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73rd Tony Awards Nominations Betting Odds Shine Toward Classical Selections

On April 30, the 2019 Tony Awards nominations were announced. The 73rd annual ceremony will be broadcast by CBS from Radio City Music Hall June 9 where comedian James Corden will host.

“Hadestown” is leading the pack in all categories with a total of 14 nominations. “Ain't Too Proud—The Life of the Temptations” trails behind closely with a grand total of 12 nods.

Historically Tony voters make winners out of the most nominated projects. And considering many snubs this year such as “To Kill a Mockingbird” for Best Play and Glenda Jackson’s highly anticipated nomination for Best Actress for “King Lear,” the pattern is highly likely to continue.

73rd Tony Awards predictions according to the latest betting odds:

Best Musical

  1. “Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations” – +500
  2. “Beetlejuice” – +1000
  3. “Hadestown” – +500
  4. “The Prom” +350
  5. “Tootsie” +350

Best Play

  1. “Choir Boy” by Tarell Alvin McCraney – +1500
  2. “The Ferryman” by Jez Butterworth – +350
  3. “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” by Taylor Mac – +2500
  4. “Ink” by James Graham – +1000
  5. “What the Constitution Means to Me” by Heidi Schreck – +750

Other 2019 Tony Nominations Include:

Best Revival of a Musical (Only two this season)

“Kiss Me, Kate”
“Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”
“The Boys in the Band” by Mart Crowley
“Burn This”
“Torch Song” by Harvey Fierstein
“The Waverly Gallery” by Kenneth Lonergan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Brooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”
Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”
Damon Daunno, “Oklahoma!”
Santino Fontana, “Tootsie”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show”
Caitlin Kinnunen, “The Prom”
Beth Leavel, “The Prom”
Eva Noblezada, “Hadestown”
Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Paddy Considine, “The Ferryman”
Bryan Cranston, “Network”
Jeff Daniels, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Adam Driver, “Burn This”
Jeremy Pope, “Choir Boy”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Annette Bening, “Arthur Miller's All My Sons”
Laura Donnelly, “The Ferryman”
Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery”
Janet McTeer, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”
Laurie Metcalf, “Hillary and Clinton”
Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me”

Best Book of a Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud,” Dominique Morisseau
“Beetlejuice,” Scott Brown and Anthony King
“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell
“The Prom,” Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin
“Tootsie,” Robert Horn

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

“Be More Chill,” Joe Iconis
“Beetlejuice,” Eddie Perfect
“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell
“The Prom,” Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin
“To Kill a Mockingbird,” Adam Guettel
“Tootsie,” David Yazbek

Andre De Shields, “Hadestown”
Andy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”
Patrick Page, “Hadestown”
Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Lilli Cooper, “Tootsie”
Amber Gray, “Hadestown”
Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”
Ali Stroker, “Oklahoma!”
Mary Testa, “Oklahoma!”

Bertie Carvel, “Ink”
Robin De Jesús, “The Boys in the Band”
Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”
Benjamin Walker, “Arthur Miller's All My Sons”

Fionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird
Kristine Nielsen, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Julie White, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”
Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”

No U.S. sportsbook offers odds on this event. You can check 73rd Tony Awards betting odds at some of the UK bookmakers, such as William Hill or Paddy Power.

Photo by Peter Lewicki.