Tony Awards 2017: Brian Lipton (Cititour) tops all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to our Expert Brian Lipton (Cititour) for an excellent top score of 83.33% when predicting the 2017 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. He is best among our 17 Broadway Experts and just ahead of Jan Simpson (Broadway and Me) and Suzy Evans (American Theatre), who both scored 79.17%. Lipton also has a point score of 4,859 by using the 500 super bets wisely. See leaderboard.

Over 800 people worldwide predicted these winners for 24 categories. Our top Expert got 20 correct and only missed out four times: Michael Aronov (“Oslo”) for Best Featured Actor in a Play (choosing Danny DeVito), “Come From Away” for Best Director of a Musical (choosing “Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”), “Indecent” for Best Director of a Play (choosing “Oslo”), and “Dear Evan Hansen” for Best Orchestrations (choosing “Hello Dolly!”).

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. to see your own scores, go to the user menu in the top right corner of every page of Gold Derby when you’re signed in to the site. Use drop down menu to go to “View Profile,” then look for the links to your “Award Show Scores.”

For our other 14 Experts, Andy Humm (Gay USA), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Paul Sheehan (Gold Derby), and Matt Windham (amNY) are next with 75.00% right. We then have a four-way tie between Susan Haskins (Theater Talk), Harry Haun (Playbill), Michael Musto (, and David Sheward ( at 70.83%. Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) follows with 66.67% and then a tie at 62.50% for Gordon Cox (Variety), Jeremy Gerard (Deadline), and Wayman Wong (Talkin’ Broadway). Jack Smart (Backstage) is next with 58.33% and finally David Gordon (Theatermania) at 54.17%. See Experts’ leaderboard.

Tony Awards 2017: Complete list of winners

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