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March 14, 2019 at 6:34 pm #1202816975
Make your predictions now for the 2019 Tony Awards nominations.March 14, 2019 at 7:15 pm #1202817027
Great! However, I did notice in the list of Lead Actress in a Play contenders that Glenda Jackson is missing for King Lear.March 15, 2019 at 1:39 pm #1202817837
People seem to be overestimating To Kill a Mockingbird and underestimating The Waverly Gallery.March 15, 2019 at 1:44 pm #1202817842
Can Laurie Metcalf win for the third year in a row?March 15, 2019 at 4:23 pm #1202817964
People seem to be overestimating To Kill a Mockingbird and underestimating The Waverly Gallery.
Yeah, it seems that every year, people base their Tony predictions more on name recognition as opposed to the actual response to the productions and performances. As of now, The Ferryman is the frontrunner for Best Play and The Waverly Gallery is the frontrunner for Best Revival of a Play. Unless All My Sons and/or Burn This turn out to be real critical darlings.March 15, 2019 at 9:13 pm #1202818137
I realize the Tony eligibility rulings have not been decided and won’t all be for another month plus, but at quick glance, I do see an error of the two INK actor placements. Not sure who is running the Tony Awards portion of the site these days.
Bertie Carvel is indeed the Featured Actor an Johnny Lee Miller the lead actor in the play. The Tony rulings will follow the Olivier award rulings. Carvel won the Featured Actor in a Play Olivier award and will be placed in the same category here. Chances are Johnny Lee Miller will be placed in the Lead category.March 16, 2019 at 6:22 am #1202818417
I’m not familiar with the play Ink, but I am aware that Bertie Carvel won the Olivier as a Supporting Actor. Though I don’t know where Richard Coyle (his co-star in the London production) was eligible since he wasn’t even nominated.March 16, 2019 at 9:19 am #1202818547
I don’t see To Kill A Mockingbird winning Best Play for two reasons:
1. Scott Rudin and his forcing of regional theaters to cancel productions of Christopher Sergel’s version of To Kill A Mockingbird caused outrage and calls for boycotts of shows he’s producing. And any Tony voters associated with those shows, know people in those shows, or who can’t stand acts that scream of greediness, will probably refuse to vote for To Kill A Mockingbird on moral grounds, mainly to punish Rudin.
2. Voters may feel Harper Lee’s novel and the original film starring Gregory Peck is far better.March 16, 2019 at 10:41 am #1202818634
The early reports from previews for King Lear have so far been pretty underwhelming. I would not be surprised if Glenda Jackson ends up being the only nomination the production itself receives.March 16, 2019 at 12:10 pm #1202818700
I’ve revised my list of five Best Musical nominees:
Be More Chill
For Best Book and score, the same five. I predict The Prom will win all three, and Oklahoma! will take home Best Revival of a Musical.
For Best Leading Actress in a Musical:
Samantha Barks in Pretty Woman
Stephanie J. Block in The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen in The Prom
Beth Leavel in The Prom
Kelli O’Hara in Kiss Me, Kate
For Best Leading Actor in a Musical:
Brooks Ashmanskas in The Prom
Corbin Bleu in Kiss Me, Kate
Alex Brightman in Beetlejuice
Santino Fontana in Tootsie
Andy Karl in Pretty Woman
Best Featured Actress in a Musical:
Stephanie Hsu in Be More Chill
Bonnie Milligan in Head Over Heels
Orfeh in Pretty Woman
Angie Schworer in The Prom
Ali Stroker in Oklahoma!
Best Featured Actor in a Musical:
Andre de Shields in Hadestown
Sawyer Nunes in Gettin’ the Band Back Together
George Salazar in Be More Chill
Christopher Sieber in The Prom
Patrick Vaill in Oklahoma!March 16, 2019 at 1:17 pm #1202818766
Here are my current predictions in those categories…
Be More Chill
I think Hadestown will win that as well as Book and Score. I’m also waiting for Beetlejuice to begin performances before deciding what my prediction will be for the fifth slot.
Best Performance By a Leading Actor in a Musical:
Brooks Ashmanskas-The Prom
Will Chase-Kiss Me, Kate
Best Performance By a Leading Actress in a Musical:
Samantha Barks-Pretty Woman
Stephanie J. Block-The Cher Show
Rebecca Naomi Jones-Oklahoma!
Beth Leavel-The Prom
Best Performance By a Featured Actor in a Musical:
Corbin Bleu-Kiss Me, Kate
André De Shields-Hadestown
Christopher Sieber-The Prom
Best Performance By a Featured Actress in a Musical:
Bonnie Milligan-Head Over Heels
Angie Schworer-The Prom
Stephanie Styles-Kiss Me, Kate
Mary Testa-Oklahoma!March 16, 2019 at 1:56 pm #1202818784
If Hadestown won it would mark the fifth year in a row where Best Book, Score and Musical went to a show that began Off-Broadway.March 16, 2019 at 9:13 pm #1202818955
I really think Elaine May is winning Leading Actress in a Play.March 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm #1202819812
Goldderby just opened up predictions, and they only have 17 out of 26 categories (the technical awards and Best Orchestrations didn’t make it in), plus they only have four slots for Best Book, Score and Musical. And Sawyer Nunes of Gettin’ the Band Back Together wasn’t a choice for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
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