Eight of our nine Experts are predicting that “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” will win bragging rights to this prize, which is a proven draw at the box office. Tony champ Jefferson Mays (“I Am My Own Wife”) plays eight roles in this frisky musical romp set in Edwardian England about a line of heirs, family money, and homicide. It leads all contenders with 10 nominations.
Predicting it to prevail on Tonys night are: Thom Geier (EW), Harry Haun (Playbill), Andy Humm (Gay USA), Andy Lefkowitz (Theatermania) Michael Musto (Village Voice), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby) and David Sheward (Back Stage).
Matt Windman (amNY) favors “Beautiful,” a jukebox musical that uses the music of Carole King to tell her story. This hit show has seven nominations in all.
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