Official Tony nominations thread...(final predictions/discussion on actual nominees etc)

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Anyone want to post their final predictions here...the nominees will be announced tomorrow and can be discussed here too. Thought it would be easier to contain it all into one thread.


Anyway, I think the most interesting race will be Best Featured Actress in a Musical...

Will both ladies from XANADU get nominated?

Will Stew or Cheyenne get the last slot for Best Actor in a Musical? Will YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN get shut out or get way more nominations than anyone could predict?

This year, the nominees are more exciting to me than the actual winners, most of which are pretty guaranteed at this point, IMO.
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What time are they announcing them? & at what website can I find them?
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they have been anounced in these past years by 9am and 9:30am est standard time. it is usually announced on tv and will be posted the websites right then and there.
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They broadcast it on NY1, yes?
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Donna Karger said on On Stage that it's 8:30AM, but yankees1253 is saying 9-9:30AM, so I guess I'll have to set my DVR to record from 8:30-10AM.
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It's a little after 8:30 AM.
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early wake up call for me tommorrow 7:45,i will be watching it the nominations online and then post it here when they start. but at the same time is when in the heights is performing on gma. i would set your dvr before 8:30am for safety reasons. then on their website( tony awards) they will have the nominees there, and you print out a ballot.

i dont want to see in the heights do a medley. if a little mermaid is nominated they should do part of your world and the under the sea medley....but would love to see a speacil when, if they sing under the sea have the two flounders sing a few lines
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Do all the shows perform? What channel is it on? What time? Is there a website?

Thanks for the info
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Clarification: The nominations are that, just a public announcement - no performances.

Sometime between the end of the month and Tony night, they will air the Tony preview performances that were taped last Sunday.
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in the past only the best musical and best revival musicals have performed on the night of the tonys. but legally blonde and another musical was suppose to perform last year even though they were not nominated in either category but were scheduled too though. but since many were mad that those two didnt perform, i think they are considering other shows that opended that year and nominated in the other categoies to perform.
they will have one or two speacil performances like jersey boys did last year. thers always a speacil opening to the tony award show. i do want see meg and sho peform the switch roles for wicked and too bad the girls from spring awakening can not perform bitch of living.
other than that musicals can go onto talk shows in nyc and perform there if the show asks them. they can do event stuff. every musical performs at stars in the alley in shubert alley near spamalot. even though their show didnt open the past year, its a great time for the theatre communitty comes together.
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they will have one or two speacil performances like jersey boys did last year. thers always a speacil opening to the tony award show. i do want see meg and sho peform the switch roles for wicked and too bad the girls from spring awakening can not perform bitch of living.

What?!
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What show(s) do you think will get the most noms?

I say South Pacific and In the Heights.
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South Pacific and August: Osage County will get the most.
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I either August: Osage County and South Pacific will probably get the most nominations.

On another note, I have a gut feeling that The Little Mermaid may get the Pirate Queen treatment and get completley snubbed tomorrow morning.
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I agree...although I do think that a Score nomination is possible.

I think it might be snubbed too...or get like one nomination.
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August & South Pacific will get the most noms for plays and musicals, but August will have the most overall.
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Here's a great article from The New York Times about this season:
A Season With an Unpredictable Plot
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New musicals have 2 more categories than revival musicals (book and score), and 4 more than most plays (orchestrations and choreography). It's hard for a play to come out on top for that reason. My prediction is In the Heights with 11 nominations, followed by South Pacific and August: Osage County with 10 each.
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Thanks! What a great article.
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Yankees1253- You can watch the nominations online???

What website?
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i live 20 mins right out of the city and do not get new york 1 channel to where somewhere said you can watch the nominees being announced. google new york 1 and you can prob see it there. but i think once they are done kathie lee and hoda will be talking about and i know the view would be too. once they get announced tony award website will post them right then. its def in my paper the next day.

speacil performances like jersey boys sand december 1963(oh what a night) in between nominations.

i agree in the heights and south pacific will get alot of noms tommorrow.
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Some of my favorite posts that will be all over the board tomorrow:

1. What were they thinking???!!!(add more ?, or !'s, depending on the amount of frustration).

2. That's it! The Tonys have lost all credibility for me! How can they nominate (insert show/performer here) over (repeat)?

3. (Name of the show) nominated for (insert category)? That doesn't make sense!

