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Who Will Win Big On TV's Most Musical Night? Our Tony Predictions!

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06/09/2013 4:42 am
Who Will Win Big On TV's Most Musical Night? Our Tony Predictions!

Joey O’Hern

Staff Writer

It’s the biggest night for Broadway so ladies and gents please take your seats and get ready for the 67th annual Tony Awards. The show is tomorrow night, 8pm on CBS and you do not want to miss it. Did we mention the show is back at Radio City Music Hall guaranteeing that the performances and surprises will be bigger than before not to mention Neil Patrick Harris returns as the host!  With so many tight races for such coveted awards such as “Best Musical” or “Best Original Score”, it’s anyone’s guess who will leave Radio City victorious. But don’t worry; I’ve broken down what shows I think can plan on changing out their marquees to say “TONY WINNER!”


Best Musical: 

Who Will Win: 

Matilda The Musical, a love letter from basically every single critic known to man urging audience members to not walk but run to the theatre sealed the deal for this show to take home the Tony for “Best Musical”.

Possible Upset:

I am all for shows coming across the pond from the West End and making their way to the bright lights of Broadway but Kinky Boots (even though based on a British film) is an all-American musical that I would love to see it take it home and don’t be surprised to see this upset the front runner Matilda. Not to mention Kinky has ran one heck of a campaign.

Best Revival of a Musical:

Who Will Win: Hands down Pippin (and everybody knows it). What Diane Paulus has done with such a classic show is brilliant. She respects the original work but turns it up a notch and audience members would agree. Expect

Possible Upset: In a very slight chance, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Best Original Score:

Who Will Win: One of the tightest races of the night far and it’s between Cyndi Lauper for Kinky Boots and Tim Minchin for Matilda The Musical.  I predict Cyndi to take home her first Tony. It would be the first for a female composer and honestly…I’d be happy with that.

Possible Upset: Tim Minchin forMatilda The Musical.

Leading Actor In a Musical:

Who Will Win: Billy Porter for Kinky Boots. Porter is giving a tour de force performance every night at the Al Hirschfield theatre. I’m not seeing Kinky Boots winning “Best Musical” so expect Porter be rewarded.

Possible Upset:

Bertie Carvel for Matilda The Musical. Trust me, the man is hilarious and the role is a total transformation. If we are being honest, this really isn’t a lead role.

Leading Actress In a Musical:

Who Will Win

: Anyone who knows theatre knows that this is an extremely tight race. Do you award the phenomenal Laura Osnes for Cinderella.  She carries the show on her back every night and sings beautifully? Or do you reward Patina Miller for Pippin, a seductress yet powerful performance that didn’t win over all the critics? Osnes has been working way up through the ranks and earing the respect for it. Even though it may be a bold prediction I expect her to take home her first (of many to come) Tony.

Possible Upset

: Patina Miller for Pippin.

The Rest of the Musical Awards! 

Direction of a Musical:

Diane Paulus for Pippin.


Jerry Mitchell for Kinky Boots.

Best Book Of a Musical

: Dennis Kelly for Matilda The Musical (don’t be shocked if there is a Cinderella upset).

Costume Design Of a Musical:

William Ivey Long for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.


Danny Troob for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Seriously have you heard that OBCR? It’s incredible. 

Featured Actor In a Musical:

Terrence Mann for Pippin.

Featured Actress In a Musical:

Andrea Martin for Pippin.

Sound Design Of a Musical:

John Shivers for Kinky Boots

Scenic Design Of a Musical: 

Rob Howell for Matilda The Musical. 

Lighting Design Of a Musical:

Hug Vanstone for Matilda The Musical

Best Play:


Who Will Win:

 Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The show is hilarious with an impressive cast and I have feeling they’ll be rewarded for that. 

Possible Upset:

Don’t be surprised if Lucky Guy pulls an upset. This is the late Nora Ephron’s work. I could see the Tony voters wanting to give her the award.

Best Revival of a Play

Who Will Win:

After a bit of controversy surrounding their Tony campaign I believe this one will be going to Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.

Possible Upset: 

The Trip To Bountiful. It’s got a star-studded cast and it also has on its side that it’s still running.

The Rest of the Play Awards

Direction of a Play

: Nicholas Martin for Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Costume Design Of a Play

: Ann Roth for The Nance.

Lead Actress In a Play

: Cicely Tyson for The Trip To Bountiful.

Lead Actor In a Play:

Tom Hanks for Lucky Guy.

Featured Actor In a Play:

Danny Burstein for Golden Boy.

Featured Actress In a Play:

Judith Light for The Assembled Parties.

Sound Design Of a Play

: Leon Rothenberg for The Nance.

Scenic Design Of a Play:

John Lee Beatty for The Nance.

Lighting Design Of a Play:

Japhy Weideman for The Nance.

So that’s it ladies and gents! What do you think? Agree or disagree? Feel like your favorite show or performer shouldn’t be counted out?


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