The majority of my favorite musicals haven’t won the coveted Tony Award for Best Musical. In fact, few of them have. However, I’ve seen nearly 20 shows that did win this accolade, and I thought I would rank them purely based on my enjoyment of the show.
It’s a common misconception that showtunes are happy, perky, or just plain cheesy. The real truth, though, is that not all musicals are happy, and not all showtunes are cheesy dance numbers.