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A Thrilling Tony Awards Where The Best Play Is The Inheritance

A Thrilling Tony Awards Where The Best Play Is The Inheritance

Looking like a sea of faceless humans the Tony Awards came back, well dressed and ready to get the party on. The show was well lit, danced to perfection and had moments iconic duets. In the audience Chuck Schumer wore a save our stages mask.

Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel sang a heart wrenching “For Good” from Wicked.

Idina Menzel
Idina Menzel
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel

The highlight was Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell singing the emotional “Wheels Of A Dream” from Ragtime.

Audra McDonald
Brian Stokes Mitchell

We are so thrilled with what took home Tony’s

And The Winners Are:

Best Musical we nailed it, the splashy Moulin Rouge!

Best Play we stated we wanted The Inheritance, by Matthew López and were jumping out of our seats with glee when it won.

Best Revival of a Play A Soldier’s Play. It was well acted, well directed and is what theatre is about.

Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge!.

Best Leading Actress in a Musical hands down went to the brilliantly talented Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

We missed this one, but love the win. Best Leading Actor in a Play goes to the newcomer Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance

Best Leading Actress in a Play went to who we thought should win Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

Best Featured Actor in a Musical Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge! for his body of work and the death of his dear wife Rebecca Luker for ALS.

Best Featured Actress in a Musical: Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill. She brought the house down with “You Outa Know.” 

Best Featured Actor in a Play: David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play 

Best Featured Actress in a Play: Lois Smith, The Inheritance

Best Original Score Written for the Theatre: Christopher Nightingale, A Christmas Carol

We missed this one. Best Book of a Musical: Diablo Cody Jagged Little Pill.

Best Direction of a Musical: Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge!

Best Direction of a Play: Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance

Best Choreography: Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge!

Best Orchestrations:Justin Levine, with Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen and Matt Stine, Moulin Rouge!
Best Scenic Design of a Musical: Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge!

Best Scenic Design of a Play: Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol

Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge! and I seriously want a pair of the spectacular tights.

Best Costume Design of a Play: Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol

Best Lighting Design of a Musical: Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge!

Best Lighting Design of a Play: Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol

Best Sound Design of a Musical: Peter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge!

Best Sound Design of a Play: Simon Baker, A Christmas Carol

2020 / Special Tony Award For Lifetime Achievement In The Theatre: Graciela Daniele

2020 / Special Tony Award:

The Broadway Advocacy Coalition/ David Byrne’s American Utopia/ Freestyle Love Supreme

2020 / Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award: Julie Halston

2020 / Tony Honors For Excellence In The Theatre: Fred Gallo/ Irene Gandy/ Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King Jr., Founder


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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