WORST: Big Musical Productions, Small Screens
It's truly thrilling to see a gigantic musical production, complete with dozens of singers and dancers turning a song into a spectacle. But on a small screen — which, let's face it, is how most of us experience the Tonys — these types of bring-out-the-big-guns numbers tend to seem bombastic to a fault. Watching the "One Day More" performance from Les Miserables and "Friend Like Me" from Aladdin, you could imagine the rush you'd get if you were witnessing them unfold on a stage. On TV, the performances pitched to the back seats (yet captured by cameras twenty feet or so away) and sheer exueberance made you feel like you'd eaten too many bon-bons stuffed with cotton candy. Musicals were better off when they….