Tony Winners and Nominations 2016: My Ballot/Predictions

Tony Winners and Nominations for Broadway 2016: My Ballot/Predictions
Nominations for the 2016 American Theatre Wing’s Tony Awards®

 

At the end of May, the Tony Award nominations were announced for the Broadway theatre season 2016, and I was holding my breath for each category as the rolled them out starting at 8:30am.

There were a number of surprises, such as the record breaking 16 nominations for Hamilton and the sad few nominations received by Tuck Everlasting, (only one for Gregg Barnes/Costume Design) . Surprised that Waitress only got 4 nominations, but happy for Bright Star that received 5.  Not bothered at all that American Psycho only got 2, I didn’t really care for it at all, same with single nominees, Disaster!, Therese Raquin, Hughie, On Your Feet!, Misery, and Dames at Sea.  Glad for the strong but small group of great original plays, King Charles III (with 5), Eclipsed and The Humans (with 6), and The Father (with 2). Very pleased for Roundabout’s She Loves Me (with 8) and Noises Off (with 5), and Ivo’s Arthur Miller plays, The Crucible (with 4) and A View from the Bridge (with 5). The revivals of Fiddler… (3), Spring Awakening (3), Long Day’s Journey… (a magnificent 7), The Color Purple (4), and Blackbird (3) should all be quite pleased with themselves, as should the surprise of School of Rock (4) and Shuffle Along… (with a shocking and spectacular 10). Congrats to them all.

Over the last month, I separated the categories for discussion before the big night on Sunday, June 12th.  Hopefully you had a chance to read the Five Part breakdown.  If not, here are my picks for who will win (👉) and who I loved the most (❤️)and after I’ll add who did win (🏆).  They actually might not match the ones I wrote about in the five part series, sometimes as the other awards come in, my mind changes.  So here goes:

 

I got 16 correct.  Not bad, but not great, especially compared to last year when I only got one wrong…

Here’s the list one more time:

Best Play

Eclipsed  – Author: Danai Gurira
The Father – Author: Florian Zeller

🏆👉The Humans – Author: Stephen Karam
❤️King Charles III – Author: Mike Bartlett

 

Best Musical



❤️Bright Star
🏆👉❤️Hamilton
School of Rock—The Musical
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Waitress

 

Best Revival of a Play



Arthur Miller’s The Crucible
🏆👉❤️Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge
Blackbird
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off

 

Best Revival of a Musical



🏆The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
👉❤️She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

This is a hard one to guess who will win.  Loves or Purple?

Best Book of a Musical



❤️Bright Star – Steve Martin

🏆👉Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda

School of Rock—The Musical – Julian Fellowes

Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed – George C. Wolfe

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre



Bright Star – Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell  – Lyrics: Edie Brickell

🏆👉Hamilton – Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

School of Rock—The Musical – Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber  – Lyrics: Glenn Slater

❤️Waitress – Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play



Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Jeff Daniels, Blackbird

🏆👉Frank Langella, The Father

Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III

❤️Mark Strong, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

I’d love Strong to triumph.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play



🏆👉❤️Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Laurie Metcalf, Misery

Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed

Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

Michelle Williams, Blackbird



Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical



Alex Brightman, School of Rock—The Musical

❤️Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof

Zachary Levi, She Loves Me

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

🏆👉Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

This is a hard one.  Miranda or Odom will win….

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical



❤️❤️Laura Benanti, She Loves Me

❤️Carmen Cusack, Bright Star

🏆👉❤️Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

❤️Jessie Mueller, Waitress

Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

I love them all, even you Soo, even you. 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play



🏆Reed Birney, The Humans

Bill Camp, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

David Furr, Noises Off

Richard Goulding, King Charles III

👉❤️Michael Shannon, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

Birney may sneak in for a win, but i’m betting not.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play



Pascale Armand, Eclipsed

❤️Megan Hilty, Noises Off

🏆👉Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans

Andrea Martin, Noises Off

Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

One of the Eclipsed ladies may win, Sengbloh maybe, but I’m putting my money of Houdyshell.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical



🏆👉Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

❤️Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress

❤️Jonathan Groff, Hamilton

❤️Christopher Jackson, Hamilton



Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical



Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

🏆Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

👉❤️Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me

Jennifer Simard, Disaster!

Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Goldsberry may grab this away from Krakowski, but I hope not.  or even Warren, but that’s a long shot.

Best Scenic Design of a Play



Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin

Christopher Oram, Hughie

❤️Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

🏆👉David Zinn, The Humans

Best Scenic Design of a Musical



Es Devlin & Finn Ross, American Psycho

👉David Korins, Hamilton

Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

🏆❤️David Rockwell, She Loves Me



Best Costume Design of a Play



👉Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

❤️Michael Krass, Noises Off

🏆Clint Ramos, Eclipsed

❤️Tom Scutt, King Charles III



Best Costume Design of a Musical



Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting

❤️Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me

👉Ann Roth, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

🏆Paul Tazewell, Hamilton



Best Lighting Design of a Play



🏆Natasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

👉Justin Townsend, The Humans

❤️Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible

❤️Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge



Best Lighting Design of a Musical



🏆👉Howell Binkley, Hamilton

❤️Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening

Justin Townsend, American Psycho

 

Best Direction of a Play



Rupert Goold, King Charles III

Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

👉 Joe Mantello, The Humans

Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed

🏆❤️Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

 

Best Direction of a Musical



❤️Michael Arden, Spring Awakening

John Doyle, The Color Purple

Scott Ellis, She Loves Me

🏆👉Thomas Kail, Hamilton

George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

 

Best Choreography



🏆Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

👉❤️Savion Glover, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof

Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea

Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan



Best Orchestrations



❤️August Eriksmoen, Bright Star

❤️Larry Hochman, She Loves Me

🏆👉Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton

Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

May the best one win! and let’s spread the love people!

* * *

 

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

 

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Sheldon Harnick

Marshall W. Mason

 

Special Tony Award

National Endowment for the Arts

Miles Wilkin

 

Regional Theatre Tony Award

Paper Mill Playhouse

Millburn, NJ

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Brian Stokes Mitchell

 

 

 

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Seth Gelblum

Joan Lader

Sally Ann Parsons

 

* * *

 

Tony Nominations by Production
Hamilton – 16

Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed – 10

She Loves Me – 8

Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 7

Eclipsed – 6

The Humans – 6

Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge – 5

Bright Star – 5

King Charles III – 5

Noises Off – 5

Arthur Miller’s The Crucible – 4

The Color Purple – 4

School of Rock—The Musical – 4

Waitress – 4

Blackbird – 3

Fiddler on the Roof – 3

Spring Awakening – 3

American Psycho – 2

The Father – 2

Dames at Sea – 1

Disaster! – 1

Hughie – 1

Misery – 1

On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan – 1

Thérèse Raquin – 1

Tuck Everlasting – 1
#TonyAwards

http://www.TonyAwards.com

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Tony Winners and Nominations 2016: My Ballot/Predictions

  1. Reblogged this on front mezz junkies and commented:

    And the winners are….

    I predicted 16/24 correctly. Not great, compared to last year when I only got one wrong, and this in the year of #Hamilton, which made it easy (and sometimes difficult to pick) but here ya go:

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s