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23 May 2010 @ 06:09 pm
My disjointed Drama Desk thoughts...  
A few of my thoughts (I apologize to anyone on my Twitter feed as I was pretty... vocal there.)

  • LOVE that Santino Fontana won the award for Featured Actor in a Play! His performance as Stanley in Brighton Beach was definitely one of the two most moving performances that I saw last year (the other being Jon Michael Hill in "Superior Donuts"). For Santino, who has had SUCH a hard year: Brighton Beach closing within a couple of weeks after opening night, Broadway Bound NEVER opening at all, and giving up his role in A View From the Bridge due to an onstage injury,... I can't tell you how thrilled I was to see him get this. And yes, I realize these are ONLY awards... but somewhere I felt poetic justice was being served - the other noms will have another chance at the Tonys, but this was his only chance - and he FREAKING won. Good for him! As a side note: Can someone please hire this talented man right away? :)

  • So happy for all the MEMPHIS wins: Lead Actress in a Musical (YAY, Montego!), Best New Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Music! :) It was also cute to see Charlie and Ephraim tweeting each other after the show - very cute.

  • Douglas Hodge... mixed feelings, of course because though I LOVED his performance and think he's TRULY deserving, part of me feels for Chad as I do believe these awards would've been his, had it not been for La Cage this year. But please don't get me wrong, I am THRILLED for Mr. Hodge as he gives an INCREDIBLE, incredible performance and I do think he's extraordinary in the show and SO INCREDIBLY deserving. So many ties recently, hoping maybe for a tie at the Tonys?

In any case, sorry to those following me on Twitter for clogging your feed with Drama Desk tweets. On to June 13th...
 
 
 
Julialucenellapiazza on May 24th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
I almost agree with you about the Drama Desks but I've also been like mentally preparing myself for Douglas to win ever since I saw La Cage. I'm torn because I think they're both amazing in the roles. At the same time, if Memphis had opened in any other season (namely last season) they wouldn't have had a shot at any of these awards so its kind of bittersweet hahaha.

anyway, so freaking happy for Montego haha
Sheri: Chad - Sh*tty Boothshutterbug93 on May 25th, 2010 03:46 am (UTC)
How true... I've been preparing myself too... Nothing against Douglas Hodge, because he was SO fabulous in the role and SO deserving of the award, but sad for Chad's journey with the show and hoping maybe for a Tony tie? Ah well...

Yes, SO happy for Montego!!