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Overview of Tony Awards 2019

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2019 Tony Awards was the 73rd edition of Tony Awards held on June 9, 2019, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2018–19 season. It was held in Radio City Music Hall, New York City.It was hosted by James Corden.

Highlights:

  • Hadestown, a musical about a young couple’s dark trip to the Underworld, was the most winning production of the season by winning eight awards, including Best Musical.
  • The Ferryman won four awards, including Best Play. Original musicals The Cher Show and Tootsie, the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, and the new play Ink each won two awards.
  • 31-year-old actress Ali Stroker, won best featured actress for her outstanding role as Ado Annie in Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’ and made history by becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award.

TonyList of winners:

Categories Winner
Best play “The Ferryman” by Jez Butterworth
Best revival of a musical Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!
Best musical “Hadestown”
Best revival of a play “The Boys in the Band” by Mart Crowley
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical Santino Fontana, “Tootsie”
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical Stephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show”
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play Bryan Cranston, “Network”
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery”
Best book of a musical “Tootsie,” Robert Horn
Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater “Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell
Best direction of a musical Rachel Chavkin, “Hadestown”
Best Direction of a Play Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman”
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical André De Shields, “Hadestown”
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical Ali Stroker, “Oklahoma!”
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play Bertie Carvel, “Ink”
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Best choreography Sergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Best orchestrations Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown”
Best scenic design of a musical Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown”
Best scenic design of a play Rob Howell, “The Ferryman”
Best costume design of a musical Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show”
Best costume design of a play Rob Howell, “The Ferryman”
Best sound design of a musical Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown”
Best sound design of a play Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy”
Best lighting design of a musical Bradley King, “Hadestown”
Best lighting design of a play Neil Austin, “Ink”

About Tony Awards:

  • First awarded – April 6, 1947
  • It was formed by a committee of the American Theatre Wing headed by Brock Pemberton.
  • The award is named after Antoinette Perry, nicknamed Tony .