Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theater, or often referred to as Tony Award, is an annual award for American Theater Wing (ATW) American Theater and Broadway League (Broadway League) in New York City. . The Tony Award is considered the highest honor of the US theater industry, equivalent to the Oscar of the film industry.
Hadestown It turned out that it won 8 awards at Tony Awards on June 9, including the most prestigious award Best Musical. Hadestown is the first winning drama featuring a book, music and lyrics written by artist Anaïs Mitchell.
Previously, there were 3 similar prizes with a male author, including The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1986, Rupert Holmes), Rent (1996, Jonathan Larson) and Hamilton: An American Musical (2016, Lin-Manuel Miranda).
Anaïs Mitchell is also the third female artist to win the award without working with a male artist. She followed the steps of Cyndi Lauper, the female artist who won the 2013 award Kinky Boots, as well as the artist group Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron with Fun Home in 2015.
Stephanie J. Block won the prize Best Actress in the notebook The Cher Show with Cher. This is also the second time in five years that the female artist has won the prestigious award above. Jessie Mueller won the prize in 2014 with the role Carole King in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Cher however was not nominated for the Tony Awards.
Oklahoma! win for the play again (Best Revival Of Musical) the best. This is the 5th time Rodgers and Hammerstein's play has won in this category. Carousel won the award in 1994, the first year of Tony Awards, then came The King and I (1996 and 2015) and South Pacific (2008). No author has ever won many performances in this category. Break Oklahoma! was first performed in 1943, at which time the Tony Awards were not organized. The re-performance in 2002 was nominated but eventually gave up Into the Woods.
Sergio Trujillo won the prize Best Choreography with Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations. This helps the play pass Motown the Musical (2013) has not yet won any Tony Awards. Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations There are also 12 nominations, more than 4 nominations Motown the Musical.
Elaine May won the first Tony Awards after winning a Grammy 57 years ago. She won the Best Actress award in her notebook The Waverly Gallery. She and Mike Nichols once won a Grammy category award Best Comedy Performance in 1961 with the album An Evening with Mike Nichols and Elaine May.
Bob Mackie won the first Tony Awards in the category Best Costume Design for notebooks The Cher Show. Mackie has won 9 Emmy awards, including 2 for Cher's special performance. Mackie was also honored in Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2002.
Santino Fontana won the prize Best Actor with notebooks Tootsie. He is the fourth actor to win this category in the last 10 years, following Douglas Hodge (La Cage aux Folles – 2010), Billy Porter (Kinky Boots – 2013) and Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch – 2014). Dustin Hoffman was also nominated for an Oscar for the category Best Actor with two roles, Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels in the film of the same name in 1982.
Sam Mendes won the first Tony Awards after winning an Oscar 19 years ago. Mendes won in the category Best Director for notebooks The Ferryman. He also won an Oscar in 1999 when directed American Beauty.
Bryan Cranston won the prize Best Actor with the role in Network. This is Cranston's second victory in this category. He also won the prize All the Way 5 years ago, as well as winning 6 Emmy awards for the leading role in the series Breaking Bad.