13
Jun
2016

‘The Color Purple’, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., ‘Hamilton’ Snag Tony Awards + See Complete Winner List

Written by TJB Writer in Blog

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Last night, the 2016 Tony Awards took place on Sunday. The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre, more commonly known informally as the Tony Award, recognizes achievement in live Broadway theatre. The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. Several discretionary non-competitive awards are also given, including a Special Tony Award, the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre, and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. The awards are named after Antoinette “Tony” Perry, co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.

This year, “Hamilton” snagged 11 awards. ‘The Color Purple‘ won Best Revival of a Musical and Cynthia Erivo won Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical was snagged by Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton.”

See the complete list of winners below.

Hamilton cast

Hamilton cast

Best Musical: “Hamilton.”

Best Play: “The Humans” by Stephan Karan.

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theater: “Hamilton” with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Best Revival of a Play: “Arthur Miller’s a View from the Bridge.”

Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, Oprah, Jennifer Hudson

Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks, Oprah, Jennifer Hudson

Best Revival of a Musical: “The Color Purple.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Frank Langella, “The Father.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Jessica Lange, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”

Leslie Odom Jr

Leslie Odom Jr

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Leslie Odom Jr., “Hamilton.”

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Cynthia Erivo, “The Color Purple.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Reed Birney, “The Humans.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Jayne Houdyshell, “The Humans.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Renee Elise Goldsberry, “Hamilton.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton.”

Best Direction of a Play: Ivo Van Hove, “Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.”

Best Direction of a Musical: Thomas Kail, “Hamilton.”

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