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April 26, 2019 at 9:04 pm #1202868730
I think Tootsie and Oklahoma are going to overshadow Hadestown.
Based on what? Hadestown has been the talk of the season, and received much more consistent praise than Tootsie, both from critics and audiences. Hadestown also escaped the industry bias against commodity musicals, so how are you imagining Tootsie will overshadow Hadestown?April 13, 2019 at 12:15 pm #1202851463
The tech aspects may be worthy of nomination, but I’m not convinced the nomination committee will have any desire to reward Beetlejuice.April 10, 2019 at 12:03 pm #1202847245
The Prom could win Best Score too, given its use of traditional show tunes. But if Hadestown won, it would be the third time this decade that the Best Score Tony went solely to women.
When was the last time a show with traditional show tunes won Best Score? Newsies?April 8, 2019 at 5:15 pm #1202844876
With the announcement that all categories will now have five nominees, who do we think gets in? Here’s what I’m thinking now:
Best Scenic Design
– Rachel Hauck “Hadestown”
– Laura Jellinek “Oklahoma!”
– David Korins “Beetlejuice”
– David Rockwell “Kiss Me, Kate”
– David Rockwell “Tootsie”
Best Costume Design
– Michael Krass “Hadestown”
– Bob Mackie “The Cher Show”
– Jeff Mahshie “Kiss Me, Kate”
– Ann Roth & Matthew Pachman “The Prom”
– Paul Tazewell “Ain’t Too Proud”
Best Lighting Design
– Donald Holder “Kiss Me, Kate”
– Bradley King “Hadestown”
– Tyler Micoleau “Be More Chill”
– Kenneth Posner “Beetlejuice”
– Scott Zielinski “Oklahoma!”
Best Sound Design
– Steve Canyon Kennedy “Ain’t Too Proud”
– Peter Hylenski “King Kong”
– Dan Levy “Oklahoma!”
– Ryan Rumery “Be More Chill”
– Nevin Steinberg “Hadestown”
– Michael Chorney & Todd Sickafoose “Hadestown”
– Larry Hochman “Kiss Me, Kate”
– Larry Hochman & Tom Clancy “The Prom”
– Daniel Kluger “Oklahoma!”
– Harold Wheeler “Ain’t Too Proud”April 7, 2019 at 11:01 pm #1202843685
So I’ve read through all the reviews for Oklahoma! and I’m thinking that since most of the dancing seems to have been removed and the dream ballet is the only thing drawing across the board criticism, are we sure about Heginbotham’s chances at a Best Choreography nomination?April 7, 2019 at 10:33 am #1202843109
Who I think will get in outside of the Top 5 (or 4)…
I think we are all underestimating Ain’t Too Proud due to having a “bored of” bias against jukebox musicals. Will Roland came close to a Tony nom for Dear Evan Hansen and this is now his 2nd hit show. He’ll either get nominated or come close.
I never thought Will Roland was in the running for DEH, and I don’t think he’s in the running for this show. I think if the fifth nominee isn’t Reeve Carney it’ll be Derrick Baskin.April 5, 2019 at 10:52 pm #1202841794
I currently have Reeve Carney for Best Leading Actor replacing Alex Brightman.
I also have Caitlin Kinnunen replacing Beth Leavel. I can’t defend it, call it a wild instinct, but I’m going with it for now.
Sarah Stiles instead of Stephanie Hsu for Featured Actress.
Ephraim Sykes and Patrick Vaill replacing Michael McGrath and Rob McClure.April 3, 2019 at 6:04 pm #1202839134
I just came back from Hadestown and I have to say it was amazing! It will definitely win Best Musical. I really loved The Prom, but Hadestown totally blew me away. From the score to the orchestrations to the performances to the lighting, everything worked perfectly. Definitely one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada, and Patrick Page will all be nominated. I’m shocked no one on here is predicting André De Shields to win featured actor because he is the heart of the show. He was my favorite and a true crowd-pleasing character especially with his opening number. I’m picking him right now as the frontrunner for featured actor even though I haven’t seen Oklahoma! or Aint Too Proud yet. You can already pencil Hadestown for the win.
Can you justify Reeve Carney for me? Everything I’ve heard says that the role is just a bit thin to be nominated. Is he just making the most of out of the role or are you banking on enthusiasm for the show to propel him to a nomination?April 3, 2019 at 2:20 pm #1202839010
Has anyone discussed the possibility of Ephraim Sykes getting a nomination for Ain’t Too Proud? He was singled out in a number of reviews and right now the category seems to be in flux.April 2, 2019 at 6:27 am #1202837221
Where is the support? Tell me who has been mentioning him and I’ll rake them over the coals. Having actually seen the show, he’s barely in it. Absolutely ZERO chance he is nominated.
Look up the Expert Odds. He’s in the top 5. Another instance of the experts having absolutely no clue.April 1, 2019 at 7:06 pm #1202836696
Why is there so much support for Michael McGrath in the featured actor category? I mean I get that he’s Michael McGrath but he went almost unmentioned in reviews. Right now I’ve got:
– Corbin Bleu
– Will Brill
– Patrick Page
– George Salazar
– Christopher SieberMarch 31, 2019 at 9:27 am #1202835233
I feel like Stiles could take Stephanie Hsu’s spot. If anyone from BMC is getting an acting nod, it’s gonna be George Salazar, and as impressive as I’m sure Leslie Kritzer and Kerry Butler are, I don’t see Beetlejuice getting any acting nods.March 30, 2019 at 2:47 pm #1202834653
I also have a feeling that we will be seeing 6 nominees in the Lead Actress in a Musical category once again this year!
That is quite a bold prediction to make. As far as I know we’ve only seen that happen once (have there been any other years where that happened?)