‘The Lehman Trilogy,’ ‘Company,’ and ‘Six’ win at 2022 Tony Awards

It was a stellar night for British theatre!

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

Although the Tony Awards recognise the best of Broadway theatre, there was a strong British presence in the award-winning list. Out of the 26 categories awarded, 13 awards were handed out to productions that began in the West End.

British shows that won big at this year’s Tony Awards include The Lehman Trilogy with five wins, and will now return to London next year. Company also won five awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, and Six took home two awards, including Best Original Score. Girl from the North Country also took home an award for Best Orchestration.

Find out more about British shows dominating this year’s Tony Awards.

Other Tony Award-winning shows included A Strange Loop, MJ The Musical, Paradise Square and Dana H.

Speaking to New York Theatre Guide, Six creator Marlow said: "I hope that Six can show that [young people] are worth taking a chance on ... it's about investing in those younger, less likely, less experienced people."

Marianne Elliott said of her Company win during the ceremony: "Thank you, first and foremost, to Stephen Sondheim for trusting me to tell his story in a different way and putting a woman front and centre. I've always struggled with insecurities and vulnerabilities and I never imagined I could be a director because I thought all directors were men, which they were when I first started out. So I suppose it just shows that you just have to keep going."

The Lehman Trilogy also spoke about their multiple wins during the ceremony. They said: "There are several shows celebrated this evening that come from London, Europe, the UK. I think that it's testament that the power of subsidized theatre... the support that artists get outside of the commercial sector can lead to the building of shows that that will become really successful...

The Lehman Trilogy is a show that started in Europe, started in Milan, came to London from the National Theatre, made by people whose whole careers have been spent in subsidized theatre. To be here tonight, to be part of this season in New York and honored by this community, I feel, as a European artist, really privileged and proud to be here."

Here’s how the West End productions fared in this year’s ceremony.

The Lehman Trilogy: Best Play, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play (Simon Russell Beale), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Es Devlin), Best Lighting Design (Jon Clark), Best Direction of a Play (Sam Mendes)
Company: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical (Matt Doyle), Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Patti LuPone), Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Bunny Christie), Best Direction of a Musical (Marianne Elliott)
Six: Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Costume Design of a Musical (Gabriella Slade)
Girl from the North Country: Best Orchestrations (Simon Hale)

Photo credit: The Lehman Trilogy on Broadway (Photo courtesy of production)

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