2021 Tony Awards: The Complete Winners List

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Raise the curtain, decrease the lights and prepared your Lin-Manuel Miranda lip chunk, as a result of Broadway is again and so are the Tony Awards

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Yes, the 74th annual ceremony lastly kicked off on Sunday night time, greater than 15 months after it was initially scheduled, following a interval of main upheaval within the theater business, which shuttered in March 2020 as a result of coronavirus pandemic. 

The much-delayed present will span 4 hours throughout two separate televised occasions happening dwell and in-person at New York City’s Winter Garden Theater. Dubbed “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back,” this yr’s ceremony will start first with an awards presentation streamed on Paramount+, adopted by a two-hour live performance particular the place the night time’s prime three prizes ― greatest play revival, greatest play and greatest musical ― will likely be unveiled on CBS. 

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To information viewers by means of the admittedly complicated affair, earlier winners Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald — who can be nominated this yr for greatest main actress in a play — will host the present.

Heading into the night time, the Alanis Morissette jukebox musical “Jagged Little Pill” led the pack with 15 nominations, whereas its competitors in one of the best musical race ― “Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” and “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” ― trailed not too far behind with 14 and 12 nods, respectively. In maybe the clearest instance of the COVID-warped yr, Aaron Tveit is competing unopposed as the one actor nominated for greatest main actor.

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As for performs, Jeremy O. Harris’ “Slave Play” will possible dominate after amassing 12 nominations, probably the most for any play within the historical past of the Tonys. The nominations have been introduced in October 2020, however voting befell in March 2021, a yr since anybody noticed the exhibits up for awards. 

But this yr’s Tonys seems to have a good time greater than only a Broadway season minimize quick, because the present may also function a slate of nostalgia-inducing performances, along with the numbers that includes the casts of every nominated musical. Expect to see Jennifer Holliday honor the 40th anniversary of “Dreamgirls;” a reunion of the solid members of “Hairsprayl;” a John Legend-assisted quantity with the corporate of “Ain’t Too Proud;” the stylings of Miranda’s “Freestyle Love Supreme” group; and Idina Menzel belting her coronary heart out alongside “Wicked” co-star Kristin Chenoweth. Ah sure, nature and Broadway are therapeutic. 

Check out the entire record of nominees and winners under.  

Best Musical

“Moulin Rouge!”

“Jagged Little Pill”

“Tina – The Tina Turner Musical”

“Grand Horizons”

“The Inheritance”

“Sea Wall/A Life”

“Slave Play”

“The Sound Inside”

Best Revival of a Play

“Betrayal”

“Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

“A Soldier’s Play”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

WINNER: Aaron Tveit, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 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 Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Karen Olivo, “Moulin Rouge!”

Elizabeth Stanley, “Jagged Little Pill”

WINNER: Adrienne Warren, “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Sean Allan Krill, “Jagged Little Pill”

Sahr Ngaujah, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Daniel J. Watts, “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 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” 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role 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”

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role 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”

Daniel J. Watts, “Tina — The Tina Turner Musical”

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Kathryn Gallagher, “Jagged Little Pill”

Celia Rose Gooding, “Jagged Little Pill”

Robyn Hurder, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

WINNER: Lauren Patten, “Jagged Little Pill” 

Myra Lucretia Taylor, “Tina ― The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Jane Alexander, “Grand Horizons”

Chalia La Tou, “Slave Play”

Annie McNamara, “Slave Play”

WINNER: Lois Smith, “The Inheritance”

Cora Vander Broek, “Linda Vista”

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 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 Book of a Musical

WINNER: “Jagged Little Pill,” Diablo Cody

“Moulin Rouge! The Musical,” John Logan

“Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

WINNER: “A Christmas Carol,” music by Christopher Nightingale

“The Inheritance,” music by Paul Englishby

“The Rose Tattoo,” music by Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb

“Slave Play,” music by Lindsay Jones

“The Sound Inside,” music by Daniel Kluger

 
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

Tom Kitt for “Jagged Little Pill”

WINNER: Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine and Justin Levine for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Ethan Popp for “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

 
Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Riccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon for “Jagged Little Pill”

WINNER: Derek McLane for “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg for “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

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 Costume Design of a Play

Dede Ayite for “Slave Play”

Dede Ayite for “A Soldier’s Play”

Bob Crowley for “The Inheritance”

WINNER: Rob Howell for “A Christmas Carol”

Clint Ramos for “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 Sound Design of a Play

Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid, “The Inheritance”

WINNER: Simon Baker, “A Christmas Carol”

Lindsay Jones, “Slave Play”

Daniel Kluger, “Sea Wall/A Life”

Daniel Kluger, “The Sound Inside”

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 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”

Justin Townsend, “Jagged Little Pill”

WINNER: Justin Townsend, “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”

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