Early Tony Awards go to ‘Moulin Rouge’ and ‘Christmas Carol.’
At Sunday’s Tony Awards presentation in New York, Moulin Rouge and A Christmas Carol were among the early winners.
Danny Burstein, who starred in Moulin Rouge, won the award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical. Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography, and Best Costume Design of a Musical were also given to the production.
Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Original Score, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play, and Best Costume Design of a Play went to A Christmas Carol.
Lauren Patten’s performance in Jagged Little Pill earned her the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical. Diablo Cody, the book’s author, took up the award for Best Book of a Musical.
For The Inheritance, Lois Smith won Best Actress in a Feature Role in a Play.
The live event at the Winter Garden Theatre will be hosted by Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. The event will be broadcast on CBS and streamed on Paramount+.
Jagged Little Pill had the most nominations (15) going into the competition, followed by Moulin Rouge! Slave Play has 12, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical has 12, The Inheritance has 11, A Soldier’s Play has seven, The Sound Inside has six, and A Christmas Carol has five.
After being shuttered since March 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, most Broadway plays and musicals reopened this month. The Tony Awards on Sunday will honor the best in theater for the 2019-20 season.
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