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TONY AWARDS UPATE: HOW LENNY DID
Our Editor-in-Chief Scores Near-Perfect Predictions in Major Categories

UPDATE: As you'll see below, our fearless Editor-in-Chief's Tony Awards handicapping was nearly flawless, with the exception of Best Actress in a Musical (which he acknowledged would be a close race, and which went to Kelli O'Hara). Winners in red below.

The following picks for the major categories in the forthcoming Tony Awards—which will air this Sunday (6/7) on CBS, hosted  by Kristin Chenoweth—were made with the invaluable help of two prognosticator-gurus, Tony-nominated producer Suzi Dietz and Tony-nominated director Sheryl Kaller (pictured with Tony-winning Kinky Boots star Billy Porter at right). You’ll find a complete list of nominees here.

BEST PLAY
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This brilliant romp (adapted by Simon Stephens from Mark Haddon’s bestseller), nominated in six categories, wins over the religious satire Hand to God

BEST MUSICAL
Fun Home
This extraordinary coming-out musical, based on Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, will beat An American in Paris in a close race; expect the latter (which received 12 nods) to win most of the technical awards, including choreography.

BEST REVIVAL
Skylight
Bill Nighy and Carey Mulligan bring major star wattage to David Hare’s play.

BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL
The King and I
Kelli O’Hara, who also stars in the amazing South Pacific revival, steals the show in this beautiful production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, which boasts incredible music.

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Fun Home
Lisa Kron (also nominated, as lyricist, for Original Score along with composer Jeanine Tesori) adapted cartoonist Bechdel’s graphic-novel memoir.

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Fun Home
Kron and Tesori should take this over The Last Ship’s Sting.

BEST ACTOR
Alex Sharp from The Curious Case of the Dog… should prevail in a close race over Hand to God’s Steven Boyer.

BEST ACTRESS
Dame Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in triple nominee The Audience beats Carey Mulligan in Skylight.

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Michael Cerveris
The star of Sweeney Todd and the L.A. Hedwig delivers a beautiful performance as the father in Fun Home, and should edge An American in ParisRobert Fairchild.

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kristin Chenoweth
In a close race, the star of On the Twentieth Century (and host of the Tonys telecast) should win over Kelli O’Hara and The Visit’s Chita Rivera.

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Marianne Elliott
For The Curious Incident

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Sam Gold
The helmer of Fun Home should score the Tony over The King and I director Bartlett Sher.

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