Here is the complete list of winners list at the 72nd annual Tony Awards, which were handed out Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan:

Best Musical
The Band’s Visit

Best Leading Actress in a Musical
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit

Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit

Best Revival of a Musical
Once on This Island

Best Revival of a Play
Angels in America

Best Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

Best Direction of a Play
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Direction of a Musical
David Cromer, The Band’s Visit

Best Sound Design in a Play
Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Sound Design in a Musical
Kai Harada, The Band’s Visit

Best Leading Actress in a Play
Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women

Best Scenic Design for a Musical
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants
Best Scenic Design for a Play
Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Featured Actor in a Musical
Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit

Best Featured Actor in a Play
Nathan Lane, Angels in America

Best Book of a Musical
The Band’s Visit, Itamar Moses

Best Featured Actress in a Musical
Lindsay Mendez, Carousel

Best Choreography
Justin Peck, Carousel

Best Featured Actress in a Play
Laurie Metcalf, Three Tall Women

Best Orchestrations
Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit

Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Play
Andrew Garfield, Angels in America

Best Costume Design of a Play
Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Tyler Micoleau, The Band’s Visit

Regional Theatre Tony Award
La MaMa E.T.C.

Dade Hayes June 10, 20184:57 pm

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child starts off strong, winning Tony Awards for Best Scenic Design and Best Costumes for a play.

Dade Hayes June 10, 20184:59 pm

Going to be hard to top this line from Chita Rivera’s acceptance of her lifetime achievement Tony. Laughed the 85-year-old dance legend: “There’s still a lot of salt left in this shaker!”

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:00 pm

The wins by Harry Potter (and one for costumes by My Fair Lady) were part of the creative arts awards handed out before the show.

The televised event is beginning now!
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Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:04 pm

Co-hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban kick off the show with a winning, rousing duet “to the people who lose” (an elaborate and self-effacing wink at their own awards futility) 

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Hearty cheers (even some here in the press room) for the opening number.

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WINNER:

Best Performance by a Lead
Actor in a Play

Andrew Garfield,
Angels in America

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:08 pm

Great choice. Garfield was one of the standouts is a truly standout production. He re-created the role of Pryor Walter when it had long belonged to Stephen Spinella. Well deserved

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:09 pm

Andrew Garfield, a winner for Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Play for Angels in America. salutes “the countless LGBTQ people who have fought and died … for the right to live and love.” Citing the Supreme Court decision, he adds: “Let’s just bake a cake for anybody who wants a cake to be baked.”

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:10 pm

“Mean Girls'” Tina Fey notes that four shows based on movies are up for Tony Awards tonight — “but only one of these movies paid for my boat.”

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:12 pm

has to be said, as good as Garfield is in this role, could easily have gone to Tom Hollander or Mark Rylance – worthy rivals

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:16 pm

WINNER:

Best Orchestrations

Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:18 pm

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:22 pm

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban have some fun spoofing their airbrushed images as musical artists. They say viewers may know their work from “Starbucks … or a hotel lobby … or your mom’s Rav-4 … or summer camp slide shows … or that mix-tape you labeled ‘Emotional.'”

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:24 pm

WINNER:

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Laurie Metcalf, Three Tall Women

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:24 pm

Metcalf keeps it basic and brief. Class all the way. 

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:25 pm

Laurie Metcalf was the expected winner here, and rightly so. She is brilliant and goes toe to toe with the transcendent Glenda Jackson. If this doesn’t make up for a lot of the Roseanne nastiness of recent weeks, nothing well. Congrats Laurie!

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:26 pm

Amy Schumer presenting a musical number from “My Fair Lady” — calls Henry Higgins a “mansplaining expert” and says the show makes a great case for “equal rights for women … because we don’t have that!”

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:26 pm

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:29 pm

Schumer makes a good point here, and gets to what has been one of the overriding themes of this broadway – the re-appraisal of older works from a new viewpoint. My Fair Lady is a prime example – Lauren Ambrose’s Eliza is fierce

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:32 pm

WINNER:

Best Choreography

Justin Peck, Carousel

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:33 pm

I’m hoping this won’t be the last award for Carousel. Peck’s choreography was lovely, and mixing classic musical theater with some modern flashes. Though I have to say I had a soft spot for SpongeBob in this category, no pun intended

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:34 pm

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Tony Awards: Hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban Celebrate The Losers In Opening Number

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:36 pm

Billy Joel is introducing his “good friend,” Bruce Springsteen, who will receive a special Tony Award

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:36 pm

Loud chorus of “Bruuuuuuuuuce” and a standing O for Springsteen. He carries a printed-out speech, but no guitar, onstage.

