6/9/2014 5:13:47 PM Charles.McNulty
I predicted that “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” and “All the Way” would win, so no surprises there. “Hedwig,” Neil Patrick Harris, Bryan Cranston were all locks. I expected Jessie Mueller to win. She deserved it, as her performance on the telecast bears out. Audra McDonald won – but then she collects Tonys the way Rafael Nadal collects French Open championships. I didn’t expect “A Raisin in the Sun” to win, not because I didn’t think it deserved it – I loved this revival—but because there was so much fanfare for “The Glass Menagerie,” which I had mixed feelings about. “Twelfth Night” was a miraculous revival –but, like “Glass,” it’s been closed now for some time. That led to “Raisin’s” unexpected win. I was thrilled. The actresses on that stage gave some of the finest performances I’ve seen this year. Wonderful.