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The critically acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie received seven nominations, including Best Actress (Cherry Jones), Best Featured Actress (Celia Keenan-Bolger) and Best Featured Actor (Brian J. Smith). Zachary Quinto, making his Broadway debut as the aspiring writer Tom, was the only member of the cast to not be recognized.
After stripping naked in Equus and dancing up a storm in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Daniel Radcliffe proved his stage talents yet again in the title role of the dark comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan, yet the nominators overlooked his work for a third time.
Denzel Washington took home a Tony Award for his last Broadway turn in August Wilson's Fences, but his performance as Walter Lee Younger in Kenny Leon's revival of A Raisin in the Sun did not earn him a nomination.
Sally Bowles' dreams of stardom are still beyond her reach; though many thought Michelle Williams gave a "perfectly marvelous" performance while making her Broadway debut as the ill-fated nightclub singer in Cabaret, she was also overlooked by Tony nominators. Not to mention the fact that the Tony-winning revival was passed up for another Tony win, leaving the Best Musical Revival category with one less that its allowed four nominees.
The competition was notably intense for the role of Helen Sinclair in the musical adaptation of Woody Allen's movie "Bullets Over Broadway," and the role went to Marin Mazzie. Mazzie, who has three Tony nominations under her belt already, did not receive one for her performance as the narcissistic, alcoholic diva.
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