MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL Takes Home 2020 Tony Award for Best Musical

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Moulin Rouge! The Musical has won Best Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards | Photo: Matthew Murphy

Jordanna Brody
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September 26, 2021 10:45 PM

It is “So Exciting” is it not?! Moulin Rouge! The Musical has won Best Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards. The Alex Timbers spectacular premiered at the Emerson Colonial Theatre in Boston, MA in 2018, and opened officially on Broadway in 2019 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. Moulin Rouge! The Musical beat out fellow Best Musical nominees Jagged Little Pill and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. The show was nominated for 14 awards at this year’s ceremony.

Moulin Rouge! currently stars Natalie Mendoza as Satine, taking over for Tony Award winner Karen Olivo, Tony Award nominee Aaron Tveit as Christian, and Tony Award Nominee Danny Burstein as Harold Zidler, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Sahr Ngaujah as Toulouse-Lautrec, Tam Mutu as The Duke of Monroth, Ricky Rojas as Santiago, and Tony Award nominee Robyn Hurder as Nini.

In addition, the musical features Ashley Loren as the Satine Alternate, Jaqueline B. Arnold, Holly James, Jeigh Madjus, Joe Beauregard, Keely Beirne, Giovanni Bonaventura, Olutayo Bosede, Maya Bowles, Kyle Brown, Sam J. Cahn, Bobby Daye, Mia DeWeese, Karli Dinardo, Tilly Evans-Krueger, Aaron C. Finley, Bahiyah Hibah, Ericka Hunter, Cameron Mitchell Jackson, Tasia Jungbauer, Jose-Luis Lopez Jr., Reed Luplau, Kara Menendez, Kaitlin Mesh, Fred Odgaard, Dylan Paul, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Benjamin Rivera, Julius Anthony Rubio and Brandon Stonestreet.

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers, with a book by Tony Award winner John Logan, choreography by Tony Award nominee Sonya Tayeh, and music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tony Award nominee Justin Levine. The design team includes Tony Award winner Derek McLane’s scenic designs, Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber’s costume designs, Tony Award nominee Justin Townsend’s lighting design, Tony Award nominee Peter Hylenski’s sound design, Drama Desk Award winner David Brian Brown’s wig and hair design, Sarah Cimino’s make-up design, and Tony Award nominee Matt Stine’s music production. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Stephen Kopel.

Baz Luhrmann’s iconic film comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. Moulin Rouge! The Musical is a theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and above 

Moulin Rouge! The Musical is currently playing at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on 45th Street.

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Jordanna Brody

Originally from South Florida, Jordanna Brody graduated from Emerson College with a BFA in Theatre Education and Performance in 2019. Her experience teaching, performing, directing, and working behind the scenes informs her perspective on theatre in every way. She is passionate about uplifting marginalized voices, innovative theatrical experiences, and most importantly, TikTok.