At the Tony Awards, after the statues are given to the winners, they are taken to the media room, where they speak to journalists about their prizes. Playbill was able to have some one-on-one time with some of the 2023 Tony winners. We spoke with Beowulf Boritt after winning the prize for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for his breathtaking work on the Tony-nominated new musical New York, New York.
Watch the video above to see Boritt react to winning, including why he's feeling tired right now (it's because he's in tech for Hamlet at Shakespeare in the Park). For Boritt, the reward is the work and "getting a Tony is an awfully nice cherry on top." Boritt mentioned his 1/52 Project in his Tonys acceptance speech; he told us more about why he founded the project and the importance of bringing up the next generation of designers.
Boritt—who is the scenic and co-projection designer for the new musical from John Kander, Fred Ebb, Lin-Manuel Miranda, David Thompson, and director-choreographer Susan Stroman—won his first Tony in 2014 for Best Scenic Design of a Play for his work on James Lapine's Act One. The Massachusetts native also received Tony nominations for his scenic designs of The Scottsboro Boys, Thérèse Raquin, POTUS, and Flying Over Sunset.
For Playbill's complete coverage of the Tony Awards, visit Playbill.com/Tonys.