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2015 Tony Award Nomination Predictions

2015 Tony Nomination Predictions

(Posted April 27; will be annotated once nominations announced)

Play

  • Constellations, Nick Payne
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Simon Stephens
  • Hand to God, Robert Askins
  • Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2, Mike Poulton & Hilary Mantel

(Spoilers: Airline Highway, The Audience; Disgraced)

[Others which opened: The Country House; Fish in the Dark; Living on Love; The River]

 

Musical

  • An American in Paris
  • Fun Home
  • Something Rotten!
  • The Visit

(Spoilers: Finding Neverland, Honeymoon in Vegas)

[Others which opened: Doctor Zhivago; Holler If Ya Hear Me; It Shoulda Been You; The Last Ship]

 

 Revival of a Play

  • The Elephant Man
  • The Heidi Chronicles
  • Skylight
  • You Can’t Take It with You

(Spoilers: It’s Only a Play, A Delicate Balance)

[Others which opened: Love Letters, The Real Thing, This Is Our Youth]

 

Revival of a Musical

  • The King and I
  • On the Town
  • On the Twentieth Century

(Spoiler: Side Show)

[Other which opened: Gigi]

 

Actor in a Play

  • Steven Boyer, Hand to God
  • Bradley Cooper, The Elephant Man
  • Ben Miles, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • Bill Nighy, Skylight
  • Alex Sharp, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

(Spoilers/additional nominees in case of ties: Jake Gyllenhaal, Constellations; Nathan Lane, It’s Only a Play; Larry David; Fish in the Dark; John Lithgow, A Delicate Balance)

 

Actress in a Play

  • Renee Fleming, Living on Love
  • Helen Mirren, The Audience
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Heidi Chronicles
  • Carey Mulligan, Skylight
  • Ruth Wilson, Constellations

(Spoilers/additional nominees in case of ties: Glenn Close, A Delicate Balance; Geneva Carr, Hand to God; Blythe Danner, The Country House; Lindsay Duncan, A Delicate Balance)

 

Actor in a Musical

  • Michael Cerveris, Fun Home
  • Brian d’Arcy James, Something Rotten!
  • Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
  • Peter Gallagher, On the Twentieth Century
  • Tony Yazbeck, On the Town

(Spoilers/additional nominees in case of ties: Matthew Morrison, Finding Neverland; Ken Watanabe, The King and I; Roger Rees, The Visit; Rob McClure, Honeymoon in Vegas)

 

Actress in a Musical

  • Kristin Chenoweth, On the Twentieth Century
  • Leanne Cope, An American in Paris
  • Beth Malone, Fun Home
  • Kelli O’Hara, The King and I
  • Chita Rivera, The Visit

(Spoilers/additional nominees in case of ties: Lisa Howard, It Shoulda Been You; Laura Michelle Kelly, Finding Neverland; Erin Davie, Side Show; Emily Padgett, Side Show)

 

Featured Actor in a Play

  • Todd Freeman, Airline Highway
  • Paul Jesson, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • Richard McCabe, The Audience
  • Nathaniel Parker, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • Bryce Pinkham, The Heidi Chronicles

(Spoilers/additional nominees in case of ties: Ian Barford, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Marc Kudisch, Hand to God; F. Murray Abraham, It’s Only a Play; Micah Stock; It’s Only a Play; Alessandro Nivola, The Elephant Man; James Earl Jones, You Can’t Take It with You)

 

Featured Actress in a Play

  • Annaleigh Ashford, You Can’t Take It with You
  • Francesca Faridany, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Julie Halston, You Can’t Take It with You
  • Lydia Leonard, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • Julie White, Airline Highway

(Spoilers/additional nominees in case of ties: Patricia Clarkson, The Elephant Man; Martha Plimpton, A Delicate Balance; Rita Wilson, Fish in the Dark; Anna Chlumsky, Living on Love; Judith Ivey, The Audience; Tracee Chimo, The Heidi Chronicles)

 

Featured Actor in a Musical

  • Christian Borle, Something Rotten!
  • Josh Grisetti, It Shoulda Been You
  • Andy Karl, On the Twentieth Century
  • Brad Oscar, Something Rotten!
  • Max von Essen, An American in Paris

(Spoilers/additional nominees in case of ties: Tony Danza, Honeymoon in Vegas; Brandon Uranowitz, An American in Paris; Paul Alexander Nolan, Doctor Zhivago; Kelsey Grammer, Finding Neverland; Jason Danieley, The Visit)

 

Featured Actress in a Musical

  • Victoria Clark, Gigi
  • Tyne Daly, It Shoulda Been You
  • Judy Kuhn, Fun Home
  • Ruthie Ann Miles, The King and I
  • Mary Louise Wilson, On the Twentieth Century

(Spoilers/additional nominees in case of ties: Heidi Blickenstaff, Something Rotten!; Veanne Cox, An American in Paris; Carolee Carmello, Finding Neverland; Emily Skeggs, Fun Home; Nancy Opel, Honeymoon in Vegas; Megan Fairchild, On the Town; Elizabeth Stanley, On the Town; Alysha Umphress, On the Town)

 

Director of a Play

  • Stephen Daldry, The Audience
  • Marianne Elliott, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Scott Ellis, You Can’t Take It with You
  • Jeremy Herrin, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Hand to God

