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TONYS ARE BURNING FOR HADESTOWN

Anais Mitchell’s folk opera Hadestown took home eight Tony Awards Sunday night, including Best Musical, Score, Direction and Orchestrations, while The Temptations musical secured a single win.

Mitchell’s show is based on her album of the same name, released in 2010 on Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe label. The Vermont-based singer’s work was first staged in Vermont in 2006 and started an Off-Broadway run in 2016 after productions were mounted in England.

The win for direction went to Rachel Chavkin, the only woman to helm a new Broadway musical this season, who chastised producers for not hiring more women and people of color to direct on Broadway.

“It’s a failure of imagination by a field whose job it is to imagine how the world could be,” she said in her acceptance speech.

Here are the winners:

Best Musical

Hadestown 

Best Play

The Ferryman 

Best Revival of a Musical

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Best Original Score

Hadestownmusic & lyrics Anais Mitchell

Best Book of a Musical

Tootsie, Robert Horn

Best Direction of a Musical 

Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown

Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Santino Fontana, Tootsie 

Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

André De ShieldsHadestown

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Best Orchestrations

Michael Chorney + Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown 

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Bob Mackie, The Cher Show 

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Rachel Hauck, Hadestown

Best Choreography

Sergio Trujillo, Ain't Too Proud -- The Life and Times of the Temptations

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown

Best Lighting Design of a Musical 

Bradley King, Hadestown

Best Direction of a Play

Sam Mendes, The Ferryman 

Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Play 

Bryan Cranston, Network

Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play 

Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Bertie Carvel, Ink

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird 

Best Revival of a Play

The Boys in the Band 

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Rob Howell, The Ferryman

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Rob Howell, The Ferryman 

Best Costume Design of a Play

Rob Howell, The Ferryman 

Best Sound Design of a Play

Fitz Patton, Choir Boy 

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, Ink

 

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