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.
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.
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!