HADESTOWN, AIN’T TOO PROUD, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, OKLAHOMA and THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Receive Grammy Nominations for ‘Best Musical Theater Album’

Patrick Page, Eva Noblezada, Reeve Carney, Amber Gray and André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

The 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the STAPLES Center with Alicea Keys as host and will be broadcast live on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Streamed live on GRAMMY.com, the GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theater at 12:30 p.m. PT.

MUSICAL THEATER

58. Best Musical Theater Album
For albums containing at least 51% playing time of new recordings. Award to the principle vocalist(s) and the album producer(s) of 51% or more playing time of the album. The lyricist(s) and composer(s) of a new score are eligible for an Award if they have written and/or composed a new score which comprises 51% or more playing time of the album.

  • AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS
    Saint Aubyn, Derrick Baskin, James Harkness, Jawan M. Jackson, Jeremy Pope & Ephraim Sykes, principal soloists; Scott M. Riesett, producer (Original Broadway Cast)
  • HADESTOWN
    Reeve Carney, André De Shields, Amber Gray, Eva Noblezada & Patrick Page, principal soloists; Mara Isaacs, David Lai, Anaïs Mitchell & Todd Sickafoose, producers (Anaïs Mitchell, composer & lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast)
  • MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL
    Danny Burstein, Tam Mutu, Sahr Ngaujah, Karen Olivo & Aaron Tveit, principal soloists; Justin Levine, Baz Luhrmann, Matt Stine & Alex Timbers, producers (Original Broadway Cast)
  • THE MUSIC OF HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD – IN FOUR CONTEMPORARY SUITES
    Imogen Heap, producer; Imogen Heap, composer (Imogen Heap)
  • OKLAHOMA!
    Damon Daunno, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ali Stroker, Mary Testa & Patrick Vaill, principal soloists; Daniel Kluger & Dean Sharenow, producers (Richard Rodgers, composer; Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist) (2019 Broadway Cast)

Click here for the full list of nominations.

On the Town with 2019 Tony Award Winner André De Shields; HADESTOWN Takes Home Eight Tony Awards

Vinie Burrows, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Lia Chang at the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Garth Kravits

After a half century in the theater, Broadway veteran André De Shields took home his first Tony Award at the age of 73 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for his role as Hermes in Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown, currently playing to sold-out houses at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

This is his 3rd nomination. He was previously nominated for Play On andThe Full Monty.

Photo by Lia Chang

André received the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and the Actors’ Equity Foundation’s 2019 Richard Seff Award.

Tony Award Winner André De Shields Receives Actors’ Equity Foundation’s Richard Seff Award; Marylouise Burke, Sarah Stiles and Ephraim Sykes also honored 

48 Hours with Three-Time Tony Nominee André De Shields; HADESTOWN Awards Tally 

Inside the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Awards with HADESTOWN’s André De Shields, Amber Gray, Anaïs Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin

During his acceptance speech, André gave a shoutout to his hometown of Baltimore, Md and shared his three cardinal rules of his ability and longevity which included:

1. Surround yourself with people whose eyes light up when they see you coming.

2. Slowly is the fastest way to get to where you want to be.

3. The top of one mountain is the bottom of the next, so keep climbing.

The cast and crew of Hadestown accept the award for Best Musical onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Hadestown was named Best Musical at The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards on June 9th winning in eight categories. Hadestown  won for Best Director for Rachel Chavkin, Best Score for Anaïs Mitchell, Best Scenic Design for Rachel Hauck, Best Lighting Design for Bradley King, Best Sound Design for Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg, and Best Orchestrations for Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose.

Hosted by James Corden, live from Radio City Music Hall and broadcast on the CBS Television Network, the ceremony honored the incredibly talented theatre professionals for their remarkable achievements on Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.

Rachel Hauck wins a Tony Award for Scenic Design of a Musical for Hadestown during the 2019 Tony Awards with Jewelle Blackman, John Krause, Cherie B. Tay, Malcolm Armwood, Ahmad Simmons, Kimberly Marable, Jessie Shelton, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes and Khaila Wilcoxon. Photo by Jenny Anderson, Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions
(L-R) Nevin Steinberg, Jessica Paz, Bradley King, Rachel Hauck, Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, 2019 Tony Award winners from HADESTOWN. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
The team from Hadestown (l-r) Producer Tom Kirdahy, Director Rachel Chavkin, Producer Dale Franzen, Creator Anais Mitchell, Producer Mara Isaacs, Producer Hunter Arnold and Producer Jordan Roth, winner of Best Musical. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Below is André’s photo diary of the night from Radio City Music Hall, the victory lap at The Plaza Hotel and the Hadestown party at The Times Square Edition.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL JUNE 9, 2019 AT 6:30 P.M.

