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20 Unforgettable Performances Completely Overlooked by the Tony Awards: Musical Monday Broadway Spotify Playlist

We are thrilled that An American in Paris received twelve Tony Award nominations and a special congratulations to all nominees and participants. For this weeks musical Monday playlist we feature 20 Unforgettable Performances, including 10 actresses and 10 actors listed below, which failed to win or even receive Tony Award nominations.

Fun Broadway Fact: The Tonys began announcing nominees in the 1955-56 season, so prior to that only winners were announced.

  • Carol Channing as Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1949-50) – “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”
  • Vivian Blaine as Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (1950-51) – “Adelaide’s Lament”
  • Dolores Gray in the revue Two on the Aisle (1951-52) – “If You Hadn’t But You Did”
  • Edith Adams as Eileen in Wonderful Town (1952-53) – “A Little Bit in Love”
  • Barbara Cook as Cunegonde in Candide (1956-57) – “Glitter and Be Gay”
  • Susan Johnson as Cleo in The Most Happy Fella (1956-57) – “Ooh! My Feet!”
  • Barbara Cook as Liesl in The Gay Life (1961-62) – “Magic Moment”
  • Barbara Cook as Amalia Balash in She Loves Me (1963-64) – “Dear Friend”
  • Bernadette Peters as The Witch in Into the Woods (1987-88) – “Stay with Me”
  • Rebecca Naomi Jones as Whatsername in American Idiot (2010-11) – “21 Guns
  • Alfred Drake as Fred Graham in Kiss Me, Kate (1948-49) – “Where Is the Life That Late I Led?”
  • Todd Duncan as Stephen Kumalo in Lost in the Stars (1949-50) – “Lost in the Stars”
  • Stubby Kaye as Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls (1950-51) – “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat”
  • Jack Cassidy as Chick Miller in Wish You Were Here (1951-52) – “Wish You Were Here”
  • John Raitt as Sid Sorokin in The Pajama Game (1954-55) – “A New Town Is a Blue Town”
  • Robert Goulet as Lancelot in Camelot (1960-61) – “If Ever I Would Leave You”
  • Daniel Massey as Georg Nowack in She Loves Me (1963-64) – “She Loves Me”
  • John McMartin as Benjamin Stone in Follies (1971-72) – “Too Many Mornings”
  • Aaron Tveitt as Gabriel Goodman in Next to Normal (2008-09) – “I’m Alive”
  • John Gallagher Jr. as Johnny in American Idiot (2010-11) – “Whatsername”