Dade Hayes June 10, 20185:38 pm

After a plain-Jane, 45-second acceptance speech, an on-screen graphic teases a performance from Springsteen later in tonight’s show.

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:40 pm

WINNER:

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Lindsay Mendez, Carousel

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:41 pm

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:41 pm

Another solid winner. Mendez all but steals every scene she’s in, no small feat when she shares most of the Joshua Henry and Jessie Mueller.

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:47 pm

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:48 pm

Gavin Lee’s I’m Not A Loser number is truly one of the big, splasy, old-fashioned Broadway numbers of the season, a tremendous crowd pleaser. 

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20185:50 pm

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:56 pm

This could be the start of a big night for The Band’s Visit, is the various Bway prognosticators are on point. It could be the little musical that could, a truly lovely, smart, adult musical, the opposite of the big budget, splashy rivals like Frozen, Mean Girls and SpongeBob. I think it found its niche.

Greg Evans June 10, 20185:57 pm

Nathan was as close to a shoo-in as this night had. He transforms himself on that stage – starts out as Nathan Lane and ends up Roy Cohn. It’s a remarkable performance. 

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WINNER:

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Nathan Lane, Angels in America

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WINNER: 

Best Book for a Musical

The Band’s Visit, Itamar Moses

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:01 pm

With Lane such a powerhouse though, his rivals bear mention: Anthony Boyle, is a young talent who’ll be back on this Tony stage, mark my words. And Michael Cera and Brian Tyree Henry, better knwon for their TV and film work, proved they were stage actors throgh and through with truly compelling performances. And my personal favorite in this category, David Morse, was, to me, the best thing in Iceman.

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:05 pm

WINNER:

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Tyler Micoleau, The Band’s Visit

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:07 pm

Again, I think we might be seeing a Band’s Visit sweep, although I’m wondering if it can pull off the major awards.

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:07 pm

WINNER:

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Dade Hayes June 10, 20186:08 pm

The win for lighting design for “A Band’s Visit” is its third of the night to lead all shows. I do agree with you, Greg — will be interesting to see if it can hang in for the meatier categories

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:09 pm

Well deserved Potter win for Lighting design for a play. It’s not an exaggeration to note that this play wouldn’t work without some very cool, very mysterious lighting. Characters transform before our very eyes, Dementors fly over the audience lit in such a spooky way that audience members gasp

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:11 pm

WINNER:

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:13 pm

So far, I can’t argue with a single win. Ari’el gives one of the sweetest, most heartfelt performances of the season as a member of an Egyptian band obsessed with Chet Baker

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:15 pm

That said, both Butz and Gemignani had stand-out moments in their shows, Gavin Lee and Grey Henson could easily have found themselves winning in a less competitive year. But yeah, this was Ari’s year

Check out my interview with him by clicking on the carousel item at the top of this page…

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Dade Hayes June 10, 20186:16 pm

He also delivered an incredibly emotional speech. He called the show “a courageous story about Arabs and Israelis getting along, when we need that more than ever.” Also tearfully confessed to trying to downplay/conceal his Egyptian identity as an actor in NY after 9/11 and missing opportunities to be with his family. CBS showed his parents beaming (and also with eyes moist with tears). Wow.

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:18 pm

OH MAN. the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama department singing  “Seasons of Love” has me shook.

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:18 pm

That’s right dade. He spoke to me about his high school days as well, very eloquently. After 9/11, he was too ashamed to admit his heritage to his classmates, and passed as other ethnicities all through high school Really took a toll on him

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:20 pm

I think one of the best “honor” decisions the Tony board made this year was to honor Melody Herzfeld the teacher of the MSD high school for her bravery through the horrendous weeks that followed the tragedy. She really helped those kids get through – and, no doubt, they did the same for her

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:20 pm

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:20 pm

I bet you the young lady who did the iconic solo from “Seasons of Love” will be on Broadway this time next year.