Tony nominee Camille A. Brown attends the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Lia Chang
Jose Antonio Vargas and 2019 Tony nominee Clint Ramos. Photo by Lia Chang
Jose Antonio Vargas, with 2019 Tony nominee Clint Ramos and his mother. Photo by Lia Chang
Hattie Winston with her husband, Harold Wheeler, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
L-R: Marion Henderson, Samantha Wheeler, Hattie Winston, 2019 Tony Award Winner Harold Wheeler, Andrew Henderson, Lena Henderson, India Henderson. Photo by Lia Chang
Special Tony Award recipient Jason Michael Webb with his mother, Sharon Webb. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits, Bob Martin and Jen Bender. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Kiradahy and Terrence McNally, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Honor Recipient Michael McElroy, founder of Broadway Inspirational Voices and a guest. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and 2019 Tony nominee Beth Leavel. Photo by Lia Chang
Tony nominee Lilli Cooper with her mother, Tisa Farley. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony nominee Kenneth Lonergan and a guest. Photo by Lia Chang
Richie Jackson and Jordan Roth. Photo by Lia Chang
Michael Urie and guests. Photo by Lia Chang
73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
American Theatre Wing Chairman David Henry Hwang
73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Lorenzo Thione congratulates 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown,” at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown,” at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown” and Harold Wheeler, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Kayla Kim Votapek and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown,” at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and Garth Kravits. Photo by Lia Chang

THE PLAZA HOTEL, JUNE 10, 2019 AT MIDNIGHT

Vinie Burrows Special Tony Award recipient Jason Michael Webb, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Lelund Durond Thompson. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck with her mother and Lisa Peterson. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and MOULIN ROUGE star Danny Berstein. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally, winner of the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at The Plaza Hotel on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck and Mara Isaacs. Photo by Lia Chang
Lisa Peterson, 2019 Tony Awards winner Rachel Hauck and Mara Isaacs, Danielle Mellman. Photo by Lia Chang
Eisa Davis, 2019 Tony nominee Dominique Morisseau and Saycon Sengbloh . Photo by Lia Chang
A guest, Eva Price, producer of the 2019 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Lisa Peterson and 2019 Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Rachel Hauck. Photo by Lia Chang
Taylor Mac and Vinie Burrows. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell. Photo by Lia Chang
Noah Hahn and his wife 2019 Tony Award winner Anaïs Mitchell. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Todd Sickafoose and Ilana Umansky. Photo by Lia Chang
Kathryn Layng and American Theatre Wing Chair David Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang
Grace Hwang, Kathryn Layng and American Theatre Wing Chair David Henry Hwang. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony nominee David Neumann and his wife, Erica Sweany. Photo by Lia Chang
Hamish Bowles, Vinie Burrows and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Hamish Bowles, Vinie Burrows and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields with Paul Wontorek. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Vinie Burrows and Chris Jackson. Photo by Lia Chang
Kirsty Woodward and 2019 Tony nominee Damon Daunno. Photo by Lia Chang
Award winner André De Shields, Lelund Durond Thompson. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang

THE TIMES SQUARE EDITION JUNE 10, 2019 at 2:15 A.M.

2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Vinie Burrows, Liza Streb Melamed and Ken Melamed. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and Liam Robinson. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony nominee Michael Strauss, 2019 Tony Award winners André De Shields and Rachel Chavkin, Jake Heinrichs. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winners Rachel Hauck and André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and guests. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada and Lorenzo Thione. Photo by Lia Chang

