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The 76th Tony Awards take place tonight at the United Palace in Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood. The awards ceremony, which honors plays and musicals that opened on Broadway between April 29, 2022 and April 27, 2023, airs on CBS and is streaming on Paramount+. A special segment, hosted by Julianne Hough and Skylar Austin, was streamed Pluto TV Before the main ceremony, several awards were announced, including Lifetime Achievement recognition and Best Original Score.
This year’s awards ceremony, which was nearly halted amid the Writers Guild of America strike, will be offered without a script in a deal reached with the union. (When a screenwriters’ strike threatened the broadcast last month, playwrights banded together to save the broadcast.) As a result, the show will go on, but the festival will drop the customized opening number. Writers were also encouraged to pre-record their acceptance speeches.
Ariana DeBose, who will host the festival for the second year in a row, opened the night with an explanation of the strike and called for her and every host to go off-script for the evening. “To anyone who thought last year was a bit uneventful, I say, ‘Darlings, buckle up,'” he said.
Below is the updated list of winners.
Best actor in a play
Brandon Ouranowitz, “Leopoldstadt”
Best Actress in a Drama
Miriam Silverman, “The Sign in Sidney Prestein’s Window”
Best Actor in a Musical
Alex Newell, “Shocked”
Casey Nicholau, “Some Like It Hot”
Charlie Rosen and Brian Carter, “Some Like It Hot”
Best scenic design of a play
Tim Hadley and Andrej Goulding, “Life of Pi”
A great scenic design of a musical instrument
Beowulf Borritt, “New York, New York”
Best costume design of a play
Brigitte Riefenstwell, “Leopoldstadt”
Best costume design of a musical instrument
Greg Barnes, “Some Like It Hot”
Best sound design of a play
Caroline Downing, “Life of Pi”
Great sound design of a musical instrument
Nevin Steinberg, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Best lighting design of a play
Tim Ludkin, “Life of Pi”
Excellent lighting design of a musical instrument
Natasha Katz, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
Joel Gray and John Kander
Isabel Stevenson Award
Regional Theater Tony Award
Tony Award for Excellence in Dramatic Education
Jason Zembuch Young
Tony was honored for excellence in theatre
Lisa Dawn Cave, Victoria Bailey and Robert Fried