List of key winners at the Tony Awards in 2023

76th Tony Awards

The 76th Tony Awards took place at the United Palace in New York City on June 11, 2023, honoring outstanding achievements in the theater industry. The event showcased a diverse range of nominees across various categories, with winners recognized for their exceptional contributions to the world of theater.

In the category of Best Musical, Kimberly Akimbo emerged as the winner, impressing audiences with its captivating storytelling and performances. The other nominees included “& Juliet,” “New York, New York,” and “Shucked.”

For Best Play, “Leopoldstadt” claimed the top honor, captivating audiences with its thought-provoking narrative. The category also included notable nominees such as “Ain’t No Mo’,” “Between Riverside and Crazy,” “Cost of Living,” and “Fat Ham.”

In the Best Revival of a Musical category, “Parade” took home the award, demonstrating its ability to breathe new life into a classic production. The other nominees were “Camelot,” “Into the Woods,” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”

“Topdog/Underdog” secured the top spot in the Best Revival of a Play category, with its powerful performances and impactful storytelling. The category also featured “A Doll’s House,” “The Piano Lesson,” and “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” as nominees.

Several talented actors were recognized for their outstanding performances. Victoria Clark won Best Leading Actress of a Musical for her role in “Kimberly Akimbo.” Jodie Comer received the award for Best Leading Actress of a Play for her performance in “Prima Facie.”

In the Best Leading Actor of a Musical category, J. Harrison Ghee won for their exceptional portrayal in “Some Like It Hot.” Sean Hayes took home the award for Best Leading Actor of a Play for his role in “Good Night, Oscar.”

The awards for Best Featured Actress of a Musical and Best Featured Actor of a Musical went to Bonnie Milligan (“Kimberly Akimbo”) and Alex Newell (“Shucked”), respectively. Miriam Silverman (“The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window”) won Best Featured Actress of a Play, while Brandon Uranowitz (“Leopoldstadt”) was named Best Featured Actor of a Play.

The directors behind the winning productions were also recognized for their exceptional vision. Michael Arden won Best Direction of a Musical for “Parade,” while Patrick Marber claimed the award for Best Direction of a Play for “Leopoldstadt.”

Additional categories included Best Book of a Musical, which was won by David Lindsay-Abaire for “Kimberly Akimbo,” and Best Original Score, won by “Kimberly Akimbo” (music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire). Casey Nicholaw’s outstanding choreography in “Some Like It Hot” earned him the award for Best Choreography.

The 76th Tony Awards highlighted the talent and dedication of theater professionals, celebrating their contributions to the world of performing arts. The event showcased a wide range of productions and performances, demonstrating the vibrancy and creativity of the theater industry.

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