Here’s who’s I say is going to win the Tony awards for Broadway excellence this Sunday. Then again, I’m at a disadvantage because I’ve actually seen the shows. I’m even a Tony voter!
Best Play: God of Carnage
Best Musical: Billy Elliot
Best Actor: Geoffrey Rush, Exit The King
Best Actress: Jane Fonda, 33 Variations (and yes, I know Marcia Gay Harden is making it a tight race)
Best Actor in a Musical: The three Billy Elliot kids, who are growing by the minute
Best Actress in a Musical: Alice Ripley, Next To Normal
Best Featured Actor: Roger Robinson, Joe Turner’s Come and Gone
Best Featured Actress: Angela Lansbury, Blithe Spirit
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Gregory Jbara, Billy Elliot
Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Karen Olivo, West Side Story (with Haydn Gwynne just a ballet barre away)
Special Event: Liza’s At The Palace
Best Sound Design For a Jukebox Version of a Restoration Comedy: It’s anyone’s guess!