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2016 Tony Awards Winners

2016 Tony Awards – From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!

As predicted, HAMILTON was the big winner of the night, taking home a whopping eleven awards, including the coveted Best Musical.The 2016 Tony Awards celebrated 70 years of honoring the best of Broadway last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition to the class of 2016 Tony Nominees, the star-studded evening featured appearances by Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Common, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glenn Close, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Bebe Neuwirth, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and many more.

And the 2016 Tony Award winners are…

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jane GreenwoodLong Day’s Journey Into Night
Michael KrassNoises Off
Clint RamosEclipsed ***WINNER***
Tom ScuttKing Charles III

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Gregg BarnesTuck Everlasting
Jeff MahshieShe Loves Me
Ann RothShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Paul TazewellHamilton ***WINNER***

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin
Christopher OramHughie
Jan VersweyveldArthur Miller‘s A View from the Bridge
David ZinnThe Humans ***WINNER***

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Es Devlin & Finn RossAmerican Psycho
David Korins, Hamilton
Santo LoquastoShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
David RockwellShe Loves Me ***WINNER***

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Natasha KatzLong Day’s Journey Into Night ***WINNER***
Justin TownsendThe Humans
Jan VersweyveldArthur Miller‘s The Crucible
Jan VersweyveldArthur Miller‘s A View from the Bridge

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell BinkleyHamilton ***WINNER***
Jules Fisher & Peggy EisenhauerShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Ben StantonSpring Awakening
Justin TownsendAmerican Psycho

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Pascale ArmandEclipsed
Megan HiltyNoises Off
Jayne HoudyshellThe Humans ***WINNER***
Andrea MartinNoises Off
Saycon SengblohEclipsed

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danielle BrooksThe Color Purple
Renée Elise GoldsberryHamilton ***WINNER***
Jane KrakowskiShe Loves Me
Jennifer SimardDisaster!
Adrienne WarrenShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Daveed DiggsHamilton ***WINNER***
Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Christopher FitzgeraldWaitress
Jonathan GroffHamilton
Christopher JacksonHamilton

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Bright Star – Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, Lyrics: Edie Brickell
Hamilton – Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda ***WINNER***
School of Rock-The Musical – Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Waitress – Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles

Best Direction of a Play
Rupert GooldKing Charles III
Jonathan KentLong Day’s Journey Into Night
Joe MantelloThe Humans
Liesl TommyEclipsed
Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller‘s A View from the Bridge ***WINNER***

Best Direction of a Musical
Michael ArdenSpring Awakening
John DoyleThe Color Purple
Scott EllisShe Loves Me
Thomas KailHamilton ***WINNER***
George C. WolfeShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Orchestrations
August EriksmoenBright Star
Larry HochmanShe Loves Me
Alex LacamoireHamilton ***WINNER***
Daryl WatersShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Reed BirneyThe Humans ***WINNER***
Bill CampArthur Miller‘s The Crucible
David Furr, Noises Off
Richard Goulding, King Charles III
Michael ShannonLong Day’s Journey Into Night

Best Book of a Musical
Bright Star – Steve Martin
Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda ***WINNER***
School of Rock-The Musical
 – Julian Fellowes
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed – George C. Wolfe

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Jessica LangeLong Day’s Journey Into Night ***WINNER***
Laurie MetcalfMisery
Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed
Sophie OkonedoArthur Miller‘s The Crucible
Michelle WilliamsBlackbird

Best Choreography
Andy BlankenbuehlerHamilton ***WINNER***
Savion GloverShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Hofesh ShechterFiddler on the Roof
Randy SkinnerDames at Sea
Sergio TrujilloOn Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Gabriel ByrneLong Day’s Journey Into Night
Jeff DanielsBlackbird
Frank LangellaThe Father ***WINNER***
Tim Pigott-SmithKing Charles III
Mark StrongArthur Miller‘s A View from the Bridge

Best Revival of a Play
Arthur Miller‘s The Crucible
Arthur Miller
‘s A View from the Bridge ***WINNER***
Blackbird
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off

Best Play
Eclipsed Author: Danai Gurira
The Father Author: Florian Zeller
The Humans Author: Stephen Karam ***WINNER***
King Charles III Author: Mike Bartlett

Best Revival of a Musical
The Color Purple ***WINNER***
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Alex BrightmanSchool of Rock-The Musical
Danny BursteinFiddler on the Roof
Zachary LeviShe Loves Me
Lin-Manuel MirandaHamilton
Leslie Odom, Jr.Hamilton ***WINNER***

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Laura BenantiShe Loves Me
Carmen CusackBright Star
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple ***WINNER***
Jessie MuellerWaitress
Phillipa SooHamilton

Best Musical
Bright Star
Hamilton ***WINNER***
School of Rock-The Musical
Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
Waitress

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Sheldon Harnick
Marshall W. Mason

Special Tony Award
National Endowment for the Arts
Miles Wilkin

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Paper Mill Playhouse – Millburn, NJ

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Brian Stokes Mitchell

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Seth Gelblum
Joan Lader
Sally Ann Parsons

2016 Excellence in Theatre Education Award
Marilyn McCormick

Original article at  http://www.broadwayworld.com/article/2016-Tony-Awards-Winners-Updating-LIVE-20160612

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