With the Tony Awards rapidly approaching, I’ve found myself wishing for a broader base of categories and nominees. I’m so excited about the current nominations, but why not come up with a few more creative categories? So with that in mind, I’ve created a list of awards that definitely deserve to exist, as well as suggesting a few possible nominees for each one. Who do you think should win each nomination? Let us know in the comments!
Best Industry Family
This first category recognizes the talented families with more than one member in the theater industry. Possible Nominees: Celia, Maggie, and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Hunter and Sutton Foster, Kennedy and Caitlyn Caughell.
Best Young Actor
This nomination should be awarded to the best actor under the age of twenty currently performing on Broadway. Possible Nominees: Sophia Gennusa, Oona Lawrence, Bailey Ryon, Milly Shapiro (Matilda), Lilla Crawford (Annie), Andy Richardson (Newsies), Eliza Holland Madore (Once).
Most Crushable Cast
This one is pretty self-explanatory: the award goes to the show currently on Broadway with the cast that makes us swoon the most, probably producing the biggest, most dedicated fandom. Possible Nominees: Newsies, Once, Newsies, The Book of Mormon, Newsies.
Best Industry Couple
This one goes to the cutest couple with both members in the theater industry. Possible Nominees: Ryan Steele (Matilda) and Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon), Ryan Breslin (Newsies) and Alysha Deslorieux (Sister Act Nat’l Tour), Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, SMASH) and Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages).
Best Award Presenter
This award goes to the all-around greatest Tony Award presenter from a previous year’s award ceremony. I won’t even bother suggesting possible nominees for this one, since we all know the award is going to Neil Patrick Harris.
This one is pretty self explanatory- it should go to the best dancer currently performing on Broadway. Criteria to be considered for nominees include technique, energy, and flexibility. Possible Nominees: Ryan Steele (Matilda), John Michael Fiumara (Newsies), Amy Spanger (Chicago).
What categories would YOU like to see in the Tony Awards?