Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The 2016 Tony Award Winners

The 2016 Tony Awards saw history with an incredible 16 nominations for the smash hit Hamilton, one of the most successful and critically acclaimed shows ever to grace Broadway. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magnum opus details the life of Alexander Hamilton, an American Founding Father who (SPOILER ALERT) met his untimely end at the hands of a political rival. Unfortunately, despite clinching an impressive 11 awards, Hamilton did not twice make history – The Producers (2001) remains the winningest musical, with 12 wins.

The Hip Hop show took home “Best Musical,” “Best Book,” and “Best Original Score.” Other notable winners include “The Color Purple,” which took “Best Revival of a Musical,” and “She Loves Me,” which beat out Hamilton for “Best Scenic Design.” 

See below for the complete list of winners for the musical awards:

Best Musical
Hamilton

Best Revival of a Musical

Best Book of a Musical
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Renée Elise Goldberry, Hamilton

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Rockwell, She Loves Me

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Paul Tazewell, Hamilton

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Howell Binkley, Hamilton

Best Direction of a Musical
Thomas Kail, Hamilton

Best Choreography
Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Best Orchestrations

Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton


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