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2016 Tony Awards — Who YOU Want as Winners

Here are the results of the survey in which I asked you to pick your personal preferences (not predictions) in 15 of the 24 categories in the 70th annual Tony Awards.

Tony Awards StatuetteBest Play

Nominated: Eclipsed, The Father, The Humans, King Charles III

Your preference:The Humans

Best Musical

Nominated: Bright Star, HamiltonSchool of Rock—The MusicalShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That FollowedWaitress

Your preference: Hamilton

Best Revival of A Play

Nominated: Arthur Miller’s The CrucibleArthur Miller’s A View from the BridgeBlackbirdLong Day’s Journey Into NightNoises Off

Your preference:  Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Musical

Nominated: The Color PurpleFiddler on the RoofShe Loves MeSpring Awakening

Your preference: Spring Awakening

Best Lead Actor in a Play

Nominated: 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

Your preference: Mark Strong, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

Best Lead Actress in a Play

Nominated: 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

Your preference: A tie between Jessica Lange and Lupita Nyong’o

Best Lead Actor in a Musical

Nominated: 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

Your preference: Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Best Lead Actress in a Musical

Nominated: Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Jessie Mueller, Waitress
Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

Your preference: Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Nominated: 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

Your preference:  Reed Birney, The Humans

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated: Pascale Armand, Eclipsed
Megan Hilty, Noises Off
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Andrea Martin, Noises Off
Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed

Your preference: Megan Hilty, Noises Off

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Nominated: 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

Your preference: Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Best Featured Actress in Musical

Nominated: 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

Your preference: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

Best Choreography

Nominated: 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

Your preference: Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

 

Best Direction of a Musical

Nominated: 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

Your preference: Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Best Direction of a Play

Nominated: 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

Your preference: Joe Mantello, The Humans

 

 

More than 300 people replied to the survey, which is still open.

 

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About New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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