Shocker: Constantine Maroulis fails to win Tony

Sorry, Constantine. It's not as though you had any real chance at winning "American Idol," let alone a Tony award. (And not for " <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" ORCRP013228" title="Rock of Ages Corporation" href="/topic/economy-business-finance/rock-of-ages-corporation-ORCRP013228.topic">Rock of Ages</a>" -- blame a year of slim musical pickings on Broadway.) Instead, you were beat out by a trio of pre-teens. "Billy Elliot: The Musical" stars David Alvarez, Kiril Kulish and <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id=" PECLB0000014657" title="Trent Kowalik" href="/topic/entertainment/theater/trent-kowalik-PECLB0000014657.topic">Trent Kowalik</a> -- who rotate the lead role of aspiring dancer Billy -- made Tony history Sunday night when all three kids were awarded the prize for best actor in a musical. The trio, who were <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnfHqqvRFyM">initially speechless</a>, took turns thanking their parents, siblings and dance academies.
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Sorry, Constantine. It's not as though you had any real chance at winning "American Idol," let alone a Tony award. (And not for " Rock of Ages" -- blame a year of slim musical pickings on Broadway.) Instead, you were beat out by a trio of pre-teens. "Billy Elliot: The Musical" stars David Alvarez, Kiril Kulish and Trent Kowalik -- who rotate the lead role of aspiring dancer Billy -- made Tony history Sunday night when all three kids were awarded the prize for best actor in a musical. The trio, who were initially speechless, took turns thanking their parents, siblings and dance academies.

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