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:21 pm

WINNER:

Best Scenic Design for a Musical

David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:22 pm

Ah, SpongeBob for scenic design. When you enter the theater, it’s like stepping into Bikini Bottom, with all these Rube Goldberg contraptions against the wall, make-shift volcanos, pirates wandering from stage to aisle. Even if you hate audience partication, you get sucked right in. It’s delightful

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:27 pm

The Tonys would be nothing without Queen Patti Lupone…

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:29 pm

WINNER:

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Glenda Jackson, Three Tall Women

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:29 pm

Glenda Jackson wins after a 30 YEAR hiatus! It’s like she just woke up and said, “I think I’ll win a Tony this year.”

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:29 pm

Even more than Nathan Lane, Glenda Jackson was the one sure bet of the night. She is magnificent in the role of Albee’s mother-stand-in. Condola Rashad will be back , and both Lauren Ridloss and Amy Schumer were fine, but none stood a chance tonight.

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:30 pm

Sven from Broadway’s “Frozen” is going to be my Halloween costume this year.

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:33 pm

I am kind of happy they decided to go with “First Time in Forever” for the Frozen performance instead of “Let it Go”…

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:33 pm

Oh wait…spoke too soon.

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:34 pm

I liked this show more than most critics, I think, and especially Patti Murin as Anna, who I think got robbed of a nomination

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Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:34 pm

SIDE NOTE: I spy Anna Wintour in the audience.

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:36 pm

Rachel Bloom returning as the backstage correspondent is fun…and so is the #TonyDreaming hashtag invading Twitter.

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:37 pm

WINNER:

Best Sound Design in a Musical

Kai Harada, The Band’s Visit

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:38 pm

WINNER:

Best Sound Design in a Play

Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:39 pm

Worth mentioning that the sound design for Band’s Visit was crucial in its shadings of quiet and loud. And the sound design of Potter could be as spooky as this play about evil-doers needed

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:42 pm

Just as I was going to whine about the Lifetime Achievement awards to Chita and Sir Andrew presented off camera, depriving us of so many great clips, here they are…

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Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:45 pm

The Band’s Visit is CLEANING UP!

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20186:45 pm

WINNER:

Best Direction of a Musical

David Cromer, The Band’s Visit

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20186:46 pm

Guess I have to go watch The Band’s Visit when I make my annual Broadway pilgrimage.

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:46 pm

So they’re certainly not just honoring Band’s Visit with the lower profile awards, are they? 

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:48 pm

The best thing about the so-far sweep of Bands Visit is hopefully it will expose this beautiful musical a wide audience

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:49 pm

Big surprise! John Tiffany for best director of play – Harry Potter. I would have guessed Joe Mantello for 3 Tall Women or Marianne Elliott for Angels. But I have to agree, Tiffany brought something entirely modern and startling to the stage this year, that’s how good Potter is.


Greg Evans June 10, 20186:50 pm

But Potter is a marvel, and its intricate moving parts wouldn’t function without John Tiffany

Greg Evans June 10, 20186:56 pm

BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY! John Tiffany, Harry Potter & Cursed Child

Big surprise! John Tiffany for best director of play – Harry Potter. I would have guessed Joe Mantello for 3 Tall Women or Marianne Elliott for Angels. But I have to agree, Tiffany brought something entirely modern and startling to the stage this year, that’s how good Potter is.


Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:02 pm

WINNER:

Best Original Score

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

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:04 pm

I wasn’t a fan of the Donna Summer Musical, to say the least, but the singing, especially by LaChanze, was terrific. You get a taste of it with that Tony performance.

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20187:04 pm

I wonder if Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, and Matt Bomer coordinated their outfits.

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:05 pm

WINNER:

Best Play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:05 pm

Nice plug for Boys in the Band, having the cast announce the best play – Boys in the Band opened after the Tony season closed, so is ineligible till next year…

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20187:06 pm

TEN POINTS FOR GRYFFINOR! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child wins!

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:06 pm

Harry Potter best play. No arguments from me. It feels like the freshest thing to hit Broadway in seasons

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20187:08 pm

Has anyone seen Melissa Benoist (aka Supergirl) in Beautiful?

