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Tony Award Predictions: What Will and Should Win

Tony Award Predictions: What Will and Should Win

Best Musical
What will win Hadestown

What should win Tootsie. Either one of these shows winning is a good thing, however this is about the road vote. Hadestown has my heart. It is intelligent, tuneful and spiritual, but Tootsie is a winner on the road and would represent Broadway at its best for this year. .

Best Play

What will win Hands down it will be The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth. What The Constitution Means To Me could pull an upset, but the Ferryman is a well crafted play

What should win Network and To Kill A Mockingbird should have been nominated.

Best Revival of a Musical

What will win Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

What should win Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish. This was and is the best revival.

Best Revival of a Play

What will win The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan. This has the sentimental vote.

What should win Arthur Miller’s All My Sons was the best revival of a play.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

What will and should win Bryan Cranston, Network. This isn’t even a contest.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

What will and should win Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery. This is also a given. Again a sentimental vote.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

What will and should win Santino Fontana, Tootsie. This is a tour de Force performance. Bravo!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

What will and should win Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show. Its Stephanie’s year.

Best Book of a Musical

What will and should win Tootsie, Robert Horn. Funniest and most well constructed script. It made you love the movie even more.

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

What will win Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell. I love this tuneful score that haunting stays with you asking you to “Wait For Me”.

What should win Be More Chill, Joe Iconis. This is a score that creative a loyal fan base.

Best Choreography

What will and should win Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate. Tap, jazz and hot dance moves make this a shoe in.

Best Orchestrations

What will win Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!. This will win, but seriously I do not get it.

What should win Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown. This makes the songs so much more and is well constructed.

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

What will win David Korins, Beetlejuice spectacular and over the top.

What should win Rachel Hauck, Hadestown intelligent and subtle.

Best Scenic Design of a Play

What will and should win Jan Versweyveld, Network. This man created a new way to see theatre.

Best Costume Design of a Play

What will win Nothing is really that spectacular, so this is a guess. Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird and Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

What should win Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet made the biggest statement.

Best Costume Design of a Musical

What will and should win Bob Mackie, The Cher Show. I mean there is an 8 minute fashion show.

Best Sound Design of a Play

What will and should win Fitz Patton, Choir Boy

Best Sound Design of a Musical

What will win Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud

What should win Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Best Lighting Design of a Play

What will win Peter Mumford, The Ferryman

What should win Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Who will win Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice

Who should win Bradley King, Hadestown

Best Direction of a Play

Who will and should win Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Best Direction of a Musical

Who will and should win Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Who will win Bertie Carvel, Ink

Who should win Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Who will win Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Who should win Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Who will win Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

Who should win Amber Gray, Hadestown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Who will win Andre De Shields, Hadestown

Who should win Patrick Page, Hadestown or Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud

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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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