Overview of Tony Awards 2019

2019 Tony Awards was the 73rd edition of Tony Awards held on June 9, 2019, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2018–19 season. It was held in Radio City Music Hall, New York City.It was hosted by James Corden.

Highlights:

  • Hadestown, a musical about a young couple’s dark trip to the Underworld, was the most winning production of the season by winning eight awards, including Best Musical.
  • The Ferryman won four awards, including Best Play. Original musicals The Cher Show and Tootsie, the revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, and the new play Ink each won two awards.
  • 31-year-old actress Ali Stroker, won best featured actress for her outstanding role as Ado Annie in Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘Oklahoma!’ and made history by becoming the first actor in a wheelchair to win a Tony Award.

TonyList of winners:

CategoriesWinner
Best play“The Ferryman” by Jez Butterworth
Best revival of a musicalRodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!
Best musical“Hadestown”
Best revival of a play“The Boys in the Band” by Mart Crowley
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musicalSantino Fontana, “Tootsie”
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musicalStephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show”
Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a playBryan Cranston, “Network”
Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a playElaine May, “The Waverly Gallery”
Best book of a musical“Tootsie,” Robert Horn
Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater“Hadestown,” Anaïs Mitchell
Best direction of a musicalRachel Chavkin, “Hadestown”
Best Direction of a PlaySam Mendes, “The Ferryman”
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musicalAndré De Shields, “Hadestown”
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musicalAli Stroker, “Oklahoma!”
Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a playBertie Carvel, “Ink”
Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a playCelia Keenan-Bolger, “To Kill a Mockingbird”
Best choreographySergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud”
Best orchestrationsMichael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown”
Best scenic design of a musicalRachel Hauck, “Hadestown”
Best scenic design of a playRob Howell, “The Ferryman”
Best costume design of a musicalBob Mackie, “The Cher Show”
Best costume design of a playRob Howell, “The Ferryman”
Best sound design of a musicalNevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown”
Best sound design of a playFitz Patton, “Choir Boy”
Best lighting design of a musicalBradley King, “Hadestown”
Best lighting design of a playNeil Austin, “Ink”

About Tony Awards:

  • First awarded – April 6, 1947
  • It was formed by a committee of the American Theatre Wing headed by Brock Pemberton.
  • The award is named after Antoinette Perry, nicknamed Tony .