On Sunday night, Sept. 26, the Tony Awards were organized to honor the achievements from the year 2019-2020 Broadway season. The ceremony was to be held on June 7, 2020, but due to pandemic situation, the ceremony was postponed and closed Broadway for around 1.5 years.

Let’s dig into some of the show highlights which employed a very unique format, commencing with an award ceremony that was hosted by actress and singer Audra McDonald that was also streamed on Paramount+. Moreover, the ceremony was followed by the live concert event “The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!,” and this was broadcasted on CBS and streamed on Paramount+. The concert was hosted by Leslie Odom Jr.

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The unforgettable ceremony ended with the final three awards as Best Revival of a Play, Best Musical and Best Play. These awards were presented during the primetime special.

The most nominations received with 15 was “Jagged Little Pill,” the musician featuring a song that is written by Alanis Morissette. This was nominated for the Best Musical Playback. Moulin Rouge! The Musical” – this also followed very close to Alani’s song having 14 nominations and took home the award of the Best Musical.

“We’re a little late, but we are here!” said by Audra McDonald at the opening of the show as she observed that half of the faces were covered with masks, an acknowledgment of the COVID-19 precautions for the event.

“It’s wonderful to see half of your beautiful faces,” she said while commencing the show. “Like every show on Broadway, our audience is vaxxed and masked. Masks have made reopening of theaters a reality, after more than 560 nights in the dark. The lights are on and we’re back.”

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The attendees of the show were required to wear masks and to be vaccinated, as per New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s mandate. A proof was also required to participate in the indoor activities that include entertainment and live performances.

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Check out the full list of winners below.

Here’s the complete list of Tony Awards 2021 Winners of the amazing night!

Best Play

Here is a list of the best play awards.

  • “Sea Wall/A Life” – Simon Stephens and Nick Payne
  • “Slave Play” – Jeremy O. Harris
  • “The Sound Inside” – Adam Rapp
  • “The Inheritance” – Matthew Lopez — Winner
  • “Grand Horizons” – Bess Wohl

Best Musical

Here is a list of the best musical awards.

  • “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner
  • “Jagged Little Pill”
  • “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Revival of a Play

  • “A Soldier’s Play” — Winner
  • “Betrayal”
  • “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

Best Book of a Musical

  • Diablo Cody – “Jagged Little Pill” — Winner
  • John Logan – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
  • Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

  • Andrew Burnap – “The Inheritance” — Winner
  • Ian Barford – “Linda Vista”
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – “Sea Wall/A Life”
  • Tom Hiddleston – “Betrayal”
  • Tom Sturridge – “Sea Wall/A Life”
  • Blair Underwood – “A Soldier’s Play”

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

  • Mary-Louise Parker – “The Sound Inside” — Winner
  • Joaquina Kalukango – “Slave Play”
  • Laura Linney – “My Name Is Lucy Barton”
  • Audra McDonald – “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune”

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

  • Aaron Tveit – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

  • Adrienne Warren – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical” — Winner
  • Karen Olivo – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
  • Elizabeth Stanley – “Jagged Little Pill”

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

  • David Alan Grier – “A Soldier’s Play” — Winner
  • Ato Blankson-Wood – “Slave Play”
  • James Cusati-Moyer – “Slave Play”
  • John Benjamin Hickey – “The Inheritance”
  • Paul Hilton – “The Inheritance”

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

  • Lois Smith – “The Inheritance” — Winner
  • Jane Alexander – “Grand Horizons”
  • Chalia La Tour – “Slave Play”
  • Annie McNamara – “Slave Play”
  • Cora Vander Broek – “Linda Vista”

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

  • Danny Burstein – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner
  • Derek Klena – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Sean Allan Krill – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Sahr Ngaujah – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
  • Daniel J. Watts – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

  • Lauren Patten – “Jagged Little Pill” — Winner
  • Kathryn Gallagher – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Celia Rose Gooding – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Robyn Hurder – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”
  • Myra Lucretia Taylor – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Direction of a Play

  • Stephen Daldry – “The Inheritance” — Winner
  • David Cromer – “The Sound Inside”
  • Kenny Leon – “A Soldier’s Play”
  • Jamie Lloyd – “Betrayal”
  • Robert O’Hara – “Slave Play”

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Alex Timbers – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner
  • Phyllida Lloyd – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”
  • Diane Paulus – “Jagged Little Pill”

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

  • Christopher Nightingale (music) – “A Christmas Carol” — Winner
  • Paul Englishby (music) – “The Inheritance”
  • Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb (music) – “The Rose Tattoo”
  • Lindsay Jones (music) – “Slave Play”
  • Daniel Kluger (music) – “The Sound Inside”

Best Choreography

  • Sonya Tayeh – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner
  • Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Anthony Van Laast – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Rob Howell – “A Christmas Carol” — Winner
  • Bob Crowley – “The Inheritance”
  • Soutra Gilmour – “Betrayal”
  • Derek McLane – “A Soldier’s Play”
  • Clint Ramos – “Slave Play”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Derek McLane – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner
  • Riccardo Hernández and Lucy MacKinnon – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Costume Design of a Play

  • Rob Howell – “A Christmas Carol” — Winner
  • Dede Ayite – “Slave Play”
  • Dede Ayite – “A Soldier’s Play”
  • Bob Crowley – “The Inheritance”
  • Clint Ramos – “The Rose Tattoo”

Best Costume Design in a Musical

  • Catherine Zuber – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner
  • Emily Rebholz – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Mark Thompson – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”

Best Lighting Design of a Play

  • Hugh Vanstone – “A Christmas Carol” — Winner
  • Jiyoun Chang – “Slave Play”
  • Jon Clark – “The Inheritance”
  • Heather Gilbert – “The Sound Inside”
  • Allen Lee Hughes – “A Soldier’s Play”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Justin Townsend – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner
  • Bruno Poet – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”
  • Justin Townsend – “Jagged Little Pill”

Best Sound Design of a Play

  • Simon Baker – “A Christmas Carol” — Winner
  • Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid – “The Inheritance”
  • Lindsay Jones – “Slave Play”
  • Daniel Kluger – “Sea Wall/A Life”
  • Daniel Kluger – “The Sound Inside”

Best Sound Design of a Musical

  • Nevin Steinberg – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”
  • Peter Hylenski – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner
  • Jonathan Deans – “Jagged Little Pill”

Best Orchestration

  • Tom Kitt – “Jagged Little Pill”
  • Ethan Popp – “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical”
  • Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine and Justin Levine – “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” — Winner

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