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T2C’s Predictions For The Tony Awards

T2C’s Predictions For The Tony Awards

This Sunday June 11, the Tony Awards return to Radio City Music Hall with Kevin Spacey hosting the fete. Here are what we think will win and what we think should win.

Best Musical: Come From Away, this show has so much heart and it should be honored for bringing hope into a world that so needs it.

What Should Win: Dear Evan Hansen is the better crafted show, which also has heart and soul, but I think hope just might win out.

Best Play: Oslo has already won every award out there. This is a slam dunk.

What Should Win: Indecent, again the better crafted show. For some reason the Tony voters have never really been behind it. If Indecent wins this will be the little engine that could.

Best Revival Of A Musical: Hello, Dolly! This will and should win.

Best Revival Of A Play: Jitney. This will and should win though I adored The Little Foxes.

Best Actress In A Musical: Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!) This will and should win. Well Hello Bette!

Best Actor In A Musical: Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) if Ben doesn’t win there is something rotten in Denmark. This is an unbeatable performance.

Best Actress In A Play: Though the money is on Laurie Metcalf (A Doll’s House, Part 2), I am going against this and saying this will go to Laura Linney for The Little Foxes.

Best Actor In A Play: Kevin Kline (Present Laughter) This will and should win.

Best Featured Actress In A Musical: Jenn Colella (Come From Away) and Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen) are neck and neck. With the box office success of Patty Jenkins Jenn has the stronger platform and if Come from Away doesn’t win the Tony then Jennifer will definitely win,  but I recently saw Dear Evan Hansen again and I am going to say Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen). They are both standout performances.

Best Featured Actor In A Musical: Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!)

Who Should Win: Gavin is the favorite but my favorite was Brandon Uranowitz, in Falsettos.

Best Featured Actress In a Play: Cynthia Nixon (The Little Foxes) This will and should win.

Best Featured Actor In A Play: Danny Devito (The Price)

Who Should Win: One of my favorite performances of the year was Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. Subtle layered and oh so real, but that unfortunately does not win a Tony.

Best Original Score: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen) This will and should win.

Best Book Of A Musical: Steven Levenson (Dear Evan Hansen) This will and should win.

Best Direction Of A Musical: Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen). Grief was passed over for RENT, Next To Normal, so this should be his year. Don’t eb surprised if Rachel Chavkin should takes this though as women do rock this year.

Best Direction Of A Play: Bartlett Sher (Oslo)

Who Should Win: Hands down Rebecca Taichman who also co-created Indecent. Her direction is like a dance, lingering and hauntingly beautiful.

Best Orchestrations: Larry Hochman (Hello, Dolly!) This will and should win.

Best Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler (Bandstand). This man is on a roll.

Who Should Win: Warren Carlyle (Hello, Dolly!)  who wasn’t even allowed to be nominated.

Best Scenic Design In A Musical: Mimi Lien (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) This will and should win.

Best Scenic Design In A Play: Nigel Hook (The Play That Goes Wrong). This will and should win.

Best Costume Design In A Play: Jane Greenwood (The Little Foxes) finally a Tony for this legend of theatre.

Best Costume Design In A Musical: Catherine Zuber, War Paint. These costumes are divine.

Best Lighting Design In A Play: Christopher Akerlind (Indecent) This will and should win.

Best Lighting Design In A Musical: Bradley King (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812)  This will and should win.

 

 

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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