2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang

2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada and Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, 2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada, Vinie Burrows and Reeve Carney. Photo by Lia Chang
Angie Noblezada and her daughter, 2019 Tony nominee Eva Noblezada. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney and his mother, Marti Heil. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney and Beverly Edwards. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winners André De Shields and Mara Isaacs. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner Bradley King. Photo by Lia Chang
Tamilla Woodard. photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Danielle King and 2019 Tony Award winner Bradley King. Photo by Lia Chang
Reeve Carney with his mother, Marti Heil and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Garth Kravits and Cherie Tay. Photo by Lia Chang
Ken Melamed, Liza Streb Melamed and 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields. Photo by Lia Chang
Aline Kovacs and Cherie Tay. Photo by Lia Chang
Aline Kovacs, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Cherie Tay. Photo by Lia Chang
Cody Owen Stine, a guest, Jean Rohe and Liam Robinson. Photo by Lia Chang
Seth Mellman, 2019 Tony Award winner Mara Isaacs and Danielle Mellman. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winners André De Shields and Jessica Paz, Corrine Livingston. Photo by Lia Chang
Liam Robinson and 2019 Tony Award winner Todd Sickafoose. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and Vinie Burrows. Photo by Lia Chang
2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields and Vinie Burrows. Photo by Lia Chang
Vinie Burrows with André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown.” Photo by Lia Chang

HADESTOWN and THE FERRYMAN Win Big at The Tony Awards; Photo Coverage of the Winners, Presenters and Performances 

HADESTOWN’s Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, Ahmad Simmons and Khaila Wilcoxon Receive 2019 ACCA Awards for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Tony Award Winner André De Shields Receives Actors’ Equity Foundation’s Richard Seff Award; Marylouise Burke, Sarah Stiles and Ephraim Sykes also honored 

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HADESTOWN and THE FERRYMAN Win Big at The Tony Awards; Photo Coverage of the Winners, Presenters and Performances

The cast and crew of Hadestown accept the award for Best Musical onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Hadestown was the big winner at The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards on June 9th, taking home eight awards including Best Musical, Best Director for Rachel Chavkin, Best Score for Anaïs Mitchell, Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for André De Shields, Best Scenic Design for Rachel Hauck, Best Lighting Design for Bradley King, Best Sound Design for Jessica Paz and Nevin Steinberg, and Best Orchestrations for Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose.

The team from Hadestown (l-r) Producer Tom Kirdahy, Director Rachel Chavkin, Producer Dale Franzen, Creator Anais Mitchell, Producer Mara Isaacs, Producer Hunter Arnold and Producer Jordan Roth, winner of Best Musical. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Jez Butterworth’s The Ferryman was named Best Play and also won Best Director for Sam Mendes, Best Scenic Design of a Play and Best Costumes for a Play for Rob Howell.

Jez Butterworth, Laura Donnelly, Fionnula Flanagan, winners of the award for Best Play for “The Ferryman,” pose in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Hosted by James Corden, live from Radio City Music Hall and broadcast on the CBS Television Network, the ceremony honored the incredibly talented theatre professionals for their remarkable achievements on Broadway during the 2018-2019 season.

James Corden performs onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Other highlights included appearances by Lucy Liu, Sienna Miller, Laura Linney, Jake Gyllenhaal, Tina Fey, Rachel Brosnahan,  Regina King, Sara Bareilles, Laura Benanti, Abigail Breslin, David Byrne, Vanessa Carlton, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tina Fey, Sutton Foster, Josh Groban, Danai Gurira, Jake Gyllenhaal, Christopher Jackson, Samuel L. Jackson, Shirley Jones, Jane Krakowski, Isabelle Stevenson Award recipient Judith Light, Aasif Mandvi, Audra McDonald, Catherine O’Hara, Tony Nominee Kelli O’Hara, Ashley Park, Ben Platt, Billy Porter, Anthony Ramos, Andrew Rannells, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Michael Shannon, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marisa Tomei, Samira Wiley and BeBe Winans; plus a spectacular opening number featuring Corden and a cast of 158 performers.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 09: Anthony Ramos, Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Jackson and Lucy Liu pose backstage during the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

In addition to Hadestown, the Tony Awards telecast featured performances by the casts of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations; Beetlejuice; The Cher Show; Choir Boy; Kiss Me, Kate; Oklahoma!; The Prom and Tootsie, and a special performance by Tony Award winning-actress Cynthia Erivo.

