2017 Tony Nominations and James Beard Awards

Today has a lot of my favorite things: Theater, Fashion and Food . We had the Met Ball and James Beard Awards yesterday and the Tony Nominations this morning. Here the Tony’s and the James Bear awards and we will do the Met Gala separately in another post but the rest here!

TONY NOMINATIONS

Tony Nominations are out! (very appropriately timed for me as I just did a full theater marathon which makes me at least somewhat well versed in the musical categories). Here are the noms (my thoughts and articles later)

Nominations

Best Play
A Doll’s House, Part 2
Indecent
Oslo
Sweat

Best Musical
Come From Away
Dear Evan Hansen
Groundhog Day
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Best Revival of a Musical
Falsettos
Hello, Dolly!
Miss Saigon

Best Revival of a Play
August Wilson’s Jitney
The Little Foxes
Present Laughter
Six Degrees of Separation

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Christian Borle, Falsettos
Josh Groban, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
David Hyde Pierce, Hello, Dolly!
Andy Karl, Groundhog Day
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Denée Benton, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Christine Ebersole, War Paint
Patti LuPone, War Paint
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Eva Noblezada, Miss Saigon

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Denis Arndt, Heisenberg
Chris Cooper, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Corey Hawkins, Six Degrees of Separation
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
Jefferson Mays, Oslo

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Cate Blanchett, The Present
Jennifer Ehle, Oslo
Sally Field, The Glass Menagerie
Laura Linney, The Little Foxes
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Aronov, Oslo
Danny DeVito, Arthur Miller’s The Price
Nathan Lane, The Front Page
Richard Thomas, The Little Foxes
John Douglas Thompson, August Wilson’s Jitney

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Johanna Day, Sweat
Jayne Houdyshell, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Cynthia Nixon, The Little Foxes
Condola Rashad, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Michelle Wilson, Sweat

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Mike Faist, Dear Evan Hansen
Andrew Rannells, Falsettos
Lucas Steele, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Brandon Uranowitz, Falsettos

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Kate Baldwin, Hello, Dolly!
Stephanie J. Block, Falsettos
Jenn Colella, Come From Away
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Mary Beth Peil, Anastasia

Best Score
Come From Away, David Hein and Irene Sankoff
Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Groundhog Day, Tim Minchin
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy

Best Book of a Musical
Come From Away, David Hein and Irene Sankoff
Dear Evan Hansen, Steven Levenson
Groundhog Day, Danny Rubin
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, Dave Malloy

Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
Rachel Chavkin, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Michael Greif, Dear Evan Hansen
Matthew Warchus, Groundhog Day
Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly!

Best Direction of a Play
Sam Gold, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, August Wilson’s Jitney
Bartlett Sher, Oslo
Daniel Sullivan, The Little Foxes
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand
Peter Darling and Ellen Kane, Groundhog Day
Kelly Devine, Come From Away
Denis Jones, Holiday Inn
Sam Pinkleton, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Best Orchestrations
Bill Elliott and Greg Anthony Rassen, Bandstand
Larry Hochman, Hello, Dolly!
Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen
Dave Malloy, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812

Best Costume Design in a Musical
Linda Cho, Anastasia
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!
Paloma Young, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Catherine Zuber, War Paint

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane Greenwood, The Little Foxes
Susan Hilferty, Present Laughter
Toni-Leslie James, August Wilson’s Jitney
David Zinn, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Scenic Design in a Musical
Rob Howell, Groundhog Day
David Korins, War Paint
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Santo Loquasto, Hello, Dolly!

