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2014 Tony Awards: Winner Predicitons

167x257x2014tonycoverageleft.png.pagespeed.ic.r2yQLCROhlThe 68th Annual Tony Awards: June 8, 2014

Here’s a rundown of all my Tony Award winner predictions and the possible spoilers. I haven’t made any changes to my original predictions — I’m feelin’ pretty good about my initial instincts (to see my full commentary, click on the link provided for each category) — so these are it: My selections for my office Tony pool. And I am going to win, obviously.

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Best Play
Will win: Robert Schenkkan, All the Way
Could win: n/a
Should win: Robert Schenkkan, All the Way

Best Musical
Will win: Beautiful — The Carole King Musical*
Could win: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Should win: None of them.
*To be clear: I’m predicting the spoiler to win here. The safer bet would be Gentleman’s Guide.

Best Book of a Musical
Will win: Robert L. Freedman, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Could win: n/a
Should win: None of them.

21BRIDGES-master675Best Original Score
Will win: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Could win: Robert L. Freedman & Steven Lutvak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Should win: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Best Play Revival
Will win: The Glass Menagerie
Could win: Twelfth Night
Should win: The Glass Menagerie or Twelfth Night

rs_634x1024-140410140851-634.Neil-Patrick-Harris-Hedwig-the-Angry-Inch-NYC.2.ms.041014Best Musical Revival
Will win: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Could win: n/a
Should win: Hedwig and the Angry Inch or Violet

Best Direction (Play)
Will win: Tim Carroll, Twelfth Night
Could win: John Tiffany, The Glass Menagerie
Should win: Probably Tim Carroll, though I didn’t see the production.

Best Direction (Musical)
Will win: Darko Tresnjak, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Could win: Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Should win: Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

2092584.pngBest Lead Actor (Play)
Will win: Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Could win: n/a
Should win: Chris O’Dowd, Of Mice and Men

Best Lead Actress (Play)
Will win: Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Could win: Cherry Jones, The Glass Menagerie
Should win: Both deserve it. Tie!

Best Lead Actor (Musical)
Will win: Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Could win: n/a
Should win: Neil Patrick Harris, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

one-night-in-memphis-violet-sutton-foster-gets-to-know-92168Best Lead Actress (Musical)
Will win: Jessie Mueller, Beautiful — The Carole King Musical
Could win: n/a
Should win: Sutton Foster, Violet

Best Featured Actor (Play)
Will win: Mark Rylance, Twelfth Night
Could win: n/a
Should win: Brian J. Smith, The Glass Menagerie

celia-keenan-bolger_450Best Featured Actress (Play)
Will win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie
Could win: n/a
Should win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, The Glass Menagerie

Besteatured Actor (Musical)
Will win: James Monroe-Iglehart, Aladdin
Could win: n/a
Should win: Joshua Henry, Violet

-202dfb86e884f4bbBest Featured Actress (Musical)
Will win: Lauren Worsham, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Could win: Honestly, it could go to anyone. It’s not a strong category.
Should win: Don’t care.

Best Scenic Design (Play)
Will win: Beowulf Boritt, Act One
Could win: n/a
Should win: Es Devlin, Machinal

stage-entertainmentBest Scenic Design (Musical)
Will win: Christopher Barreca, Rocky
Could win: n/a
Should win: Christopher Barreca, Rocky

Best Costume Design (Play)
Will win: Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night
Could win: n/a
Should win: Jenny Tiramani, Twelfth Night

0Best Costume Design (Musical)
Will win: Lina Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Could win: Isabel Toledo, After Midnight
Should win: Linda Cho, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder

Best Lighting Design (Play)
Will win: Natasha Katz, The Glass Menagerie
Could win: n/a
Should win: Jane Cox, Machinal

Best Lighting Design (Musical)
Will win: Kevin Adams, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Could win: n/a
Should win: Christopher Akerlind, Rocky

Machinal American Airlines TheatreBest Sound Design (Play)
Will win: Steve Canyon Kennedy, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
Could win: n/a
Should win: Matt Tierney, Machinal

Best Sound Design (Musical)
Will win: Tim O’Heir, Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Could win: n/a
Should win: Tim O’Hair, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

01-after-midnightBest Choreography
Will win: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight
Could win: n/a
Should win: Warren Carlyle, After Midnight

Best Orchestrations
Will win: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County
Could win: n/a
Should win: Jason Robert Brown, The Bridges of Madison County

Good Luck & Enjoy the Show!

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