My 2015 Tony Awards Predictions

I made a post like this around 11 months ago a week or so before the Tony Awards aired, but this year I thought I'd do it on the day the nominations were announced. The Tony's excite me possibly even more than the Olivier's do and I was beyond excited to see some fantastic performances I've read about and watched clips of myself be nominated for awards this year.

I can't help but feel like many shows got snubbed though including absolutely no mention of shows like Side Show, It Shoulda Been You, Honeymoon in Vegas, Finding Neverland and more, as well as only one nomination for the recent Broadway revival of Gigi starring Vanessa Hudgens. Regardless, here are what I predict will come out on the night of the Tony's (June 7th); where 'Curious Incident' is mentioned, I am of course referring to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Finally, if you don't yet know all of the possible nominees then you can familiarise yourself with the full list I'm referencing from, here.

  • Best Play to Hand to God
  • Best Musical to Something Rotten!
  • Best Revival of a Play to You Can't Take It With You
  • Best Revival of a Musical to On The Twentieth Century
  • Best Director of a Play to Marianne Elliott for Curious Incident
  • Best Director of a Musical to Sam Gold for Fun Home
  • Best Choreography to Christoper Wheeldon for An American In Paris
  • Best Leading Actor in a Play to Alex Sharp for Curious Incident
  • Best Leading Actress in a Play to Helen Mirren for The Audience
  • Best Leading Actor in a Musical to Brian d'Arcy James for Something Rotten!
  • Best Leading Actress in a Musical to Beth Malone for Fun Home
  • Best Featured Actor in a Play to Nathaniel Parker for Wolf Hall Parts One and Two
  • Best Featured Actress in a Play to Annaleigh Ashford for You Can't Take It With You
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical to Christian Borle for Something Rotten!
  • Best Featured Actress in a Musical to Emily Skeggs for Fun Home
  • Best Book of a Musical to Lisa Kron for Fun Home
  • Best Score to Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick for Something Rotten!
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play to Bunny Christie and Finn Ross for Curious Incident
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical to David Rockwell for On The Twentieth Century
  • Best Costume Design of a Play to David Zinn for Airline Highway
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical to William Ivey Long for On The Twentieth Century
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play to Paule Constable for Curious Incident
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical to Japhy Weideman for The Visit
  • Best Orchestrations to Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky & Bill Elliot for An American in Paris
I'd just like to point out that these are my predictions through and through and that I'd probably pick some different options if I had my choice but this is a good blend of what I'd like to see win and what I think will win because that seems to be what the Tony voters lean towards (but even choosing what you want to win is incredibly difficult in this strong and stellar Broadway season). You can keep up with all the Tony buzz over on @smusicalmusings on Twitter and I'll be live tweeting the Tony winners through the night of June 7th/early hours of June 8th over there, too!

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