4. Do you think that (insert name of performer or show with zero chances of winning) could pull an upset?

5. (Insert name of performer who barely had a chance of a nomination) you really deserved it! They don't know what they're doing!

6. What? (insert name of poster's favorite show) only gets (x) nominations and (insert name of show) gets (x)?!

7. The infamous "let's trash the show/performer threads" : It's all because they know they can go on tour! / It was the worst show of the season / S/He was barely onstage for a few minutes / They're just giving him/her the nomination because of his-her reputation

8. The old-versus new-"Of course (performer) was going to get a nomination. Tony committee members love newcomers."
"Of course (performer) was going to get a nomination over a newcomer. Tony committee members always favor Broadway legends"

9. The "let's bring it back/ rub salt on wounds" threads:
"Of course it's all like that time when ChenzelIdinaPinkisinsPajamaGameSweeneyPattiLaChanzePassionRaul DavidHydePierceContactblablabla...yeah!
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My Final Predix!!!

Best Musical:
A Catered Affair
In the Heights
Passing Strange
Xanadu

Best Play:
August: Osage County
Rock 'n Roll
The Seafarer
The 39 Steps

Best Musical Revival:
Grease (By default, hopefully there will only be three nominees this year)
Gypsy
South Pacific
Sunday in the Park with George

Best Play Revival:
Boeing-Boeing
The Homecoming
Macbeth
Top Girls

Best Musical Actor:
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park with George
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights
Stew, Passing Strange
Paulo Szot, South Pacific
Tom Wopat, A Catered Affair

Best Musical Actress:
Kerry Butler, Xanadu
Patti LuPone, Gypsy
Kelli O'Hara, South Pacific
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George

Best Play Actor:
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Kevin Kline, Cyrano de Bergerac
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
Rufus Sewell, Rock 'n Roll
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth

Best Play Actress:
Eve Best, The Homecoming
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
Kate Fleetwood, Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba
Amy Morton, August: Osage County

Best Musical Featured Actor:
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange
Danny Burstein, South Pacific
Robin De Jesús, In the Heights
Christopher Fitzgerald, Young Frankenstein
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

Best Musical Featured Actress:
Laura Benanti, Gypsy
Andrea Martin, Young Frankenstein
Olga Merediz, In the Heights
Loretta Ables Sayre, South Pacific
Mary Testa, Xanadu

Best Play Featured Actor:
Raúl Esparza, The Homecoming
Francis Guinan, August: Osage County
Conleth Hill, The Seafarer
Jim Norton, The Seafarer
Jeff Perry, August: Osage County

Best Play Featured Actress:
Elizabeth Marvel, Top Girls
Mary McCormack, Boeing-Boeing
Martha Plimpton, Top Girls
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County
Marisa Tomei, Top Girls

Best Musical Director:
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park with George
Thomas Kail, In the Heights
Arthur Laurents, Gypsy
Barlett Sher, South Pacific

Best Play Director:
Rupert Goold, Macbeth
James MacDonald, Top Girls
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing

Best Choreography:
Cry-Baby
In the Heights
Xanadu
Young Frankenstein

Best Book:
A Catered Affair
In the Heights
Passing Strange
Xanadu

Best Score:
A Catered Affair
In the Heights
Passing Strange
Young Frankenstein

Best Orchestrations:
A Catered Affair
In the Heights
Passing Strange
Sunday in the Park with George

Best Costume Design (Musical):
South Pacific
Sunday in the Park with George
Xanadu
Young Frankenstein

Best Costume Design (Play):
August: Osage County
Cyrano de Bergerac
Cymbeline
Les Liaisons Dangereuses


Best Lighting Design (Musical):
In the Heights
Passing Strange
South Pacific
Sunday in the Park with George

Best Lighting Design (Play):
August: Osage County
Boeing-Boeing
Macbeth
The 39 Steps

Best Scenic Design (Musical):
In the Heights
South Pacific
Sunday in the Park with George
Young Frankenstein

Best Scenic Design (Play):
August: Osage County
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Macbeth
Old Aquaintance

Best Sound Design (Musical):
In the Heights
Passing Strange
South Pacific
Young Frankenstein

Best Sound Design (Play):
August: Osage County
Boeing-Boeing
Macbeth
The 39 Steps
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I read last year that they broadcast the majority of it on the CBS morning show. Sara Ramirez and DHP are announcing. I would love to see them, but I don't get NY1 and I am busy in the morning. I DVRed CBS just in case.
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