The 74th annual Tony Awards were held on Sunday night in New York’s Winter Garden Theatre. Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. hosted the live event, which aired on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.
Moulin Rouge, A Christmas Carol and The Inheritance were the big winners of the evening. Moulin Rouge was named Best Musical, while its stars Aaron Tveit and Danny Burstein took home the statuettes for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. The show also scored the honors for Best Direction of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design of a Musical.
A Christmas Carol was awarded the Tony for Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Original Score, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play and Best Costume Design of a Play. Adrienne Warren was presented with the Best Lead Actress in a Musical trophy for her role in Tina.
Lauren Patten won the Tony for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Jagged Little Pill; its author, Diablo Cody, won for Best Book of a Musical. Andrew Burnap and Lois Smith won for Best Lead Actor and Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for The Inheritance, which also was deemed Best Play. David Alan Grier earned the Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his work in A Soldier’s Play and the show was voted Best Revival, while Mary-Louise Parker was named Best Lead Actress in a Play for The Sound Inside.
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