The 75th anniversary Tony Awards, which honour the best theatrical productions on Broadway, was held in New York yesterday. It was hosted by Oscar winner Ariana DeBos. Hugh Jackman, Sarah Paulson, Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Zach Braff, Lea Michele, Sutton Foster, Skylar Astin, Jonathan Groff, Billy Porter and many others were the guests of the award ceremony. Jessica Chastain, who won the Oscar for Best Actress, wore a satin pink Gucci dress, Sarah Paulson wore a Moschino fancy dress with a lifeline around her waist and Vanessa Hudgens wore a black Schiaparelli dress with Saturn earrings.
However, photographers’ attention was drawn to Paris and Prince Jackson – Michael Jackson’s children came to support the production about their father “MJ: The Musical”, which premiered in February this year. For the red carpet, Paris wore a flesh-coloured maxi with open shoulders, while Prince opted for a classic black suit. Taking to the stage to introduce the Best Musical nominee, Prince mentioned that their father was a fan of the genre, so he was honoured to represent this particular nomination.
The show was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, but took only one prize. In the end, Strange Loop was voted best musical.
List of award winners:
Best Play: The Lehman Trilogy
Best Musical: A Strange Loop
Best Revival of a Play: Take Me Out
Best Revival of a Musical: Company
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Take Me Out
Best Book of a Musical: A Strange Loop — Michael R. Jackson
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: SIX: The Musical — Music and Lyrics: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Myles Frost, MJ
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Phylicia Rashad, Skeleton Crew
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Matt Doyle, Company
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Patti LuPone, Company
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Es Devlin, The Lehman Trilogy
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Bunny Christie, Company
Best Costume Design of a Play: Montana Levi Blanco, The Skin of Our Teeth
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Gabriella Slade, SIX: The Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jon Clark, The Lehman Trilogy
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Natasha Katz, MJ
Best Sound Design of a Play: Mikhail Fiksel, Dana H.
Best Sound Design of a Musical: Gareth Owen, MJ
Best Direction of a Play: Sam Mendes, The Lehman Trilogy
Best Direction of a Musical: Marianne Elliott, Company
Best Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon, MJ
Best Orchestrations: Simon Hale, Girl From The North Country