Best Scenic Design in a Play
David Gallo, August Wilson’s Jitney
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Douglas W. Schmidt, The Front Page
Michael Yeargan, Oslo

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Christopher Akerlind, Indecent
Jane Cox, August Wilson’s Jitney
Donald Holder, Oslo
Jennifer Tipton, A Doll’s House, Part 2

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, Come From Away
Natasha Katz, Hello, Dolly!
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Japhy Weideman, Dear Evan Hansen

Articles:

My thoughts: 

  • I was surprised Great comet got more noms than Dear Evan Hansen but then again Comet is so much more of a spectacle
  • Very surprised Sunset Boulevard didn’t get a best revival nod, I loved it!
  • I get all the other Musical love, I just don’t get the Groundhog Day love. ESpecially music, I just wasnt that big a fan.
  • I was surprised only 4 Musical nominations where there were 13 new musicals. I would have liked Anastasia or even Bandstand or Warpaint to scoot in.
  • I was surprised Mary Beth and not Caroline O’connor got the supporting nod for Anastasia.
  • I really liked Jen Colella in Come from AWay and was very glad she got a nod.

 

JAMES BEARD AWARDS

Here were the winners of the James Beard Awards

  • Best New Restaurant: Le Coucou, NYC : so deserved! I absolutely loved it when I went and I very excited to go back. Here are some pictures of my last tripIMG_6904 (1)IMG_6906IMG_6905
  • Outstanding Baker: Mark Furstenberg, Bread Furst, Washington, D.C.
  • Outstanding Bar Program: Arnaud’s French 75 Bar, New Orleans
  • Outstanding Chef: Michael Solomonov, Zahav, Philadelphia. Just went in my Philly trip and it was a great experience. Although a bit more hype than reality for meimg_5573
  • Outstanding Pastry Chef: Ghaya Oliveira, Daniel, NYC
  • Outstanding Restaurant: Topolobampo, Chicago
  • Outstanding Restaurateur: Stephen Starr, Starr Restaurants, Philadelphia (Le Coucou, Serpico, Upland, and others) – Ive loved Stephen star since my time studying in Philly and he has just gotten better 
  • Outstanding Service: Blue Hill at Stone Barns, Pocantico Hills, NY
  • Outstanding Wine Program: Canlis, Seattle
  • Outstanding Wine, Spirits, or Beer Professional: Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Milton, DE
  • Rising Star Chef of the Year: Zachary Engel, Shaya, New Orleans
  • Outstanding Restaurant Design, 75 Seats and Under: Avroko for Single Thread, Healdsburg, CA
  • Outstanding Restaurant Design, More Than 75 Seats: Meyer Davis for St. Cecilia, Atlanta
  • BEST CHEFS, REGIONAL CATEGORIES
  • Best Chef: Great Lakes (IL, IN, MI, OH): Sarah Grueneberg, Monteverde, Chicago
  • Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic (D.C., DE, MD, NJ, PA, VA): Greg Vernick, Vernick Food & Drink, Philadelphia
  • Best Chef: Midwest (IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, ND, SD, WI): Kevin Nashan, Sidney Street Cafe, St. Louis
  • Best Chef: New York City: Marco Canora, Hearth
  • Best Chef: Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NY State, RI, VT): Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley, Eventide Oyster Co., Portland, ME
  • Best Chef: Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY): Greg Denton and Gabrielle Quiñónez Denton, Ox, Portland, OR
  • Best Chef: South (AL, AR, FL, LA, MS, Puerto Rico): Rebecca Wilcomb, Herbsaint, New Orleans
  • Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV): Steven Satterfield, Miller Union, Atlanta
  • Best Chef: Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX, UT): Hugo Ortega, Hugo’s, Houston – I loved my visit to Hugo’s it was such inventive and delicious Mexican food! 
  • Best Chef: West (CA, HI, NV): Corey Lee, Benu, San Francisco
  • 2017 James Beard Foundation America’s Classics
    • La Taqueria, San Francisco
    • Sahadi’s, Brooklyn
    • Schultz’s Crab House, Maryland
    • Gioia’s Deli, St. Louis
    • Bertha’s Kitchen, North Charleston
  • 2017 James Beard Foundation Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America Inductees
    • Suzanne Goin
    • Evan Kleiman
    • Roger Berkowitz
    • Michel Nischan
    • Rajat Parr
  • 2017 James Beard Foundation Humanitarian of the Year Denise Cerreta, One World Everybody Eats
  • 2017 James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement AwardNora Pouillon, Restaurant Nora (Washington, DC)

Some articles:

 

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