Tony Awards List
The 76th Tony Awards, celebrating the best of Broadway theater, aired Sunday night from the United Palace in New York City’s Washington Heights neighborhood. Oscar winner Ariana DeBose emceed the show, produced by Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss. However, the ceremony lacked one primary ingredient: The Writers Guild of America’s ongoing strike against TV and film studios.
The night’s first award went to composer Jeanine Tesori and lyricist David Lindsay-Abaire for Kimberly Akimbo, which won five of the night’s top prizes, including best musical. Other winners included
- Victoria Clark for best actress in a Musical
- Bonnie Milligan for best performance by a featured actress in a musical
- the songwriting duo of Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally for Shucked, which won best original score written for the theatre.
- A revival of Fosse’s Fosse/Litte and Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog both won best revival of a play.
- Musical stars Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles both came up short in their bids for trophies, though both were nominated.
- Groban lost in his bid for best actor in a musical for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Bareilles lost in her bid for best actress in a musical for Into the Woods.
British talent also fared well, with Sir Tom Stoppard winning best play for Leopoldstadt and Jodie Comer taking the prize for best actress in a space for her portrayal of a high-flying lawyer turned assault victim in Prima Facie. The visually vibrant Life of Pi took home several design trophies, including sets and lighting design.
Other notable moments included Zero Dark Thirty star Jessica Chastain winning her second Tony for starring in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House and Sean Hayes delivering a rousing best actor in a play performance. Finally, the night’s most significant surprise came when Jessie Mueller won best leading Actress in a Play for her performance as a transgender jazz musician in She Loves Me. The award marked the first time a performer who uses they/them pronouns has won best actress in a Play at the Tonys.
More to Come
We’ll be updating the list of winners throughout the night. Check back for more updates, and follow Bill Canacci and Ilana Keller on Twitter. You can watch the entire show, which begins at 8 p.m. ET, on CBS and Paramount+. You can also stream the preshow, accessible on Pluto TV, by clicking here. A complete list of nominees can be found here.