The Tony Awards were around at Radio City Music Hall for the only time as of June 2019. The awards ritual celebrates the amusements and musicals produced on Broadway and continued its standard calendar after a prolonged epidemic disorder, privileged work that spread on Broadway between February 20, 2020, and May 4, 2022. “Girl From the North Country” outstretched on March 5, 2020, only a week before cinemas closed down for the pandemic.
Ariana DeBose, the retired Broadway understudy, hung Oscar winner, hosted the three-hour broadcast part of the Tony Awards on CBS, which was foregone by a one-hour feature hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough on Paramount+.
“A Strange Loop” won the most promising musical, and “The Lehman Trilogy” was granted the most profitable play at a glittering tradition honoring Broadway’s reaction.
Myles Frost beat him, preferably Tony, for best leading actor in a musical for “MJ,” his Broadway (and experienced acting) debut. And there were versions from some of the past year’s most famous musicals: “Company,” “Girl From the North Country,” and “Paradise Square,” etc.
A gender-reversed resurgence of Stephen Sondheim’s traditional 1970 musical Company and the latest play, The Lehman Trilogy, succeeded in five awards at the 2022 Tony Awards. The honors were held at Radio City Music Hall in New York on Sunday (June 12).
MJ, a jukebox musical created almost the music of Michael Jackson, won four awards. Myles Frost won the best version by an actor in a leading role in a musical for recreating the superstar.
He is the third entertainer in four years to win a Tony for recreating a pop icon, following Stephanie J. Block as Star (Cher) in The Cher Show and Adrienne Warren as Tina Turner in Tina.
The more powerful than characteristic showing for MJ arrived in the same outlet where Jackson shared one of his greatest professional blows – when he ran 0-4 at the 30th Annual Grammy Awards in March 1988 with Bad, his follow-up to the Grammy-sweeping Thriller.
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A complete list of Tony Award winners is below.
“A Strange Loop”
Best Original Score
“Six: The Musical,” music and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss
Best Revival of a Play
“Take Me Out”
Best Book of a Musical
Michael R. Jackson, “A Strange Loop”
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Direction of a Play
Sam Mendes, “The Lehman Trilogy”
“The Lehman Trilogy”
Best Leading Actor in a Play
Simon Russell Beale, “The Lehman Trilogy”
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Myles Frost, “MJ”
Best Direction of a Musical
Marianne Elliott, “Company”
Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Joaquina Kalukango, “Paradise Square”
Best Leading Actress in a Play
Deirdre O’Connell, “Dana. H”
Best Featured Actress in a Play
Phylicia Rashad, “Skeleton Crew”
Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Matt Doyle, “Company”
Best Featured Actor in a Play
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Take Me Out”
Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Patti LuPone, “Company”
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Bunny Christie, “Company”
Best Costume Design of a Play
Montana Levi Blanco, “The Skin of Our Teeth”
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Es Devlin, “The Lehman Trilogy”
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gabriella Slade, “Six: The Musical”
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Natasha Katz, “MJ”
Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jon Clark, “The Lehman Trilogy”
Best Sound Design of a Play
Mikhail Fiksel, “Dana H.”
Best Sound Design of a Musical
Gareth Owen, “MJ”
Simon Hale, “Girl From the North Country”
Christopher Wheeldon, “MJ”
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
Regional Theater Tony Award
Court Theater (Chicago)
Isabelle Stevenson Award
Robert E. Wankel
Special Tony Award
James C. Nicola