The stars were dressed to the nines June 12 at the 75th Annual Tony Awards, held at Radio City Music Hall! The two-part, four-hour award ceremony, celebrating the 2021-2022 Broadway season, was broadcast live coast-to-coast on Paramount+ and CBS.
Before entering the theatre, Broadway stars walked the
red silver carpet to talk with press, and show off their finery for the cameras. Also on hand at the carpet was official Tony Awards automotive sponsor Cadillac, who brought their brand-new, all-electric LYRIQ SUV for a host of Broadway favorites to pose with. See Sutton Foster, Ariana DeBose, Patti LuPone, and more at the Tony Awards Silver Carpet Cadillac Corner below.
A Strange Loop, which was the most Tony-nominated production of the season (with 11 nominations), ended up earning two prizes at the June 12 ceremony—the coveted Best Musical Tony Award and Best Book of a Musical for its Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, lyricist, and librettist Michael R. Jackson, whose powerful musical centers on Usher, a young, Black, gay theatre writer grappling with his toxic inner thoughts while trying to write a musical about a young, Black, gay theatre writer grappling with his toxic inner thoughts.
The Lehman Trilogy, which ended its limited run at the Nederlander Theatre in January, took home the Tony for Best Play. Written by Stefano Massini and adapted by Ben Power, the play chronicles the success and eventual failure of the famed financial institution. The London import also won awards for director Sam Mendes, lighting designer Jon Clark, scenic designer Es Devlin, and original London company member Simon Russell Beale, who won the Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play Tony for his work as Henry Lehman. The Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play went to Deirdre O'Connell for her work in Lucas Hnath's documentary play Dana H., playing Hnath's mother, who was kidnapped by a patient in the psych ward where she worked as a chaplain.