The 73rd Annual Tony Awards, airing last Sunday, brought diversity and inclusion to the forefront, with moving speeches by winners and presenters alike. Nominees and special guests walked the rainbow-themed red carpet, honoring the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and Pride Month with an array of hand-painted roses.
73rd Tony Awards
Showstopping “Hadestown” won eight Tony Awards, including Best New Musical, garnering the most wins for the night. The production also had the highest total number of nominations with 14.
The Tony Awards made history tonight with two winners breaking barriers: Jessica Paz, the first woman to win for Best Sound Design of a Musical for her work with Hadestown, and actress Ali Stroker as the first actress who uses a wheelchair to win for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!.