This weekend we celebrated the return of the Tony Awards with some fantastic firsts as well as major wins for big productions. After a year full of delays, the Tonys returned just as Broadway reopened to honor a small group of productions (four musicals, 10 new plays, and four revivals) that took the stage in 2020.

Along with the usual awards—which were swept by Moulin Rouge!, which took home 10 Tonys including Best Musical—many special awards were given out. Graciela Daniele was awarded a Tony for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. Julie Halston received the Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award. Fred Gallo, Irene Gandy, Beverly Jenkins, and New Federal Theatre received the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre. Broadway Advocacy Coalition, David Byrne’s American Utopia, and Freestyle Love Supreme were awarded the Special Tony Awards.

As things continue to change every day, we’re sure the 75th Annual Tony Awards will be complicated next year, too, but we’re excited to see the show go on! Check out the full list of winners below.

Best Musical

Jagged Little Pill
Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER
Tina The Tina Turner Musical

Best Play

Grand Horizons
The Inheritance WINNER
Sea Wall/A Life
Slave Play
The Sound Inside

Best Revival of a Play

Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
A Soldier’s Play WINNER

Best Directions of a Play

David Cromer, The Sound Inside
Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance WINNER
Kenny Leon, A Soldier’s Play
Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal
Robert O’Hara, Slave Play 

Best Direction of a Musical

Phyllida Lloyd, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Ian Barford, Linda Vista
Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance WINNER
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play 

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside WINNER

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, WINNER

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill
Adrienne Warren, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical WINNER

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play
David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play WINNER
John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance 

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Chalia La Tour, Slave Play
Annie McNamara, Slave Play
Lois Smith, The Inheritance WINNER
Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER
Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill
Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill
Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Daniel J. Watts, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill
Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill
Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill WINNER
Myra Lucretia Taylor, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical 

Best Book of a Musical

Jagged Little Pill, Diablo Cody WINNER
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, John Logan
Tina The Tina Turner Musical, Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar, and Kees Prins

Best Original Score

A Christmas Carol, Christopher Nightingale WINNER
The Inheritance, Paul Englishby  
The Rose Tattoo, Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb  
Slave Play, Lindsay Jones  
The Sound Inside, Daniel Kluger  

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
Soutra Gilmour, Betrayal
Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol WINNER
Derek McLane, A Soldier’s Play
Clint Ramos, Slave Play 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Riccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little Pill
Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER
Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical 

Best Costume Design of a Play

Dede Ayite, Slave Play
Dede Ayite, A Soldier’s Play
Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol WINNER
Clint Ramos, The Rose Tattoo 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Emily Rebholz, Jagged Little Pill
Mark Thompson, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Jiyoun Chang, Slave Play
Jon Clark, The Inheritance
Heather Gilbert, The Sound Inside
Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier’s Play
Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol WINNER

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Bruno Poet, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical
Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill
Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER

Best Sound Design of a Play

Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid, The Inheritance
Simon Baker, A Christmas Carol WINNER
Lindsay Jones, Slave Play
Daniel Kluger, Sea Wall/A Life
Daniel Kluger, The Sound Inside 

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Jonathan Deans, Jagged Little Pill
Peter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER
Nevin Steinberg, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical 

Best Choreography

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little Pill
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER
Anthony Van Laast, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical 

Best Orchestrations

Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine, and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge! The Musical WINNER
Ethan Popp, Tina – The Tina Turner Musical

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