Sunday, June 07, 2015

2015 Tony Awards - a few predictions

A few predictions...

Yes, ok, I know I had virtually vanished for an extended period.

It happens - - like life.

So for today, I'm back with a couple of prognostications.  It's not a full list, just some highlights for this year's Tony Awards.

This is a very competitive season for Broadway.  There are many good shows out there. There are some not-as-good shows out there too.  Nominees have come in from both sides of that coin.

Best Musical
An American in Paris

Best Play
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Best Revival - Musical
The King and I

Best Revival - Play

Best Actor in a Musical
Michael Cerveris - hands down

Best Actress in a Musical
Kelli O'Hara - she should have won for South Pacific, this should be her second Tony IMHO

Best Actor in a Play
Alex Sharp - a breakout performance for this newcomer

Best Actress in a Play
Helen Mirren - 'nough said

Best Director - Musical
Sam Gold - I'll be surprised if one musical takes anything close to a clean sweep of its nominations

Best Choreographer
Christopher Wheeldon - Josh Bergasse did truly admirable and beautiful work in On The Town, but AAIP is a 2-act ballet with songs and scenes.

Best Director - Play
Stephen Daldry

We'll check back in later this week.