A SOLDIER'S PLAY Wins Best Revival of a Play at the 2020 Tony Awards
A Soldier’s Play has won Best Revival of a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards. A Soldier’s Play has had multiple revivals, and opened first off-Broadway in 1981 at the Theatre Four, and this production opened in January 2020 at the American Airlines Theatre. A Soldier’s Play beat out fellow Best Revival of a Play nominees Betrayal and Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune.
A Soldier’s Play featured Tony Award nominee David Alan Grier, Tony Award nominee Blair Underwood, Nnamdi Asmugha, Jerry O’Connell, McKinley Belcher III, Rob Dermery, Jared Grimes, Billy Eugene Jones, Nate Mann, Warner Miller, J. Alphonse Nicholson, and Lee Aaron Rosen.
A Soldier’s Play was written by Pulitzer Prize for Drama Award winner Charles Fuller, directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon, with music consultation and additional arrangements by Jacinth Greywoode, scenic design by Tony Award winner Derek McLane, costume design by Tony Award nominee Dede Ayite, lighting design by Tony Award nominee Allen Lee Hughes, and sound design by Tony Award nominee Dan Moses Schreier.
A Soldier’s Play uses a murder mystery to explore the complicated feelings of anger and resentment that some African Americans have toward one another, and the ways in which many Black Americans have absorbed white racist attitudes.