The 73rd annual Tony Awards were announced last night in a spectacular event hosted by James Corden at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Hadestown was the big winner of the evening coming home with eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical for Rachel Chavkin, Best Original Score for Music & Lyrics for Anaïs Mitchell and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for André De Shields.

Jezz Butterworth’s The Ferryman won four Tony Awards including Best Play, Best Direction of a Play for Same Mendes with Rob Howell winning both Best Scenic Design of a Play and Best Costume Design of a play.

There was disappointment for new musical Tootsie, nominated for 11 Tony’s including Best Musical it only won Best Book of a Musical and Best Performance in a leading role in a musical for Santino Fontana.

Bryan Cranston won Best Actor in a Play for Network with 87 year-old Elaine May winning best Actress in a Play for The Waverly Gallery.

The Tony Awards 2019 winner and nominees

Best Play

Winner: The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth

Choir Boy by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus by Taylor Mac
Ink by James Graham
What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck

Best Musical

Winner: Hadestown

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Beetlejuice
The Prom
Tootsie

Best revival of a play

Winner: The Boys in the Band by Mart Crowley

All My Sons by Arthur Miller
Burn This by Lanford Wilson
Torch Song by Harvey Fierstein
The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan

Best revival of a musical

Winner: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Kiss Me, Kate

Best book of a musical

Winner: Tootsie by Robert Horn

Dominique Morisseau for Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Scott Brown and Anthony King for Beetlejuice
Anaïs Mitchell for Hadestown
Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin for The Prom

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theatre

Winner: Anaïs Mitchell for Hadestown

Joe Iconis for Be More Chill
Eddie Perfect for Beetlejuice
Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin for The Prom
Adam Guettel for To Kill a Mockingbird
David Yazbek for Tootsie

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play

Winner: Bryan Cranston, Network

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a play

Winner: Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Annette Bening, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical

Winner: Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical

Winner: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a play

Winner: Bertie Carvel, Ink

Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band
Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
Benjamin Walker, All My Sons

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a play

Winner: Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird

Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson, King Lear
Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical

Winner: André De Shields, Hadestown

Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical

Winner: Ali Stroker, Oklahoma!

Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Mary Testa, Oklahoma!

Best scenic design of a play

Winner: Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
Bunny Christie, Ink
Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Jan Versweyveld, Network

Best scenic design of a musical

Winner:Rachel Hauck, Hadestown

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Peter England, King Kong
Laura Jellinek, Oklahoma!
David Korins, Beetlejuice

Best costume design of a play

Winner: Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Clint Ramos, Torch Song
Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird

Best costume design of a musical

Winner:Bob Mackie, The Cher Show

Michael Krass, Hadestown
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long, Tootsie
Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best lighting design of a play

Winner: Neil Austin, Ink

Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

Best lighting design of a musical

Winner: Bradley King, Hadestown

Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice

Best direction of a play

Winner: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman

Rupert Goold, Ink
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Best direction of a musical

Winner: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

Best choreography

Winner: Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown

Best orchestrations

Winner: Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown

Simon Hale, Tootsie
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best sound design of a play

Winner: Fitz Patton, Choir Boy

Adam Cork, Ink
Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Nick Powell, The Ferryman
Eric Sleichim, Network

Best sound design of a musical

Winner: Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Drew Levy, Oklahoma!

Special award for lifetime achievement in theatre

Rosemary Harris
Terrence McNally
Harold Wheeler

Special award

Marin Mazzie
Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company
Jason Michael Webb

Regional theatre Tony award

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Palo Alto, CA

Isabelle Stevenson Tony award

Judith Light

Tony honors for excellence in the theatre

Broadway Inspirational Voices – Michael McElroy, Founder
Peter Entin
FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9
Joseph Blakely Forbes