Best Original Score
Will Win - Tim Minchin "Matilda: The Musical"
Could Win- Cyndi Lauper "Kinky Boots"
Commentary - Cyndi Lauper is a legend in modern music, and as the race for Best Musical heats up, her popular hit Kinky Boots is quietly and quickly sneaking up on the frontrunner Matilda. But in the end I think that voters will go for Matilda in the big category, which will help it out down the ballot, especially in this category. Although voters could easily split just to honor Lauper, a real possibility that should not be discluded.
Best Book of a Musical
Will Win - Dennis Kelly "Matlida"
Could Win - Harvey Fierstein "Kinky Boots"
Commentary - You know, looking at all of the big names involved with Kinky Boots makes me think that Tony voters could really go for it, especially in this category with the mutiple Tony winning Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein. But for now I am sticking with my guns, and my guts, that say that Matilda will be the big winner come June 9th, including for Dennis Kelly's book.