Who’s Ahead in the Tony Races?

By Mark Blankenship | May 15, 2017

We’re weighing the odds in every major category!

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Who's going to win a Tony Award? For even casual Broadway fans, this can be the most exciting question of the season. After all, the Tonys not only celebrate the year in plays and musicals, but also have a massive impact on the shows that get recognized..

To keep us all in the loop, I've analyzed all the major categories, combining my own perspective as a long-time theater journalist with the votes of Show-Score members who are participating in our Tony game. Click on the category titles below to see our thoughts. 

-- Mark

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Best Musical

It's sensitive teens vs. sensitive Canadians!

Best Revival

Will Dolly's brassy numbers outshine those falsetto notes?

Best Actor

A breakthrough star is looking good, but don't forget Broadway's favorite trouper.

Best Actress

Can anyone beat Bette? 

Best Featured Actor

Two men change our views of classic characters, but who will prevail?

Best Featured Actress

Can one great song send an actress all the way to victory?

Best Score

Was La La Land just the first big victory for a hot composing team?

Can a beloved comedy premise overcome an original, heartbreaking tale?

Four incredibly strong plays are in a battle royal. Hold on to your seats.

Is it finally time for a classic August Wilson drama to shine?

A returning legend looks hard to beat

One nominee has been waiting to win for years. Is it her time?

It's a good year to be a guy who makes us laugh during serious plays

Who's the top card in this insanely stacked deck?

The Tony Awards took place on Sunday, June 11 on CBS