2019 Tony Winners, Nominations, and my (pretty accurate) Predictions.

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2019 Tony Winners 🏆, Nominations, my (pretty accurate🤪) Predictions 👉, and Preferences 🤞.

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The 2019 Tony Awards were last night and what a fun festive night it was. An awesome almost brawl between Audra McDonald and Laura Linney captured the spotlight (well-played James Corden). But it was Hadestown who came out the winner with eight Tonys, including Best New Musical, with The Ferryman sailing up behind with four wins, including Best Play.

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Hadestown

Oklahoma! was named Best Musical Revival, and also a Tony win first for the phenomenal Ali Stroker in the category of Best Featured Actress in a Musical.  The Cher Show, MTC’s Ink, and Tootsie also had two glorious well deserved wins each. The Boys in the Band was fabulously named Best Revival of a Play. All and all I was very pleased. 21/26 is pretty darn good, if you ask me….

Photo: Julieta Cervantes
Zak Orth, Laurie Metcalf, John Lithgow. Hillary and Clinton Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Here are my thoughts leading up to the telecast:

🤞Who I think should win.

👉Who I think will win.

And now I can also list the WINNERS,

🏆Who won the coveted 2019 Tony Award

Below is a full list of the winners, nominees and my pretty darn good predictions. You can click on any of the highlighted titles to read my review. I’ve been lucky enough to have seen them all this year, so here goes:

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Heidi Schreck. What the Constitution Means to Me. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Best play

Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney

🏆🤞👉The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth

Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac

Ink by James Graham

What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

Best revival of a musical

Kiss Me, Kate

🏆🤞👉Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Best musical

Ain’t Too Proud

Beetlejuice

🏆🤞👉Hadestown

The Prom

Tootsie

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Lucas Hedges, Elaine May. The Waverly Gallery Photo by Brigitte Lacombe.

Best revival of a play

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

🏆👉The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley

Burn This by Lanford Wilson

🤞Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein

The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan

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Damon Daunno & Mary Testa. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! (c) Little Fang Photo.

 

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom

Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud

Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice

🤞Damon Daunno, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

🏆👉Santino Fontana, Tootsie

The Prom

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical

🏆🤞👉Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom

Beth Leavel, The Prom

Eva Noblezada, Hadestown

Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

1 0596_Adam Driver and Keri Russell in BURN THIS, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2019

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman

🏆🤞👉Bryan Cranston, Network

Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird

Adam Driver, Burn This

Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

0054r_Benjamin Walker, Tracy Letts, Annette Bening and Hampton Fluker in Arthur Miller's ALL MY SONS, Photo by Joan Marcus 2019

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play

Annette Bening, All My Sons

Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman

🏆🤞👉Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet

Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton

Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me

Best book of a musical

Ain’t Too Proud Dominique Morisseau

Beetlejuice Scott Brown and Anthony King

Hadestown Anaïs Mitchell

🤞The Prom Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin

🏆👉Tootsie Robert Horn

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Jason Tam and Will Roland in Be More Chill. Photo by MARIA BARANOVA.

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater

Be More Chill, Joe Iconis

Beetlejuice Eddie Perfect

🏆🤞👉Hadestown Anaïs Mitchell

The Prom Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin

To Kill a Mockingbird Adam Guettel

Tootsie David Yazbek

Best direction of a musical

🏆🤞👉Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Scott Ellis, Tootsie

Daniel Fish, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud

Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

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Fionnula Flanagan, Matilda Lawler (front), Brooklyn Shuck. The Ferryman By Jez Butterworth Directed By Sam Mendes. Credit: © 2018 Joan Marcus

Best direction of a play

Rupert Goold, Ink

🏆🤞👉Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird

Ivo van Hove, Network

George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

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Ephraim Sykes (kneeling) and the cast of Ain’t Too Proud. Photo by Matthew Murphy. 

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical

🏆🤞👉André De Shields, Hadestown

Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie

Patrick Page, Hadestown

Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud

Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud

[2435]_ANDY GROTELUESCHEN and SARAH STILES in TOOTSIE, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2019

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical

Lilli Cooper, Tootsie

🤞Amber Gray, Hadestown

🤞Sarah Stiles, Tootsie

🏆🤞👉Ali Stroker, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

🤞Mary Testa, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

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Will Pullen, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Gideon Glick. To Kill a Mockingbird Photo by Julieta Cervantes.

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play

🏆👉Bertie Carvel, Ink

Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band

🤞Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird

🤞Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This

Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes
Julie White. Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus. Photo Credit: Julieta Cervantes

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play

Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman

🏆🤞👉Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Ruth Wilson, King Lear

0003r_The company of KISS ME, KATE, Photo by Joan Marcus 2019

Best choreography

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy

👉Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate

Denis Jones, Tootsie

🤞David Neumann, Hadestown

🏆Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud

Best orchestrations

🏆Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown

Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate

🤞👉Daniel Kluger, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Simon Hale, Tootsie

Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud

[17020]_ALEX BRIGHTMAN in BEETLEJUICE, Photo by Matthew Murphy, 2019

Best scenic design of a musical

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud

Peter England, King Kong

🏆Rachel Hauck, Hadestown

Laura Jellinek, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

🤞👉David Korins, Beetlejuice

0793_Bryan Cranston and the cast in NETWORK, Photo by Jan Versweyveld, 2018

Best scenic design of a play

🤞Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird

Bunny Christie, Ink

🏆👉Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Jan Versweyveld, Network

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Stephanie J. Block and the cast of The Cher Show. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Best costume design of a musical

Michael Krass, Hadestown

William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice

William Ivey Long, Tootsie

🏆🤞👉Bob Mackie, The Cher Show

Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud

0120_ Jason Butler Harner and Janet McTeer in BernhardtHamlet, Photo by Joan Marcus, 2018

Best costume design of a play

🏆Rob Howell, The Ferryman

🤞👉Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet

Clint Ramos, Torch Song

Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird

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Christiani Pitts. King Kong. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Best sound design of a musical

Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice

Peter Hylenski, King Kong

Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud

Drew Levy, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

🏆🤞👉Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

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Jeremy Pope (center) with Cast of Choir Boy. Photo by Joan Marcus.

 

Best sound design of a play

Adam Cork, Ink

Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird

🏆Fitz Patton, Choir Boy

Nick Powell, The Ferryman

🤞👉Eric Sleichim, Network

Best lighting design of a musical

Kevin Adams, The Cher Show

Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud

🏆🤞👉Bradley King, Hadestown

Peter Mumford, King Kong

Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice

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Bertie Carvel, Kevin Pariseau. Ink Photo by Joan Marcus.

 

Best lighting design of a play

🏆🤞👉Neil Austin, Ink

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Peter Mumford, The Ferryman

Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird

Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

Boys in the Band

 

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