Tony Awards 2019: ‘Hadestown’ Tops with 8 Wins, ‘The Ferrymen’ Garners 4

The musical ‘Hadestown’ ruled the 73rd annual Tony Awards with eight wins including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical out of 14 nominations. ‘The Ferryman’ directed by Sam Mendes won four awards including Best Play and Best Direction for Mendes. ‘Glee’ actor Ali Stroker became the first actor in a wheelchair to win the Tony Award. She won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical prize for her stunning portrayal of Ado Annie in the Best Musical Revival winner ‘Oklahoma!’.

“This award is for every kid who has a disability,” Ali Stroker is quoted as saying by The Wrap. a limitation or a challenge who has been waiting to see themselves represented in this arena.”

Boys in the Band‘ won the trophy for Best Revival of a Play. Bryan Cranston took home Best Leading Actor in a Play award for his performance in ‘Network’ while ‘The Waverly Gallery’s’ Elaine May won the Tony for Best Leading Actress in a Play. ‘Tootsie’s’ Santino Fontana won for Best Leading Actor in a Musical and Stephanie J. Block emerged as the winner in Best Leading Actress in a Musical category for ‘The Cher Show.’

James Corden, the popular CBS late-night host, hosted the ceremony held at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Musical director and arranger Jason Michael Webb, the late actress Marin Mazzie and Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company are the Special Tony Award winners.

Check out the complete list of Winners and finalists below (Winners in bold)

Best Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

“Beetlejuice”

“Hadestown” (WINNER)

“The Prom”

“Tootsie”

Best Play

“Choir Boy” — Tarell Alvin McCraney

“The Ferryman” — Jez Butterworth (WINNER)

“Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus” — Taylor Mac

“Ink” — James Graham

“What the Constitution Means to Me” — Heidi Schreck

Best Play Revival

“All My Sons”

“The Boys in the Band” (WINNER)

“Burn This”

“Torch Song”

“The Waverly Gallery”

Best Musical Revival

“Kiss Me, Kate”

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!” (WINNER)

Best Actor (Play)

Jeff Daniels, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Paddy Considine, “The Ferryman”

Bryan Cranston, “Network” (WINNER)

Adam Driver, “Burn This”

Jeremy Pope, “Choir Boy”

Best Actress (Play)

Annette Bening, “All My Sons”

Laura Donnelly, “The Ferryman”

Elaine May, “The Waverly Gallery” (WINNER)

Janet McTeer, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”

Laurie Metcalf, “Hillary and Clinton”

Heidi Schreck, “What the Constitution Means to Me”

Best Actress (Musical)

Stephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show” (WINNER)

Caitlin Kinnunen, “The Prom”

Beth Leavel, “The Prom”

Eva Noblezada, “Hadestown”

Kelli O’Hara, “Kiss Me Kate”

Best Actor (Musical)

Brooks Ashmanskas, “The Prom”

Derrick Baskin, “Ain’t Too Proud”

Alex Brightman, “Beetlejuice”

Damon Daunno, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

Santino Fontana, “Tootsie” (WINNER)

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, “Ink”

Sam Mendes, “The Ferryman” (WINNER)

Bartlett Sher, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Ivo van Hove, “Network”

George C. Wolfe, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Best Direction of a Musical

Rachel Chavkin, “Hadestown” (WINNER)

Scott Ellis, “Tootsie”

Daniel Fish, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

Des McAnuff, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

Casey Nicholaw, “The Prom”

Best Book of a Musical

“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” — Dominique Morisseau

“Beetlejuice” — Scott Brown & Anthony King

“Hadestown” — Anaïs Mitchell

“The Prom” — Bob Martin & Chad Beguelin

“Tootsie” — Robert Horn (WINNER)

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

“Be More Chill” — Music & Lyrics: Joe Iconis

“Beetlejuice” — Music & Lyrics: Eddie Perfect

“Hadestown” — Music & Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell (WINNER)

“The Prom” — Music: Matthew Sklar; Lyrics: Chad Beguelin

“To Kill a Mockingbird” — Music: Adam Guettel

“Tootsie” — Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

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

Bertie Carvel, “Ink” (WINNER)

Robin De Jesús, “The Boys in the Band”

Gideon Glick, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Brandon Uranowitz, “Burn This”

Benjamin Walker, Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons”

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

Fionnula Flanagan, “The Ferryman”

Celia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird” (WINNER)

Kristine Nielsen, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Julie White, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Ruth Wilson, “King Lear”

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

André De Shields, “Hadestown” (WINNER)

Andy Grotelueschen, “Tootsie”

Patrick Page, “Hadestown”

Jeremy Pope, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

Ephraim Sykes, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

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

Lilli Cooper, “Tootsie”

Amber Gray, “Hadestown”

Sarah Stiles, “Tootsie”

Ali Stroker, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!” (WINNER)

Mary Testa, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Bunny Christie, “Ink”

Rob Howell, “The Ferryman” (WINNER)

Santo Loquasto, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Jan Versweyveld, “Network”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

Peter England, “King Kong”

Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown” (WINNER)

Laura Jellinek, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

David Korins, “Beetlejuice”

Best Costume Design of a Play

Rob Howell, “The Ferryman” (WINNER)

Toni-Leslie James, “Bernhardt/Hamlet”

Clint Ramos, “Torch Song”

Ann Roth, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Ann Roth, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Michael Krass, “Hadestown”

William Ivey Long, “Beetlejuice”

William Ivey Long, “Tootsie”

Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show” (WINNER)

Paul Tazewell, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, “Ink” (WINNER)

Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus”

Peter Mumford, “The Ferryman”

Jennifer Tipton, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, “Network”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, “The Cher Show”

Howell Binkley, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

Bradley King, “Hadestown” (WINNER)

Peter Mumford, “King Kong”

Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, “Beetlejuice”

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, “Ink”

Scott Lehrer, “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Fitz Patton, “Choir Boy” (WINNER)

Nick Powell, “The Ferryman”

Eric Sleichim, “Network”

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Peter Hylenski, “Beetlejuice”

Peter Hylenski, “King Kong”

Steve Canyon Kennedy, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

Drew Levy, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown” (WINNER)

Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, “Choir Boy”

Warren Carlyle, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Denis Jones, “Tootsie”

David Neumann, “Hadestown”

Sergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” (WINNER)

Best Orchestrations

Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown” (WINNER)

Simon Hale, “Tootsie”

Larry Hochman, “Kiss Me, Kate”

Daniel Kluger, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”

Harold Wheeler, “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”

Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater

Rosemary Harris

Terrence McNally

Harold Wheeler

Special Tony Awards

Marin Mazzie

Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company, “King Kong”

Jason Michael Webb

Regional Theater Tony Award

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Palo Alto, Calif.

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Judith Light

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.

Cover Image Courtesy: Facebook.com/TheTonyAwards (Hadestown)

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