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2020 Tony Awards — The Highs, Lows, and Whoas

After almost a year and a half from their first announcement, the 74th Annual Tony Awards finally happened last night. Here’s our ranking of the highs, the lows, and the whoas.

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September 27, 2021

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Catherine Zuber Wins 2020 Tony Award for Costume Design of MOULIN ROUGE!

Catherine Zuber has won Best Costume Design of a Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for her work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This is her 15th nomination and eighth win. She has previously won for her work on The Light in the Piazza, Awake and Sing!, The Coast of Utopia, South Pacific, The Royal Family, The King and I, and My Fair Lady. She has been nominated for her work on Twelfth Night, Dinner at Eight, Seascape, Born Yesterday, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Golden Boy, and War Paint.

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September 26, 2021

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Justin Townsend Wins 2020 Tony Award for Lighting of MOULIN ROUGE!

Justin Townsend has won Best Lighting Design in a Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This is his fourth nomination and first win. He has previously been nominated for his work on The Humans and American Psycho.

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September 26, 2021

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Peter Hylenski Wins 2020 Tony Award for Sound Design of MOULIN ROUGE!

Peter Hylenski has won Best Sound Design of a Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This is his eighth Tony nomination and first win. He was previously nominated for his work on Rock of Ages, The Scottsboro Boys, Motown the Musical, After Midnight, Once on This Island, King Kong, and Beetlejuice.

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September 26, 2021

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Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine & Justin Levine Win 2020 Tony Award for Orchestrations of MOULIN ROUGE!

Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine & Justin Levine have won Best Orchestrations at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for their work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This is everyone’s first Tony nomination and win. 

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September 26, 2021

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Sonya Tayeh Wins 2020 Tony Award for Choreography of MOULIN ROUGE!

Sonya Tayeh has won Best Choreography at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for her choreography for Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This is her first nomination and win.

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September 26, 2021

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Alex Timbers Wins 2020 Tony Award for Best Direction of MOULIN ROUGE!

Alex Timbers has won Best Direction of a Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his direction of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This is his first Tony Award win and third nomination. He was previously nominated for the Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (2011) and was also nominated for Best Direction of a Play for his co-direction with Roger Rees on Peter and the Starcatcher (2012).

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September 26, 2021

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Lauren Patten Wins 2020 Tony Award for Featured Actress in JAGGED LITTLE PILL

Lauren Patten has won Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for her performance as Jo in Jagged Little Pill. This is her first Tony nomination and win.

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September 26, 2021

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Lois Smith Wins 2020 Tony Award for Featured Actress in THE INHERITANCE

Lois Smith has won Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for her performance as Margaret in The Inheritance.

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September 26, 2021

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Derek McLane Wins 2020 Tony Award for Scenic Design of MOULIN ROUGE!

Derek McLane wins Best Scenic Design of a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This is his sixth nomination and second win. He has previously won for his work on 33 Variations. He has been nominated for his work on The Pajama Game, Ragtime, and Anything Goes.

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September 26, 2021

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Tony Awards 2020 Complete Winners List

The full list of winners of the 74th Annual Tony Awards will be updated live here on Theatrely.

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September 26, 2021

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Danny Burstein Wins 2020 Tony Award for Featured Actor in MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL

Danny Burstein has won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for her performance as Harold Zidler in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

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September 26, 2021

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David Alan Grier Wins 2020 Tony Award for Featured Actor for A SOLDIER'S PLAY

David Alan Grier has won Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his performance as Sergeant Vernon C. Waters in A Soldier’s Play.

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September 26, 2021

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Stephen Daldry Wins 2020 Tony Award for Direction of THE INHERITANCE

Stephen Daldry has won Best Direction of a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his direction of The Inheritance. This is Daldry’s third Tony Award nomination and win. He previously won the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play in 1994 for his direction of An Inspector Calls, and the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical in 2009 for his direction of Billy Elliot the Musical. 

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September 26, 2021

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Aaron Tveit Wins 2020 Tony Award for Leading Actor in MOULIN ROUGE!

Aaron Tveit has won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his performance as Christian in Moulin Rouge! The Musical. This is his first Tony nomination and win.

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September 26, 2021

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Adrienne Warren Wins 2020 Tony Award for Leading Actress for TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

Adrienne Warren has won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for her performance as Tina Turner in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

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September 26, 2021

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Mary-Louise Parker Wins 2020 Tony Award for Leading Actress for THE SOUND INSIDE

Mary-Louise Parker has won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for her performance as Bella in The Sound Inside.

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September 26, 2021

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Andrew Burnap Wins 2020 Tony Award for Leading Actor for THE INHERITANCE

Andrew Burnap has won Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his performance as Toby Darling in The Inheritance.

