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Experts predict who'll win the Tonys

Here's the first, early round of predix from some Tony Awards experts: Melissa Bernardo (Entertainment Weekly), Martin Denton (NYTheatre.com), Robert Diamond (BroadwayWorld.com), Elysa Gardner (USA Today), Susan Haskins ("Theater Talk"), Leonard Jacobs (Back Stage), Brian Lipton (TheaterMania.com), Tom O'Neil In_the_heights_tonys (TheEnvelope.com), Michael Riedel (New York Post / "Theater Talk"), David Sheward (Back Stage), Paul Sheehan (TheEnvelope.com), Matt Windman (AM New York) and Linda Winer (Newsday). We'll add to this breakdown as more pundits chime in.

BEST PLAY
"August: Osage County" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Riedel, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Winer

BEST MUSICAL
"In the Heights" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Winer
"Passing Strange" - Haskins

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
"In the Heights" - Denton, Diamond, Gardner, O'Neil, Sheward, Winer
"Xanadu" - Bernardo, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, Sheehan, Windman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
"In the Heights" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Lipton, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Winer
"Passing Strange" - Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
"Boeing-Boeing" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Jacobs, Lipton, Sheward, Windman
"The Homecoming" - Gardner
"Macbeth" - Haskins, O'Neil, Riedel, Sheehan, Winer

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
"South Pacific" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Riedel, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Winer

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
mark Rylance, "Boeing-Boeing" - Jacobs, Windman
Rufus Sewell, "Rock 'n' Roll" - Gardner
Patrick Stewart, "Macbeth" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Haskins, Lipton, O'Neil, Riedel, Sheehan, Sheward, Winer

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Deanna Dunagan, "August: Osage County" - Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman
S. Epatha Merkerson, "Come Back, Little Sheba" - Bernardo
Amy Morton, "August: Osage County" - Riedel, Winer

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Paulo Szot, " South Pacific" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Riedel, Sheward, Windman, Winer

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Patti LuPone, "Gypsy" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Riedel, Sheward, Windman, Winer

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BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Raúl Esparza, "The Homecoming" - Bernardo, Diamond, Gardner, Lipton, Sheehan
Conleth Hill, "The Seafarer" - Haskins
Jim Norton, "The Seafarer" - Denton, Jacobs, Sheward, Windman, Winer

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Mary McCormack, "Boeing-Boeing" - Sheward, Windman
Martha Plimpton, "Top Girls" - Bernardo, Gardner, Jacobs, Sheehan, Winer
Rondi Reed, "August: Osage County" - Diamond, Haskins, Lipton
Laurie Metcalfe, "November " - Denton

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Christopher Fitzgerald, "Young Frankenstein" - Jacobs
Boyd Gaines, "Gypsy" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Lipton, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Winer

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Laura Benanti, "Gypsy" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Winer
Olga Merediz, "In the Heights" - Haskins

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Anna D. Shapiro, "August: Osage County" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Jacobs, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Winer
Maria Aitken, "The 39 Steps" Haskins

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Bartlett Sher, "South Pacific" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, O'Neil, Sheehan, Sheward, Windman, Winer

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
"Cry-Baby" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Windman
"In the Heights" - Sheward, Winer

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
"Les Liaisons Dangereuses" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Sheward, Windman, Winer

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
"Sunday in the Park with George" - Gardner, Sheward
"South Pacific" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Windman, Winer

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
"August: Osage County" - Denton,
"The 39 Steps" - Bernardo, Diamond, Lipton, Sheward, Windman
"Macbeth" - Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Winer

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
"Sunday in the Park with George" - Gardner
"South Pacific" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, O'Neil, Sheward, Windman, Winer

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
"In the Heights" -  Diamond, O'Neil, Sheward, Windman, Winer
"Passing Strange" - Bernardo, Denton, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
"August: Osage County" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Haskins, O'Neil, Sheward, Windman
"Macbeth" - Gardner, Jacobs, Lipton, Winer

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
"Sunday in the Park with George" - Diamond, Gardner, Lipton, Winer
"South Pacific" - Bernardo, Denton, Haskins, Jacobs, O'Neil, Sheward, Windman

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY
"Macbeth" - Haskins, Jacobs, Sheward, Windman, Winer
"Rock 'n' Roll" - Bernardo, Denton, Diamond, Gardner, Lipton

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
"In the Heights" - Denton
"South Pacific" - Bernardo, Diamond, Gardner, Haskins, Jacobs, Lipton, Sheward, Windman, Winer

(Photo: Richard Rodgers Theater)

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Funny, I'm a voter, and a lot of these don't remotely reflect my votes. But then I think there are some missing nominations -- James Earl Jones, Sally Murphy, Jeff Perry, Ian McShane, Claire Danes, John Bucchino ...

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