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Tony Awards nominations: First, gutsy predix

April 30, 2009 |  9:02 am

Just moments after I e-mailed a dozen Broadway pundits, asking them to predict who'll be nominated for the Tony Awards on May 5, we got the detailed forecasts of David Sheward, executive editor of Back Stage. Hooray! That's the kind of bravado, guts and enthusiasm we want to see among Tony gurus!

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And David's an ace prognosticator, by the way. Last year, he achieved the second-highest score among our Tony prophets — even beating me by two points (that rascal!). See the breakdown here.

BEST PLAY
"Dividing the Estate"
"God of Carnage"
"reasons to be pretty"
"33 Variations"
 
BEST MUSICAL
"Billy Elliot"
"Next to Normal"
"9 to 5"
"Shrek"
 
BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
"Guys and Dolls"
"Hair"
"Pal Joey"
"West Side Story"
 
BEST PLAY REVIVAL
"Mary Stuart"
"The Norman Conquests"
"The Seagull"
"Waiting for Godot"
 
BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bill Irwin, "Waiting for Godot"
Nathan Lane, "Waiting for Godot"
Daniel Radcliffe, "Equus"
Geoffery Rush, "Exit the King"
Thomas Sadoski, "reasons to be pretty"


 
BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Tovah Feldshuh, "Irena's Vow"
Jane Fonda, "33 Variations"
Marcia Gay Harden, "God of Carnage"
Janet McTeer, "Mary Stuart"
Harriet Walter, "Mary Stuart"
 
BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
James Barbour, "A Tale of Two Cities"
Matt Cavenaugh, "West Side Story"
The three Billys, "Billy Elliot"
Brian d’Arcy James, "Shrek"
J. Robert Spencer, "Next to Normal"
 
BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Stephanie J. Block, "9 to 5"
Megan Hiltey, "9 top 5"
Allison Janney, "9 to 5"
Alice Ripley, "Next to Normal"
Josefina Scaglione, "West Side Story"
 
BEST DIRECTOR OF A PLAY
Moises Kaufman, "33 Variations"
Phylida Lloyd, "Mary Stuart"
Anthony Page, "Waiting for Godot"
Matthew Warchus, "The Norman Conquests"
 
BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL
Stephen Daldry, "Billy Elliot"
Arthur Laurents, "West Side Story"
Joe Mantello, "9 to 5"
Diane Paulus, "Hair"

Photo credit: Broadhurst Theatre

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