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The 73rd annual Tony Awards will be held on Sunday, June 9th. Below is a list of everyone I think will win and everyone I think should win. Some races are very clear cut, like Stephanie J. Block for Lead Actress and Oklahoma! for Best Revival, but others are quite a tight race, like Featured Actor in a Play, Featured Actress in a Musical, and the classic big fights of the evening, Best Musical and Best Play. Will the Tony voters praise the artistry of Hadestown or go for something more traditional like The Prom or Tootsie? Will they continue to punish To Kill a Mockingbird? Will the political relevancy of What the Constitution Means to Me beat front-runner The Ferryman? We will have to wait until June 9th. Until then, here are my predictions:

Best Play
Should win: What the Constitution Means to Me
Will win: The Ferryman

Best Musical
Should win: Hadestown
Will win: Hadestown

Best Revival of a Play
Should win: The Boys in the Band or All My Sons
Will win: The Waverly Gallery

Best Revival of a Musical
Should win: Oklahoma!
Will win: Oklahoma!

Best Book of a Musical
Should win: Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin, The Prom
Will win: Robert Horn, Tootsie

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Should win: Hadestown, Music & Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell
Will win: Hadestown, Music & Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Should win: Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy
Will win: Bryan Cranston, Network

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Should win: Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me
Will win: Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Should win: Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!
Will win: Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Should win: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Will win: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Should win: All 5! If I had to pick, Bertie Carvel, Ink
Will win: Bertie Carvel, Ink

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Should win: Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Will win: Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Should win: André De Shields, Hadestown
Will win: André De Shields, Hadestown

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Should win: Ali Stroker, Oklahoma! and Amber Gray, Hadestown should tie
Will win: Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Should win: Bunny Christie, Ink
Will win: Bunny Christie, Ink

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Should win: Laura Jellinek, Oklahoma!
Will win: David Korins, Beetlejuice

Best Costume Design of a Play
Should win: Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Will win: Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Should win: Michael Krass, Hadestown
Will in: Bob Mackie, The Cher Show

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Should win: Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network
Will win: Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Should win: Peter Mumford, King Kong
Will win: Bradley King, Hadestown

Best Sound Design of a Play
Should win: Fitz Patton, Choir Boy
Will win: Adam Cork, Ink

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Should win: Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Will in: Drew Levy, Oklahoma!

Best Direction of a Play
Should win: Rupert Goold, Ink
Will win: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Best Direction of a Musical
Should win: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown or Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
Will win: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Best Choreography
Should win: Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Will win: Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate

Best Orchestrations
Should win: Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma! or Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown
Will win: Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!

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Theater Critic and Queer Blogger. Vassar College alum, currently working toward a PhD at the CUNY Graduate Center.

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