Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tony Award Predictions

Here are the Tony Award nominations. The most notable ommission is Cherry Jones for Faith Healer, probably because people couldn't agree on whether she shuold be a lead or supporting. (The Tonys said supporting, but if you thought she should be a lead, you might be disinclined to give her your vote, however good you thought she was.)Here are my predictions:

Best Play -- The History Boys (but what a great year for plays)
Best Musical -- Jersey Boys (lots of love for The Drowsy Chaperone, but Jersey Boys is a sure bet on tour and that's the biggest block of voters. After feeling suckered by Avenue Q, they're not gonna support the perhaps Broadway-only appeal of Drowsy.)
Best Book of a Musical -- Consolation prize for Drowsy, though Marshall Brickman may steal it for Jersey)
Best Score -- Drowsy Chaperone
Best Revival, Play -- Faith Healer
Best Revival, Musical -- The Pajama Game
Best Actor, Play -- Richard Griffiths (History Boys)
BestActress, Play -- Cynthia Nixon (Rabbit Hole)
Best Actor, Musical -- Harry Connick Jr. (Pajama Game)
Best Actress Musical -- Sutton Foster (Drowsy)
Best Featured Actor, Play -- Ian McDiarmid (Faith - though my heart belongs to Samuel Barnett for History)
Best Featured Actress, Play -- Frances De La Tour (History -- but that's just my hope; toughest category to call and I haven't seen Tyne Daly in Rabbit Hole or Zoe Wanamaker in Awake and Sing; either one could take it)
Best Featured Actor, Musical -- Manoel Felciano (Sweeney Todd, though Jim Dale in Threepenny could be the winner)
Best Featured Actress, Musical -- no idea; let me get back to you
Best Director, Play -- Nicholas Hytner (History)
Best Director, Musical -- Kathleen Marshall (Pajama)

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