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:10 pm

While watching the Once on this Island performance, pay special note to the costumes, and of course to the wonderful Hailey Kilgore, who plays Ti Moune (in the red dress). Her first Broadway performance, and a stunner

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:12 pm

And that’s Alex Newell  as the “mother earth” character in the yellow plastic skirt, just one of many examples of non-traditional casting that made this production such a delight

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:19 pm

“My acting killed Strasberg,” says John Leguizamo. Maybe best quote of the night 

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:21 pm

WINNER:

Best Revival of a Play

Angels in America

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:21 pm

“Angels in America” as best revival of a play. Absolutely and justly. 

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20187:22 pm

Tony Kushner’s speech was wonderfully short, sweet and relevant. Love how he wished Judy Garland a Happy Birthday.

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:22 pm

Tony Kushner: 21 weeks to save our democracy and it’s june 10 happy birthday Judy Garland

And that’s why he’s a great writer

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:25 pm

Rachel Brosnahan introducing the marvelous Bands Visit. 


Can’t be an easy night for Rachel, with the tragedy of her aunt Kate Spade this week…
Greg Evans June 10, 20187:27 pm

If background is needed for this tune: The Israeli woman is singing to the Egyptian military bandleader of her childhood love of watching old Omar Sharif movies on TV. It’s a moment of connection for these two disparate characters, and sets the tone for this utterly humane musical

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:36 pm

WINNER:

Best Revival of a Musical

Once on This Island

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20187:36 pm

Wow! That is amazing!

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:37 pm

This one’s a surprise, but not undeserving. Once on This Island was loved by critics and totally unhampered by all the baggage of being a too-old musical

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:38 pm

And its absolutely gorgeous from start to finish. 

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:38 pm

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:39 pm

Once on This ISland, first performed on Broadway in 1990, was perhaps more relevant today than ever, with its reminder of the humanity of our neighbors in need

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20187:39 pm

Just when you thought this ceremony wasn’t politically charged…De Niro comes out and says “F*ck Trump.”

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:40 pm

Thanks for bleeping Robert De Niro, network TV. Seriously, in this day and age?

Dade Hayes June 10, 20187:40 pm

Robert De Niro throws DOWN: “I am only going to say one thing: F–k Trump!’ It’s no longer ‘down with Trump.’ It’s ‘f–k Trump”

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20187:40 pm

Bleeped on TV, but luckily Dade heard it live backstage!

Dade Hayes June 10, 20187:41 pm

The fact that De Niro’s Jake LaMotta-level rage preceded a ruminative, soulful Bruce Springsteen performance is just so perfect. 

Dade Hayes June 10, 20187:42 pm

Oh yes I did hear it live — even a roomful of cynical press types burst out laughing and gasping. Pretty amazing.

Dade Hayes June 10, 20187:43 pm

Let’s remember, though, RDN has been ringing this bell for a long long while — famously taciturn he has been on FIRE about our president. Sort of incredible that he would use a slot as a presenter to deliver the message.

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:47 pm

Nice performance of My Hometown by the Boss. Wasn’t the barnburner that some were expecting or hoping for, but suited the night…right?

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:49 pm

And for the record, I’m glad De Niro took on Trump – I mean, how could he introduce Bruce without stirring up a little trouble?

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:54 pm

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:54 pm

The very active official Tony Awards Twitter account failed to mention Robert De Niro at all.

Greg Evans June 10, 20187:55 pm
On a night of few surprises, Tony Shalhoub, “The Band’s Visit”  takes best lead actor in a musical. Again, not a surprise.
Greg Evans June 10, 20187:57 pm

Katrina Lenk was absolutely wonderful in Band’s Visit, powerful and sad and glorious by turns. 

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:58 pm

WINNER:

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit

Erik Pedersen June 10, 20187:58 pm

WINNER:

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit

Dino-Ray Ramos June 10, 20188:03 pm

That’s 11 Tonys for The Band’s Visit

Greg Evans June 10, 20188:05 pm
The Band’s Visit just pulled a remarkable little-show-that-could upset, toppling big budget productions like Frozen, Mean Girls and SpongeBob Squarpants
Greg Evans June 10, 20188:07 pm

So ends a sleek – that is, surprisingly not overstuffed – awards show. Few surprises, few upsets, justifiable winners all… 

Night all