Tony Awards 2020: Aaron Tveit is only nominee for Best Actor in a Musical10/15/2020
“One Singular Sensation,” the famous song from the musical “A Chorus Line,” has never rang so true.
When the 2020 Tony Award nominations were announced Thursday by host James Monroe Iglehart, one category stood out: For Best Actor in a Musical, there was just a single nominee: Aaron Tveit, the star of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.” That means Tveit will almost certainly win the award.
According to the official rules, “If the Tony Awards Nominating Committee has determined that if there is only one nominee in a category listed, such category shall be submitted to the Tony Voters which may, by the affirmative vote of 60 percent of the total ballots cast, grant an Award in that category.”
So Tveit will still need to secure 60 percent of the vote to win.
A Tony Award acting category has never, in the history of the ceremony, had just one nominee. But in the New York ceremony’s earliest years, a winner would be announced, such as Ezio Pinza in 1950 for “South Pacific,” without naming any nominees at all.
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