The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theater, otherwise known as the Tony Awards, is planning to again celebrate the achievement of live Broadway theater on Sunday, June 7, 2015. There are some that are predicted to be big winners, and this is what we know so far for the Tony Awards 2015 Nominees List and Winner Prediction, TV Schedule, and Preview.
For those that aren't familiar with The Tony Awards, they have many different categories for their version of "Best Picture". Not only do they have Best Play and Best Musical categories, but they have best Leading Actor, and Leading Actress for both categories. We'll cover these predictions for the Tony Awards 2015, but a complete Nominees List for all categories can be found on the official Tony Awards website.
The nominees for best play include The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Disgraced, Hand to God, and Wolf Hall Parts One and Two. For Best Performance by a Leading Actor, the nominees are Steven Boyer for Hand to God, Bradley Cooper for The Elephant Man, Ben Miles for Wolf Hall Parts One and Two, Bill Nighy for Skylight, and Alex Sharp for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. For Best Performance by a Leading Actress, the nominees include Geneva Carr for Hand of God, Helen Mirren for The Audience, Elizabeth Moss for The Heidi Chronicles, Carey Mulligan for Skylight, and Ruth Wilson for Constellations.
For Best Musical, the nominees are An American in Paris, Fun Home, The Visit, and Something Rotten! Best Peformance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical include Michael Cerveris for Fun Home, Robert Fairchild for An American in Paris, Brian d'Arcy James for Something Rotten!, Ken Watanabe for The King and I, and Tony Yazbeck for On the Town. Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical include Kristin Chenoweth for On the Twentieth Century, Leanne Cope for An American in Paris, Beth Malone for Fun Home, Kelli O'Hara for The King and I, and Chita Rivera for The Visit.
It would appear that the prediction for the Winner of 2015 is unanimous as fourteen experts on Gold Derby have picked The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time as the for the play. The play is based on Mark Haddon's best-selling novel, adapted by Simon Stephens. These same experts choose Alex Sharp as winner of Best Leading Actor in a Play for his work in Curious Incident, for the most part. As for the category of Best Leading Actress in a Play, these experts are also united in their belief that Helen Mirren will win for her performance in The Audience.
As for Musical, the experts are practically split on that one, some leaning toward Fun Home while others going more for An American in Paris. The same goes for the Best Actor win, as some go for Robert Fairchild while others pick Michael Cerveris. There is also a split going on with wondering who will win for Best Acrtress: Kristin Chenowith or Kelli O'Hara.
You can see the winners for yourself when as the Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS, and they will be live form Radio City Music Hall in New York City, on Sunday June 7th at 8/7c. If you go to the Tony Awards website, you can find coverage on the Tony Awards website for the Red Carpet, the Press Room Cam, the Creative Arts Awards, and much more.