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2018 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 26 categories in the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.

Best Play

Nominated: The Children’;Farinelli and The King;Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two; Junk; Latin History for Morons

Your preference:

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Musical

Nominated:

The Band’s Visit
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants, The Broadway Musical

Your preference:

The Band’s Visit

 

Best Revival of a Musical

Nominated:

My Fair Lady

Once On This Island

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Your preference:

Once on This Island

Best Revival of a Play

Nominated

Angels in America

Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women

Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Lobby Hero

Travesties

Your preference:

Angels in America

Best Lead Actress in a Musical

Nominated:

Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit
Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
Jessie Mueller, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Your preference: 

 Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit

 

Best Lead Actor in a Musical

Nominated:

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Your preference: 

Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants

Best Lead Actress in a Play

Nominated:

Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

Your preference:

Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women

 

Best Lead Actor in a Play

Nominated:

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America
Tom Hollander, Travesties
Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King
Denzel Washington, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Your preference:

 Andrew Garfield, Angels in America

 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Nominated:

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit

Your preference:

Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Nominated

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

Your preference:  

Lindsay Mendez, Carousel

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Nominated:

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
Nathan Lane, Angels in America
David Morse, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Your preference:

Nathan Lane, Angels in America

 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Nominated:

Susan Brown, Angels in America
Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Deborah Findlay, The Children
Denise Gough, Angels in America
Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women

Your preference:

Denise Gough, Angels in America

Best Choreography

Nominated:

Christopher Gattelli, My Fair Lady
Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Steven Hoggett, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Your preference:

Justin Peck, Carousel

Best Direction of a Musical

Nominated:

Michael Arden, Once On This Island
David Cromer, The Band’s Visit
Tina Landau, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
Bartlett Sher, My Fair Lady

Your preference:

Michael Arden, Once On This Island

Best Direction of a Play

Nominated:

Marianne Elliott, Angels in America
Joe Mantello, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
Patrick Marber, Travesties
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
George C. Wolfe, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Your preference:

Marianne Elliott, Angels in America

Some 250 people have replied to this survey, which is still open.

I’ll adjust the winners if the numbers change, but they are unlikely to do so. In 13 of the 15 categories, the current first choice is ahead of the second by a huge percentage.  (The only exceptions: The difference between first and second choice in best featured actress in a play is seven percent, and best featured actor in a musical is four percent.)

 

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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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