The Tony Awards 2016 has been recently concluded, and many of the winners didn’t expect their masterpieces would be recognized in such a prestigious event in New York.
It might be considered the best of the best nights in New York, as this year’s Tony Awards 2016 concluded with joyous faces of the winners from the different categories.
Among the winners, “Hamilton” surprisingly won 16 nominations with 11 awards including the best musical. The others took home some top honors as well like “The Humans,” “The Color Purple” and “ A View From the Bridge.”
Los Angeles Times noted that “Hamilton” made a Broadway history with 11 awards from the night. It was ground-breaking production and shyly earned more than 10 awards this year.
The show was not just about giving recognition to those people who worked hard to produce amazing theatrical performances but it was also in honor of the recent Orlando shooting tragedy, The Guardian reported.
To show support to the victims, the attendees wore silver ribbons.
James Corden was the master of the night and emceed the said prestigious ceremony of the year. Regarding the tragic Orlando shooting, he expressed how everyone was affected by the unforgettable experience.
He said, “Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity. You’re not on your own. Your tragedy is our tragedy.”
“Hate will never win. We have to make sure of that. Tonight’s show stands as a symbol of that principle,” he added.
The full list of Tony Awards 2016 winners is below:
Best Play: “The Humans”
Best Musical: “Hamilton”
Best Revival of a Play: “Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge”
Best Revival of a Musical: “The Color Purple”
Best Book of a Musical: “Hamilton,” Lin-Manuel Miranda
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: “Hamilton”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Frank Langella, “The Father”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play: Jessica Lange, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Leslie Odom, Jr., “Hamilton”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Cynthia Erivo, “The Color Purple”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play: Reed Birney, “The Humans”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play: Jayne Houdyshell, “The Humans”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Renee Elise Goldsberry, “Hamilton”
Best Scenic Design of a Play: David Zinn, “The Humans”
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: David Rockwell, “She Loves Me”
Best Costume Design of a Play: Clint Ramos, “Eclipsed”
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Paul Tazewell,”Hamilton”
Best Lighting Design of a Play: Natasha Katz, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Howell Binkley, “Hamilton”
Best Direction of a Play: Ivo Van Hove, “Arthur Miller’s A View From The Bridge”
Best Direction of a Musical: Thomas Kail, “Hamilton”
Best Choreography: Andy Blankenbuehler, “Hamilton”
Best Orchestrations: Alex Lacamoire, “Hamilton”
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre: Sheldon Harnick & Marshall W. Mason
Special Tony Award: National Endowment for the Arts, Miles Wilki
Regional Theatre Tony Award: Paper Mill Playhouse; Millburn, NJ
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award: Brian Strokes Mitchell
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre: Seth Gelblum, Joan Lader, & Sally Ann Parsons
Aside from the awarding, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative was also announced during the show.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the initiative itself funded around $1.3 million (approximately around A$176 million) to support theater education opportunities for undeserved young people and under-resourced public schools across the US.