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Predictions: Who Came Out on Top in Our 2019 Tonys Poll?

We asked you to predict the winners of this year's Tonys. Here's what you said.

Will Hadestown's Amber Gray take home a Tony Award on Sunday, June 9?
(© Matthew Murphy)

Over the past week, our critics have offered their predictions for this year's female actors, male actors, directors, revivals, best musical, and best play. And each time, we asked you to submit your own predictions in the same categories. Here's what you said and how those guesses stack up against the opinions of our staff.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Elaine May is the odds-on favorite to win the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play.
(© Brigitte Lacombe)

THE NOMINEES:
Annette Bening, All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me

David Gordon:
Will win: Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Should win: Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Should win: Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Should win: Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

You said:
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery (56%)
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me (13.3%)
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton (12%)
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman (10%)
Annette Bening, All my Sons (7.3%)
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet (1.3%)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

According to our critics, Celia Keenan-Bolger has a lock on winning the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play.
(© Julieta Cervantes)

THE NOMINEES:
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson, King Lear

David Gordon:
Will win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Should win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Should win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Should win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

You said:
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird (84.8%)
Finnoula Flanagan, The Ferryman (6.6%)
Ruth Wilson, King Lear (4.6%)
Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (2.6%)
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (1.3%)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

It looks likely that Stephanie J. Block will take home her first Tony for her performance in The Cher Show.
(© Joan Marcus)

THE NOMINEES:
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O'Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

David Gordon:
Will win: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Should win: Beth Leavel, The Prom

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Should win: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Should win: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

You said:
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show (65.4%)
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown (16.3%)
Beth Leavel, The Prom (7.8%)
Kelli O'Hara, Kiss Me, Kate (5.8%)
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom (4.5%)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Ali Stroker of Oklahoma! is favored to win, but two of our critics bloom for Amber Gray's Persephone in Hadestown.
(© Little Fang Photo/Matthew Murphy)

THE NOMINEES:
Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Mary Testa, Oklahoma!

David Gordon:
Will win: Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Should win: Amber Gray, Hadestown

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Should win: Amber Gray, Hadestown

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!
Should win: Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

You said:
Amber Gray, Hadestown (54.8%)
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma! (35.5%)
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie (5.2%)
Lilli Cooper, Tootsie (2.6%)
Mary Testa, Oklahoma! (1.9%)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Our critics are split on who will win this award: Bryan Cranston or Jeff Daniels?
(© Jan Versweyveld / Julieta Cervantes)

THE NOMINEES:
Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

David Gordon:
Will win: Bryan Cranston, Network
Should win: Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Should win: Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Bryan Cranston, Network
Should win: Paddy Considine, The Ferryman

You said:
Bryan Cranston, Network (42.3%)
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird (36.5%)
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy (14.4%)
Paddy Considine, The Ferryman (4.8%)
Adam Driver, Burn This (1.9%)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Bertie Carvel is favored to win this category for his "Mephistophelean" performance as right-wing media baron Rupert Murdoch.
(© Joan Marcus)

THE NOMINEES:
Bertie Carvel, Ink
Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band
Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

David Gordon:
Will win: Bertie Carvel, Ink
Should win: Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Bertie Carvel, Ink
Should win: Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Bertie Carvel, Ink
Should win: Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band

You said:
Bertie Carvel, Ink (28.8%)
Benjamin Walker, All My Sons (21.2%)
Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird (18.3%)
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This (17.3%)
Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band (14.4%)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Santino Fontana is favored to win this category, but our critics clearly have a crush on Brooks Ashmanskas.
(© Matthew Murphy / Deen van Meer)

THE NOMINEES:
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie

David Gordon:
Will win: Santino Fontana, Tootsie
Should win: Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Santino Fontana, Tootsie
Should win: Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Should win: Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom

You said:
Santino Fontana, Tootsie (63.8%)
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom (13.3%)
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice (8.6%)
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma! (8.6%)
Derrick Baskin, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations (5.7%)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

André De Shields is the favorite to win the Tony award for Featured Role in a Musical on Sunday.
(© Matthew Murphy)

THE NOMINEES:
André De Shields, Hadestown
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Jeremy Pope, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Ephraim Sykes, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations

David Gordon:
Will win: André De Shields, Hadestown
Should win: André De Shields, Hadestown

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: André De Shields, Hadestown
Should win: Patrick Page, Hadestown

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: André De Shields, Hadestown
Should win: Patrick Page, Hadestown

You said:
André De Shields, Hadestown (74%)
Patrick Page, Hadestown (14.4%)
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie (5.8%)
Ephraim Sykes, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations (2.9%)
Jeremy Pope, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations (1.9%)


Best Direction of a Musical

THE NOMINEES:
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

David Gordon:
Will win: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Should win: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Should win: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Should win: Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!

You said:
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown (85%)
Daniel Fish, Oklahoma! (10%)
Scott Ellis, Tootsie (5%)
Des McAnuff, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom


Best Direction of a Play

A huge cast appears in Sam Mendes's production of The Ferryman.
(© Joan Marcus)

THE NOMINEES:
Rupert Goold, Ink
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

David Gordon:
Will win: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Should win: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Should win: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Should win: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

You said:
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman (80%)
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird (20%)
Rupert Goold, Ink
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus


Best Revival of a Play

The revivals of The Boys in the Band and The Waverly Gallery are both closed, but could one of them win the Tony for Best Revival of a Play anyway?
(© Joan Marcus / Brigitte Lacombe)

THE NOMINEES:
All My Sons
The Boys in the Band
Burn This
Torch Song
The Waverly Gallery

David Gordon:
Will win: The Boys in the Band
Should win: All My Sons

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: The Waverly Gallery
Should win: The Waverly Gallery

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: The Waverly Gallery
Should win: The Boys in the Band

You said:
The Boys in the Band (46.7%)
The Waverly Gallery (26.7%)
All My Sons (20%)
Torch Song (6.7%)
Burn This


Best Revival of a Musical

This category is a jumping contest between Kiss Me, Kate and Oklahoma!
(© Joan Marcus / Little Fang Photo)

THE NOMINEES:
Kiss Me, Kate
Oklahoma!

David Gordon:
Will win: Kiss Me, Kate
Should win: Oklahoma!

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Oklahoma!
Should win: Oklahoma!

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Oklahoma!
Should win: Oklahoma!

You said:
Oklahoma! (80%)
Kiss Me, Kate (20%)


Best Play

Our critics are split between What the Constitution Means to Me and The Ferryman for Best Play.
(© ©2019 Joan Marcus)

THE NOMINEES:
Choir Boy
The Ferryman
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ink
What the Constitution Means to Me

David Gordon:
Will win: What the Constitution Means to Me
Should win: What the Constitution Means to Me

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: The Ferryman
Should win: The Ferryman

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: The Ferryman
Should win: What the Constitution Means to Me

You said:
The Ferryman (66.7%)
Choir Boy (14.3%)
What the Constitution Means to Me (9.5%)
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus (4.8%)
Ink


Best Musical

All three of our critics think that Hadestown is the likely winner, but two of them have a soft spot for The Prom.
(© Matthew Murphy / Deen van Meer)

THE NOMINEES:
Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Beetlejuice
Hadestown
The Prom
Tootsie

David Gordon:
Will win: Hadestown
Should win: The Prom

Hayley Levitt:
Will win: Hadestown
Should win: Hadestown

Zachary Stewart:
Will win: Hadestown
Should win: The Prom

You said:
Hadestown (76.2%)
The Prom (23.8%)
Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Beetlejuice
Tootsie


For the complete list of Tony nominees, click here.

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