"Theater Talk" Viewers Choose Tony Award Picks for 10th Annual Poll

News   "Theater Talk" Viewers Choose Tony Award Picks for 10th Annual Poll 862 viewers decided upon the winners of the 10th annual "Theater Talk" Viewer Tony Poll, the show announced June 9.

The weekly TV series on PBS and CUNY-TV posed to their audience who should win the prizes at the June 11 Tony Award ceremony.

The winners selected are listed below (*a win by 4 or less votes, a runner up is noted):

Best Musical
The Drowsy Chaperone

Best Play
The History Boys

Best Revival of a Play
Awake and Sing Best Revival of a Musical
Sweeney Todd (*close second: The Pajama Game)

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Richard Griffiths

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Cynthia Nixon

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
John Lloyd Young (* Michael Cerveris)

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Patti LuPone

Best Original Score
The Drowsy Chaperone

Best Director of a Play
Nicholas Hytner (History Boys)

Best Director of a Musical
John Doyle (Sweeney Todd) (*Casey Nicholaw - The Drowsy Chaperone)

Best Book of a Musical
The Drowsy Chaperone

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Samuel Barnett

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Frances de la Tour (*Zoe Wanamaker)

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Jim Dale (*Christian Hoff)

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Beth Leavel

Best Scenic Design in a Play
Bob Crowley (The History Boys)

Best Scenic Design in a Musical
David Gallo (The Drowsy Chaperone)

Best Costume Design in a Play
Michael Krass (The Constant Wife)

Best Costume Design in a Play
Gregg Barnes (Drowsy)

Best Lighting Design in a Play
Mark Henderson (The History Boys)

Best Scenic Design in a Musical
Ken Billington and Brian Monahan (The Drowsy Chaperone)

Best Choreographer
Kathleen Marshall (The Pajama Game)

Best Orchestrations
Sarah Travis (Sweeney Todd) (* Steve Orich - Jersey Boys)

Hosted by New York Post theatre columnist Michael Riedel and producer Susan Haskins, "Theater Talk" airs on WNET/Thirteen at 12:30 AM ET and on CUNY-TV (Channel 75) and WGBH (Channel 44) in Boston. For more information, visit www.theatertalk.org.