Home Theater Tony Awards: “Hamilton” Sweeps its Categories, Black Actors Win All 4 Musical...

“Hamilton” took almost everything it was nominated for at last night’s Tony awards, except for Best Actress in a Musical and Best Scenic Design.

Nevertheless, the history making was that all four musical actors –Best Actor and Actress, Featured Actor and Actress– were all black. Three were African American, one was London born.

Host James Corden– simply outstanding all night– declared “These are the Oscars, except with diversity.”

The show was the most entertaining Tony broadcast in years, thanks to Corden.

There were few surprises, but the show was so good it didn’t matter. The big after parties were the official one at the Plaza Hotel, “Hamilton” at Tavern on the Green, and Ric Miramontez’s very swanky deal at the Baccarat Hotel where Diane Lane, Julian Fellowes, George C. Wolfe, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and a ton of celebs landed.

More later Monday…

BEST MUSICAL
Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
The Color Purple

BEST PLAY
The Humans; Author: Stephen Karam

BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY
Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
Frank Langella, The Father

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE IN A PLAY
Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

BEST BOOK OF A MUSICAL
Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY
Reed Birney, The Humans

BEST ORCHESTRATIONS
Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton

BEST DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL
Thomas Kail, Hamilton

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY
Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE (MUSIC AND/OR LYRICS) WRITTEN FOR THE THEATRE
Hamilton, Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A MUSICAL
Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A FEATURED ROLE IN A PLAY
Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Howell Binkley, Hamilton

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY
Natasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into Night

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
David Rockwell, She Loves Me

BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY
David Zinn, The Humans

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A PLAY
Clint Ramos, Eclipsed

OTHER AWARDS

TONY AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATER
Sheldon Harnick, Marshall W. Mason

SPECIAL TONY AWARD
National Endowment for the Arts, Miles Wilkin

REGIONAL THEATER TONY AWARD
Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ

ISABELLE STEVENSON TONY AWARD
Brian Stokes Mitchell

TONY HONORS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE
Seth Gelblum, Joan Lader, Sally Ann Parson

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