The 2016 Tony Awards: Winners Announced

Hamilton wins big at the Tony Awards

The 70th Annual Tony Awards took place last night at New York's Beacon Theatre, hosted by Tony winner James Cordon. As predicted, smash hit musical Hamilton dominated the evening, picking up a total of 11 Tony Awards, but failed to break the record of 12 wins previously set by The Producers. As well as being featured during the telecast along with all the other musical nominees, it also had the honour to both open the show (introducing its host) and close the show.

Following a strong number of British nominations, actress Cynthia Erivo flew the flag for British winners, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role in 'The Color Purple' which she originated at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The production also won the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

The Young Vic's production of A View From The Bridge directed by Ivo van Hove won the award for Best Revival of a Play, with Van Hove winning Best Director.

The ceremony paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando shootings with a special opening message dedicating the awards to them and everyone in attendace wearing a specially designed ribbon.

Here is the full list of winners and nominees from this year's ceremony:
(**Winners are highlighted in bold**)

Best Musical

  • Bright Star
  • Hamilton
  • School of Rock
  • Shuffle Along
  • Waitress

Best Play

  • Eclipsed
  • The Father
  • The Humans
  • King Charles III

Best Revival of a Musical

  • The Color Purple
  • Fiddler on the Roof
  • She Loves Me
  • Spring Awakening

Best Revival of a Play

  • A View From the Bridge
  • Blackbird
  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  • Noises Off
  • The Crucible

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

  • Alex Brightman: School of Rock
  • Danny Burstein: Fiddler on the Roof
  • Zachary Levi: She Loves Me
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton
  • Leslie Odom Jr.: Hamilton

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

  • Laura Benanti: She Loves Me
  • Carmen Cusack: Bright Star
  • Cynthia Erivo: The Color Purple
  • Jessie Mueller: Waitress
  • Phillipa Soo: Hamilton

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

  • Gabriel Byrne: Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  • Jeff Daniels: Blackbird
  • Frank Langella: The Father
  • Tim Pigott-Smith: King Charles III
  • Mark Strong: A View From the Bridge

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

  • Jessica Lange: Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  • Laurie Metcalf: Misery
  • Lupita Nyong’o: Eclipsed
  • Sophie Okonedo: The Crucible
  • Michelle Williams: Blackbird

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

  • Daveed Diggs: Hamilton
  • Brandon Victor Dixon: Shuffle Along
  • Christopher Fitzgerald: Waitress
  • Jonathan Groff: Hamilton
  • Christopher Jackson: Hamilton

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

  • Danielle Brooks: The Color Purple
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry: Hamilton
  • Jane Krakowski: She Loves Me
  • Jennifer Simard: Disaster!
  • Adrienne Warren: Shuffle Along

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

  • Reed Birney: The Humans
  • Bill Camp: The Crucible
  • David Furr: Noises Off
  • Richard Goulding: King Charles III
  • Michael Shannon: Long Day’s Journey Into Night

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

  • Pascale Armand: Eclipsed
  • Megan Hilty: Noises Off
  • Jayne Houdyshell: The Humans
  • Andrea Martin: Noises Off
  • Saycon Sengbloh: Eclipsed

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Michael Arden: Spring Awakening
  • John Doyle: The Color Purple
  • Scott Ellis: She Loves Me
  • Thomas Kail: Hamilton
  • George C. Wolfe: Shuffle Along

Best Direction of a Play

  • Rupert Goold: King Charles III
  • Jonathan Kent: Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  • Joe Mantello: The Humans
  • Liesl Tommy: Eclipsed
  • Ivo van Hove: A View From the Bridge

Best Choreography

  • Andy Blankenbuehler: Hamilton
  • Savion Glover: Shuffle Along
  • Hofesh Shechter: Fiddler on the Roof
  • Randy Skinner: Dames at Sea
  • Sergio Trujillo: On Your Feet!

Best Book of a Musical

  • Julian Fellowes: School of Rock
  • Steve Martin: Bright Star
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton
  • George C. Wolfe: Shuffle Along

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

  • Sara Bareilles: Waitress
  • Steve Martin and Edie Brickell: Bright Star
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda: Hamilton
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater: School of Rock

Best Orchestrations

  • August Eriksmoen: Bright Star
  • Larry Hochman: She Loves Me
  • Alex Lacamoire: Hamilton
  • Daryl Waters: Shuffle Along

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Es Devlin and Finn Ross: American Psycho
  • David Korins: Hamilton
  • Santo Loquasto: Shuffle Along
  • David Rockwell: She Loves Me

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Beowulf Boritt: Thérèse Raquin
  • Christopher Oram: Hughie
  • Jan Versweyveld: A View From the Bridge
  • David Zinn: The Humans

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Gregg Barnes: Tuck Everlasting
  • Jeff Mahshie: She Loves Me
  • Ann Roth: Shuffle Along
  • Paul Tazewell: Hamilton

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Jane Greenwood: Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  • Michael Krass: Noises Off
  • Clint Ramos: Eclipsed
  • Tom Scutt: King Charles III

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Howell Binkley: Hamilton
  • Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer: Shuffle Along
  • Ben Stanton: Spring Awakening
  • Justin Townsend: American Psycho

Best Lighting Design of a Play


Recipients of Awards and Honors in non-competitive categories:

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Sheldon Harnick
Marshall W. Mason

Special Tony Award

National Endowment for the Arts
Miles Wilkin

Regional Theatre Award

Paper Mill Playhouse

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre

Seth Gelblum
Joan Lader
Sally Ann Parsons

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