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Will 'La Cage aux Folles' with Kelsey Grammer and 'Fences' starring Denzel Washington dominate the Tony nominations?

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Image Credit: La Cage aux Folles: Uli Weber; Fences: Joan Marcus Not even a bomb scare in Times Square can put a damper on the close of the Broadway season. Nominations for the Tony Awards will be announced tomorrow morning and look for the awards to recognize some — though not all — of the celeb-filled shows that have dominated the Great White Way’s box office this year. Sorry, Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig. You may have sold out your limited run in the cop drama A Steady Rain last fall, but we can’t picture you in the Tony nominee lineup this year. However, you can expect director Kenny Leon’s fine revival of Fences — starring likely Tony front-runners Denzel Washington and Viola Davis — to dominate the dramatic categories, while the slimmed-down London import La Cage aux Folles, a musical revival starring Kelsey Grammer and British actor Douglas Hodge, should garner multiple nods. EW’s Melissa Rose Bernardo and I pored through our Playbills and offer up our predictions in the main categories:

Best Musical

Thom: American Idiot, Come Fly Away, Fela!, Memphis

Melissa: American Idiot, Come Fly Away, Fela!, Million Dollar Quartet

Best Drama

Thom: A Behanding in Spokane, Next Fall, Red, Time Stands Still

Melissa: Enron; Next Fall; Red;Time Stands Still

Best Musical Revival

Thom: La Cage aux Folles; Finian’s Rainbow; A Little Night Music; Promises Promises

Melissa: La Cage aux Folles; Finian’s Rainbow; A Little Night Music; Ragtime

Best Play Revival

Thom: Fences; Lend Me a Tenor; The Royal Family; A View From the Bridge

Melissa: Fences; Hamlet; Lend Me a Tenor; A View From the Bridge

Best Actor Musical

Thom: John Gallagher Jr., American Idiot; Sean Hayes, Promises, Promises; Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles; Nathan Lane, The Addams Family; Sahr Nguajah, Fela!

Melissa: Sean Hayes, Promises, Promises; Douglas Hodge, La Cage aux Folles; Chad Kimball, Memphis; Nathan Lane, The Addams Family; Sahr Nguajah, Fela!

Best Actress Musical

Thom: Kate Baldwin, Finian’s Rainbow; Montego Glover, Memphis; Bebe Neuwirth, The Addams Family; Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture; Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music

Melissa: Kate Baldwin, Finian’s Rainbow; Kristin Chenoweth, Promises, Promises; Montego Glover, Memphis; Sherie Rene Scott, Everyday Rapture; Catherine Zeta-Jones, A Little Night Music

Best Actor Play

Thom: Jude Law, Hamlet; Alfred Molina, Red; Liev Schreiber, A View From the Bridge; Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane; Denzel Washington, Fences

Melissa: Jude Law, Hamlet; Alfred Molina, Red; Liev Schreiber, A View From the Bridge; Christopher Walken, A Behanding in Spokane; Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress Play

Thom: Viola Davis, Fences; Valerie Harper, Looped; Linda Lavin, Collected Stories; Laura Linney, Time Stands Still; Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family

Melissa: Viola Davis, Fences; Valerie Harper, Looped; Linda Lavin, Collected Stories; Laura Linney, Time Stands Still; Jan Maxwell, The Royal Family

Best Featured Actor Musical

Thom: Robin de Jesus, La Cage aux Folles; Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet; Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Come Fly Away; Bobby Steggert, Ragtime; Tony Vincent, American Idiot

Melissa: Robin de Jesus, La Cage aux Folles; Levi Kreis, Million Dollar Quartet; Charlie Neshyba-Hodges, Come Fly Away; Bobby Steggert, Ragtime; Tony Vincent, American Idiot

Best Featured Actress Musical

Thom: Barbara Cook, Sondheim on Sondheim; Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises; Rebecca Naomi Jones, American Idiot; Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music; Karine Plantadit, Come Fly Away

Melissa: Barbara Cook, Sondheim on Sondheim; Katie Finneran, Promises, Promises; Angela Lansbury, A Little Night Music; Karine Plantadit, Come Fly Away; Lillias White,  Fela!

Best Featured Actor Play

Thom: Michael Cristofer, A View From the Bridge; Jon Michael Hill, Superior Donuts; Brian d’Arcy James, Time Stands Still; Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences; Eddie Redmayne, Red

Melissa: Michael Cristofer, A View From the Bridge; Brian d’Arcy James, Time Stands Still; Stephen McKinley Henderson, Fences; Stephen Kunken, Enron; Eddie Redmayne, Red

Best Featured Actress Play

Thom: Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family; Jessica Hecht, A View From the Bridge; Scarlett Johansson, A View From the Bridge; Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor; Alicia Silverstone, Time Stands Still

Melissa: Rosemary Harris, The Royal Family; Jessica Hecht, A View From the Bridge; Scarlett Johansson, A View From the Bridge; Jan Maxwell, Lend Me a Tenor; Marrin Mazzie, Enron

Director Musical

Thom: Bill T. Jones, Fela!; Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles; Michael Mayer, American Idiot; Trevor Nunn, A Little Night Music; Twyla Tharp, Come Fly Away

Melissa: Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Ragtime; Bill T. Jones, Fela!; Terry Johnson, La Cage aux Folles; James Lapine, Sondheim on Sondheim; Michael Mayer, American Idiot

Director Play

Thom: Michael Grandage, Red; Sheryl Kaller, Next Fall; Kenny Leon, Fences; Gregory Mosher, A View From the Bridge; Stanley Tucci, Lend Me a Tenor

Melissa: Michael Grandage, Red; Sheryl Kaller, Next Fall; Kenny Leon, Fences; Gregory Mosher, A View From the Bridge