Friday, May 11, 2007

New York Posts Picks For Tony Nods

New York Posts Picks For Tony Nods

Leave it to Riedel (Michael of the New York Post, that is) to be ready with the prospects for nominations in this year's Tony Award derby. Riedel's column appears in this morning's edition; the nominations will be announced early Tuesday morning.

In the Best Musical category, Riedel's summary mirrored your votes in my recent SOB Poll that indicated Spring Awakening and Grey Gardens are shoo-ins, while Curtains is a near certainty. Just as your votes indicated that all bets are off when it comes to that fourth berth, Riedel agrees with your selections that the musicals in contention include Mary Poppins, Legally Blonde and LoveMusik. Personally, I believe LoveMusik will squeak by Mary Poppins.

Although my current SOB Poll on the four plays you believe will earn Best Play nominations remains open (you can still vote in the poll found on the right-hand margin through early Tuesday), Riedel concludes that the top three nods will go to the same current top three in my poll: The Coast Of Utopia Frost/Nixon and Radio Golf, while the fourth berth again is less certain. Currently, the SOB Poll shows Coram Boy followed by The Year Of Magical Thinking as your top picks; however, Riedel believes the edge is going to go to The Little Dog Laughed. As for me, I believe The Year Of Magical Thinking will eke out a nomination.

Conspicuously absent from Riedel's round-up was any mention of the Best Actor in a Musical. Certainly, this will be a heavily contested race with actors like Jonathan Groff (Spring Awakening), Raúl Esparza (Company), David Hyde Pierce (Curtains), Michael Cerveris (LoveMusik), Gavin Lee (Mary Poppins), Brian d'Arcy James (The Apple Tree) and even Martin Short (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) in the running for consideration. I'd put my money on Groff, Esparza, Hyde Pierce, Cerveris and Lee.

Remember, it's not too late to vote for your picks for Best Play nominees. You'll find the list of eligible shows on the right hand margin of Steve On Broadway.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

Related Stories:
Which Shows Will Be Tony-Nominated For Best Play? (May 8, 2007)
Which Shows Will Be Tony-Nominated For Best Musical? (May 3, 2007)

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