Final Tony Award Predictions – Big Stars Making a Play for This Year’s Ceremony

18426603Tony Award nominations are set to be announced tomorrow and this year’s race seems to be as wide open as ever. For the first time in a while, there isn’t a runaway hit musical or a world changing play, but there are several strong contenders vying for the Tony crown. Sam and I decided to peruse the contenders and picked what we think you will hear come Tuesday morning. Check out our predictions!

Terence’s Predictions

Best Play
Act One
All the Way
Casa Valentina
Mothers and Sons
The Realistic Joneses

Best Musical
After Midnight
Aladdin
The Bridges of Madison County
Bullets Over Broadway
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Revival of a Play
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
A Raisin in the Sun
Twelfth Night
Waiting for Godot

Best Revival of a Musical
Cabaret
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Les Miserables
Violet

Best Director of a Play
Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
Sheryl Kaller, Mothers and Sons
James Lapine, Act One
Bill Rauch, All the Way
John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie

Best Director of a Musical
Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Bartlett Sher, The Bridges of Madison County
Susan Stroman, Bullets Over Broadway
Alex Timbers, Rocky
Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder

Outstanding Actor in a Play
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Ian McKellan, Waiting for Godot
Mark Rylance, Richard III
Tony Shalloub, Act One
Denzel Washington, A Raisin in the Sun

Outstanding Actress in a Play
Toni Collette, The Realistic Joneses
Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
Rebecca Hall, Machinal
Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill

Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Andy Karl, Rocky
Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County
Bryce Pinkman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Oustanding Actress in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Violet
Idina Menzel, If/Then
Jessie Mueller, Beautiful
Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
Michelle Williams, Cabaret

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night
Billy Crudup, Waiting for Godot
Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie
Andrea Martin, Act One
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
Anika Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun
Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical
Brooks Ashmanskas, Bullets over Broadway
Joshua Henry, Violet
Dule Hill, After Midnight
James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
Bobby Stegert, Big Fish

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Adrianne Lennox, After Midnight
Marin Mazzie, Bullets Over Broadway
Cass Morgan, The Bridges of Madison County
Lisa O’Hare, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Helene York, Bullets Over Broadway

Best Book of a Musical
Aladdin
Beautiful
Big Fish
The Bridges of Madison County
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Original Score Written for Theater
Big Fish
The Bridges of Madison County
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
If/Then
Rocky

Best Choreography
After Midnight
Aladdin
Beautiful
Bullets Over Broadway
Rocky

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Act One
Casa Valentina
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Glass Menagerie
Twelfth Night

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Aladdin
Bullets Over Broadway
A Genlteman’s Guide to Murder
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Rocky

Best Costume Design of a Play
Act One
Bronx Bombers
Casa Valentina
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Twelfth Night

Best Costume Design of a Musical
After Midnight
Aladdin
Bullets Over Broadway
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Hedwug and the Angry Inch

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Act One
Casa Valentina
The Glass Menagerie
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Machinal

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Aladdin
After Midnight
Bullets Over Broadway
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Rocky

Best Sound Design of a Play
All the Way
Act One
Casa Valentina
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
Machinal

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Aladdin
Beautiful
Bullets Over Broadway
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Rocky

Best Orchestrations
After Midnight
Aladdin
Big Fish
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
If/Then

Sam’s Predictions

Best Play

01. All the Way
02. Mothers & Sons
03. Casa Valentina
04. Act One
05. The Realistic Jonses (if there’s a 5th)
Best Play Revival
01. Twelfth Night
02. The Glass Menagerie
03. Waiting for Good
04. A Raisin in the Sun
Best Director of a Play
01. Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
02. Bill Rauch, All the Way
03. Sean Mathias, Waiting for Godot
04. John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie
Best Actor in a Play
01. Bryan Cranston, All the Way
02. Ian McKellen, Waiting for Godot
03. Patrick Stewart, Waiting for Godot
04. Mark Rylance, Richard III
05. Daniel Radcliffe, The Cripple of Inishmaan
 
Best Actress in a Play
01. Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill
02. Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
03. Tyne Daly, Mothers and Sons
04. Estelle Parsons, The Velocity of Autumn
05. Marisa Tomei, The Realistic Joneses
 
Best Featured Actor in a Play
01. Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
02. Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie
03. Reed Birney, Casa Valentina
04. Paul Chahidi, Twelfth Night
05. Billy Crudup, Waiting for Godot
 
Best Featured Actress in a Play
01. Andrea Martin, Act One
02. Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie
03. Aniki Noni Rose, A Raisin in the Sun
04. Mare Winningham, Casa Valentina
05. Jayne Houdyshell, Romeo and Juliet
Best Musical
01. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
02. Aladdin
03. Rocky
04. The Bridges of Madison County
05. Bullets Over Broadway (if there’s a 5th)
Best Musical Revival
01. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
02. Violet
03. Cabaret
04. Les Miserables
Best Director of a Musical
01. Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
02. Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
03. Alex Timbers, Rocky
04. Bartlett Sher, The Bridges of Madison County
Best Actor in a Musical
01. Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
02. Jefferson Mays, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
03. Andy Karl, Rocky
04. Steven Pasquale, The Bridges of Madison County
05. Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
 
Best Actress in a Musical
01. Kelli O’Hara, The Bridges of Madison County
02. Jessie Mueller, Beautiful
03. Idina Menzel, If/Then
04. Sutton Foster, Violet
05. Michelle Williams, Cabaret
 
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
01. James Monroe Iglehart, Aladdin
02. Danny Burstein, Cabaret
03. Jashua Henry, Violet
04. Nick Cordero, Bullets Over Broadway
05. Brooks Ashmanskas, Bullets Over Broadway
 
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
01. Marin Mazzie, Bullets Over Broadway
02. Helena Yorke, Bullets Over Broadway
03. Anika Larsen, Beautiful
04. Adriane Lenox, After Midnight
05. Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
 
Best Book of a Musical
01. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
02. Aladdin
03. If/Then
04. The Bridges of Madison County
Best Score (Music & Lyrics)
01. The Bridges of Madison County
02. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder
03. Aladdin
04. Big Fish
Best Choreography
01. Bullets Over Broadway
02. Aladdin
03. Rocky
04. Beautiful