A complete guide to the big winners at the 2019 Tony Awards
A highlight of the theatrical calendar, the 2019 Tony Awards took place on 9th June 2019, with awards presented at Radio City Music Hall. Featuring performances from Broadway’s newest musicals, as well as guest appearances from some of the biggest names in theatre, many productions and performers walked away with some of the biggest awards in showbusiness. Don’t miss out on seeing Tony Award-winning productions on Broadway, including the West End transfer of Hadestown and Golden Age musicals revived for the present day.
Winners at the 2019 Tony Awards
Nominated for 14 awards, Hadestown took home the most awards with eight. Winning the highly-coveted award of best musical, the production saw Rachel Chavkin win best direction of a musical and André De Shields win best featured actor in a musical. The production also won best original score, best orchestrations, best scenic design of a musical, best lighting of a musical and best sound design of a musical.
Receiving nine nominations prior to the ceremony, The Ferryman walked away with four including best new play. Originally performed at the Royal Court and a later transfer to the Gielgud Theatre, the Broadway production saw Sam Mendes reprise his win as best director, with the show also winning best scenic design for a play and best costume for a play.
The Broadway premiere of Tootsie won two Tonys out of its 10 nominations. Santino Fontana won the award for best actor in a musical, currently playing Michael Dorsey in the production. The musical also won the award for best book, written by Robert Horn.
75 years since the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical was first performed, Oklahoma! won best revival of a musical, currently at the Circle in the Square Theatre. Ali Stroker also won an individual award as best featured actress in a musical for her performance as Ado Annie.
First performed in London, Ink won two Tony Awards at the 2019 ceremony. Bertie Carvel took home the award for best performance by a featured actor in a play, with the production also winning best lighting design for a play.
To Kill a Mockingbird
Since Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960 and subsequently won the Pulitzer Prize, it’s been hailed as a twentieth-century literary classic. Now adapted for the Broadway stage for the first time, Celia Keenan-Bolger took home the production’s only Tony Award, winning best performance by a featured actress in a play as Scout.
The Cher Show
Stephanie J. Block won best actress in a musical for her performance as ‘Star’ in The Cher Show, where the role of Cher is split between three actresses, showcasing the artist’s life and career. Bob Mackie also won the award for best costume design of a musical.
Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations
Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, Ain’t Too Proud came away with just the one award for best choreography, awarded to Sergio Trujillo.
Other Tony Awards winners
Bryan Cranston took home the Tony Award for best actor in a play for his performance as Howard Beale in the National Theatre transfer of Network, while Elaine May won best actress in a play in The Waverly Gallery. The Boys in the Band won best revival of a play, with Choir Boy taking home best sound design of a play.
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