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Experts predict Tony Award nominations

By Gold Derby News Desk
By Gold Derby News Desk
Apr 29 2011 21:13 pm
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Tony Awards predictions Tonys Broadway newsOn the eve of Tony Awards nominees being unveiled, Gold Derby has rounded up predictions from top gurus, including Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly), Martin Denton (NYTheatre.com), Thom Geier (Entertainment Weekly), Andy Humm (Gay City News, Gay USA), Brian Lipton (TheaterMania.com), Michael Musto (Village Voice), Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby, TheEnvelope/LATimes.com), Blake Ross (Playbill), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), David Sheward (Back Stage), Matt Windman (amNewYork) and Wayman Wong (New York Daily News).

Notable snubs: No predix for "Brief Encounter," "Lombardi" or "Ghetto Klown" for Best Play. If these forecasts are correct, "House of Blue Leaves" won't be nominated for Best Play Revival and Robin Williams won't get his shot at the EGOT. While Williams has already won the Emmy, Grammy and Oscar, none of our pundits believe he'll be nominated for a Tony for "Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo."

There will be four nominees in the races for Best Play, Best Musical and Best Play Revival; two for Best Musical Revival; and five in each of the acting categories.

BEST PLAY
"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo" – Bernardo, Denton, Windman, Wong
"Good People" – Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
"Jerusalem" – Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman
"Motherf**ker with a Hat" – Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Wong
"War Horse" – Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong

BEST MUSICAL
"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" -- Denton
"Book of Mormon" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
"Catch Me if You Can" -- Ross, Sheward, Wong
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Windman
"The Scottsboro Boys" -- Bernardo, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
"Sister Act" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong

BEST PLAY REVIVAL
"Arcadia" – Denton, Geier, Humm, Sheehan
"Born Yesterday" – Bernardo, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Sheward, Windman, Wong
"Driving Miss Daisy" – Ross
"The Importance of Being Earnest" – Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
"The Merchant of Venice" – Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
"The Normal Heart" – Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong

BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
"Anything Goes" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
"How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
Brian Bedford, "The Importance of Being Earnest" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Bobby Cannavale, "The Motherf**ker with the Hat" -- Bernardo, Denton, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
James Earl Jones, "Driving Miss Daisy" -- Geier, Ross
Joe Mantello, "The Normal Heart" -- Bernardo, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Al Pacino, "The Merchant of Venice" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Mark Rylance, "Jerusalem" – Bernardo, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Mark Rylance, "La Bete" – Denton, Ross

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Nina Arianda, "Born Yesterday" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Cherry Jones, "Mrs. Warren's Profession" – Denton, Humm, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Windman
Frances McDormand, "Good People" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Lily Rabe, "The Merchant of Venice" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Vanessa Redgrave, "Driving Miss Daisy" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Kathleen Turner, "High" – Geier, Lipton, Sheward, Wong
Hannah Yelland, "Brief Encounter" – Bernardo, Musto

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Norbert Leo Butz, "Catch Me If You Can" – Denton, Geier, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Wong
Colin Donnell, "Anything Goes" – Humm, Musto, Sheehan
Josh Gad, "The Book of Mormon" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman
Joshua Henry, "The Scottsboro Boys" -- Windman
Daniel Radcliffe, "How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying" – Bernardo, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Andrew Rannells, "The Book of Mormon" – Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Wong
Tony Sheldon, "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Aaron Tveit, "Catch Me if You Can" – Ross, Sheward, Wong
Benjamin Walker, "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" -- Bernardo, Denton, Humm, Windman

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Sutton Foster, "Anything Goes" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Beth Leavel, "Baby It's You" -- Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, Ross, Sheward
Patina Miller, "Sister Act" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Humm, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Donna Murphy, "The People in the Picture" -- Bernardo, Denton, Geier, Lipton, Musto, O'Neil, Ross, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Wong
Sherie Rene Scott, "Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown" -- Bernardo, Denton, Humm,  O'Neil, Sheehan, Windman, Wong

 
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