Best: Lisa Howard Singing the Blues
This year's awards shone a spotlight on the also-rans, including performances from musicals from the past year that weren't nominated. It was a nice, inclusive gesture for Broadway — and drew attention to a few faces to watch. The MVP: Lisa Howard, who belted the pants off of a song from wedding comedy It Shoulda Been You. Howard may have been sharing the stage with powerhouse Tyne Daly, but she commanded the room with "Jenny's Blues," the evening's only real 11 o’clock number. Keep an eye on this actress' star; after last night, it'll definitely be rising.