The 74th Annual Tony Award Winners Are Announced

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The Tony Award winners were announced/revealed last night and while its a show that I generally enjoy watching I wasn’t able to do so this year because the network decided to air the awards broadcast on the Paramount+ streaming service while a celebratory concert mixed with some announcements would air in tandem on the public network. Though I had a subscription to Paramount+ for a short time based on a discounted rate, I let it lapse since I have Netflix, Disney+ and HBO Max to contend with and don’t need it but I digress. I did my best to keep up with the filtering in announcements but ended up waiting for this morning to share the news with you. Let’s go.

Best Musical:
“Jagged Little Pill”
WINNER – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
“Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Play:
“Grand Horizons”
WINNER – “The Inheritance”
“Sea Wall/A Life”
“Slave Play”
“The Sound Inside”

Best Revival of a Play:
WINNER – “A Soldier’s Play”
“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

Best Book of a Musical:
WINNER – Diablo Cody, “Jagged Little Pill”
John Logan, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Direction of a Play:
David Cromer, “The Sound Inside”
WINNER – Stephen Daldry, “The Inheritance”
Kenny Leon, “A Soldier’s Play”
Jamie Lloyd, “Betrayal”
Robert O’Hara, “Slave Play”

Best Direction of a Musical:
Phyllida Lloyd, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”
Diane Paulus, “Jagged Little Pill”
WINNER – Alex Timbers, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Best Leading Actor in a Play:
Ian Barford, “Linda Vista”
WINNER – Andrew Burnap, “The Inheritance”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Sea Wall/A Life”
Tom Hiddleston, “Betrayal”
Tom Sturridge, “Sea Wall/A Life”
Blair Underwood, “A Soldier’s Play”

Best Leading Actress in a Play:
Joaquina Kalukango, “Slave Play”
Laura Linney, “My Name Is Lucy Barton”
Audra McDonald, “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”
WINNER – Mary-Louise Parker, “The Sound Inside as Bella”

Best Leading Actor in a Musical:
WINNER – Aaron Tveit, “Moulin Rouge!”

Best Leading Actress in a Musical:
Karen Olivo, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Elizabeth Stanley, “Jagged Little Pill”
WINNER – Adrienne Warren, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Featured Actor in a Play:
Ato Blankson-Wood, “Slave Play”
James Cusati-Moyer, “Slave Play”
WiNNER – David Alan Grier, “A Soldier’s Play”
John Benjamin Hickey, “The Inheritance”
Paul Hilton, “The Inheritance”

Best Featured Actress in a Play:
Jane Alexander, “Grand Horizons”
Cora Vander Broek, “Linda Vista”
Chalia La Tour, “Slave Play”
Annie McNamara, “Slave Play”
WINNER – Lois Smith, “The Inheritance”

Best Featured Actor in a Musical:
WINNER – Danny Burstein, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Derek Klena, “Jagged Little Pill”
Sean Allan Krill, “Jagged Little Pill”
Sahr Ngaujah, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Daniel J. Watts, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Featured Actress in a Musical:
Kathryn Gallagher, “Jagged Little Pill”
Celia Rose Gooding, “Jagged Little Pill”
Robyn Hurder, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Myra Lucretia Taylor, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”
WINNER – Lauren Patten, “Jagged Little Pill”

Best Direction of a Play:
WINNER – Stephen Daldry – The Inheritance
David Cromer – The Sound Inside
Kenny Leon – A Soldier’s Play
Jamie Lloyd – Betrayal
Robert O’Hara – Slave Play

Best Direction of a Musical:
WINNER – Alex Timbers – Moulin Rouge!
Phyllida Lloyd – Tina
Diane Paulus – Jagged Little Pill

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics Written for the Theatre):
WINNER – Christopher Nightingale (music) – A Christmas Carol
Paul Englishby (music) – The Inheritance
Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb (music) – The Rose Tattoo
Lindsay Jones (music) – Slave Play
Daniel Kluger (music) – The Sound Inside

Best Scenic Design of a Play:
Bob Crowley, “The Inheritance”
Soutra Gilmour, “Betrayal”
WINNER – Rob Howell, “A Christmas Carol”
Derek McLane, “A Soldier’s Play”
Clint Ramos, “Slave Play”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical:
WINNER – Derek McLane, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Riccardo Hernandez and Lucy Mackinnon, “Jagged Little Pill”
Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Costume Design of a Play:
Dede Ayite, “A Soldier’s Play”
Dede Ayite, “Slave Play”
Bob Crowley, “The Inheritance”
WINNER – Rob Howell, “A Christmas Carol”
Clint Ramos, “The Rose Tattoo”

Best Costume Design of a Musical:
Emily Rebholz, “Jagged Little Pill”
Mark Thompson, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”
WINNER – Catherine Zuber, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Best Lighting Design of a Play:
Jiyoun Chang, “Slave Play”
Jon Clark, “The Inheritance”
Heather Gilbert, “The Sound Inside”
Allen Lee Hughes, “A Soldier’s Play”
WINNER – Hugh Vanstone, “A Christmas Carol”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical:
Bruno Poet, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”
WINNER – Justin Townsend, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Justin Townsend, “Jagged Little Pill”

Best Sound Design of a Play:
Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid, “The Inheritance”
WINNER – Simon Baker, “A Christmas Carol”
Lindsay Jones, “Slave Play”
Daniel Kluger, “The Sound Inside”
Daniel Kluger, “Sea Wall/A Life”

Best Sound Design of a Musical:
Jonathan Deans, “Jagged Little Pill”
WINNER – Peter Hylenski, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Nevin Steinberg, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Choreography:
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, “Jagged Little Pill”
WINNER – Sonya Tayeh, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Anthony Van Laast, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Orchestrations:
WINNER – Justin Levine, Matt Stine, Katie Kresek and Charlie Rosen, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
Tom Kitt, “Jagged Little Pill”
Ethan Popp, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: Before I say anything else let me say “Congratulations” to all the winners of the 74th Annual Tony Awards. It’s nice to see such hard work paying off and especially after so many months of downtime. Now I know that I’ve mentioned before that Broadway shows are one of the things that I greatly enjoy but don’t always get around to doing. It’s mostly because of cost and scheduling for me since I am generally kept pretty busy over on the website. Maybe I should start looking to do some Broadway show reviews for this site because that might let me see more of them. There are several of the winners circle that I am curious about so I will keep you posted. As I close this rundown up I wonder what you folks in the readership think about the reveals. Did your favorites win out at the end of the day or were they cheated of the honor in your opinion. I’ll ask you to chime in down below in the comments if you have anything to add to the mix and I’m also rather curious about which shows you are most interested in seeing now that Broadway has returned. You can type that in as a comment as well because its great information and might find me exploring it as well. Though it’s always generally on my list of agenda items, I didn’t get to a single play this past season which sadly continued my time away from the theater in general. Stay safe out there and follow the mandates, I will see you next time around.

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