Tony Awards 2019: 'Hadestown' Leads Winners List With Multiple Kudos
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The Rachel Chavkin-directed musical brings home eight trophies from the 73rd Tony Awards, while 'The Ferryman' claims four accolades which include Best Play and Best Direction for Sam Mendes.

AceShowbiz - "Hadestown" and "The Ferryman" were the toast of the 2019 Tony Awards on Sunday night (June 09), earning the prestigious Best Musical and Best Play titles, respectively.

"Hadestown", inspired by the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, won seven of its 14 nominations, adding Best Direction of a Musical for Rachel Chavkin, Best Original Score for Anais Mitchell, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Andre De Shields, among others, to its haul.

Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" also landed Sam Mendes the Best Direction of a Play accolade, and two for Rob Howell, claiming Best Costume Design of a Play and Best Scenic Design of a Play.

Bryan Cranston picked up his second Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for his performance in "Network", five years after scoring his first for "All The Way", while there were top acting prizes for "Tootsie"'s Santino Fontana, "The Cher Show"'s Stephanie J. Block, Elaine May for "The Waverly Gallery", and "Ink"'s Bertie Carvel.

Host James Corden opened the Radio City Music Hall ceremony in New York City with a big song-and-dance number, hitting the stage with castmembers from musicals including "The Prom", "Oklahoma!", "Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations", "Tootsie", "Hadestown", and "Kiss Me, Kate!", while other performances included sets by the stars of "Beetlejuice", "The Cher Show", and "Choir Boy".

The full list of winners at the 2019 Tony Awards, which celebrate the best of Broadway, is:

  • Best Musical: "Hadestown"
  • Best Play: "The Ferryman", Jez Butterworth
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Santino Fontana, "Tootsie"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, "The Cher Show"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Andre De Shields, "Hadestown"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Bryan Cranston, "Network"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Elaine May, "The Waverly Gallery"
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Bertie Carvel, "Ink"
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Celia Keenan-Bolger, "To Kill a Mockingbird"
  • Best Direction of a Musical: Rachel Chavkin, "Hadestown"
  • Best Revival of a Musical: Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!"
  • Best Direction of a Play: Sam Mendes, "The Ferryman"
  • Best Revival of a Play: "The Boys in the Band", Mart Crowley
  • Best Book of a Musical: "Tootsie", Robert Horn
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: "Hadestown" - Music & Lyrics: Anais Mitchell
  • Best Orchestrations: Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, "Hadestown"
  • Best Choreography: Sergio Trujillo, "Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations"
  • Best Costume Design of a Play: Rob Howell, "The Ferryman"
  • Best Costume Design of a Musical: Bob Mackie, "The Cher Show"
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play: Rob Howell, "The Ferryman"
  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Rachel Hauck, "Hadestown"
  • Best Sound Design of a Play: Fitz Patton, "Choir Boy"
  • Best Sound Design of a Musical: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, "Hadestown"
  • Best Lighting Design of a Play: Neil Austin, "Ink"
  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Bradley King, "Hadestown"
  • Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for Humanitarian Efforts: Judith Light
  • Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre:
  • Rosemary Harris
  • Terrence McNally
  • Harold Wheeler

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