The musical Hamilton earned a record 16 nominations for the 70 th Annual Antoinette Perry Awards, topping an historic Broadway season that told a diverse array of stories about women and minorities. Nominations must have been very close because marks the first time in Tony history that five shows were nominated in the Best Musical category, according to Tony spokesperson Shawn Purdy. The feat accrued added significance considering that two categories Best Sound Design of a Play and a Musical, were discontinued this year.
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Highlights from the 2016 Tony Awards
The awards are given for Broadway productions and performances, and an award is given for regional theatre. The trophy consists of a medallion, with a face portraying an adaptation of the comedy and tragedy masks, mounted on a black base with a pewter swivel. It also forms the fourth spoke in the EGOT , that is, someone who has won all four major annual American entertainment awards. As of [update] , there were 26 categories of awards, in addition to several special awards.
Tony nominators deemed the show prize-worthy in every category of theatermaking — acting, writing, directing, dance, music and design. Miranda has already won a Pulitzer Prize for his work on the show. Miranda said in a telephone interview shortly after the nominations were announced. The nominee diversity is a particular point of pride for Broadway this year, when Hollywood has been convulsed with controversy over the lack of Oscar nominations for nonwhite performers. Alex Brightman was nominated for his exuberant lead performance. That musical is a significant comeback for Mr. Hudson said on Twitter. The musical, which has been struggling at the box office, received five Tony nominations, including one for Carmen Cusack, a veteran of touring productions who finally snagged a Broadway lead and earned critical praise for her performance. Martin said.
Nat pop of diff. The evening was also noteworthy for the way it contrasted Broadway with Hollywood: All four awards for performances in musicals went to black actors. The Tony Awards, as well as CBS, which broadcast the event, dedicated the ceremony to those affected by the tragedy. Performers and presenters arrived at the Beacon Theater wearing silver ribbons — created by the Tony-winning designer William Ivey Long in the color of the award itself — to acknowledge Orlando. Corden said. And the broadcast proceeded as planned, with a series of songs and medleys introducing television viewers to the musicals of the season, interspersed with awards and acceptance speeches. The awards also found room for humor — there were at least three jokes at Donald J. One measure of its extraordinary stature: Its performance on the awards show was preceded by a videotaped tribute to the show from President Obama and the first lady, Michelle Obama.