LimelightMike's TONY Predictions

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LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#1
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:11am
Friends, foes, loves, and family-once-removed, it is with great esteem and the utmost warmest of regards that I now present to you ... LimelightMike's TONY Predictions!

Enjoy!

Best Sound Design of a Musical:
Acme Sound Partners - In The Heights

Best Sound Design of a Play:
Ian Dickinson - Rock 'n' Roll

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:
Donald Holder - South Pacific

Best Lighting Design of a Play:
Howard Harrison - Macbeth

Best Costume Design of a Musical:
Catherine Zuber - South Pacific

Best Costume Design of a Play:
Gregory Gale - Cyrano de Bergerac

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:
David Farley and Timothy Bird & The Knifedge Creative Network - Sunday in the Park with George

Best Scenic Design of a Play:
Todd Rosenthal - August: Osage County

Best Orchestrations:
Stew and Heidi Rodewald - Passing Strange

Best Choreography:
Rob Ashford - Cry-Baby

Best Direction of a Play:
Anna D. Shapiro - August: Osage County

Best Direction of a Musical:
Bartlett Sher - South Pacific

Best Performance by a Featured Actor (Musical):
Daniel Breaker - Passing Strange

Best Performance by a Featured Actress (Musical):
Laura Benanti - Gypsy

Best Performance by a Featured Actress (Play):
Mary McCormack - Boeing-Boeing

Best Performance by a Featured Actor (Play):
David Pittu - Is He Dead?

Best Performance by a Leading Actor (Musical):
Tom Wopat - A Catered Affair

Best Performance by a Leading Actress (Musical):
Patti LuPone - Gypsy

Best Performance by a Leading Actor (Play):
Mark Rylance - Boeing-Boeing

Best Performance by a Leading Actress (Play):
Deanna Dunagan - August: Osage County

Best Revival of a Musical:
South Pacific

Best Revival of a Play:
Boeing-Boeing

Best Original Score:
In The Heights Music & Lyrics - Lin-Manuel Miranda

Best Book of a Musical:
Xanadu - Douglas Carter Beane

Best Play:
August: Osage County - Tracy Letts

Best Musical:
Xanadu


Updated On: 6/13/08 at 04:11 AM
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#2
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:15am
Tom Wopat has a snowball's chance in hell
RIP Natasha Richardson. ~You were a light on this earth ~
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#2
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:16am
Don't judge. Come'on now...
I have faith in *something* working in ACA's favor.
My heart tells me "Tom" but my brain tells me "Paulo".
Updated On: 6/13/08 at 04:16 AM
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#3
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:19am
Very bold choices Mike...

What's interesting though, is that all of these underdog nominees you have chosen are all very deserving, especially actors.

Strong performances this year...should be fun to see how this works out!
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#4
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:23am
That's something you'll (always) get from me, friend.
I speak - and in this case, vote - with my heart. Solely.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#5
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:32am
But according to your list you haven't seen South Pacific or The 39 Steps yet.
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#6
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:36am
...For the majority of my choices.
Let's not go by 'what I have/n't seen, huh?

Whatever way you look at it, I'm going out on a limb with the majority of these. Plus, I *highly* doubt others who've offered their picks have knowingly and willingly seen ALL of the nominated performances (before) making them public.

I've seen enough clips/read enough background, articles, interviews, etc., of both shows to know what's what.

Pertaining to SOUTH PACIFIC, I sure as heck know what I'm comparing it to, and by all accounts, what's playing the Beaumont right now is 'something wonderful' and THE 39 STEPS, having made 'the big move' to a commercial run, is delighting audiences (Hitchcock and Show Folk alike).

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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#7
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:40am
How do you think you can call Best Actor in a Musical, if you haven't seen Paulo Szot's performance? Or something like Sound Design for Play if you haven't seen 39 Steps?
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#8
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:45am
By going by what I HAVE seen, silly.
Sure, it's 'unfair' in some respects, but really...
Leave it alone. Goodness, I didn't realize my predictions
would garner such negative energy. I'm sorry for 'jumping
the proverbial gun' with my thoughts.
I won't do it again.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#9
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:52am
I don't care what you do, frankly. Reading your list, it's just unclear if these are your choices, based upon what you've seen, or your predictions as to what you think will win, based on however your opinions were cobbled together.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#10
Posted: 6/13/08 at 2:37pm
Bumping in Progress.

For those who have yet to have the opportunity...

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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#11
Posted: 6/13/08 at 3:20pm
Thank you for your predictions, Mike. I hope you are incorrect for Featured Actor in a Musical, Actor in a Musical, and Best Muscial. Those should go to Boyd Gaines, either Paulo Szot or Lin Manuel Miranda, and In the Heights, respectively.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#12
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:31pm
Aren't these more your personal votes than they are predictions?
A work of art is an invitation to love.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#13
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:33pm
Yeah, I guess you could look at 'em that way, sure.
In truth, I *do* see it turning out like this.
In this instance, everyone wins and almost every show nominated (play / musical) gets recongized for it's work.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#14
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:35pm
everyone wins and almost every show nominated (play / musical) gets recongized for it's work.

While it would be nice, but that is so not how it works. But props to you for the optimism, I guess.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#15
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:41pm
I think its HARD to make predictions, unless youve seen it all.. I am just saying! re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions I agree with emcee!

BTW- 39 Steps has an excellent sound design and I think its leading in the SOUND DESIGN category for play.

Wopat is not going to win, its between Szot & Evans.. I am rooting for Evans, but most likely it will go to Paulo Szot.

David Pittu is not going to win neither, its between Esparza & Cannavale.

Xanadu will NOT win the Tonys, its really between Passing Strange & In The Heights! No one in their right mind will say that Xanadu will win! Dont get me wrong...love Xanadu, but I am realistic person!

J*
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#16
Posted: 6/13/08 at 4:44pm
... or Esparza and Jim Norton.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#17
Posted: 6/14/08 at 12:58am
B U M P
U M P B
M P B U
P B U M
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#18
Posted: 6/14/08 at 1:05am
Mike, don't mind smaxie, she is a cranky witch and a know-it-all.

However, I think it will be Mary Testa over Benanti.
PEACE.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#19
Posted: 6/14/08 at 1:08am
I think Glory Days has a chance to beat out ITH and PS. Think about it: they'll vote-split, nobody likes Cry-Baby, and Xanadu opened too long ago. Ergo, it's Nick Blaemire's year to shine.

Seriously though-Wopat for Actor? What mushrooms are you on?
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#20
Posted: 6/14/08 at 1:12am
i love you for predicting xanadu to win best musical and best book. thank you!
and i whole heartedly agree!!

YES IT CAN!!!
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#21
Posted: 6/14/08 at 1:16am
did anyone expect ave q to win?
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#22
Posted: 6/14/08 at 1:30am
I've always thought of XANADU as this year's AVE Q.
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#23
Posted: 6/14/08 at 1:31am
did anyone expect ave q to win?

Yes. Now, can we expect you to use capital letters?
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re: LimelightMike's TONY Predictions#24
Posted: 6/14/08 at 1:52am
I have a feeling that most of the Tony voters missed Is He Dead, so David Pittu has virtually no chance of winning. Same might go with Mauritius, and The Homecoming (that we know for sure), therefore, Jim Norton is probably the front runner of this category. Another one of the categories that isn't as reliable due to faulty voting rules.

That being said, I did see all the nominees but Bobby Cannavale, and Jim Norton is the front runner in my book.