The British playwright Tom Stoppard triumphed at the Tony Awards with the play ‘Leopoldstadt’, which premiered in London in 2020.
‘Leopoldstadt’ tells the story of the Merz Jewish family grappling with the growing anti-Semitism in the Austrian capital which will lead to the Holocaust.
The Tony Awards are New York’s theater industry’s equivalent to the Emmy Awards for television, the Grammy Awards for music, and the Academy Awards (Oscars) for motion picture.
An artist who wins all four awards is awarded the title of EGOT.
Among the other awards conferred during the 76th edition of the Tony Awards – which was held on the evening of June 12 at the United Palace in Washington Heights in New York -, that of Best Musical went to ‘Kimberly Akimbo’, Best Director and Best Musical Revival went to ‘Parade’. Also awarded were the two non-binary actors J. Harrison Ghee for ‘Some Like It Hot’ and Alex Newell for ‘Shucked’.
Here are all the winners:
Best Play: Leopoldstadt?Best Musical: Kimberly Akimbo?Best Revival of Play: Topdog/Underdog
Best Musical Revival: Parade?Best Musical Booklet: Kimberly Akimbo
Best Leading Actress in a Play: Jodie Comer for Prima Facie
Best Play Actor: Sean Hayes for Good Night
Best Musical Lead Actress: Victoria Clark for Kimberly Akimbo?Best Musical Lead Actor: J. Harrison Ghee for Some Like It Hot?Best Play Supporting Actor: Brandon Uranowitz for Leopoldstadt
Best Supporting Actress in a Play: Miriam Silverman for The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window
Best Musical Supporting Actor: Alex Newell for Schucked?Best Musical Supporting Actress: Bonnie Milligan for Kimberly Akimbo
Best direction of a play: Patrick Marber for Leopoldstadt
Best Musical Direction: Michael Arden for Parade?Best Original Score: Kimberly Akimbo, music by Jeanine Tesori; lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire
Best Choreography: Casey Nicholaw for Some Like It Hot
Best Orchestration: Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter for Some Like It Hot
Best Play Production Design: Tim Hatley and Andrzej Goulding for Life of Pi
Best Musical Theater Design: Beowulf Boritt for New York, New York
Best Opera Costume: Brigitte Reiffensutel for Leopoldstadt
Best Musical Costume: Gregg Barnes for Some Like It Hot
Best Musical Sound: Nevin Steinberg for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Best Theater Lighting: Tim Lutkin for Life of Pi
Best Musical Lighting: Natasha Katz for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street