Billy Porter attends the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Jenny Anderson/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions
Ashley Park attends the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions
Tony nominee Camille A. Brown attends the 73rd Annual Tony Awards. Photo by Lia Chang

2019 Tony Awards Winners:

Best Musical

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Beetlejuice
Hadestown **Winner**
The Prom 
Tootsie

Stephanie J. Block and the cast of the Cher Show perform onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Stephanie J. Block, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for “The Cher Show,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show **Winner**
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom 
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

Santino Fontana and the cast of Tootsie perform onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Santino Fontana, Tootsie **Winner**

Santino Fontana accepts the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical for Tootsie onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Play

Choir Boy Author: Tarell Alvin McCraney
The Ferryman Author: Jez Butterworth **Winner**
Gary: A Sequel to Titus AndronicusAuthor: Taylor Mac
Ink Author: James Graham
What the Constitution Means to MeAuthor: Heidi Schreck

Jez Butterworth, winner of the award for Best Play for “The Ferryman,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Bryan Cranston, Network **Winner**
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy

Bryan Cranston accepts the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for Network onstage with Laura Linney and Regina King during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Revival of a Musical

Kiss Me, Kate
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! **Winner**

Eva Price, producer of the 2019 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical for Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

Be More Chill – Music & Lyrics: Joe Iconis
Beetlejuice – Music & Lyrics: Eddie Perfect
Hadestown – Music & Lyrics: Anaïs Mitchell **Winner**
The Prom – Music: Matthew Sklar, Lyrics: Chad Beguelin
To Kill a Mockingbird – Music: Adam Guettel
Tootsie – Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Anaïs Mitchell, winner of the award for Best Original Score for “Hadestown,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Direction of a Play

Rupert Goold, Ink
Sam Mendes, The Ferryman **Winner**
Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird
Ivo van Hove, Network
George C. Wolfe, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus

Best Revival of a Play

Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
The Boys in the Band Author: Mart Crowley **Winner**
Burn This
Torch Song Author: Harvey Fierstein
The Waverly Gallery Author: Kenneth Lonergan

(L-R) David Stone and Ryan Murphy, winners of the award for Best Revival of a Play for “The Boys in the Band,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

Lilli Cooper, Tootsie
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Sarah Stiles, Tootsie
Ali Stroker, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! **Winner**
Mary Testa, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!

Ali Stroker performs a song from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Ali Stroker, winner of the award for Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!,” poses in the press room with David Perlow (L) for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Direction of a Musical

Rachel Chavkin, Hadestown **Winner**
Scott Ellis, Tootsie
Daniel Fish, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Des McAnuff, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom

André De Shields accepts the Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical award for Hadestown onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

André De Shields, Hadestown **Winner**
Andy Grotelueschen, Tootsie
Patrick Page, Hadestown
Jeremy Pope, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Ephraim Sykes, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for “Hadestown,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

Annette Bening, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery **Winner**
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me

Elaine May accepts the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play for The Wavery Gallery onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

Bertie Carvel, Ink **Winner**
Robin De Jesús, The Boys in the Band
Gideon Glick, To Kill a Mockingbird
Brandon Uranowitz, Burn This
Benjamin Walker, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons

Bertie Carvel, winner of the award for Best Featured Actor in a Play for “Ink,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

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

Fionnula Flanagan, The Ferryman
Celia Keenan-Bolger, To Kill a Mockingbird **Winner**
Kristine Nielsen, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Julie White, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ruth Wilson, King Lear

Celia Keenan-Bolger, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Winner of Featured Actress in a Play Celia Keenan-Bolger (C) poses with Tina Fey (L) and Jake Gyllenhaal (R) backstage during the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Celia Keenan-Bolger, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Orchestrations

Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, Hadestown **Winner**
Simon Hale, Tootsie
Larry Hochman, Kiss Me, Kate
Daniel Kluger, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Harold Wheeler, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Sergio Trujillo, winner of the award for Best Choreography for “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Sergio Trujillo, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations**Winner**

The cast of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations performs onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Book of a Musical

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations Dominique Morisseau
Beetlejuice Scott Brown & Anthony King
Hadestown Anaïs Mitchell
The Prom Bob Martin & Chad Beguelin
Tootsie Robert Horn **Winner**

Robert Horn, winner of the award for Best Book of a Musical for “Tootsie,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Costume Design of a Play

Rob Howell, The Ferryman **Winner**
Toni-Leslie James, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Clint Ramos, Torch Song
Ann Roth, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Ann Roth, To Kill a Mockingbird

