Keeping in mind the sombering news of the terrorist-hate shooting in Orlando, Florida, host extraordinaire, James Corden, opened the the 70th annual ceremony of the Tony Awards with a statement.
"Theater is a place where every race, creed, sexuality and gender is embraced and is loved. Hate will never win. Together, we will make sure of that. Tonight's show is a symbol and a celebration of that principle. This is the Tony Awards."
With that, the show must go on and Corden kicked it off with a hilarious, singing/dancing/farcical opening number.
Best Musical: Hamilton
Best Play: The Humans
Best Revival of a Musical: The Color Purple
Best Revival of a Play: A View From the Bridge
Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple
Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton
Best Leading Actress in a Play: Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Best Leading Actor in a Play: Frank Langella, The Father
Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton
Best Featured Actor in a Musical: Daveed Diggs, Hamilton
Best Featured Actress in a Play: Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans
Best Featured Actor in a Play: Reed Birney, The Humans
Best Direction of a Musical: Thomas Kail, Hamilton
Best Direction of a Play: Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge
Best Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
Best Score: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Best Book of a Musical: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton
Best Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: David Rockwell, She Loves Me
Best Scenic Design of a Play: David Zinn, The Humans
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Paul Tazewell, Hamilton
Best Costume Design of a Play: Clint Ramos, Eclipsed
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Howell Binkley, Hamilton
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Natasha Katz, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Shows With Multiple Wins:
Hamilton - 11
The Humans - 4
A View From the Bridge - 2
Long Day's Journey Into Night - 2
The Color Purple - 2
Read CurtainUp's Cabaret Nights
On June 7, "It's DeLovely: A 125th Birthday Celebration of Cole Porter" at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall as we salute the great Cole Porter. Performers presenting the wide range of Porter's music will include, Steve Ross, Carolyn Montgomery-Forant, Jeff Harnar, Spencer Day, Ronny Whyte, and Amra Faye-Wright. Expect a totally "delightful, delicious, delectable, delirious, dilemma, delimit, deluxe, and of course, de-lovely" show.
And a lot of other June delicious shows in cabaret to check out this month.