Who got snubbed at the Tonys?

What were the most prominent potential Tony nominees left befreft this morning? Here are three different takes:

Gordon Cox, Variety:

As is the case every year, the list left some legiters buzzing about those left off it. Prominent performers not making the cut included Elena Roger for her love-it-or-hate-it take on the title role in “Evita” as well as castmate Ricky Martin, although co-star Michael Cerveris did score a nom. Matthew Broderick, the lead of “Nice Work,” also wasn’t on the list, but his co-stars Kelli O’Hara, Michael McGrath and Judy Kaye each scored a nom. …

Steven Zeitchik, Los Angeles Times:

… a drama revival, “A Streetcar Named Desire,” starring Blair Underwood, was even more forgotten, picking up just one nomination in the costume category.

A number of leading actresses failed to impress Tony voters. Angela Lansbury was among the grandes dames of theater to be overlooked for her performance this year; her featured performance as a political operator in the election-themed revival “Gore Vidal’s The Best Man” did not land the five-time Tony winner a shot at what would have been a record-breaking sixth prize. …

Gold Derby:

… Among the famous folk left off the list of contenders were a pair of two-time Tony winners: Matthew Broderick (“Nice Work If You Can Get It”) and Bernadette Peters (“Follies”). Also snubbed was Emmy and Tony champ Tyne Daly for her role as opera diva Maria Callas in the nominated revival of “Master Class.” And Emmy winners John Larroquette and Eric McCormack were edged out of the lead actor race by their co-star in “The Best Man” James Earl Jones.

The new tuner “Leap of Faith” earned a Best Musical bid but its leading man, Raul Esparza, who has contended in all four acting categories, was denied a chance to finally win a Tony. “The Mountaintop” may have won the Olivier for Best Play two years ago, but Katori Hall’s imagining of the last night in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. starring Oscar nominees Angela Bassett and Samuel L. Jackson was shut out entirely. …

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