Ali Stroker as “Ado Annie” in the musical “Oklahoma”

The 73rd annual Tony Awards were held on Sunday, June 9th. Here are the highlights of the 2019 Tony Awards ceremony:

Ali Stroker won the award for best featured actress in a musical for her performance in “Oklahoma!,” becoming the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony.

In her acceptance speech, Rachel Chavkin, the director of “Hadestown,” challenged her industry to increase diversity. Bryan Cranston defended “all the real journalists around the world.”

On the red carpet, stars like Billy Porter and Taylor Mac took the opportunity to challenge gender norms.

The list of MUSIC winners is…
Best Musical: “Hadestown”
Best Revival of a Musical: “Oklahoma!”
Best Book of a Musical: “Tootsie,” Robert Horn
Best Original Score: “Hadestown,” music and lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell
Best Direction of a Musical: Rachel Chavkin, “Hadestown”
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Santino Fontana, “Tootsie”
Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, “The Cher Show”
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: André De Shields, “Hadestown”
Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Ali Stroker, “Oklahoma!”
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Rachel Hauck, “Hadestown”
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Bob Mackie, “The Cher Show”
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Bradley King, “Hadestown”
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, “Hadestown”
Best Choreography: Sergio Trujillo, “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations”
Best Orchestrations: Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, “Hadestown”

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theater: Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally, Harold Wheeler

The Isabelle Stevenson Award went to Judith Light.

Regional Theater Tony Award: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

Special Tony Award: Marin Mazzie, Jason Michael Webb, Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater: Broadway Inspirational Voices — Michael McElroy, Founder, Peter Entin, FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9, Joseph Blakely Forbes

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