Monday, April 30, 2012

My Nominees for the 2012 Tony Awards

Before the Tony Awards nominations are announced tomorrow morning, I thought I would compile a list of my predictions for the eventual nominees.  While I certainly *hope* that you take the time to read all of my Tony Watch articles (the latest of which can be found here) on this same subject, this should provide an easy frame of reference for those of you who haven’t gotten to all of them yet.
Plus, it’s nice to take one final look back now that all the shows have opened and we can put everything in perspective.  And having an official list will make it easier to see how accurate my predictions actually are.  So here are my picks for all the major Tony categories, along with a Runner-Up that I could see knocking one of my nominees out of the running.
Andrew Garfield in Death of a Salesman
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Andrew Garfield, Death of a Salesman
Christian Borle, Peter and the Starcatcher
Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park
Michael Esper, The Lyons
Thomas Sadoski, Other Desert Cities
Runner-Up:  Dick Latessa, The Lyons                           

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Angela Lansbury, The Best Man
Celia Keenan-Bolger, Peter and the Starcatcher
Condola Rashad, Stick Fly
Judith Light, Other Desert Cities
Linda Edmond, Death of a Salesman
Runner-Up:  Christina Kirk, Clybourne Park
Phillip Boykin in Porgy and Bess
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
David Alan Grier, Porgy and Bess
Josh Young, Jesus Christ Superstar
Michael Cerveris, Evita
Patrick Page, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Phillip Boykin, Porgy and Bess
Runner-Up:  Tom Hewitt, Jesus Christ Superstar

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Ghost
Elaine Page, Follies
Jessie Mueller, On a Clear Day, You Can See Forever
Judy Kaye, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Melissa van der Schyff, Bonnie and Clyde
Runner-Up:  Terri White, Follies
Tracie Bennett in End of the Rainbow
Best Actor in a Play
Alan Rickman, Seminar
James Corden, One Man, Two Guvnors
James Earl Jones, The Best Man
Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Death of a Salesman
Stacy Keach, Other Desert Cities
Runner-Up:  Hugh Dancy, Venus in Fur

Best Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, Wit
Linda Lavin, The Lyons
Nina Arianda, Venus in Fur
Stockard Channing, Other Desert Cities
Tracie Bennett, End of the Rainbow
Runner-Up:  Jennifer Lim, Chinglish
Jan Maxwell in Follies
Best Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Follies
Jeremy Jordan, Newsies/Bonnie and Clyde
Norm Lewis, Porgy and Bess
Rob Raines, Follies
Steve Kazee, Once
Runner-Up:  Raul Esparza, Leap of Faith

Best Actress in a Musical
Audra McDonald, Porgy and Bess
Bernadette Peters, Follies
Cristin Milioti, Once
Jan Maxwell, Follies
Kelli O’Hara, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Runner-Up:  Elena Roger, Evita

Elaine Paige and the boys of Follies
 Best Revival of a Play
The Best Man
Death of a Salesman
A Streetcar Named Desire
Runner-Up:  Master Class

Best Revival of a Musical
Jesus Christ Superstar
Porgy and Bess
Runner-Up:  Godspell
The cast of Newsies

Best Play
Clybourne Park
Other Desert Cities
Peter and the Starcatcher
Venus in Fur
Runner-Up:  The Lyons

Best Musical
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark
Runner-Up:  Bonnie and Clyde

Check back tomorrow morning to see how I did!

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