Vulture Predicts the Tightest Tony Races


On Sunday night, Radio City Music Hall will host the most star-studded Tony awards in memory. The event caps an unusual year, one in which the film actors who came to Broadway showed an unusual ability to handle the demands of the stage. This time out, A-list Hollywood refugees like Denzel Washington, Jude Law, Christopher Walken, and Scarlett Johansson won't just be exceedingly attractive statue dispensers — they're actual contenders for awards. And the telecast itself, often a weak ratings draw, may have a shot at the 18-to-34-year-old demographic, given the number of rock musicals up for awards. (More Nielsen bait: The cast of Glee will perform.) In anticipation, we offer you the most hotly contested battles of the night, from Alfred Molina vs. Denzel vs. Liev Schreiber to American Idiot vs. Fela!, and pick the likely winners.