GEEK GAL Caroline Cao Predicts The 2023 Tony Awards Winners!

By   |   June 11, 2023   |   Entertainment

The 76th annual Tony Awards takes place tonight at the gorgeously historic United Palace in Manhattan. Our resident expert in all things theater, Caroline Cao, is covering the press room to speak with tonight’s winners. But she’s already got a few picks on who is going to take home a Tony statue! Check out her top choices below and let us know how many you get right!

The 76th Tony Awards air Sunday, June 11 at 8 p.m. on CBS and Paramount+.

Best Play: Ain’t No Mo (tragically closed too soon)
Runner-up: Fat Ham

Best Revival of a Play: The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window or Topdog/Underdog

Best Musical: Kimberly Akimbo    

Best Revival of a Musical: Parade

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play: Jodie Comer as Tessa Ensler in Prima Facie

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play: Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Corey Hawkins in Topdog/Underdog (it should be a double win!)

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
It’s a real toughie, but I’m going with J. Harrison Ghee as Jerry/Daphne in  Some Like It Hot
Runner Up: Ben Platt in Parade or  Colton Ryan in New York, New York 

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical: Annaleigh Ashford as Mrs. Lovett in  Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play: Jordan E. Cooper  as Peaches  in Ain’t No Mo
Runner-up: Brandon Uranowitz in Leopoldstadt

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play
Nikki Crawford as Tedra in Fat Ham or Katy Sullivan as Ani in Cost of Living

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical: Alex Newell as Lulu in Shucked

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical: Bonnie Milligan as Aunt Debra in Kimberly Akimbo  
Best Direction of a Play
Saheem Ali for Fat Ham or  Stevie Walker-Webb for Ain’t No Mo’
 
Best Direction of a Musical
Michael Arden for Parade
 
Best Book of a Musical: 
David West Read for & Juliet 
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: 
Helen Park and Max Vernon (music and lyrics) for KPOP
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Andrzej Goulding and Tim Hatley for Life of Pi or Miriam Buether for Prima Facie
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Michael Yeargan and 59 Productions for Camelot or Beowulf Boritt for New York, New York
Best Costume Design of a Play: Emilio Sosa for Ain’t No Mo’
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Sophia Choi and Clint Ramos for KPOP
Runner-upJennifer Moeller for Camelot
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Tim Lutkin for Life of Pi or Jen Schriever for Death of a Salesman
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington for New York, New York
Best Sound Design of a Play
Carolyn Downing for Life of Pi
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann for Into the Woods
 
Best Choreography: Susan Stroman for New York, New York
Runner-up: Jennifer Weber for KPOP
Best Orchestrations

John Clancy for  Kimberly Akimbo

photo credit: Cast of Ain’t No Mo’ by Joan Marcus.

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