Tony Awards 2019: Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Gordon Cox (Variety) top all Experts predicting winners

Congratulations to Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) and Gordon Cox (Variety) for topping all Experts with an outstanding score of 88.46% when predicting the 2019 Tony Awards winners on Sunday. Not only did they beat all other Experts but they tied as the best of over 1,000 people predicting the Broadway event worldwide. See Experts’ scores.

Our top scorers each just missed three of the 26 categories. Travers’ misses were for Best Play Revival (choosing “All My Sons” over “The Boys in the Band”), Best Lighting Design of a Play (choosing “Network” over “Ink”) and Best Sound Design of a Play (choosing “The Ferryman” over “Choir Boy”). Cox’s misses were for Best Orchestrations (choosing “Oklahoma!” over “Hadestown”), Best Lighting Design of a Play (choosing “The Ferrman” over “Ink”) and Best Sound Design of a Play (choosing “The Ferryman” over “Choir Boy”). Both men got Best Musical (“Hadestown”), Best Musical Revival (“Oklahoma!”), Best Play (“The Ferryman”) and all acting categories.

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 the drop down menu to go to “View Profile,” then look for the links to your “Award Show Scores.”

For our 14 overall Experts predicting, Matt Windham (amNY) is in third place at 84.62%. Susan Haskins (Theater Talk) is next with 80.77%. A three-way tie follows at 76.92% for Brian Lipton (Cititour), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) and Jack Smart (Backstage). Up next is Harry Haun (Broadway World) at 73.08% and then David Gordon (Theatermania) at 69.23%. Following is a four-way tie at 65.38% for Melissa Bernardo (NY Stage Review), Andy Humm (Gay USA), Michael Musto (NewNowNext) and Jan Simpson (Broadway and Me). David Sheward (Cultural Weekly) is next at 61.54%.

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