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Tony Poll Top Three: Fans Outraged Alan Cumming, Lilla Crawford & Bette Midler Were Snubbed for Tony Nominations

Tony Poll Top Three: Fans Outraged Alan Cumming, Lilla Crawford & Bette Midler Were Snubbed for Tony Nominations
Alan Cumming in 'Macbeth.'
Fans were most angry that Alan Cumming was snubbed by Tony nominators for his one-man 'Macbeth'.

The 2013 Tony nominations were announced on April 30, and while fan favorites like Kinky Boots, Matilda and Cinderella were recognized with heaps of nominations, other well-loved shows and lauded performances received nothing but the cold shoulder. Broadway.com asked fans which 2013 Tony snub made them most mad. The results are in, and fans are rallying behind three Broadway.com Audience Choice nominees who were most definitely robbed on Tony nomination day.

1. Alan Cumming, Macbeth - 39%
Previous Tony winner Alan Cumming is taking on the Bard all by himself in a solo production of Macbeth. Cumming never leaves the stage and he performs Shakespeare underwater, yet Tony nominators passed this amazing talent over for a Best Performance by Leading Actor in a Play nomination. Shame on you Tony’s! At least fans can make sure Alan takes home one award this season: the Broadway.com Audience Choice Award. Vote for Cumming for Favorite Actor in a Play or Favorite Diva Performance.

2. Lilla Crawford, Annie - 14%
Adorable young headliner Lilla Crawford brings spunk, heart and one set of powerful pipes to James Lapine’s revival of Annie. The musical, surprisingly, only received one Tony nomination for Best Revival, leaving little Lilla out in the cold for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. Excuse us Tony nominators, but four Matildas are getting a special Tony—where’s the love for the only Annie?! Fear not Lilla, there’s always “tomorrow” and the Audience Choice Awards. Vote for Crawford for Favorite Breakthrough Performance and Favorite Onstage Pair, with Sunny the Dog (Sandy).

3. Bette Midler, I’ll Eat You Last - 12%
Bette Midler returns to Broadway after a 33-year absence in John Logan’s I’ll Eat You Last a Chat with Sue Mengers. Midler bravely chose to star in not only a new world premiere, but a world premiere solo play! For Midler’s acclaimed performance as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers, she’s been nominated for three Audience Choice Awards for Favorite Diva Performance, Favorite Actress in a Play and Favorite Funny Performance, yet somehow she was passed over for a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play. Sue Mengers would have some choice words for that, honeeeey.

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