In such a busy Broadway season, it was expected that several major performances and works would come away from the Tony nominations empty-handed. Here are a few who failed to get nominations in these categories:
* BEST MUSICAL:Jekyll & Hyde
* BEST PLAY: An American Daughter
* BEST ACTRESS or FEATURED ACTRESS in a MUSICAL: Linda Eder and Christiane Noll of Jekyll & Hyde; Ann Reinking of Chicago (though she was nominated for Best Choreography), Victoria Clarke of Titanic, Sarah Jessica Parker of Once Upon a Mattress, Lesley Ann Warren of Dream, Harolyn Blackwell in Candide, Cheryl Freeman in Play On!
* BEST ACTRESS or FEATURED ACTRESS in a PLAY: Kate Nelligan in An American Daughter, Stockard Channing in The Little Foxes, Dana Ivey of Sex and Longing (though she was nominated for The Last Night of Ballyhoo) * BEST ACTOR or FEATURED ACTOR in a PLAY: Frank Langella in Present Laughter, Charles Durning in The Gin Game, Rip Torn in The Young Man From Atlanta
* BEST SCORE: The Tony committee changed the name of the category to "BEST ORIGINAL SCORE WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE," with the result being that the new shows will not be in competition with Duke Ellington (Play On!) or Johnny Mercer (Dream); fully eligible but not nominated was Frank Wildhorn for Jekyll & Hyde
* BEST DIRECTOR of a PLAY: Ron Lagomarsino for Last Night of Ballyhoo
* BEST CHOREOGRAPHY: Mercedes Ellington for Play On!
* BEST SCENIC DESIGN: Clarke Dunham for Candide
-- By Robert Viagas