A lacking tribute. Bob Saget was notably absent from the tribute to the late theatrical legends on the seventy fifth annual Tony Awards — and his Full Home costar John Stamos wasn’t afraid to name out the snub.
“Upset to listen to that @bobsaget will probably be LEFT OUT of the In Memoriam section tonight @TheTonyawards,” the 58-year-old tweeted on Sunday, June 12, forward of the printed. “Bob was good in The Drowsy Chaperone & Hand to God. Come on @BroadwayLeague and @TheWing ! Do the suitable factor! Bob cherished Broadway and I do know the group cherished him.”
Throughout Sunday’s “In Memoriam” section, Billy Porter carried out “On the Road The place You Reside” from My Truthful Woman as a slideshow of photographs honoring celebrities who died over the previous yr. Sidney Poitier, Stephen Sondheim and extra have been featured.
Sondheim was additionally given a separate tribute on Sunday, as Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Peters honored the Firm composer, who died in November 2021.
“All of us who love and dedicate our lives to the performing arts felt profound loss final November after we misplaced a musical large: Stephen Sondheim,” the Hamilton: An American Musical star and creator, 41, stated through the New York Metropolis-based awards present. “Steve touched our lives in a mess of the way via his immortal music and lyrics, via his educating and advocacy for younger writers and thru letters.”
Miranda continued: “Stephen wrote them to buddies, to up-and-coming artists, to numerous individuals who he by no means met. He wrote so many letters that you just’d marvel when he had time to select up a Black Wing 62 pencil and write a music. I stand right here on behalf of generations of artists he took the time to encourage.”
The late Fuller Home alum, for his half, was concerned in stay theater earlier than his loss of life, showing as Man in Chair in 2006’s manufacturing of The Drowsy Chaperone and Pastor Greg in 2015’s Hand to God, although he’s higher identified for his work in movie and TV.
Us Weekly confirmed in January that the previous America’s Funniest Residence Movies host was discovered lifeless in his Orlando, Florida, resort room on the age of 65. Within the months since, Stamos has paid tribute to his former colleague a number of occasions.
“I’m damaged. I’m gutted,” the Large Shot star tweeted shortly after Saget’s loss of life. “I’m in full and utter shock. I’ll by no means ever have one other pal like him. I really like you a lot Bobby.”
Whereas the Tony Awards — and the American Theatre Wing, who places on the awards present — have but to deal with Saget’s supposed snub, he was additionally disregarded from the “In Memoriam” package deal on the Academy Awards earlier this yr.
“Cancel the #oscars for not mentioning Bob Saget within the Memoriam,” a social media consumer tweeted in March, three months after the Elevating Dad alum’s loss of life. One other wrote: “Disgrace on you @TheAcademy for not recognizing @bobsaget.”