PLAYBILL POLL: What Performance Do You Think Was Egregiously Overlooked For A Tony Award Nomination?

By Jared Clough
27 Apr 2014

Bette Midler
Photo by Richard Termine

‪Nathan Bottorff: Bette Midler in I'll Eat You Last. Not many actresses can pull off doing a one-woman show while sitting on a couch while holding an audience's attention, making them laugh and cry. Ms. Midler stepped out of her comfort zone on this one and opened to rave reviews. The fact that she did not receive a Tony nomination is a grave injustice.

Midler made her Broadway debut in the 1964 production of Fiddler on the Roof.  She has been seen on Broadway in numerous concerts, produced the Tony-nominated musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert and most recently starred in the title role of of the one-woman show, I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers.