Tony Awards 2015: Kelsey Grammer Says Snubbed 'Finding Neverland' Can Fill Seats for the Next 30 Years
"Nobody's really laughing — everybody was quite hurt that we didn't get nominated for a Tony, honestly."
For Kelsey Grammer, the 2015 Tony Awards are bittersweet.
"It's great to be part of it, it is the best show I've seen in 50 years," the Finding Neverland actor told The Hollywood Reporter on the red carpet. And though producer Harvey Weinstein got love early on from show co-hosts Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming about the snubbed production's consistently high box-office numbers — "count your over a million dollar box-office receipts for the last three months," they sang to him — the cast isn't necessarily having the last laugh.
"Nobody's really laughing — everybody was quite hurt that we didn't get nominated for a Tony, honestly," he said. "But seats at this show can be filled for the next 30 years."
Grammer and Matthew Morrison will take the Radio City Music Hall stage to perform "Stronger" from the Diane Paulus-directed show based on the 2004 film, complete with Grammer in full Captain Hook garb.
The pop-skewing adaptation stars Morrison as Peter Pan playwright J.M. Barrie, who conjures up the beloved story after getting to know a mother (Laura Michelle Kelly) and her four sons. Barrie then works on the idea with his producer while grappling with his inner creativity's dark side — both played by Grammer. The production did not receive any Tony nominations.