What did you think about the 2019 Tony Award Telecast? Survey says . . .

Hey, all you Tony Awards viewers!

There has been a lot of chatter about this year’s Tony Award telecast, and I was super curious about what you, the people who read The Producer’s Perspective, (you know, the only people who really matter!), thought of this year’s show.

So, we did what my 5th-grade math teacher taught me to do when I had a question that I didn’t know the answer to . . . ASK.

We sent out a survey on my Top 5 Moments from the Telecast blog and also posted it on my Instagram, and now, here are the results.

Are you ready?

The results of the survey of this are:

On a scale of 1 to 10, here’s how you rated the Tony Awards Telecast:

6.33% gave it a 10

6.33% gave it a 9

29.11% gave it an 8

17.72% gave it a 7

6.33% gave it a 6

3.80% gave it a 5

5.06% gave it a 4

2.53% gave it a 3

1.27% gave it a 2

21.52% gave it a 1

Compared to last year’s telecast:

15.19% said it was much better

35.44% said it was better

32.91% said it was the same

13.92% said it was worse

2.53% said it was much worse

Your favorite overall part of the telecast (ranked from highest to lowest) was:

Production numbers – 50.63%

The opening number – 20.25%

Acceptance speeches – 13.92%

Finding out who won – 8.86%

The host – 5.06%

Other – 1% (Seeing friends & coworkers on stage and on TV at the same time!)

The presenters – 0%

Your favorite musical number was . . .

Hadestown – 21.52%

The Prom – 18.99%

Kiss Me, Kate – 12.66%

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations – 11.39%

Beetlejuice – 11.39%

Oklahoma – 11.39%

Choir Boy – 7.59%

Tootsie – 5.06%

Cher – 0%

Your favorite moment from the telecast was . . . 

Rachel Chavkin, Andre DeShields, and Ali Stroker’s acceptance speeches.

Hadestown win.

Michael in the Bathroom parody.

Stephanie J. Block winning her Tony.

Your least favorite part of the telecast was . . .

Not seeing a lot of the acceptance speeches or awards.

The playwrights speaking.

Too many commercials.

Not giving Be More Chill credit for the parody.

We asked what you would suggest to the Tony Producers to make it a more exciting evening.  Here are some quotes that represent the most common themes I heard:

“Televise more winners and speeches!”

“Show scenes from plays as well!”

“Do more unplanned bits (like Billy Porter)!”

If you missed the survey, but want to chime in, throw your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Lynn Anderson says:

    I also think it’s high time they built a handicapped accessible ramp for performers! It was a crime that Ali Stroker couldn’t join her castmates on stage when they won their award!

  • Abbe Gail says:

    Make the show longer so that we can see some of the karaoke moments. I like hearing about plays as well as musicals.

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