‘Pippin,’ ‘Matilda,’ Tom Hanks predicted to win Tonys

Gold Derby forecasts that the first rialto remounting of the 1973 tuner “Pippin” will dominate Sunday’s Tony Awards, winning seven of its 10 races, including Best Musical Revival and three of the four acting races. Four decades ago, the original production of Stephen Schwartz‘s tuner won five Tonys (out of 11 bids) but lost Best Musical to Stephen Sondheim‘s “A Little Night Music.” 

Among new tuners, the British import “Matilda,” which won a record seven Oliviers last year, is predicted to take five Tonys home, including Best Musical.

Kinky Boots,” which could pull off an upset in that top race, is expected to win two Tonys including Best Actor (Musical) for stage vet Billy Porter

On the play front, look for veteran scribe Christopher Durang to buck the trend for Best Play to go to serious fare as he claims his first Tony for the comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is likely to add a Tony to his mantle for “Lucky Guy” while Cicely Tyson will get one to keep her three Emmys companys for headlining the revival of “The Trip to Bountiful.” 

For a breakdown of the winners (and potential spoilers) by category, click here.


Kinky Boots” is forecast to win two of its 13 bids: Actor (Musical), Score 

Matilda” is forecast to win five of its 12 bids: Musical, Book, Orchestrations, Lighting Design (Musical), Scenic Design (Musical)

Pippin” is forecast to win seven of its 10 bids: Musical Revival, Actress (Musical), Featured Actor (Musical), Featured Actress (Musical), Director (Musical), Choreography, Sound Design (Musical)

Cinderella” is forecast to win one of its nine bids: Costume Design (Musical)


Golden Boy” is forecast to win three of its eight bids: Featured Actor (Play), Lighting Design (Play), Sound Design (Play)

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” is forecast to win two of its six bids: Play, Director (Play)

Lucky Guy” is forecast to win one of its six bids: Actor (Play)

The Nance” is forecast to win one of its five bids: Scenic Design (Play)

Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf” is forecast to win one of its five bids: Play (Revival)

The Trip to Bountiful” is forecast to win one of its four bids: Actress (Play)

The Assembled Parties” is forecast to win one of its three bids: Featured Actress (Play)

The Heiress” is forecast to win one of its two bids: Costume Design (Play)

Productions with multiple nominations set to be shut out are:

Five bids – “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” 

Four bids – “Motown

Three bids – “A Christmas Story,” “Hands on a Hardbody,” “The Testament of Mary

Two bids – “Bring It On,” “Orphans

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