Last night, the 2016 edition of the Tony Awards which honours the best of Broadway held at New York City’s Beacon Theatre.
The night began with a tribute to the 50 people who lost their lives at the Pulse Gay club in Orlando after a shooter opened fire on clubbers.
The host of this year’s Tony Awards, James Corden, said that hate will never win as the theatre is where people from all corners of life, race, sexuality, religion are welcome.
For the awards, the hip-hop musical “Hamilton” nabbed 11 winnings out of the 16 nominations it copped.
Meanwhile, our favourite actress Lupita Nyong’o lost out on the opportunity of bagging her first Tony, but her play ‘Eclipsed’ won Best Costume.
See the full list of winners:
Best New Musical Bright Star Hamilton — WINNER School of Rock Shuffle Along Waitress
Best Leading Actress in a Musical Laura Benanti, She Loves Me Carmen Cusack, Bright Star Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple — WINNER Jessie Mueller, Waitress Phillipa Soo, Hamilton
Best Leading Actor in a Musical Alex Brightman, School of Rock Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof Zachary Levi, She Loves Me Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton — WINNER
Best Revival of a Musical Fiddler on the Roof She Loves Me Spring Awakening The Color Purple — WINNER
Best Play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira King Charles III by Mike Bartlett The Father by Florian Zeller The Humans by Stephen Karam — WINNER
Best Revival of a Play A View From the Bridge — WINNER Blackbird Long Day’s Journey Into Night Noises Off The Crucible
Best Leading Actor in a Play Gabriel Byrne, Long Day’s Journey Into Night Jeff Daniels, Blackbird Frank Langella, The Father — WINNER Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III Mark Strong, A View From the Bridge
Best Leading Actress in a Play Jessica Lange, Long Day’s Journey Into Night —WINNER Laurie Metcalf, Misery Lupita Nyong’o, Eclipsed Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible Michelle Williams, Blackbird
Best Featured Actor in a Play Reed Birney for The Humans — WINNER Bill Camp for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible David Furr for Noises Off Richard Goulding for King Charles III Michael Shannon for Long Day’s Journey Into Night
Best Direction of a Musical Michael Arden, Spring Awakening John Doyle, The Color Purple Scott Ellis, She Loves Me Thomas Kail, Hamilton — WINNER George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along
Best Direction of a Play Rupert Goold, King Charles III Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night Joe Mantello, The Humans Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed Ivo van Hove, A View From the Bridge —WINNER
Best Original Score Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, Bright Star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton — WINNER Glenn Slater & Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock Sara Bareilles, Waitress
Best Featured Actor in a Musical Daveed Diggs, Hamilton — WINNER Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress Jonathan Groff, Hamilton Christopher Jackson, Hamilton
Best Featured Actress in a Musical Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton — WINNER Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me Jennifer Simard, Disaster! Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along
Best Featured Actress in a Play Pascale Armand, Eclipsed Megan Hilty, Noises Off Jayne Houdyshell, The Humans — WINNER Andrea Martin, Noises Off Saycon Sengbloh, Eclipsed
Best Orchestrations Bright Star She Loves Me Hamilton — WINNER Shuffle Along
Best Choreography Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton — WINNER Savion Glover, Shuffle Along Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!
Best Scenic Design of a Musical Es Devlin and Finn Ross, American Psycho David Korins, Hamilton Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along David Rockwell, She Loves Me — WINNER
Best Costume Design of a Play Jane Greenwood, Long Day’s Journey Into Night Michael Krass, Noises Off Clint Ramos, Eclipsed — WINNER Tom Scutt, King Charles III
Best Costume Design of a Musical Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me Ann Roth, Shuffle Along Paul Tazewell, Hamilton — WINNER
Best Book Julian Fellowes, School of Rock Steve Martin, Bright Star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton — WINNER George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along
Best Lighting Design of a Musical Howell Binkley, Hamilton — WINNER Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening Justin Townsend, American Psycho
Best Lighting Design of a Play Natasha Katz for Long Day’s Journey Into Night — WINNER Justin Townsend for The Humans Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller’s The Crucible Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge
Best Scenic Design of a Play Beowulf Boritt for Thérèse Raquin Christopher Oram for Hughie Jan Versweyveld for Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge David Zinn for The Humans — WINNER