Wow! It’s Tony Awards time already? How did June arrive so fast?

As Broadway fans prepare for various betting pools at work and parties this Sunday night, picking their favorites and dark horses (I have a soft spot for The Prom), James Corden is working on his opening act and maybe another Broadway Crosswalk Musical for the home viewing audiences? He was one of my favorite hosts in past years; you could tell he was one of us, the kid who wanted to get a look at as many Broadway performances each year on the Tony Awards as possible.

It has been a great season for Broadway, breaking all previous records with the 2018-2019 season grosses. But do you remember last year’s winners? Many of them still contributed to the current season. A wizard and a misplaced band took home the top prizes. A Rodgers & Hammerstein musical was nominated in 11 categories and took home one. A musical on ice was frozen out, and angels’ wings carried many of the play categories.

Hell will probably NOT freeze over as Hadestown, a heavy favorite for Best Musical, should win in several of its 14 nominated categories, and R&H get another shot at Best Revival of a Musical with an edgy new Oklahoma carrying eight nominations this year. The Ferryman should sail away with a few awards, while The Cher Show could very well turn back time for a diva win for Stephanie J Block as Best Actress in a Musical.

A few of the non-performance awards that seem a pretty sure bet are the legendary Bob Mackie for the Costume Design for The Cher Show, and Best Choreography for the revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate.

This is just a scratch at some predictions for the big night. What are yours? Take a look below at the complete list of nominees, and be sure to print out your ballot for Sunday night from the official Tony Awards site where you can read more about the nominees.

For a closer look at what happens with the Tony voting process, check out the StageAgent Tony blog from 2016.

BEST MUSICAL

Ain’t Too Proud
Beetlejuice
Hadestown
The Prom
Tootsie

BEST PLAY

Choir Boy
The Ferryman
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ink
What the Constitution Means to Me

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

Kiss Me, Kate
Oklahoma!

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

All My Sons
The Boys in the Band
Burn This
Torch Song
The Waverly Gallery

BEST SCORE

Adam Guettel, To Kill a Mockingbird
Joe Iconis, Be More Chill
Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown
Eddie Perfect, Beetlejuice
Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, The Prom
David Yazbek, Tootsie

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

Scott Brown and Anthony King, Beetlejuice
Robert Horn, Tootsie
Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, The Prom
Anaïs Mitchell, Hadestown
Dominique Morisseau, Ain’t Too Proud

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Annette Bening, All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Janet McTeer, Bernhard/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Mary Testa, Oklahoma!

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

André De Shields, Hadestown
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY

Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson, King Lear

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY

Bertie Carvel, Ink
Robin de Jesus, The Boys in the Band
Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of the Temptations
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

Rupert Goold, Ink
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud
Peter England, King Kong
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown
Laura Jellinek, Oklahoma!
David Korins, Beetlejuice

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Jan Versweyveld, Network

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Michael Krass, Hadestown
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long, Tootsie
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show
Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

Rob Howell, The Ferryman
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Clint Ramos, Torch Song
Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud
Bradley King, Hadestown
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

Neil Austin, Ink
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud
Drew Levy, Oklahoma!
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY

Adam Cork, Ink
Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Fitz Patton, Choir Boy
Nick Powell, The Ferryman
Eric Sleichim, Network

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Rosemary Harris
Terrence McNally
Harold Wheeler

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Judith Light

Special Tony Award

Marin Mazzie
Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company
Jason Michael Webb

Regional Theatre Tony Award

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Broadway Inspirational Voices
Peter Entin
Joseph Blakely Forbes
FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9

 

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