Updates from the June 11th Tony Awards
Last night, June 11, the 71st annual Tony Awards aired at Radio City Music Hall. Clearly, the most respected Broadway musical that went home with the most awards was Dear Evan Hansen, and Hello Dolly!, Oslo, and specific actors and actresses also stood out.
Dear Evan Hansen, a production about an outcast high school student desperate for acceptance from his peers, was the most awarded and nominated play. In fact, the production went home with an astonishing six Tony awards and was nominated for nine. The musical also won the most prestigious award of the night, Best Musical. Also, Ben Platt won the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for his impeccable performance. Furthermore, Alex Lacamoire won his third Tony for Best Orchestrations, having previously won for Hamilton and In the Heights. Overall, it was a successful night for the production, Dear Evan Hansen.
Another production that was celebrated last night was the revival of Hello Dolly! which starred the phenomenal actress, Bette Midler. Hello Dolly! proudly took home four awards to include Best Revival of a Musical. Also, not surprisingly, Midler took home the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for a Musical. Additionally, Santo Loquasto was awarded for Best Costume Design for this production.
Last but not least, the play titled Oslo won Best Play, a production composed by J.T. Rogers. The darkly comic epic is about a couple who secretly culminated the signing of the 1993 Oslo Records. Michael Aronov toook home the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for this production. Also, the political thriller is expected to come to theaters in the future.
Clearly, it was a big night last night at the Tony Awards with a few standout productions and honorable actors/actresses.
For a complete list of winners, see PlayBill.