Friday, June 13, 2008

WHERE WAS I? TONY 2008 SPECIAL EDITION

Once again, there's no need to locate me. Just take a shot at predicting the 2008 Tony winners!

As usual, anyone can play, leaving their guesses in the comments section, using a distinct moniker so nobody can be confused with the other players. Please post your final guesses by 6 pm EST on Sunday evening, June 15, 2008, and help me out by self-scoring.

A point goes to the best overall guesser(s); and a point goes to anyone who outscores me. I thought I was at a disadvantage because I hadn't seen a lot of the nominees, but it seems that many of the official voters have not done much better. Outrageous!

BEST PLAY
August: Osage County
Rock 'n' Roll
The Seafarer
The 39 Steps


BEST MUSICAL
Cry-Baby
In The Heights
Passing Strange
Xanadu


BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Cry-Baby
In The Heights
Passing Strange
Xanadu


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Cry-Baby
In The Heights
The Little Mermaid
Passing Strange


BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Boeing-Boeing
The Homecoming
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Macbeth


BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Grease
Gypsy
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Sunday in the Park with George


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Ben Daniels, Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Laurence Fishburne, Thurgood
Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
Rufus Sewell, Rock 'n' Roll
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Eve Best, The Homecoming
Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
Kate Fleetwood, Macbeth
S. Epatha Merkerson, Come Back, Little Sheba
Amy Morton, August: Osage County

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park with George
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights
Stew, Passing Strange
Paulo Szot, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Tom Wopat, A Catered Affair

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Kerry Butler, Xanadu
Patti LuPone, Gypsy
Kelli O'Hara, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Faith Prince, A Catered Affair
Jenna Russell, Sunday in the Park with George

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Bobby Cannavale, Mauritius
Raúl Esparza, The Homecoming
Conleth Hill, The Seafarer
Jim Norton, The Seafarer
David Pittu, Is He Dead?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Sinead Cusack, Rock 'n' Roll
Mary McCormack, Boeing-Boeing
Laurie Metcalf, November
Martha Plimpton, Top Girls
Rondi Reed, August: Osage County

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Daniel Breaker, Passing Strange
Danny Burstein, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Robin De Jesús, In The Heights
Christopher Fitzgerald, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Boyd Gaines, Gypsy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
de'Adre Aziza, Passing Strange
Laura Benanti, Gypsy
Andrea Martin, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Olga Merediz, In The Heights
Loretta Ables Sayre, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
The 39 Steps
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
August: Osage County
Macbeth

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Sunday in the Park with George
In The Heights
The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Cyrano de Bergerac
Boeing-Boeing
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
The 39 Steps


BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Sunday in the Park with George
Gypsy
In The Heights
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
The 39 Steps
Macbeth
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
August: Osage County


BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Sunday in the Park with George
In The Heights
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
The Little Mermaid


BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY
Boeing-Boeing
Macbeth
Rock 'n' Roll
The 39 Steps


BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
In The Heights
Sunday in the Park with George
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Gypsy


BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps
Conor McPherson, The Seafarer
Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County
Matthew Warchus, Boeing-Boeing

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park with George
Thomas Kail, In The Heights
Arthur Laurents, Gypsy
Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby
Andy Blankenbuehler, In The Heights
Christopher Gattelli, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
Dan Knechtges, Xanadu

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
Jason Carr, Sunday in the Park with George
Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman, In The Heights
Stew & Heidi Rodewald, Passing Strange
Jonathan Tunick, A Catered Affair

5 comments:

myra said...

These are my predictions:
BEST PLAY August: Osage County
BEST MUSICAL In The Heights
BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL Xanadu
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE In The Heights
BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY Boeing-Boeing
BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY Mark Rylance, Boeing-Boeing
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY Deanna Dunagan, August: Osage County
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL Daniel Evans, Sunday in the Park with George
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL Patti LuPone, Gypsy
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY Raúl Esparza, The Homecoming
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY Rondi Reed, August: Osage County
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL Christopher Fitzgerald, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL Laura Benanti, Gypsy
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY August: Osage County
BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY Les Liaisons Dangereuses
BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
The 39 Steps
BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL Sunday in the Park with George
BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY The 39 Steps
BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY Anna D. Shapiro, August: Osage County
BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL Bartlett Sher, Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific
BEST CHOREOGRAPHY Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby
BEST ORCHESTRATIONS Alex Lacamoire & Bill Sherman, In The Heights

It's gonna be a night of surprises!

Deborah said...

I haven't seen or heard the music from any of these, so I decided to randomly guess:

BEST PLAY
The 39 Steps

BEST MUSICAL
Cry-Baby

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Xanadu

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Little Mermaid

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Macbeth

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Sunday in the Park with George

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY
Patrick Stewart, Macbeth

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Eve Best, The Homecoming

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Patti LuPone, Gypsy

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
David Pittu, Is He Dead?

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Sinead Cusack, Rock 'n' Roll

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Christopher Fitzgerald, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Olga Merediz, In The Heights

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
The 39 Steps

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Sunday in the Park with George

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
The 39 Steps

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
The 39 Steps

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
The Little Mermaid

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY
Rock 'n' Roll

BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Maria Aitken, The 39 Steps

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Sam Buntrock, Sunday in the Park with George

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Dan Knechtges, Xanadu

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
Jonathan Tunick, A Catered Affair

David Marc Fischer said...

Okay: I think I got a 12?

Feel free to report on your Tony experience!

Myra said...

I think I got 19, and the ones I didn't get were the ones where I picked my personal favorite (Daniel Evans, Raul Esparza, Christopher "Igor" Fitzgerald, YF's sets, Sunday's lighting, and Cry-Baby's choreography) instead of going with the popular pick.

I think that "Sunday in the Park with George"'s projects fell under 'scenic design' and not 'lighting'.

It was a wonderful night at Radio City Music Hall! Lots of entertaining musical numbers, bits by Whoopi, and interesting speeches. The ITH company was SO thrilled the entire night!

Deborah said...

I got a 4 (15%!). It looks like August: Osage County got a lot. Did anyone see this?