(Spoilers: Pam McKinnon, A Delicate Balance; Joe Mantello, Airline Highway; Michael Longhurst, Constellations; Jack O’Brien, It’s Only a Play; Stephen Daldry, Skylight; Pam McKinnon, The Heidi Chronicles)

 

Director of a Musical

  • John Doyle, The Visit
  • Sam Gold, Fun Home
  • Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
  • Bartlett Sher, The King and I
  • Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

(Spoilers: John Rando, On the Town; Scott Ellis, On the Twentieth Century; Bill Condon, Side Show; David Hyde Pierce, It Shoulda Been You; Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland; Gary Griffin, Honeymoon in Vegas)

 

Choreography

  • Joshua Bergasse, On the Town
  • Warren Carlyle, On the Twentieth Century
  • Christopher Gattelli, The King and I
  • Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
  • Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris

(Spoilers: Danny Mefford, Fun Home; Graciela Daniele, The Visit; Denis Jones, Honeymoon in Vegas; Anthony Van Laast, Side Show; Steven Hoggett, The Last Ship; Wayne Cilento, Holler If Ya Hear Me)

 

Book of a Musical

  • Lisa Kron, Fun Home
  • Karey Kirkpatrick, John O’Farrell, Something Rotten!
  • Craig Lucas, An American in Paris
  • Terrence McNally, The Visit

(Spoilers: James Graham, Finding Neverland; Andrew Bergman, Honeymoon in Vegas; Brian Hargrove, Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You; John Logan, Brian Yorkey, The Last Ship)

 

Score

  • Jason Robert Brown, Honeymoon in Vegas
  • John Kander, Fred Ebb, The Visit
  • Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick, Something Rotten!
  • Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron, Fun Home

(Spoilers: Sting, The Last Ship; Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy, Finding Neverland; Brian Hargrove, Barbara Anselmi, It Shoulda Been You; Lucy Simon, Michael Korie, Amy Powers, Doctor Zhivago)

 

Orchestrations

  • Christopher Austin, Don Sebesky & Bill Elliott, An American in Paris
  • Larry Hochman, Something Rotten!
  • Rob Mathes, The Last Ship
  • Don Sebesky, Larry Blank, Jason Robert Brown & Charlie Rosen, Honeymoon in Vegas

(Spoilers: John Clancy, Fun Home; Simon Hale, Finding Neverland; Larry Hochman, The Visit; Larry Hochman, On the Twentieth Century; Harold Wheeler, Side Show, Daryl Waters, Holler If Ya Hear Me)

 

Set Design, Play

  • Bunny Christie, Finn Ross, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Bob Crowley, Skylight
  • Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • David Rockwell, You Can’t Take It with You

(Spoilers: Santo Loquasto, A Delicate Balance; Scott Pask, Airline Highway; Scott Pask, It’s Only a Play; Derek McLane, Living on Love; Bob Crowley, The Audience; John Lee Beatty, The Country House; David Rockwell, You Can’t Take It with You)

 

Set Design, Musical

  • Bob Crowley & 59 Productions, An American in Paris
  • Scott Pask, The Visit
  • David Rockwell, On the Twentieth Century
  • Michael Yeargan, The King and I

(Spoilers: David Zinn, Fun Home; Scott Pask, Finding Neverland; Derek McLane, Gigi; Beowulf Boritt, On the Town; David Rockwell, Side Show; Scott Pask, Something Rotten!)

 

Costume Design, Play

  • Bob Crowley, The Audience
  • Jane Greenwood, You Can’t Take It with You
  • Michael Krass, Living on Love
  • Christopher Oram, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2

(Spoilers: Pam McKinnon, A Delicate Balance; David Zinn, Airline Highway; Ann Roth, It’s Only a Play)

 

Costume Design, Musical

  • Gregg Barnes, Something Rotten!
  • Bob Crowley, An American in Paris
  • William Ivey Long, On the Twentieth Century
  • Catherine Zuber, The King and I

(Spoilers: Suttirat Larlarb, Finding Neverland; Catherine Zuber, Gigi; Brian Hemesath, Honeymoon in Vegas; William Ivey Long, It Shoulda Been You; Jess Goldstein, On the Town; Paul Tazewell, Side Show; Ann Hould-Ward, The Visit)

 

Lighting Design, Play

  • Paule Constable, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
  • Paule Constable & David Plater, Wolf Hall, Parts 1 & 2
  • Rick Fisher, The Audience
  • Japhy Weideman, Airline Highway

(Spoilers: Lee Curran, Constellations; Jason Lyons, Hand to God; Natasha Katz, Skylight; Rick Fisher, The Audience; Philip S. Rosenberg, The Elephant Man; Donald Holder, You Can’t Take It with You)

 

Lighting Design, Musical

  • Donald Holder, The King and I
  • Natasha Katz, An American in Paris
  • Ben Stanton, Fun Home
  • Japhy Weideman, The Visit

(Spoilers: Kenneth Posner, Finding Neverland; Natasha Katz, Gigi; Mike Baldassari, Holler If Ya Hear Me; Howell Binkley, Honeymoon in Vegas; Jason Lyons, On the Town; Donald Holder, On the Twentieth Century; Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Side Show; Jeff Croiter, Something Rotten!; Christopher Akerlind, The Last Ship)

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