UNITED STATES: “Kimberly Akimbo,” a play a couple of teen who aged backward, and Tom Stoppard’s autobiographical “Leopoldstadt” have been among the many winners on Sunday because the Tony Awards continued regardless of the Writers Guild of America strike.
Ariana DeBose, a Tony and Academy Award winner, hosted the three-hour present on CBS. The occasion, which was held for the primary time on the United Palace in Manhattan’s Washington Heights, relied closely on musical performances from the nominated productions in addition to different numbers, comparable to a dance tribute to Joel Gray and John Kander, the recipients of the 2023 lifetime achievement awards.
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Patrick Marber, who received finest play director for “Leopoldstadt,” was one in every of many award winners who supported the strike of their acceptance speeches.
Marber added that the night was continuing easily with out authors as a result of “actors are nice improvisers, and yeah, it’s enjoyable. I wouldn’t prefer it to turn into a pattern, however I’m not shocked.”
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“Kimberly Akimbo” received finest musical, defeating extra extravagant and costly exhibits like “New York, New York” and “Some Like It Sizzling.” In “Kimberly Akimbo,” Victoria Clark received her second Tony Award for taking part in the lead. In 2005, Clark obtained a Tony Award for “The Gentle within the Piazza.”
The perfect play, “Leopoldstadt,” which additionally took dwelling the prize for finest new play on the 2020 Olivier Awards in London, chronicles the lives of a Jewish Viennese household over fifty years.
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Sean Hayes obtained the most effective lead actor in a play award for his efficiency as Oscar Levant in “Goodnight, Oscar.”
Alex Newell and J. Harrison Ghee created Tony Award historical past by being the primary two brazenly nonbinary actors to win. Ghee received the award for finest actor in a starring position in a musical for “Some Like It Sizzling,” and Newell received the award for finest actor in a supporting position in a musical for his depiction of brassy Lulu in “Shucked.”
“After I noticed the script, I noticed a possibility to be an inspiration, to be that illustration, to be somebody who may very well be part of folks’s lives the place they might see themselves and develop and study and reside and increase, and it’s not one thing I take frivolously. It’s one thing that I cherish, and it’s a dream come true, really,” Ghee stated.
Jodie Comer received the award for finest actor in a play for her efficiency because the intelligent lawyer Tessa within the one-woman extravaganza “Prima Facie.”
For the revival of “Parade,” Michael Arden obtained the award for finest musical route.
“Topdog/Underdog” obtained the Tony for finest play revival.
Throughout a pre-show that was hosted by the celebs Julianne Hough and Skyler Astin and broadcast on the free platform Pluto TV, Tonys have been primarily given in technical classes.
The Isabelle Stevenson prize, given to director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, and the prize for most interesting regional theatre, which was given to the Pasadena Playhouse, have been introduced through the pre-show.
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