Every year, the race for Tony Awards in play-acting categories is always a fascinating study in contrasts. Is hard-hitting drama more deserving than daffy comedy? Does the size of the role matter? How much does celebrity—or lack therof—affect the contest? If the role is mediocre but the performer amazing, can the actor still nab the gold? And, of course, does it matter whether the show opened in the fall or the spring? These and dozens of other factors are weighed by Tony pundits and prognosticators. We're not ready yet to share our predictions about who will (or should) win, but below is a slide show (mouse over to advance the images) with thoughts on the actors, their performances, and chances come June 10.
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