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WILL HE GET IT RIGHT?

Ben Brantley predicts the Tony Award winners each year. Will he get it right this year? Check out his prediction history!

BEST MUSICAL
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 In the Heights In the Heights YES!
2009 Billy Elliot Billy Elliot YES!
2010 Memphis Memphis YES!
2011 The Book of Mormon The Book of Mormon YES!
2012 Newsies ____________ ????

BEST PLAY
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 August: Osage County August: Osage County YES!
2009 God of Carnage God of Carnage YES!
2010 Red Red YES!
2011 War Horse War Horse YES!
2012 Clybourne Park ____________ ????

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 South Pacific South Pacific YES!
2009 Hair Hair YES!
2010 La Cage aux Folles La Cage aux Folles YES!
2011 Anything Goes Anything Goes YES!
2012 Follies ____________ ????

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Macbeth Boeing-Boeing NO!
2009 The Norman Conquests The Norman Conquests YES!
2010 Fences Fences YES!
2011 The Normal Heart The Normal Heart YES!
2012 Death of a Salesman ____________ ????

BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right
2008 Lin-Manuel Miranda
(In the Heights)
Paulo Szot
(South Pacific)
NO!
2009 The Billy Elliot Boys The Billy Elliot Boys YES!
2010 Douglas Hodge
(La Cage aux Folles)
Douglas Hodge
(La Cage aux Folles)
YES!
2011 Josh Gad
(The Book of Mormon)
Norbert Leo Butz
(Catch Me If You Can)
NO!
2012 Norm Lewis
(Porgy and Bess)
____________ ????

BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Patti LuPone
(Gypsy)
Patti LuPone
(Gypsy)
YES!
2009 Alice Ripley
(Next to Normal)
Alice Ripley
(Next to Normal)
YES!
2010 Montego Glover
(Memphis)
Catherine Zeta-Jones
(A Little Night Music)
NO!
2011 Sutton Foster
(Anything Goes)
Sutton Foster
(Anything Goes)
YES!
2012 Audra McDonald
(Porgy and Bess)
____________ ????

BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Patrick Stewart
(Macbeth)
Mark Rylance
(Boeing-Boeing)
NO!
2009 Geoffrey Rush
(Exit the King)
Geoffrey Rush
(Exit the King)
YES!
2010 Alfred Molina
(Red)
Denzel Washington
(Fences)
NO!
2011 Al Pacino
(The Merchant of Venice)
Mark Rylance
(Jerusalem)
NO!
2012 Philip Seymour Hoffman
(Death of a Salesman)
____________ ????

BEST ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Deanna Dunagan
(August: Osage County)
Deanna Dunagan
(August: Osage County)
YES!
2009 Marcia Gay Harden
(God of Carnage)
Marcia Gay Harden
(God of Carnage)
YES!
2010 Viola Davis
(Fences)
Viola Davis
(Fences)
YES!
2011 Frances McDormand
(Good People)
Frances McDormand
(Good People)
YES!
2012 Nina Arianda
(Venus in Fur)
____________ ????

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Boyd Gaines
(Gypsy)
Boyd Gaines
(Gypsy)
YES!
2009 Gregory Jbara
(Billy Elliot)
Gregory Jbara
(Billy Elliot)
YES!
2010 Kevin Chamberlin
(The Addams Family)
Levi Kreis
(Million Dollar Quartet)
NO!
2011 Rory O'Malley
(The Book of Mormon)
John Larroquette
(How to Succeed...)
NO!
2012 Michael Cerveris
(Evita)
____________ ????

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Laura Benanti
(Gypsy)
Laura Benanti
(Gypsy)
YES!
2009 Karen Olivo
(West Side Story)
Karen Olivo
(West Side Story)
YES!
2010 Katie Finneran
(Promises, Promises)
Katie Finneran
(Promises, Promises)
YES!
2011 Laura Benanti
(Women on the Verge...)
Nikki M. James
(The Book of Mormon)
NO!
2012 Judy Kaye
(Nice Work If You Can Get It)
____________ ????

BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Jim Norton
(The Seafarer)
Jim Norton
(The Seafarer)
YES!
2009 Roger Robinson
(Joe Turner's Come and Gone)
Roger Robinson
(Joe Turner's Come and Gone)
YES!
2010 Stephen McKinley Henderson
(Fences)
Eddie Redmayne
(Red)
NO!
2011 John Benjamin Hickey
(The Normal Heart)
John Benjamin Hickey
(The Normal Heart)
YES!
2012 Andrew Garfield
(Death of a Salesman)
____________ ????

BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Rondi Reed
(August: Osage County)
Rondi Reed
(August: Osage County)
YES!
2009 Angela Lansbury
(Blithe Spirit)
Angela Lansbury
(Blithe Spirit)
YES!
2010 Scarlett Johansson
(A View From the Bridge)
Scarlett Johansson
(A View From the Bridge)
YES!
2011 Ellen Barkin
(The Normal Heart)
Ellen Barkin
(The Normal Heart)
YES!
2012 Linda Emond
(Death of a Salesman)
____________ ????

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Bartlett Sher
(South Pacific)
Bartlett Sher
(South Pacific)
YES!
2009 Diane Paulus
(Hair)
Stephen Daldry
(Billy Elliot)
NO!
2010 Bill T. Jones
(Fela!)
Terry Johnson
(La Cage aux Folles)
NO!
2011 Casey Nicholaw & Trey Parker
(The Book of Mormon)
Casey Nicholaw & Trey Parker
(The Book of Mormon)
YES!
2012 John Tiffany
(Once)
____________ ????

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Anna D. Shapiro
(August: Osage County)
Anna D. Shapiro
(August: Osage County)
YES!
2009 Matthew Warchus
(The Norman Conquests)
Matthew Warchus
(God of Carnage)
NO!
2010 Gregory Mosher
(A View From the Bridge)
Michael Grandage
(Red)
NO!
2011 Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris
(War Horse)
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris
(War Horse)
YES!
2012 Mike Nichols
(Death of a Salesman)
____________ ????

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Stew
(Passing Strange)
Stew
(Passing Strange)
YES!
2009 Lee Hall
(Billy Elliot)
Lee Hall
(Billy Elliot)
YES!
2010 Joe DiPietro
(Memphis)
Joe DiPietro
(Memphis)
YES!
2011 Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
(The Book of Mormon)
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
(The Book of Mormon)
YES!
2012 Enda Walsh
(Once)
____________ ????

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Year Prediction Winner Did He Get It Right?
2008 Lin-Manuel Miranda
(In the Heights)
Lin-Manuel Miranda
(In the Heights)
YES!
2009 Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
(Next to Normal)
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey
(Next to Normal)
YES!
2010 David Bryan and Joe DiPierto
(Memphis)
David Bryan and Joe DiPietro
(Memphis)
YES!
2011 Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
(The Book of Mormon)
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
(The Book of Mormon)
YES!
2012 Alan Menkin and Jack Feldman
(Newsies)
____________ ????

Percentage Correct
Year Did He Get It Right?
2008 81.25% Correct!
2009 87.50% Correct!
2010 62.50% Correct!

2011 75.00% Correct!
2012 Tune in to Did He Like It after the Tonys (June 10) to find out!
 
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