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April 29, 2011

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2011 Tony Awards: Nominee Predictions

by Jesse North

The Tony Award nominations are upon us, Broadway lovers, and the choices are as difficult as ever! The original musical returned with a vengeance this Broadway season, offering daring works like Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and The Scottsboro Boys to crowd pleasers like The Book of Mormon and Catch Me If You Can. There is also a refreshing crop of young actors populating the musical performance categories. Here’s my take on what shows will make the cut when the nominations are announced Tuesday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. Stage Rush will be syndicating the live video feed of the announcements, so log on and watch here on Tuesday morning.

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Best Play

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Jerusalem
The Motherf**ker With The Hat
War Horse

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Best Musical

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
The Scottsboro Boys

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Best Revival of a Play

Born Yesterday
Driving Miss Daisy
The Merchant of Venice
The Normal Heart

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Best Revival of a Musical

Anything Goes
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker With The Hat
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem
Robin Williams, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
Francis McDormand, Good People
Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
Kathleen Turner, High

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
Daniel Radcliffe, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
Aaron Tveit, Catch Me If You Can
Benjamin Walker, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Janet Decal, Wonderland
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Beth Leavel, Baby It’s You!
Patina Miller, Sister Act
Donna Murphy, The People In The Picture

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Billy Crudup, Arcadia
Brad Fleischer, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Evan Jonigkeit, High
Lee Pace, The Normal Heart

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
Margaret Colin, Arcadia
Bel Powley, Arcadia
Annabella Sciorra, The Motherf**ker With The Hat
Lia Williams, Arcadia

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Nick Adams, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
John Larroquette, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Rory O’Malley, The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Kerry Butler, Catch Me If You Can
Victoria Clark, Sister Act
Rose Hemingway, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon

Best Direction of a Play
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Jerusalem
The Normal Heart
War Horse

Best Direction of a Musical
Anything Goes
The Book of Mormon
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
The Scottsboro Boys

Best Choreography
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

Best Book of a Musical
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
The Book of Mormon
The Scottsboro Boys
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Original Score Music and/or Lyrics Written for the Theatre
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
The Scottsboro Boys
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Orchestrations
Anything Goes
The Book of Mormon
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Born Yesterday
Jerusalem
The Motherf**ker With The Hat

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
The Book of Mormon
Sister Act
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Costume Design of a Play
Born Yesterday
The Importance of Being Earnest
Mrs. Warren’s Profession
War Horse

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Anything Goes
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
The Book of Mormon
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
The Merchant of Venice
The Normal Heart
War Horse

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
The Book of Mormon
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert
The Scottsboro Boys

Best Sound Design of a Play
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Driving Miss Daisy
Jerusalem
War Horse

Best Sound Design of a Musical
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying
Priscilla: Queen of the Desert

What do you think, Rushers? Do you agree with my predictions? What do you think I got wrong? Who do you think will be nominated?  Leave all your Tony excitement in the comments below, and visit Stage Rush on Tuesday, May 3 at 8:30 a.m. to watch the Tony nomination announcements live!

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4 Comments Post a comment
  1. Apr 29 2011

    Nothing would make me happier than to see Scottsboro Boys get a nomination. And as much as I love BBAJ I don’t have high hopes for their chances. I have a feeling Sister Act will sneak on up in there.

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  2. Apr 30 2011

    I am the biggest Broadway person ever, and Joel Grey will most likely be nominated for anything goes, considering his talent and how much he’s been in the past and how popular and famous and fantastic he is.

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    • Dec 17 2011

      Good to see real expertise on display. Your conrtubition is most welcome.

      Reply
  3. Eric
    May 1 2011

    Since Tony Sheldon isn’t eligible for Best Featured Actor (his category is Best Leading Actor) in a Musical, your prediction there must be wrong.

    Reply

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