Here are the contenders:
Audra McDonald "The Gershwins Porgy and Bess"
Bernadette Peters "Follies"
Elena Roger "Evita"
Jan Maxwell "Follies"
Kelli O'Hara "Nice Work If You Can Get It"
Cristin Milioti "Once"
Caissie Levy "Ghost the Musical"
Jessica Philips "Leap of Faith"
Laura Osnes "Bonnie and Clyde"
Patti Murin "Lysistrata Jones"
Jennifer Damiano "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"
Commentary - It looks like this year's winner could come down between two previous winners: Audra McDonald and Bernadette Peters. Of course, several past nominees are looking for their first win include Jennifer Damiano, Jan Maxwell, and Kelli O'Hara. In terms of nominations however, Elena Roger, Cristin Milioti, Patti Murin, and Caissie Levy are looking for their first nomination, and all of them have a good shot at getting into the race, to try to upset the leading veterans.