David Sheward is one of the shrewdest Tony Award pundits on the planet. The executive editor of Back Stage consistently has one of the most accurate prediction rates year to year. Now he sends us his latest forecasts of what to expect on June 13. (Thanks, David!)
By the way, David recently shared with us his own private awards he'd like to bestow to the best productions both on and off Broadway. He calls them the David Desk Awards.
Below, his Tony predix.
Book of a Musical: Joe DiPietro, "Memphis"
Score: David Bryan, Joe DiPietro, "Memphis"
Revival of a Play: "Fences"
Revival of a Musical: "La Cage Aux Folles"
Actor in a Play: Denzel Washington, "Fences"
Actress in a Play: Viola Davis, "Fences"
Actor in a Musical: Douglas Hodge, "La Cage Aux Folles"
Actress in a Musical: Montego Glover, "Memphis"
Featured Actor in a Play: Eddie Redmayne, "Red"
Featured Actress in a Play: Scarlett Johansson, "A View from the Bridge"
Featured Actor in a Musical: Levi Kreis, "Million Dollar Quartet"
Featured Actress in a Musical: Katie Finneran, "Promises, Promises"
Director of a Play: Michael Grandage, "Red"
Director of a Musical: Terry Johnson, "La Cage Aux Folles"
Set Design of a Play: Christopher Oram, "Red"
Set Design of a Musical: Christine Jones, "American Idiot"
Costume Design of a Play: Martin Pakledinaz, "Lend Me a Tenor"
Costume Design of a Musical: Matthew Wright, "La Cage Aux Folles"
Lighting Design of a Play: Neil Austin, "Red"
Lighting Design of a Musical: Kevin Adams, "American Idiot"
Sound Design of a Play: Acme Sound Partners, "Fences"
Sound Design of a Musical: Robert Kaplowitz, "Fela!"
Choreography: Twyla Tharp, "Come Fly Away"
Orchestrations: Daryl Waters and David Bryan, "Memphis"
Photo: American Theatre Wing