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Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical: André De Shields, Hadestown
Bob Mackie in the press room would love to design again for Broadway, just not too much tummy.
Best Direction of a Musical: Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown
Has been working straight out of college in directing. She started a company called The Team, which is still around. Our field is filled with creative people and inclusion is something we strive for in our own community. A drummer connected Anaïs Mitchell and I. We started dating and fell madly in love with each other’s work. In retrospect it feels like kismet. Hadestown was 6 years in the making. This was a very slow evolution.
Todd Sickafoose, who won for orchestration to Hadestown wanted the music to play to scale. We picked musicians and music that had a lot of character. The orchestrations are themselves a character in this production.
Robert Horn in the press room would love to write everything including a soap opera, but maybe we may see him doing a comedy for Broadway next. He says it is a possibility.
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical: Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Best Revival of a Play: The Boys in the Band Matt Crowley
Sergio Trujillo, who won for Best Choreography for Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations felt this was his time to step up and hit the bat. He also talked about what an incredible talent Ephraim Sykes is and how he only had to name the steps and Ephraim would just say ok and do it no questions asked.
The fabulous Rosemary Harris inspired.
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom gifted Derrick Baskin, Alex Brightman, Damon Daunno and Santino Fontana these inscribed watches. How incredibly generous and kind.
Best Direction of a Play: Sam Mendes, The Ferryman
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre: Hadestown, Anaïs Mitchell. I love this tuneful score that haunting stays with you asking you to “Wait For Me”
Best Revival of a Musical: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play: Bryan Cranston, Network.
Best Play: The Ferryman by Jez Butterworth
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical: Santino Fontana, Tootsie. This is a tour de Force performance. Bravo!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show.
Best Musical: Hadestown
The Ferryman 3
The Cher Show 2
Ain’t Too Proud 1
The Boys in the Band 1
To Kill a Mockingbird 1
The Waverly Gallery 1