Ariana DeBose kicked off the show by saying, “Broadway’s back, baby. And she’s waiting for you.”
Sunday Night’s Tony Awards marks the 75th year of the ceremony, coming back to Radio City Music Hall following three years of hiatus to celebrate Broadway’s most prominent talents.
The awards show, hosted by DeBose – who recently snagged her Oscar award as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story – conducts the first-ever comeback to its original month and venue since before the pandemic. It also marks the first time in Tony Awards history that it broadcast live coast-to-coast.
The ceremony will be aired on CBS, and Paramount+ – coverage will be split.
On the Paramount+ hour, numerous favored shows snatched golden trophies such as Six for Best Costume Design and Best Original Score of a Musical and MJ for Best Sound Design and Best Lighting Design of a Musical.
On the other hand, CBS brought the show to a celebratory mood at its opening, highlighting DeBose flaunting her skills with a mash-up performance of modern and past musicals.
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Check out the winners of the 75th annual Tony Awards below:
The Lehman Trilogy
A Strange Loop
Best Revival of a Play
Take Me Out
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, Six
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Myles Frost, MJ
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Take Me Out
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Matt Doyle, Company
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Patti LuPone, Company
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bunny Christie, Company
Best Costume Design of a Play
Montana Levi Blanco, The Skin of Our Teeth
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gabriella Slade, Six
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jon Clark, The Lehman Trilogy
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Natasha Katz, MJ
Best Sound Design of a Play
Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H.
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Gareth Owen, MJ
Best Direction of a Play
Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
Best Direction of a Musical
Marianne Elliott, Company
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ
Simon Hale, Girl from the North Country