13.8 million audience members attended Broadway.
The fisrest award was to LaMama Experimental Theatre. Artists such as Danny DeVito, Bette Midler and Harvey Fierstein got their start at LaMama. A musical tribute created by Elizabeth Swados honored this prolific theatre.
Carnegie Mellon celebrated their alumni.
Glenda Jackson stated “Theatre education teaches what it means to be a human being” as a standing ovation was given to Melody Herzfeld the recipent of the Tony Award for Theatre Education.”Give students a spot in the light, but not the whole page, teach them how to begin again.
The Isabelle Stevenson Award went to Nick Scandalios for his work with LGBTQ and diversity.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera were given lifetime achievement awards. Mr. Webber thanked Hal Prince and Cameron Mackintosh. Ms. Rivers stated “Does that mean it’s all over, that it’s finished? Absolutely not!” She also thanked John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Best Costume Design of a Play: Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Best Costume Design of a Musical: Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady
Best Scenic Design of a Play: Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Christine, came to New York wanting to make magic. Magic is made with love.