Tony Awards: ‘Hadestown’ Wins Best Musical, Tops With 8 Wins

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The 73rd Annual Tony Awards were handed out Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

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James Corden returned as host  of the Tony Awards for the second time.

Among the night’s winners, Elaine May was named best leading actress in a play for The Waverly Gallery. In her acceptance speech, the 87-year-old noted that it marked the first major award she’d won for acting over the course of her career.

Another notable Tony nod went to Ali Stroker, who was named best actress in a featured role in a musical for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

 

Bryan Cranston, meanwhile, won best leading actor in a play honors for Network, while Santino Fontana was tapped as best leading actor in a musical for Tootsie and Stephanie J. Block was named best leading actress in a musical for The Cher Show.

 

Other 2019 Tony winners included Hadestown for best musical, The Ferryman for best play, The Boys in the Band for best revival of a play and Oklahoma! for best revival of a musical.

 

Heading into the show, Hadestown — which follows the mythical quest of Orpheus to overcome Hades — earned the most nominations, with 14. The musical won a total of eight categories it was nominated for on Sunday night, the most of all nominated shows. Coming in next was The Ferryman with four, and Tootsie, Oklahoma!, The Cher Show and Ink with two apiece.

 

 

A full list of winners follows.

Best Musical
Hadestown

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Best Play
The Ferryman

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Bryan Cranston, Network

Best Revival of a Musical
Oklahoma!

Best Original Score
Hadestown, music and lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell

Best Direction of a Play
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Best Revival of a Play
The Boys in the Band

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
André De Shields, Hadestown

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Bertie Carvel, Ink

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best Book of a Musical
Robert Horn for Tootsie

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Rob Howell for The Ferryman

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Rachel Hauck for Hadestown

Best Costume Design of a Play
Rob Howell for The Ferryman

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Bob Mackie for The Cher Show

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin for Ink

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Bradley King for Hadestown

Best Sound Design in a Play
Fitz Patton for Choir Boy

Best Sound Design in a Musical
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz for Hadestown

Best Choreography
Sergio Trujillo for Ain’t Too Proud

Best Orchestrations
Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose for Hadestown

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED WINNERS

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater
Rosemary Harris
Terrence McNally
Harold Wheeler

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Judith Light

Regional Theater Tony Award
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Special Tony Award
Marin Mazzie
Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company
Jason Michael Webb

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater
Broadway Inspirational Voices – Michael McElroy, Founder
Peter Entin
FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9
Joseph Blakely Forbes

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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