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2017 Tony Awards Winners List – “Dear Evan Hansen” was the big winner of the night!

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By: Tiffany Chisholm @waywardtiff

The 71st Annual Tony Awards was held on Sunday, June 11th, 2017. The show aired live on CBS from Radio City Music Hall in NYC and was hosted by Kevin Spacey. The Tony Awards celebrates the theater entertainment industry yearly and brings recognition to the playwrights, cast and crew who work hard throughout the year to entertain the millions who go to see the shows.

The big winner of the night was “Dear Evan Hansen” the musical play that won six of the nine awards for which it was nominated including best musical. “Hello Dolly!” the play in which Bette Midler’s stars, won four awards with Midler winning Lead Actress in a Musical.

Check out the list of awards and winners are below.

Best Play:

  • “Oslo”

Best Musical:

  • “Dear Evan Hansen”

Best Revival of a Play:

  • “Jitney”

Best Revival of a Musical:

  • “Hello, Dolly!”

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play:

  • Kevin Kline, “Present Laughter”

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play:

  • Laurie Metcalf, “A Doll’S House, Part 2”

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical:

  • Ben Platt, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical:

  • Bette Midler “Hello Dolly”

Best Performance by a Features Actress in a Play:

  • Cynthia Nixon, “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play:

  • Michael Aronov, “Oslo”

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical:

  • Gavin Creel “Hello Dolly!”

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical:

  • Rachel Bay Jones “Dear Evan Hansen”

Best Book of a Musical:

  • Steven Levenson “Dear Evan Hansen”

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

  • Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Best Scenic Design of a Play:

  • Nigel Hook “The Play That Goes Wrong”

Best Scenic Design in a Musical:

  • Mimi Lien “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”

Best Costume Design of a Play:

  • Jane Greenwood “Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes”

Best Costume design of a Musical:

  • Santo Loquasto “Hello Dolly!”

Best Lighting Design of a Play:

  • Christopher AkerlInd “Indecent”

Best Lighting Design in a Musical:

  • Bradley King, “Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812”

Best Direction of a Play:

  • Rebecca Taichman “Indecent”

Best Direction of a Musical:

  • Christopher Ashley “Come From Away”

Best Orchestrations:

  • Alex Lacamoire, “Dear Evan Hansen”

Best Choreography:

  • Andy Blankenbuehler, “Bandstand”

Special Tony Lifetime Achievement Award in Theatre:

  • James Earl Jones

Tony Honors Awards for Excellence in Theater:

  • Nina Lannan, Alan Wasser

* Pictures courtesy of The Tony Awards Instagram account.

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