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07 June 2011 @ 09:28 pm
My probably REALLY wrong Tony picks...  
It's Tony season again and I can't think of an award show that I get more excited about... :) Every year I make my predictions and every year I'm WRONG. :) But I have to agree with everyone who says that this year's Best Actor in a Play category is one of the strongest that I've seen. I'm REALLY rooting for Mark Rylance, but ALL of this year's other nominees are incredibly strong.

Here are my predictions for this year (and my choices for the awards) :)

Best musical
"The Book of Mormon" - my prediction -------------Winner
"Catch Me if You Can"
"The Scottsboro Boys" - my choice
"Sister Act"

Best play
"Good People" (David Lindsay-Abaire) - my prediction
"Jerusalem" (Jez Butterworth)
"The Mother... With the Hat" (Stephen Adly Guirgis)
"War Horse" (Nick Stafford) - my choice -------------------Winner

Best revival of a musical
"Anything Goes" - my prediction / my choice ----------------Winner
"How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Best revival of a play
"Arcadia"
"The Importance of Being Earnest"
"The Merchant of Venice"
"The Normal Heart" - my prediction / my choice -----------------Winner

Best book of a musical
"Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson" (Alex Timbers)
"The Book of Mormon" (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone) - my prediction --------Winner
"The Scottsboro Boys" (David Thompson) - my choice
"Sister Act"(Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane)

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater
"The Book of Mormon" (music and lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone) - my prediction -------Winner
"The Scottsboro Boys" (music and lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb) - my choice
"Sister Act" (Music: Alan Menken; lyrics: Glenn Slater)
"Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" (music and lyrics: David Yazbek)

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play
Brian Bedford, "The Importance of Being Earnest"
Bobby Cannavale, "The Mother... With the Hat"
Joe Mantello, "The Normal Heart"
Al Pacino, "The Merchant of Venice"
Mark Rylance, "Jerusalem" - my prediction / my choice ----------Winner!!

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play
Nina Arianda, "Born Yesterday" - my choice
Frances McDormand, "Good People" - my prediction ---------------Winner
Lily Rabe, "The Merchant of Venice"
Vanessa Redgrave, "Driving Miss Daisy"
Hannah Yelland, "Brief Encounter"

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical
Norbert Leo Butz, "Catch Me if You Can" -----------------------Winner
Josh Gad, "The Book of Mormon" - my prediction
Joshua Henry, "The Scottsboro Boys"
Andrew Rannells, "The Book of Mormon"
Tony Sheldon, "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" - my choice

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical
Sutton Foster, "Anything Goes" - my prediction ---------------Winner
Beth Leavel, "Baby It's You!"
Patina Miller, "Sister Act"
Donna Murphy, "The People in the Picture" - my choice

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play
Mackenzie Crook, "Jerusalem" - my choice
Billy Crudup, "Arcadia"
John Benjamin Hickey, "The Normal Heart" - my prediction ----------------Winner
Arian Moayed, "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"
Yul Vázquez, "The Mother... With the Hat"

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play
Ellen Barkin, "The Normal Heart" - my prediction ----------------------Winner
Edie Falco, "The House of Blue Leaves"
Judith Light, "Lombardi" - my choice
Joanna Lumley, "La Bête"
Elizabeth Rodriguez, "The Mother... With the Hat"

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical
Colman Domingo, "The Scottsboro Boys"
Adam Godley, "Anything Goes"
John Larroquette, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" - my choice ---------Winner
Forrest McClendon, "The Scottsboro Boys"
Rory O'Malley, "The Book of Mormon" - my prediction

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical
Laura Benanti, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" - my prediction / my choice
Tammy Blanchard, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Victoria Clark, "Sister Act"
Nikki M. James, "The Book of Mormon" ------------------Winner
Patti LuPone, "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown"

Best scenic design of a play
Todd Rosenthal, "The Mother... With the Hat"
Rae Smith, "War Horse" - my prediction / my choice ------------Winner
Ultz, "Jerusalem"
Mark Wendland, "The Merchant of Venice"

Best scenic design of a musical
Beowulf Boritt, "The Scottsboro Boys"
Derek McLane, "Anything Goes"
Scott Pask, "The Book of Mormon" - my prediction / my choice -------------Winner
Donyale Werle, "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"

Best costume design of a play
Jess Goldstein, "The Merchant of Venice"
Desmond Heeley, "The Importance of Being Earnest" ------------Winner
Mark Thompson, "La Bête" - my prediction / my choice
Catherine Zuber, "Born Yesterday"

Best costume design of a musical
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, "Priscilla Queen of the Desert" - my prediction / my choice ------Winner
Martin Pakledinaz, "Anything Goes"
Ann Roth, "The Book of Mormon"
Catherine Zuber, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"

Best lighting design of a play
Paule Constable, "War Horse" - my prediction / my choice -------------------Winner
David Lander, "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"
Kenneth Posner, "The Merchant of Venice"
Mimi Jordan Sherin, "Jerusalem"

Best lighting design of a musical
Ken Billington, "The Scottsboro Boys" - my prediction / my choice
Howell Binkley, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Peter Kaczorowski, "Anything Goes"
Brian MacDevitt, "The Book of Mormon" ------------------------Winner

Best sound design of a play
Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers, "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"
Simon Baker, "Brief Encounter"
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, "Jerusalem"
Christopher Shutt, "War Horse" - my prediction / my choice -------------Winner

Best sound design of a musical
Peter Hylenski, "The Scottsboro Boys" - my prediction / my choice
Steve Canyon Kennedy, "Catch Me if You Can"
Brian Ronan, "Anything Goes"
Brian Ronan, "The Book of Mormon" ------------------Winner

Best direction of a play
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, "War Horse" - my choice --------------Winner
Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, "The Normal Heart" - my prediction
Anna D. Shapiro, "The Mother... With the Hat"
Daniel Sullivan, "The Merchant of Venice"

Best direction of a musical
Rob Ashford, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Kathleen Marshall, "Anything Goes"
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, "The Book of Mormon" - my prediction -----------Winner
Susan Stroman, "The Scottsboro Boys" - my choice

Best choreography
Rob Ashford, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Kathleen Marshall, "Anything Goes" - my prediction / my choice ------------Winner
Casey Nicholaw, "The Book of Mormon"
Susan Stroman, "The Scottsboro Boys"

Best orchestrations
Doug Besterman, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying"
Larry Hochman, "The Scottsboro Boys" - my prediction / my choice
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, "The Book of Mormon" ----------Winner
Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank, "Catch Me if You Can"

And as always, I welcome all opinions of how wrong I am (as I usually am - I let my emotions get too much in the way of my predictions...) Well, I guess we'll just have to see on Sunday night. :)
 
 
 
bigrivermusicalbigrivermusical on June 8th, 2011 02:43 pm (UTC)
LOL according to your prediction Mormon nearly sweeps! I heard Josh was sick last week and many Tony Voters didn't see him. So that may change the result!

BTW Scottsboro Boys will be playing in San Diego and SF next year, I assume you'll come and see it?
Sheri: Tonyshutterbug93 on June 12th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
I'd heard that Scottsboro Boys was going to be playing in CA! Very excited... saw it at both the Vineyard & on Broadway and I'm so happy that it wasn't forgotten this year in the Tony noms.