Black Excellence Hit The Red Carpet At The 2018 Tony Awards
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Black Excellence Hit The Red Carpet At The 2018 Tony Awards

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards aired Sunday night (May 10), recognizing Broadway excellence over the past year.

The slate of nominees this year was rather diverse, with several black actors receiving nods, including: Denzel Washington (Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh), Condola Rashad, (Saint Joan) LaChanze, (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Brian Tyree Henry, (Lobby Hero), Noma Dumezweni, (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two), Ariana DeBose, (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical), Hailey Kilgore, (Once On This Island), Lauren Ridloff, (Children of a Lesser God) and Joshua Henry (Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel).

While no black actors picked up a Tony trophy at the Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban-hosted affair, black excellence still manifested itself through the black actors and actresses who showed up and showed out on the red carpet and during the ceremony!

Check out shots of all of the black stars who rocked the Tonys below:

Uzo Aduba

Kerry Washington

Brian Tyree Henry

Tiffany Haddish

 

I am on my way to the @thetonyawards with my new friend @michaelkors #sheready!

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Cynthia Erivo

Condola Rashad

Noma Dumezweni

Brooklyn Sudano

LaChanze

#tonyawards2018

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View a list of all the winners below:

Best Book of a Musical

“The Band’s Visit *WINNER

“Frozen”

“Mean Girls”

“SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

“Angels in America”

“The Band’s Visit” *WINNER

“Frozen”

“Mean Girls”

“SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America” *WINNER

Tom Hollander, “Travesties”

Jamie Parker, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Mark Rylance, “Farinelli and The King”

Denzel Washington, “Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Glenda Jackson, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women” *WINNER

Condola Rashad, “Saint Joan”

Lauren Ridloff, “Children of a Lesser God”

Amy Schumer, “Meteor Shower”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Harry Hadden-Paton, “My Fair Lady”

Joshua Henry, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel”

Tony Shalhoub, “The Band’s Visit” *WINNER

Ethan Slater, “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Lauren Ambrose, “My Fair Lady”

Hailey Kilgore, “Once On This Island”

LaChanze, Summer: “The Donna Summer Musical”

Katrina Lenk, “The Band’s Visit” *WINNER

Taylor Louderman, “Mean Girls”

Jessie Mueller, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Anthony Boyle, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Michael Cera, “Lobby Hero”

Brian Tyree Henry, “Lobby Hero”

Nathan Lane, “Angels in America” *WINNER

David Morse, Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Susan Brown, “Angels in America”

Noma Dumezweni, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”

Deborah Findlay, “The Children”

Denise Gough, “Angels in America”

Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” *WINNER

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

Norbert Leo Butz, “My Fair Lady”

Alexander Gemignani, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel”

Grey Henson, “Mean Girls”

Gavin Lee, “SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

Ari’el Stachel, “The Band’s Visit” *WINNER

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Ariana DeBose, “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical”

Renée Fleming, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel”

Lindsay Mendez, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel” *WINNER

Ashley Park, “Mean Girls Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady”

Best Direction of a Play

Angels in America

Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women

Travesties

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two *WINNER

Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

Best Direction of a Musical

Once On This Island

The Band’s Visit *WINNER

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Mean Girls

My Fair Lady

Best Play

“The Children”

“Farinelli and The King”

“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” *WINNER

“Junk”

“Latin History for Morons”

Best Revival of a Play

“Angels in America” *WINNER

Edward Albee’s, “Three Tall Women”

Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh”

“Lobby Hero”

“Travesties”

Best Musical

“The Band’s Visit” *WINNER

“Frozen”

“Mean Girls”

“SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical”

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