Complete list of nominees and winners

Illuminates the Great White Way! After being put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Tony Awards came back bigger than ever.

The 74th annual awards honored Broadway musicals and plays that opened in the 2019/2020 season. Theaters were forced to close their doors in March 2020, but have slowly begun to welcome sold-out audiences again. Sunday, September 26 are hosts Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. rang in Broadway’s biggest night with a special two-part party.

“I want to be a part of everything we can do to get the word out that Broadway is back,” McDonald, 51, said in an interview days before the awards ceremony took place at New York City’s Winter Garden Theater.

The 40-year-old Hamilton star agreed, adding: “I hope we can remind people of the power of live performance, which is a challenging thing to do on a television, but that’s what we have to do, and that’s our best hope in this moment. ”

That Good game the actress — who is a six-time Tony winner — started the night and handed out most of the awards during a ceremony streamed exclusively on Paramount +. When her two hours were over, Odom Jr. took over. at CBS as emcee for a concert special titled Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!

“We have music and dance and great writers and a lot of talent, and we want to entertain people first and foremost,” he said. One night in Miami actor explained. “But beyond that, the show needs to get out of the truth about where we are. We must honor this moment we are in and deal with it honestly. ”

Rounding out the star-studded guest list was Broadway greats-inclusive Stephanie J. Block, Tituss Burgess, Idina Menzel and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and crossover successes Beanie Feldstein, Darren Criss and Andrew Garfield. The cast of Is not too proud took the stage with John Legend, while the original stars of Hair spray reunited for a song. Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Freestyle Love Supreme delivered the end number.

Not all of the trophies were released during McDonald’s part of the festivities. The three best categories – Best Musical, Best Play and Best Revival of a Play – were announced at the concert. All eyes, however, were fixed red mill‘s Aaron Tveit, the only nominee for best starring role in a musical that was not a shoo-in for his big win.

“It’s not something I thought or expected or had ever seen or heard before, but I was very pleased that the Tony Committee decided to move forward with the awards for this year,” it reads. Gossip Girl alun, 37, told Broadway News of his nod in January. “I think the Tony Awards are a celebration of this community and I felt it gave a bit of a boost to the whole community when they were announced. … And for me personally, I was just grateful. ”

Tony Awards 2021 Complete list Nominated winners Aaron Tveit

Aaron Tveit at the Tony Awards 2021. Andrew H. Walker / Shutterstock

Even under “unique circumstances,” the nomination felt like a major milestone. “Tony’s is a cornerstone,” Tveit added. “I’ve had my own personal up-and-down experiences with those with shows in the past, so for me it just meant the absolute world.”

Scroll down to see the complete list of Tony nominees in 2021 – and look for the cool names to see who won!

Best musical
Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best play
Grand Horizons
Arven
Sea wall / A life
Slave leg
The sound inside

Best revival of a play
A soldier’s leg
Treason
Frankie and Johnny in Clair de Lune

Best musical of a musical
Diablo Cody, Jagged Little Pill
John Logan, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best original score
Christopher Nightingale, A Christmas song
Paul Englishby, Arven
Lindsay Jones, Slave leg
Daniel Kluger, The sound inside
Jason Michael Webb and Fitz Patton, The rose tattoo

Best instruction of a play
David Cromer, The sound inside
Stephen Daldry, Arven
Kenny Leon, A soldier’s leg
Jamie Lloyd, Treason
Robert O’Hara, Slave leg

Best instruction of a musical
Phyllida Lloyd, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Leading Role in a Play
Ian Barford, Beautiful view
Andrew Burnap, Arven
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea wall / A life
Tom Hiddleston, Treason
Tom Sturridge, Sea wall / A life
Blair Underwood, A soldier’s leg

Best Leading Actor in a Play
Joaquina Kalukango, Slave leg
Laura Linney, My name is Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in Clair de Lune
Mary-Louise Parker, The sound inside

Best Leading Role in a Musical
Aaron Tveit, Red Mill!

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill
Adrienne Warren, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Tony Awards 2021 Complete list Nominated winners Adrienne Warren

Adrienne Warren Evan Agostini / Invision / AP / Shutterstock

Best Actor in a Play
Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave leg
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave leg
David Alan Grier, A soldier’s leg
John Benjamin Hickey, Arven
Paul Hilton, Arven

Best Actress in a Play
Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Cora Vander Broek, Beautiful view
Chalia La Tour, Slave leg
Annie McNamara, Slave leg
Lois Smith, Arven

Best Actor in a Musical
Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
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 Actress in a Musical
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
Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill

Tony Awards 2021 Complete list Nominated winners

Lauren Patten at the Tony Awards 2021. Evan Agostini / Invision / AP / Shutterstock

Best scenic design of a play
Bob Crowley, Arven
Soutra Gilmour, Treason
Rob Howell, A Christmas song
Derek McLane, A soldier’s leg
Clint Ramos, Slave leg

Best scenic design of a musical
Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Riccardo Hernandez and Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little Pill
Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best costume design of a play
Dede Ayite, A soldier’s leg
Dede Ayite, Slave leg
Bob Crowley, Arven
Rob Howell, A Christmas song
Clint Ramos, The rose tattoo

Best costume design of a musical
Emily Rebholz, Jagged Little Pill
Mark Thompson, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best lighting design of a play
Jiyoun Chang, Slave leg
Jon Clark, Arven
Heather Gilbert, The sound inside
Allen Lee Hughes, A soldier’s leg
Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas song

Best lighting design of a musical
Bruno Poet, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill

Best sound design of a play
Paul Arditti and Christopher Reid, Arven
Simon Baker, A Christmas song
Lindsay Jones, Slave leg
Daniel Kluger, The sound inside
Daniel Kluger, Sea wall / A life

Best sound design of a musical
Jonathan Deans, Jagged Little Pill
Peter Hylensky, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Nevin Steinberg, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best choreography
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little Pill
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Anthony Van Laast, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best orchestrations
Justin Levine, Matt Stine, Katie Kresek and Charlie Rosen, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
Ethan Popp, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

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