Rob Howell, winner of the award for Best Scenic Design of a Play award for The Ferryman,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Michael Krass, Hadestown
William Ivey Long, Beetlejuice
William Ivey Long, Tootsie
Bob Mackie, The Cher Show **Winner**
Paul Tazewell, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations

Bob Mackie, winner of the award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for “The Cher Show,” poses in the press room during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
The cast of The Cher Show performs onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Miriam Buether, To Kill a Mockingbird
Bunny Christie, Ink
Rob Howell, The Ferryman **Winner**
Santo Loquasto, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Jan Versweyveld, Network

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Peter England, King Kong
Rachel Hauck, Hadestown **Winner**
Laura Jellinek, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
David Korins, Beetlejuice

Rachel Hauck wins a Tony Award for Scenic Design of a Musical for Hadestown during the 2019 Tony Awards with Jewelle Blackman, John Krause, Cherie B. Tay, Malcolm Armwood, Ahmad Simmons, Kimberly Marable, Jessie Shelton, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes and Khaila Wilcoxon. Photo by Jenny Anderson, Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions

Best Sound Design of a Play

Adam Cork, Ink
Scott Lehrer, To Kill a Mockingbird
Fitz Patton, Choir Boy **Winner**
Nick Powell, The Ferryman
Eric Sleichim, Network

Fitz Patton, winner of the award for Best Sound Design of a Play for “Choir Boy,” poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Peter Hylenski, Beetlejuice
Peter Hylenski, King Kong
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Drew Levy, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!
Nevin Steinberg and Jessica Paz, Hadestown **Winner**

(L-R) Nevin Steinberg, Jessica Paz, Bradley King, Rachel Hauck, Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose, 2019 Tony Award winners from HADESTOWN. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, Ink **Winner**
Jules Fisher + Peggy Eisenhauer, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus
Peter Mumford, The Ferryman
Jennifer Tipton, To Kill a Mockingbird
Jan Versweyveld and Tal Yarden, Network

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Kevin Adams, The Cher Show
Howell Binkley, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Bradley King, Hadestown **Winner**
Peter Mumford, King Kong
Kenneth Posner and Peter Nigrini, Beetlejuice


Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Rosemary Harris
Terrence McNally
Harold Wheeler

Rosemary Harris, winner of the award for Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, poses in the press room for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at 3 West Club on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Harold Wheeler accepts a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
André De Shields, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Hadestown and Harold Wheeler, winner of the award for Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang
Tom Kirdahy and Terrence McNally, winner of the award for Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at The Plaza Hotel on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Lia Chang

Special Tony Awards

Marin Mazzie
Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company
Jason Michael Webb

Special Tony Award recipient Jason Michael Webb with Lelund Durond Thompson at the Tony Honors cocktail party at Sofitel New York. Photo by Lia Chang
THE FULL MONTY reunion with Three-time Tony nominee André De Shields, Jason Danieley and Tony nominee Denis Jones (TOOTSIE) at the Tony Honors cocktail party at Sofitel New York. Photo by Lia Chang

Regional Theatre Tony Award

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Palo Alto, CA

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Judith Light

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JUNE 09: Laura Linney, Ben Platt and Judith Light attend the 73rd Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 09, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Broadway Inspirational Voices – Michael McElroy, Founder
Peter Entin
FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9
Joseph Blakely Forbes

American Theatre Wing Chairman David Henry Hwang and Tony Honor Recipient Michael McElroy, founder of Broadway Inspirational Voices, at the Tony Honors cocktail party at Sofitel New York. Photo by Lia Chang
The cast of Kiss Me, Kate performs onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)
Isabelle McCalla, Caitlin Kinnunen, and The cast of The Prom perform onstage during the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

HADESTOWN’s Malcolm Armwood, Afra Hines, Timothy Hughes, John Krause, Kimberly Marable, T. Oliver Reid, Jessie Shelton, Ahmad Simmons and Khaila Wilcoxon Receive 2019 ACCA Awards for Outstanding Broadway Chorus

Tony Award Winner André De Shields Receives Actors’ Equity Foundation’s Richard Seff Award; Marylouise Burke, Sarah Stiles and Ephraim Sykes also honored 

Vinie Burrows, 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields, Lia Chang at the 2019 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia is also an internationally published and exhibited photographer, a multi-platform journalist, and a publicist. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and Hide and Seek. She is profiled in Jade Magazine and Playbill.com.

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