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September 26, 2021

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Theatrely Thoughts | Live Commentary on the 2020 Tony Awards

Live Commentary on the 2020 Tony Awards from Theatrely staff as we watch and dish about this year's ceremony.

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September 26, 2021

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

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.

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September 26, 2021

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THE INHERITANCE Wins 2020 Tony Award for Best Play

The Inheritance has won Best Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards. The play premiered in London at the Young Vic in 2018, and opened on Broadway in 2019 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre.

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September 26, 2021

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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.

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September 26, 2021

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Christopher Nightingale Wins 2020 Tony Award for Original Score for A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Christopher Nightingale has won Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics Written for the Theatre) at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his incidental music for A Christmas Carol. This is his second Tony nomination and first win. He was previously nominated for Best Orchestrations for Matilda the Musical.

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September 26, 2021

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Simon Baker Wins 2020 Tony Award for Sound Design of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Simon Baker has won Best Sound Design of a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on A Christmas Carol. This is his third nomination and first win. He was nominated for his work on Boeing-Boeing and Brief Encounter.

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September 26, 2021

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Hugh Vanstone Wins 2020 Tony Award for Lighting of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Hugh Vanstone has won Best Lighting Design in a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on A Christmas Carol. This is his fifth nomination and second win. He previously won for his work on Matilda the Musical in 2013. He has also been nominated for his work on Spamalot, Mary Stuart, and Ghost the Musical.

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September 26, 2021

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Rob Howell Wins 2020 Tony Award for Costume Design of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Rob Howell has won Best Costume Design of a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on A Christmas Carol. This is his 12th nomination and fourth win. He has previously won for his work on Matilda the Musical and The Ferryman. He has been nominated for his work on Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests: Table Manners, The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden, The Norman Conquests: Living Together, Ghost the Musical, and Groundhog Day.

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September 26, 2021

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Rob Howell Wins 2020 Tony Award for Scenic Design of A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Rob Howell has won Best Scenic Design of a Play at the 74th Annual Tony Awards for his work on A Christmas Carol. This is his 12th nomination and fourth win. He has previously won for his work on Matilda the Musical and The Ferryman. He has been nominated for his work on Boeing-Boeing, The Norman Conquests: Table Manners, The Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden, The Norman Conquests: Living Together, Ghost the Musical, and Groundhog Day.

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September 26, 2021

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2020 Tony Awards Drinking Game

What’s a Tony Awards night without some celebratory toasting to the Great White Way? Take your celebration a step further this year with Theatrely’s 2020 Tony Awards Drinking Game. Follow our rules and we guarantee you’ll be sloshed enough to think the show was actually worth watching. Bottoms up*

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September 26, 2021

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74th Annual Tony Awards — Our Predictions, Thoughts, and All That Jazz

As we near this Sunday and the 74th Annual Tony Awards, which celebrates the Broadway season of almost two years ago, we at Theatrely got together to try and rack our brains and reflect on the 19/20 season. Editor-in-Chief Kobi Kassal, Chief Critic Juan A. Ramirez, and Contributing Writer Meg Masseron recently sat down to discuss this year’s Tonys and see the results of the Theatrely team’s ballot. We had 20 of our staff members fill out their picks and our conversation followed.

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September 23, 2021

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Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. to Host 74th Annual Tony Awards

Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. will be hosting the 74th Annual Tony Awards on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

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September 13, 2021

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2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Are Announced Including Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre

It was announced today that the The Tony Awards Administration Committee will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry: Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder. 

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August 4, 2021

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Graciela Daniele to Receive 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today that Tony Award nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele will be the 2020 recipient of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre.

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July 29, 2021

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Julie Halston To Be Awarded The 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Today the Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that actress Julie Halston will receive the 2020 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award for her dedication and advocacy in raising funding and awareness for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF). 

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July 28, 2021

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The Tony Awards to Present Special Awards to Broadway Advocacy Coalition, David Byrne's AMERICAN UTOPIA, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced today that they will present three Special Tony Awards to The Broadway Advocacy Coalition; David Byrne’s American Utopia and Freestyle Love Supreme.

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June 22, 2021

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74TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS Will Air September 26

The American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League have announced that the long awaited 74th Annual Tony Awards–celebrating the productions of the 2019-20 season–will air for the first time on both Paramount+ and CBS on Sunday, September 26, nearly a year after nominations were first announced.

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May 26, 2021

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To Celebrate SLAVE PLAY, Honor its Black Predecessors that Haven’t Been on Broadway

To honor Jeremy H. Harris and Slave Play's historic twelve Tony Award nominations, culture writer Nathan Pugh looks at how the new generation of Black playwrights have leaned on their past predecessors that have yet to have shows produced on Broadway.

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September 25, 2021

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