Worst: Whither the Actual Awards?
There were plenty of musical numbers to satisfy theater geeks this year, both from Tony-nominated tuners and musicals that, uh, didn't get props. And while we're happy to see more performances in a show devoted to the craft of live theater, they came at the expense of seeing actual awards being distributed. Sure, maybe we don't need to see every technical statuette get handed out, but some huge moments got left on the cutting-room floor: consummate showman Tommy Tune receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award; composer Stephen Schwartz winning the Isabelle Stevenson award; and Hedwig honcho John Cameron Mitchell getting a special Tony for his work on that gender-bending musical. Seeing any of those would've been better suffering through the Finding Neverland spectacle, that's for sure.