Tony Award season is upon us! In less than two weeks, the American Theatre Wing will hand out a bunch of statues to a bunch of really good-looking people who danced and sang better than anyone else did this year! I love the Tonys, and despite not living in New York and having seen exactly zero of the nominated shows this season and not actually caring about who wins, I am absolutely watching the awards. I’m a sucker for a good musical number, and Neil Patrick Harris hosting doesn’t hurt either.
So here’s a playlist of some of the notable songs from some of the nominated musicals this year. Not all of the nominees have released cast albums yet, so some of these tracks are demos or ripped from live performances, but they’ll all give you enough fuel to whine about whoever eventually wins. That’s what’s really important here.
Tony Nominees 2012 [on 8tracks]
Falling Slowly – Once (11 nominations)
Carrying The Banner – Newsies (8 nominations)
Santa Fe – Newsies
How ’bout a Dance – Bonnie & Clyde (2 nominations)
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina – Evita (3 nominations)
Summertime – Porgy and Bess (10 nominations)
Someone To Watch Over Me – Nice Work If You Can Get It (10 nominations)
Step Into The Light/Leap of Faith – Leap of Faith (1 nomination)
The God-Why-Don’t-You-Love-Me Blues – Follies (8 nominations)
Could I Leave You? – Follies
If The World Should End – Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark (2 nominations)
I’m Outta Here – Ghost the Musical (3 nominations)
Superstar – Jesus Christ Superstar (2 nominations)
Give It Up – Lysistrata Jones (1 nomination)
The Tony Awards are on June 10 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS! I requested off work. That’s how excited I am.
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