Monday, June 6, 2016

2016 Tony Predictions: Best Actor and Actress in a Play

Best Actor in a Play
Will Win - Frank Langella "The Father"
Could Win - Jeff Daniels "Blackbird" or Mark Strong "A View From the Bridge"
Commentary - This is a tough five-way race, with each guy making a good case for a Tony win. I think Daniels, a respected and under-rewarded actor is a real dark horse here. That being said, Frank Langella is a three-time Tony winner, a stage legend, and just won the Drama Desk Award last night. In a close race, I'm leaning towards Langella to win his fourth.

Best Actress in a Play
Will Win - Jessica Lange "Long Day's Journey Into Night"
Could Win - Lupita Nyong'o "Eclipsed"
Commentary - Two Oscar winners face off in this fierce race. Nyong'o proved she is not a one-hit wonder in the little-play-that-could Eclipsed. But Jessica Lange returns to the stage for the first time in over a decade, she is a living acting legend, and I think she completes the triple crown of acting with a Tony win.

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