The 71st annual edition of the Tony Awards take place on Sunday, June 11. While the kudocast will go out live to TV viewers on the east coast beginning at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, the show will be delayed for west coast fans. The Tony Awards will be available to cable and satellite TV subscribers on the CBS website and app as it airs in each time zone. The ceremony takes place just blocks away from Broadway at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. Oscar and Tony winner Kevin Spacey will host the three-hour show.
We are predicting the winners of all 24 categories at the Tony Awards. Our official odds are derived from the predictions of readers like you. “Dear Evan Hansen” will win five Tonys, including the coveted prize of Best Musical. The revival of 1964 Best Musical champ “Hello, Dolly!” will also claim five, including one for Bette Midler. And another new tuner, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812,” will take four. (See the full list of predicted Tony Awards winners.)
On the play front, no show will win more than two awards. “Oslo” is predicted to take Best Play (and director) while its closest rival, “A Doll’s House Part 2,” will finally win leading lady Laurie Metcalf a Tony Awards after three losses. And while Kevin Kline looks like a lock to pick up his third Tony, his showcase, “Present Laughter,” is expected to lose the revival race to “Jitney.”
There will be performances from the four Best Musical nominees (“Come From Away,” “Dear Evan Hansen,” “Groundhog Day” and “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812” ) and the three Best Musical Revival contenders (“Falsettos,” “Hello, Dolly!” and “Miss Saigon”).
Be sure to make your Tony Awards predictions. Weigh in now with your picks so that Broadway insiders can see how their shows and performers are faring in our Tony odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on June 11. And join in the fierce debate over the 2017 Tony Awards taking place right now in our theater forums.