Our 2018 Tony Nominee Predictions for Every Catagory

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Award season is upon us. In the coming weeks and months, a lot of accolades are going to be handed out to Broadway's best. It all leads up to the Tonys on June 10th. 

While some races might be more predictable than others, I feel there are going to be not only some surprises on who takes home an award but also those earning nominations as well. So here are our guesses as to who should expect a call on May 1st. While some of these shows have yet to officially open, the buzz from their previews will most definitely impact the Tony races. These predictions are based on pending eligibility. 

 

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS

  • Jamshied Sharifi - The Band's Visit
  • Dave Metzger - Frozen
  • John Clancy - Mean Girls
  • AnnMarie Milazzo & Michael Starobin - Once on This Island

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

  • Justin Peck - Carousel
  • Finn Caldwell, Steven Hoggett & Robby Graham - Angels in America
  • Rob Ashford - Frozen
  • Camille A. Brown - Once on this Island
  • Christopher Gattelli - Spongebob Squarepants

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

  • Walter Trarbach - Spongebob Squarepants
  • Peter Hylenski - Frozen
  • Kai Harada - The Band's Visit
  • Brian Ronan - Mean Girls

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY

  • Ian Dickinson - Angels in America
  • Dan Moses Schreier - The Iceman Cometh
  • Obadiah Eaves - Saint Joan
  • Gareth Fry - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY

  • Chloe Lamford - 1984
  • Christine Jones- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Miriam Buether - Three Tall Women
  • Neil Patel - Time and the Conways
  • Ian MacNeil - Angels in America

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

  • Christopher Oram - Frozen
  • Scott Pask - The Band's Visit
  • David Zinn - Spongebob Squarepants
  • Michael Yeargan - My Fair Lady
  • Dane Laffrey - Once on this Island

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY

  • Nicky Gillibrand - Angels in America
  • Katrina Lindsay - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Ann Roth - Three Tall Women
  • Constance Hoffman - M Butterfly

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

  • Catherine Zuber - My Fair Lady
  • Christopher Oram - Frozen
  • Sarah Laux - The Band's Visit
  • Clint Ramos - Once on this Island
  • David Zinn - Spongebob Squarepants

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY

  • Neil Austin - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Paule Constable - Angels in America
  • Natasha Chivers - 1984
  • Justin Townsend - Saint Joan
  • Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer - The Iceman Cometh

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL

  • Natasha Katz - Frozen
  • Kevin Adams- Spongebob Squarepants
  • Kenneth Posner - Mean Girls
  • Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer - Once on this Island
  • Donald Holder - My Fair Lady

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL

  • Tina Fey - Mean Girls
  • Itamar Moses - The Band's Visit
  • Jennifer Lee - Frozen
  • Kyle Jarrow - Spongebob Squarepants
  • Robert Cary - Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE

  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez - Frozen
  • David Yazbek - The Band's Visit
  • Jeff Richmond - Mean Girls
  • Imogen Heap - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Obadiah Eaves - Saint Joan

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY

  • Daniel Sullivan - Saint Joan
  • Marianne Elliot - Angels in America
  • John Tiffany - Harry Potter & the Cursed Child
  • Joe Mantello - Three Tall Women
  • George C. Wolfe - The Iceman Cometh

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

  • Bartlett Sher - My Fair Lady
  • Casey Nicolaw - Mean Girls
  • Michael Grandage - Frozen
  • David Cromer - The Band's Visit
  • Michael Arden - Once on this Island

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

  • Nathan Stewart Jarrett - Angels in America
  • Nathan Lane - Angels in America
  • Colm Meaney - The Iceman Cometh
  • Paul Thornley - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Walter Bobbie - Saint Joan

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY

  • Laurie Metcalf - Three Tall Women
  • Allison Pill - Three Tall Women
  • Tammy Blanchard - The Iceman Cometh
  • Denise Gough - Angels in America
  • Noma Dumezweni - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

  • Ari'el Stachel - The Band's Visit
  • Alex Newell - Once on this Island
  • Norbert Leo Butz - My Fair Lady
  • Tony Yazbeck - The Prince of Broadway
  • Chuck Cooper - The Prince of Broadway

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL

  • Lindsay Mendez - Carousel
  • Lea Salonga - Once on this Island
  • Diana Rigg - My Fair Lady
  • Rachel Prather - The Band's Visit
  • Taylor Louderman - Mean Girls

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

  • Denzel Washington - The Iceman Cometh
  • Andrew Garfield - Angels in America
  • Mark Rylance - Farinelli and the King
  • Tom Hollander - Travesties
  • Jamie Parker - Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY

  • Glenda Jackson - Three Tall Women
  • Condola Rashad - Saint Joan
  • Lauren Ridloff - Children of a Lesser God
  • Francesca Annis - The Children
  • Lily Taylor - Marvin’s Room

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

  • Harry Hadden-Paton - My Fair Lady
  • Joshua Henry - Carousel
  • Ethan Slater - Spongebob Squarepants
  • Tony Shalhoub - The Band's Visit
  • Quentin Earl Darrington - Once on this Island

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL

  • Patti Murin - Frozen
  • Katrina Lenk - The Band's Visit
  • Erika Henningsen - Mean Girls
  • Lauren Amrbose- My Fair Lady
  • Hailey Kilgore - Once on this Island

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY

  • Saint Joan
  • The Iceman Cometh
  • Three Tall Women
  • Angels in America
  • Travesties

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL

  • Once on this Island
  • My Fair Lady
  • Carousel

BEST PLAY

  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
  • Junk
  • Farinelli and the King
  • Meteor Shower

BEST MUSICAL

  • Frozen
  • The Band's Visit
  • Mean Girls
  • The Prince of Broadway