Brian Lipton receives Gold Derby Award for Best Tony nominations predictions by an Expert

This is what it looks like to be the smartest Tony Awards prophet among the Experts at Gold Derby. Above is Brian Lipton (Cititour) at Sardi’s restaurant in New York City yesterday receiving his winners’ certificate for reaping an impressive score above 85% when forecasting the Tony nominations – correctly picking 67 out of 78 nominees.

How did he do it? “Usually, I just predict what I think is the best,” he said. “I try to think like a Tony voter, which I am.”

Featured in the photo above, standing, from left: Michael Musto (Out), David Sheward (ArtsinNY), Brian Lipton (Cititour), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), Harry Haun (Playbill), Susan Haskins (Theater Talk). Kneeling in front: me and Andy Humm (Gay USA).

Check out the experts’ leaderboard to see how we scored. Click on each name to  see their predictions. See who we predict will win the Tonys.

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