t recognized.
2. Bernadette Peters (Follies) – 9%
Playing a desperate housewife and former showgirl in Follies, six-time Tony Award nominee (and two-time winner!) Peters still knows how to put on a heart-wrenching performance, and fans were heartbroken the theater vet won’t have a chance to walk away with another gold statuette. Not to worry, Peters will receive the special Isabelle Stevens Award at this year's Tony ceremony for her contribution to Broadway Barks.
3. Raúl Esparza (Leap of Faith) - 8%
Esparza dazzles as a sly con artist and part-time reverend trading miracles for money in Alan Menken and Glenn Slater’s new musical Leap of Faith. While the production, based on the 1992 film of the same name, garnered a nod for Best Musical, the four-time nominee’s exclusion from the ballot left fans in disbelief.