72nd Tony Awards 2018

The 72nd Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, Manhattan on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 8 pm.

John Leguizamo teaches ‘Latin History for Morons’

NETFLIX, Oct 25, 2018 ~ Leguizamo makes it funny, but our ignorance of our own culture is no joke. We have a lot to be proud of – in our own culture and in our contributions to American culture.
# colombian latin history netflix tv broadway off-broadway

‘Farinelli and the King’ is a comic play about a Spanish king’s Italian castrato

The true story of the Italian opera singer who calmed the nerves of the Spanish king.
DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS
“Outstanding Costume Design for a Play”
Belasco Theatre
Times Square / Theater District
December 17, 2017 – March 25, 2018

“Once on This Island” Broadway

CIRCLE IN THE SQUARE THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, December 3, 2017 to January 6, 2019, Dark Thursdays ~ This Caribbean version of “The Little Mermaid” wins hearts.
#CARIBBEAN #BROADWAY #MUSICAL

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban are hosting the show. Bruce Springsteen is performing. The Tony Awards are produced by the American Theatre Wing.

Nominated Broadway shows with Latin themes or artists are bolded.


Best Play

The Children

Farinelli and the King

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Junk

Latin History for Morons


Best Revival of a Musical

Carousel (Lindsay Mendez stars as Carrie Pipperidge)

My Fair Lady

Once on This Island


Best Original Score

Angels in America, Adrian Sutton

The Band’s Visit, Music and Lyrics: David Yazbek

Frozen, Music and Lyrics: Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

Mean Girls, Music: Jeff Richmond; Lyrics: Nell Benjamin

SpongeBob SquarePants, Various contributors


Best Leading Actor in a Play

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America

Tom Hollander, Travesties

Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Mark Rylance, Farinelli and the King

Denzel Washington, The Iceman Cometh


Best Leading Actress in a Play

Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women

Condola Rashad, Saint Joan

Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God

Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower


Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady

Hailey Kilgore, Once on This Island

LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit

Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls

Jessie Mueller, Carousel


Best Featured Actor in a Play

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Michael Cera, Lobby Hero

Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero

Nathan Lane, Angels in America

David Morse, The Iceman Cometh


Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Renée Fleming, Carousel

Lindsay Mendez, Carousel

Ashley Park, Mean Girls

Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady


 

The Awards are a black-tie event. Tickets are $431 & $631.

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Radio City Music Hall

1260 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY 10020
(between 50th & 51st St)
Midtown, Manhattan

Subway

  • (1) (2) or (5) to 50th St
  • (B) (D) (F) (M) to 47-50 St – Rockefeller Station



71st Tony Awards 2017


The ceremony was broadcast live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in Midtown, with Kevin Spacey hosting on June 11, 2017 from 8 -11 pm.

2017 Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey | Kevin Mazur/Tony Awards

2017 Tony Awards host Kevin Spacey | Kevin Mazur/Tony Awards

The big winner was Dear Evan Hansen with 6 Tonys including “Best New Musical” and star Ben Platt’s “Best Leading Actor in a Musical.” It’s about a lonely teenager who unexpectedly becomes a social media star.

Hello Dolly! won “Best Revival of a Musical” with star Bette Midler winning “Best Leading Actress.”

Oslo, about the 1993 Middle East peace talks, won best new play.

Bette Midler stole the show with a wonderfully long acceptance speech.


 

2017 Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto. Courtesy of Theo Wargo / Tony Awards.

2017 Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto. Courtesy of Theo Wargo / Tony Awards.

Italian-American Santo Loquasto won “Best Costume Design for a Musical” for his work on Hello Dolly!.

Loquasto first rose to prominence with The Cherry Orchard (1977). He is known for his American Ballet Theatre production of Don Quixote, and Broadway show Grand Hotel: The Musical (1990).


 

Sweat

There were no overtly Latin shows this year, although Sweat is about the personal struggles of workers in a northeastern community whose factory moves to Mexico.

Sweat, whose book won a Pulitzer prize this year, is nominated for “Best Play.”

Several Latin artists earned nominations.

Danny DeVito

Italian-American movie star Danny DeVito was nominated for “Best Performance by an actor in a Featured Role in a Play” for his role as Gregory Solomon in Arthur Miller’s The Price at The American Airlines Theatre. It is still playing through May 14.

Jenn Colella

Italian-American actress Jenn Colella was nominated for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical” for her role as Beverley in Come from Away.

Santo Loquasto

Italian-American Santo Loquasto earned “Best Scenic Design for a Musical” and “Best Costume Design for a Musical” nominations for his work on Hello Dolly!.

Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Puerto Rican – American Ruben Santiago-Hudson earned a “Best Direction of a Play” nomination for August Wilson’s Jitney. Santiago-Hudson keeps earning award nominations. He is definitely someone to watch.


 


70th Tony Awards 2016

The 70th Annual Tony Awards were broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre on CBS June 12, 2016 at 8pm. Red Carpet coverage started at 5:30pm. The awards were followed by a Behind-the-Scenes show.

Tony Awards 2016 Presenters

The show was hosted by English actor and comedian James Corden.

