Bobby Steggert is now wowing the crowds on Broadway in Terrence McNally’s “Mothers and Sons.” But here’s Bobby in 2010 at the Drama Desk Nominee Cocktail party, where he had the unique honor or being nominated for TWO Drama Desk Awards in the same season! Best Actor for “Yanks” an Off-Broadway musical and Best Supporting Actor for the revival of “Ragtime” on Broadway. He was also nominated for the Tony Award in that category for “Ragtime.”
At last! And just in time for the Tonys, my Tony nomination prediction show is now up in its entirety on You Tube ~ www.youtube.com/StephenHoltShow
And you can see me and my fellow predictors Scott Siegel and Sherry Eaker give our informed, but VERY different takes on who is going to win what in eight of the top categories Best Actress and Actor in a Musical, Best Actress and Actor in a Play, Best Play and Best Musical.
We also slip in Best Revival of a Play and Best Revival of a Musical.
Interestingly, we only agreed twice. On Best Musical and Best Revival of a Play! Otherwise, we agreed to disagree. Once, we each had a different choice ~ in Best Actor in a Play! So I guess you could say that THAT is a category that is up for grabs.
We filmed it at the glamourous Indian restaurant the Bombay Palace. In front of its’ very, very famous and very, very large fish tank. The fish stole the show, but its’ black and yellow eel really was the unexpected star.
I hope you enjoy this spirited, intense conversation about the year’s best theater! I know I did!
As you know, I already revealed ONE of my picks in the previous post. Patina Miller as Best Actress in a Musical for “Sister Act.” Scott and Sherry did NOT agree with me…as you’ll see!
And as I’m thinking about tonight’s Tony show, MY Tony show, my Tony prediction show, see previous post, Who do I run in to on the street sitting and chatting with her manager in a sidewalk cafe, but the diva herself Patina Miller! The star of “Sister Act,” who is nominated for a Tony herself as Best Actress in a Musical, Patina looked radiantly happy, and she jumped up and hugged and air-kissed me, thanking me profusely for the lovely interview we did at the Drama Desk Nominee Cocktail Party about a month ago, exactly. You can see the video of that momentous occasion here at ~ www.youtube.com/StephenHoltShow
It was another magical moment with Miss Miller, who, I’ll give you a hint about tonight’s Tony Prediction Show, I DID predict that she would win. And I told Patina that, too.
She just seemed to be delighteded-ness personified. What would be the noun of that declension? Simply, delight!
And I wondered if me bumping into her so randomly like that, was some kind of Tony precursor, in itself? What with my Tony prediction show on tonight and me being the Oscar Messenger and all…Hmmmm…
All I can say is “You Rock, Girl!”