Tony Awards 2016 Nominees: Winner Predictions for Nominations

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Tonight is the 2016 Tony Awards and we’ve got all the details on the nominees and winner predictions. With James Corden as host and at least ten performances set for the event, it should be a very memorable night. As for the nominees, “Hamilton” leads with a record-breaking 16 nominations and there are several other shows that are up for multiple awards tonight.

Get the rundown below with our winner predictions highlighted in ITALICS.

Best Play

The Father
The Humans
King Charles III

Best Musical

Bright Star
School of Rock
Shuffle Along

Best Revival of a Play

A View from the Bridge
The Crucible
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off

Best Revival of a Musical

The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Gabriel Byrne – Long Day’s Journey into Night as James Tyrone
Jeff Daniels – Blackbird as Ray
Frank Langella – The Father as Andre
Tim Pigott-Smith – King Charles III as Charles
Mark Strong – A View from the Bridge as Eddie Carbone

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Jessica Lange – Long Day’s Journey into Night as Mary Tyrone
Laurie Metcalf – Misery as Annie Wilkes
Lupita Nyong’o – Eclipsed as The Girl
Sophie Okonedo – The Crucible as Elizabeth Proctor
Michelle Williams – Blackbird as Una Spencer

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Alex Brightman – School of Rock as Dewey Finn
Danny Burstein – Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye (Our personal favorite.)
Zachary Levi – She Loves Me as Georg Nowack
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr. – Hamilton as Aaron Burr

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Laura Benanti – She Loves Me as Amalia Balash
Carmen Cusack – Bright Star as Alice Murphy
Cynthia Erivo – The Color Purple as Celie Harris Johnson
Jessie Mueller – Waitress as Jenna Hunterson
Phillipa Soo – Hamilton as Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Reed Birney – The Humans as Erik Blake
Bill Camp – The Crucible as Reverend John Hale
David Furr – Noises Off as Gary Lejeune
Richard Goulding – King Charles III as Prince Harry
Michael Shannon – Long Day’s Journey into Night as James Tyrone, Jr.

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Pascale Armand – Eclipsed as Bessie
Megan Hilty – Noises Off as Brooke Ashton
Jayne Houdyshell – The Humans as Deirdre Blake
Andrea Martin – Noises Off as Dotty Otley
Saycon Sengbloh – Eclipsed as Helena

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Daveed Diggs – Hamilton as Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson
Brandon Victor Dixon – Shuffle Along as Eubie Blake
Christopher Fitzgerald – Waitress as Ogie
Jonathan Groff – Hamilton as King George III
Christopher Jackson – Hamilton as George Washington

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple as Sofia Johnson
Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler Church
Jane Krakowski – She Loves Me as Ilona Ritter
Jennifer Simard – Disaster! as Sister Mary Downy
Adrienne Warren – Shuffle Along as Gertrude Saunders / Florence Mills

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Bright Star – Edie Brickell (music and lyrics) and Steve Martin (music)
Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda (music and lyrics)
School of Rock – Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Glenn Slater (lyrics)
Waitress – Sara Bareilles (music and lyrics)

For the full list of nominees, click here.

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