Every year, through oversight, coincidence, or simply a lack of room in a given category, many worthy shows and artists fail to win nominations for the Tony Awards. Here is a sampling of those NOT nominated in 1996, as compiled by Playbill On-Line's staff.
* Not nominated as Best Musical: Big, Victor/Victoria or State Fair.
* Victor/Victoria was perhaps the single most comprehensively snubbed production, earning no nominations for Best Musical, Best Actor (Michael Nouri and Tony Roberts), Best Featured Actress (Rachel York), Best Featured Actor (Greg Jbara), Choreography, Direction, Book, Score, Sets, Costumes or Lighting. Indeed, the show got just a single nomination: Best Actress for Julie Andrews.
* Big got five nominations. But left out in the cold were lead actor Daniel Jenkins, director Mike Ockrent, set designer Robin Wagner, costume designer William Ivey Long.
* Roundabout Theatre's revival of The Father was not nominated as Best Revival, nor was its acclaimed leading man, Frank Langella, nominated for Best Actor. * It probably won't be a cheerful time in the Marshall household; Rob Marshall was not nominated as Best Choreographer for ANY of the THREE shows he choreographed: Victor/Victoria, Company or A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.. His sister, Kathleen Marshall, was not nominated in the same category for Swinging on a Star.
* Holiday was not nominated for Best Revival.
* Mark Linn-Baker was not nominated as Best Featured Actor in a Musical for Forum.
* Among Featured Actresses in a Musical, State Fair's Donna McKechie and Andrea McArdle were passed over, as was Rachel York of Victor/Victoria. John Davidson and Kathryn Crosby weren't nominated in the leading roles for State Fair.
* Night of the Iguana was not nominated as Best Revival; Cherry Jones and Marsha Mason were not nominated as Best Actress.
* Robin Wagner designed two of the biggest shows on Broadway this season, Vic/Vic and Big, and was not nominated for either.
-- By Robert Viagas, Harry Haun and the Staff of Playbill On-Line