Worst: In Memoriam Is Back — and Weird
Last year, the Tonys came under fire for leaving the In Memoriam segment out of the televised broadcast; though it was back this year, we're not sure that the show was any better for it. Josh Groban sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel (a performance that was a little too enthusiastically teased at nearly every commercial break) while photos of those who passed last year — titans like Elaine Stritch, Marian Seldes, and James Garner — played behind him. But the whole thing was oddly paced and poorly executed; worse, at times it was hard to figure out who was on screen, aside from Groban himself. Thanks for restoring the segment for the broadcast, Tonys. Now, let's work on rehauling it and give our dearly departed the goodbye they deserve.