Results from 70th Tony Awards

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The 70th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 12, 2016, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2015–16 season. The ceremony returned to the Beacon Theatre in New York City after three years at Radio City Music Hall and was broadcast live by CBS. James Corden served as host.

Hamilton received a record-setting 16 nominations, winning 11 total. The revival of The Color Purple won two awards. The Humans won four Tony Awards, and the revival productions of plays Long Day’s Journey into Night and A View from the Bridge each took home two awards.

Results

Best Play

The Humans
Eclipsed
The Father
King Charles III

Best Musical

Hamilton
Bright Star
School of Rock
Shuffle Along
Waitress

Best Revival of a Play

A View from the Bridge
Blackbird
The Crucible
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Noises Off

Best Revival of a Musical

The Color Purple
Fiddler on the Roof
She Loves Me
Spring Awakening

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play

Frank Langella – The Father as Andre
Gabriel Byrne – Long Day’s Journey into Night as James Tyrone
Jeff Daniels – Blackbird as Ray
Tim Pigott-Smith – King Charles III as Charles
Mark Strong – A View from the Bridge as Eddie Carbone

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play

Jessica Lange – Long Day’s Journey into Night as Mary Tyrone
Laurie Metcalf – Misery as Annie Wilkes
Lupita Nyong’o – Eclipsed as The Girl
Sophie Okonedo – The Crucible as Elizabeth Proctor
Michelle Williams – Blackbird as Una Spencer

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical

Leslie Odom, Jr. – Hamilton as Aaron Burr
Alex Brightman – School of Rock as Dewey Finn
Danny Burstein – Fiddler on the Roof as Tevye
Zachary Levi – She Loves Me as Georg Nowack
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton as Alexander Hamilton

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical

Cynthia Erivo – The Color Purple as Celie Harris
Johnson Laura Benanti – She Loves Me as Amalia Balash
Carmen Cusack – Bright Star as Alice Murphy
Jessie Mueller – Waitress as Jenna Hunterson
Phillipa Soo – Hamilton as Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

                          Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play

Reed Birney – The Humans as Erik Blake

Bill Camp – The Crucible as Reverend John Hale
David Furr – Noises Off as Gary Lejeune
Richard Goulding – King Charles III as Prince Harry
Michael Shannon – Long Day’s Journey into Night as James Tyrone, Jr.

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play

Jayne Houdyshell – The Humans as Deirdre Blake
Pascale Armand – Eclipsed as Wife #3
Megan Hilty – Noises Off as Brooke Ashton
Andrea Martin – Noises Off as Dotty Otley
Saycon Sengbloh – Eclipsed as Wife #1

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical

Daveed Diggs – Hamilton as Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson
Brandon Victor Dixon – Shuffle Along as Eubie Blake
Christopher Fitzgerald – Waitress as Ogie
Jonathan Groff – Hamilton as King George III
Christopher Jackson – Hamilton as George Washington

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical

Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton as Angelica Schuyler Church
Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple as Sofia Johnson
Jane Krakowski – She Loves Me as Ilona Ritter
Jennifer Simard – Disaster! as Sister Mary Downy
Adrienne Warren – Shuffle Along as Gertrude Saunders / Florence Mills

Best Book of a Musical

Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda
Bright Star – Steve Martin
School of Rock – Julian Fellowes
Shuffle Along – George C. Wolfe

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

Hamilton – Lin-Manuel Miranda (music and lyrics)
Bright Star – Edie Brickell (music and lyrics) and Steve Martin (music)
School of Rock – Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Glenn Slater (lyrics)
Waitress – Sara Bareilles (music and lyrics)

Best Scenic Design in a Play

David Zinn – The Humans
Beowulf Boritt – Thérèse Raquin
Christopher Oram – Hughie
Jan Versweyveld – A View from the Bridge

Best Scenic Design in a Musical

David Rockwell – She Loves Me
Es Devlin and Finn Ross – American Psycho
David Korins – Hamilton
Santo Loquasto – Shuffle Along

Best Costume Design in a Play

Clint Ramos – Eclipsed
Jane Greenwood – Long Day’s Journey into Night
Michael Krass – Noises Off
Tom Scutt – King Charles III

Best Costume Design in a Musical

Paul Tazewell – Hamilton
Gregg Barnes – Tuck Everlasting
Jeff Mahshie – She Loves Me
Ann Roth – Shuffle Along

Best Lighting Design in a Play

Natasha Katz – Long Day’s Journey into Night
Justin Townsend – The Humans
Jan Versweyveld – The Crucible
Jan Versweyveld – A View from the Bridge

Best Lighting Design in a Musical

Howell Binkley – Hamilton
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer – Shuffle Along
Ben Stanton – Spring Awakening
Justin Townsend – American Psycho

Best Direction of a Play

Ivo van Hove – A View from the Bridge
Rupert Goold – King Charles III
Jonathan Kent – Long Day’s Journey into Night
Joe Mantello – The Humans
Liesl Tommy – Eclipsed

Best Direction of a Musical

Thomas Kail – Hamilton
Michael Arden – Spring Awakening
John Doyle – The Color Purple
Scott Ellis – She Loves Me
George C. Wolfe – Shuffle Along

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler – Hamilton
Savion Glover – Shuffle Along
Hofesh Shechter – Fiddler on the Roof
Randy Skinner – Dames at Sea
Sergio Trujillo – On Your Feet!

Best Orchestrations

Alex Lacamoire – Hamilton
August Eriksmoen – Bright Star
Larry Hochman – She Loves Me
Daryl Waters – Shuffle Along

 

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