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Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?

Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?

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Jonathan Cohen
#1Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 4:08pm

After reading the New York Times article on 3 Elphabas getting nominated for Tonys this morning, I was curious how often actors who have appeared in Wicked have gotten nominated for Tonys overall? 

Doing some research, I could find 16 instances of Elphabas getting nominated for Tonys, compared to 9 instances of Glindas receiving Tony nominations. Fiyeros have received 9 Tony nominations, and Boqs 9. 

Since the The Wizard and Madame Morrible are roles for actors further along in their careers, those are the Wicked actors who currently have the most Tony nominations. Wizards have 31 nominations and Madame Morribles have 26 nominations. 

Specifics are below. Since I was looking at people who performed in Wicked beyond just Broadway, I assume the list is incomplete. 

# of Tony Nominations For Elphabas 

Stephanie J. Block  -  3

Idina Menzel  -    3

Shoshana Bean  -   2

Lindsay Mendez  -   2

Carmen Cusack  -  2

Eden Espinosa   -  1

Saycon Sengbloh   -  1

Lilli Cooper  -  1

Cynthia Erivo   -  1

# of Tony Nominations For Glindas 

Kristin Chenoweth  -  3

Annaleigh Ashford  -   3

Megan Hilty   -  1

Jennifer Laura Thompson  -    1

Laura Bell Bundy  -   1

# of Tony Nominations For Wizards 

Joel Grey. - 6

Robert Morse  - 5

George Hearn  - 5

Kevin Chamberlin - 3

Ben Vereen -  2

Brad Oscar - 2

David Garrison - 1

John Rubinstein - 1

Tom McGowan - 1

Lee Wilkof  - 1

Mark Jacoby  - 1

Paul Kreppel  -  1

Cleavant Derricks -  1

John Dossett  -  1

# of Tony Nominations For Madame Morribles 

Jayne Houdyshell -  5

Carole Shelley -  4

Judy Kaye -  4

Mary Testa -  3

Michele Lee  - 2

Alison Fraser  -  2

Rondi Reed  -  1

Sheryl Lee Ralph  -  1

Isabel Keating. - 1

Nancy Opel -  1

Michele Pawk -  1

Donna McKechnie  -  1

# of Tony Nominations For Boqs

Christopher Fitzgerald  -  3

Robin de Jesús  -  3

Alex Brightman  -  2

Ethan Slater  -  1 

# of Tony Nominations For Fiyeros 

Norbert Leo Butz  -  4

Andy Karl  -  3

Aaron Tveit  -  1

Derek Klena  -  1

Updated On: 4/30/24 at 04:08 PM

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TaffyDavenport
#2Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 4:12pm

If you're counting Cynthia Erivo as an Elphaba, you have to count Ethan Slater as a Boq.

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EDSOSLO858
#3Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 4:19pm

This is very fascinating research. 


Oh look, a bibu!

ElephantLoveMedley
#4Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 4:28pm

I want to go back to college to write my dissertation on this.

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Jonathan Cohen
#5Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 4:40pm

TaffyDavenport said: "If you're counting Cynthia Erivo as an Elphaba, you have to count Ethan Slater as a Boq."

100%. I just edited it to include that omission. 

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TotallyEffed
#6Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 5:09pm

This is the gay agenda.

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Luminaire2
#7Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 5:15pm

This is really the kind of content I’ve signed up for. Let’s go Wicked alum domination! 
 

Can Shoshana, Eden, and Lindsay do a Defying Gravity belt off during the Tony’s this year? 

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HenryTDobson
#8Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 5:38pm

I love this! Thank you for sharing.

We need to get Robin De Jesus back to Broadway and finally win his Tony. 

mshalo18
#9Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 7:51pm

This is the kind of useless information I live for.

Small gripe- Alli Mauzey should be on the Glinda list- she was robbed of a Tony nom last year for Kimberly Akimbo (wouldn't have won, but should have been recognized). Her Glinda is one of the best, and she and Donna Vivino cooked up some great Wicked slime- one of the best.

TheatreAddict
#10Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 7:57pm

TotallyEffed said: "This is the gay agenda."

This comment made my day! :-)

singer234
#11Do Elphabas or Glindas get nominated for more Tonys?
Posted: 4/30/24 at 8:23pm

I thought of this too! Another small gripe, had Alexandra Socha continued with Fun Home, she would almost surely be on this list. But what good are what ifs. Megan should have another notch on her belt this time next year.


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