2016 Tony Awards host James Corden courtesy of Tony Awards

The evening’s presenters included:

Uzo Aduba
Cate Blanchett
Tony Nominee Edie Brickell
Claire Danes
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Jake Gyllenhaal
Neil Patrick Harris
Sean Hayes
James Earl Jones
Daniel Dae Kim
Carole King
Diane Lane
Nathan Lane
Angela Lansbury
Lucy Liu
Tony Nominee Steve Martin
Marlee Matlin
Audra McDonald
Patina Miller
Andrew Rannells
Saoirse Ronan
Barbra Streisand
Blair Underwood
Oprah Winfrey


 

‘Hamilton’, written by a Puerto Rican, is the Broadway hit of our generation

Open run. Dark Mondays
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC ~ Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) wrote the Broadway hit of our generation at the Richard Rodgers Theatre

‘Hamilton’, written by a Puerto Rican, is the Broadway hit of our generation

Open run. Dark Mondays
TIMES SQUARE THEATER DISTRICT, NYC ~ Puerto Rican New Yorker Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) wrote the Broadway hit of our generation at the Richard Rodgers Theatre

“On Your Feet!” Review

MARQUIS THEATRE, TIMES SQUARE, November 5, 2015 – August 20, 2017 ~ The inspiring Emilio and Gloria Estefan story
#CUBAN #BROADWAY

Hamilton set a new record with 16 nominations. The following nominations are for Latin artists or themes.

Best Musical

  • “Bright Star”
  • “Hamilton” ~ WINNER
  • “School of Rock-The Musical”
  • “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed”
  • “Waitress”

Best Revival of a Musical

  • “The Color Purple” ~ WINNER
  • “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • “She Loves Me”
  • “Spring Awakening”

Best Book of a Musical

  • “Bright Star” by Steve Martin
  • “Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda ~ WINNER
  • “School of Rock-The Musical” by Julian Fellowes
  • “Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed” by George C. Wolfe

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

  • “Bright Star” Music by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Lyrics: Edie Brickell
  • “Hamilton” Music & Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda ~ WINNER
  • “School of Rock-The Musical” Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Glenn Slater.
  • “Waitress” Music & Lyrics by Sara Bareilles

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

  • Gabriel Byrne in “Long Day’s Journey Into Night”
  • Jeff Daniels in “Blackbird”
  • Frank Langella in “The Father” ~ WINNER
  • Tim Pigott-Smith in “King Charles III”
  • Mark Strong in Arthur Miller’s “A View from the Bridge”

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

  • Alex Brightman in “School of Rock-The Musical”
  • Danny Burstein in “Fiddler on the Roof”
  • Zachary Levi in “She Loves Me”
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda in “Hamilton”
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. in “Hamilton” ~ WINNER

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

  • Laura Benanti, She Loves Me
  • Carmen Cusack, Bright Star
  • Cynthia Erivo, “The Color Purple” ~ WINNER
  • Jessie Mueller, Waitress
  • Phillipa Soo, Hamilton

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

  • Daveed Diggs, Hamilton ~ WINNER
  • Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  • Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress
  • Jonathan Groff, Hamilton
  • Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

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

  • Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry, Hamilton ~ WINNER
  • Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
  • Jennifer Simard, Disaster!
  • Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Scenic Design of a Play

  • Beowulf Boritt, Thérèse Raquin
  • Christopher Oram, Hughie
  • Jan Versweyveld, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge
  • David Zinn, The Humans ~ WINNER

Best Scenic Design of a Musical

  • Es Devlin and Finn Ross, American Psycho
  • David Korins, Hamilton
  • Santo Loquasto, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  • David Rockwell, She Loves Me ~ WINNER

Best Costume Design of a Musical

  • Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting
  • Jeff Mahshie, She Loves Me
  • Ann Roth, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  • Paul Tazewell, Hamilton ~ WINNER

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

  • Howell Binkley, Hamilton ~ WINNER
  • Jules Fisher & Peggy Eisenhauer, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  • Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening
  • Justin Townsend, American Psycho

Best Direction of a Play

  • Rupert Goold, King Charles III
  • Jonathan Kent, Long Day’s Journey Into Night
  • Joe Mantello, The Humans
  • Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed
  • Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge ~ WINNER

Best Direction of a Musical

  • Michael Arden, Spring Awakening
  • John Doyle, The Color Purple
  • Scott Ellis, She Loves Me
  • Thomas Kail, Hamilton ~ WINNER
  • George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Best Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton ~ WINNER

  • Savion Glover, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed
  • Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof
  • Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea
  • Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

Best Orchestrations

  • August Eriksmoen, Bright Star
  • Larry Hochman, She Loves Me
  • Alex Lacamoire, Hamilton ~ WINNER
  • Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

Special Awards and Honors

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Sheldon Harnick
Marshall W. Mason

Special Tony Award

National Endowment for the Arts
Miles Wilkin

Regional Theatre Tony Award

Paper Mill Playhouse
Millburn, NJ

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Brian Stokes Mitchell

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Seth Gelblum
Joan Lader
Sally Ann Parsons