Monday, June 12, 2006

An Open Letter to John Lloyd Young

Dear John Lloyd Young,
Congrats on winning the Tony. I'm glad you and your Air Force dad are getting along again. That's great. But, your Tony speech was the most blatant disregard of Tony speech etiquette in years. Didn't Lachanze give you any crib notes? Here's what you didn't do:
Thank your writers
Thank your directors
Thank your crew
Thank your co-stars
Thank your agent.

And just for that, even though your win will send droves and droves to "Jersey Boys," (which is fine, because my friend Peter is in it and everyone should see him be terrific), but I think you've automatically disqualified yourself from even winning a Tony again. I just thought you should know.

Bex Schwartz
dedicated Awards-Show research analyst


Plantation said...

What an idgit!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you have a Tony and plethora other awards at home to qualify your expert opinion.

bex said...

Oddly enough, one can judge someone's lack of gratitude without having a Tony of one's own.