Harry Potter and the Cursed Child scoops six Tony Awards

Glenda Jackson, Andrew Garfield and John Tiffany were among Brits to win on Broadway


The Broadway transfer of the West End production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child scooped six Tony Awards last night, including accolades for best play and best direction.

Having opened at the Lyric Theatre earlier this year, the play, which is the eighth story in JK Rowling’s hit wizarding series, also took home all four design awards: scenic, lighting, costume and sound.  

John Tiffany followed up his Olivier Award win last year with his second Tony Award for direction, after he won in 2012 with Once.

Other Brits sprinkled across the winners list include Andrew Garfield, who won the award for best actor in a leading role in a play for the National Theatre’s production of Angels in America. Marianne Elliot’s production won the award for best revival of a play, while Nathan Lane also won for his supporting role in the production.

Glenda Jackson won her first Tony Award in five nominations for her part in Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women as A, a 92-year-old-woman facing the final stages of her life.

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber was also honoured with a special award for lifetime achievement. His musicals The Phantom of the Opera and School of Rock currently run in New York. 

Elsewhere, despite leading the nominations with 12 nods, the new musical version of SpongeBob Square Pants only took home one award (design of a musical) while The Band’s Visit, swept the board winning in ten of a possible 11 categories.

For a full rundown of all the winners on the night, click here to head to New York Theatre Guide’s fuil list of Tony Award winners.

Photos by Tom Millward

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