The cast of Dear Evan Hansen. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
In a night of many surprises (and a few non-surprises), the winners for the American Theatre Wing’s 71st Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards were announced tonight in a ceremony hosted by Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, broadcast live from the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The 2017 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul’s musical Dear Evan Hansen won 6 awards, including Best Musical, acting awards for Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones, and Best Book, Score and Orchestrations.
In the most contentious category of the night, LCT’s production of J. T. Rogers’ Oslo was named best play, which also won a Best Featured Actor statue for Michael Aronov.
In the non-surprise categories, Bette Midler won for Hello, Dolly!, which also was named best revival of a musical.
The Leading Role in a Play awards were given to Kevin Kline for his hilarious turn in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter, and Laurie Metcalf won for A Doll’s House, Part 2.
Two pleasant shockers were in the directing categories, where an obviously surprised Rebecca Taichman won for Paula Vogel’s Indecent, and Christopher Ashley won for the crowd-pleasing Come From Away.
Full list of winners
Author: J.T. Rogers
Producers: Lincoln Center Theater, André Bishop, Adam Siegel, Hattie K. Jutagir
Dear Evan Hansen
Producers: Stacey Mindich, Mickey Liddell, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions, Double Gemini Productions, Fakston Productions, Roy Furman, Harris Karma Productions, On Your Marks Group, Darren Bagert, Roger & William Berlind, Bob Boyett, Colin Callender, Caitlin Clements, Freddy DeMann, Dante Di Loreto, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, FickStern Productions, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Robert Greenblatt, Jere Harris and Darren DeVerna, The John Gore Organization, Mike Kriak, Arielle Tepper Madover, David Mirvish, Eva Price, Zeilinger Productions, Adam Zotovich, Ambassador Theatre Group, Independent Presenters Network, The Shubert Organization, Wendy Orshan, Jeffrey M. Wilson, Arena Stage, Molly Smith, Edgar Dobie, Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, Casey Reitz
Best Revival of a Play
August Wilson’s Jitney
Producers: Manhattan Theatre Club, Lynne Meadow, Barry Grove, Eric Falkenstein, Ron Simons, John Legend/Mike Jackson, Ken Wirth
Best Revival of a Musical
Producers: Scott Rudin, Roy Furman, James L. Nederlander, Eli Bush, Universal Stage Productions, Roger Berlind, William Berlind, Heni Koenigsberg, Terry Allen Kramer, Seth A. Goldstein, The John Gore Organization, Daryl Roth, The Araca Group, Len Blavatnik, Eric Falkenstein, Ruth Hendel, Independent Presenters Network, Peter May, Jay Alix & Una Jackman, Jane Bergère, Scott M. Delman, Wendy Federman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Anita Waxman, Al Nocciolino, Spring Sirkin, Barbara Freitag, John Mara, Jr. & Benjamin Simpson, Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, John Johnson
Best Book of a Musical
Dear Evan Hansen
Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Dear Evan Hansen
Music & Lyrics: Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Kevin Kline, Present Laughter
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Laurie Metcalf, A Doll’s House, Part 2
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Michael Aronov, Oslo
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Cynthia Nixon, Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Gavin Creel, Hello, Dolly!
Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Rachel Bay Jones, Dear Evan Hansen
Best Scenic Design of a Play
Nigel Hook, The Play That Goes Wrong
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Mimi Lien, Natasha, Pierre & 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 of a Musical
Bradley King, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Best Direction of a Play
Rebecca Taichman, Indecent
Best Direction of a Musical
Christopher Ashley, Come From Away
Andy Blankenbuehler, Bandstand
Alex Lacamoire, Dear Evan Hansen
Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories
Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
James Earl Jones
Special Tony Award
Gareth Fry & Pete Malkin, Sound Designers for The Encounter
Regional Theatre Tony Award
Dallas Theater Center
Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Tony Wins by Production
Dear Evan Hansen – 6
Hello, Dolly! – 4
Indecent – 2
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes – 2
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 – 2
Oslo – 2
A Doll’s House, Part 2 – 1
Come From Away – 1
August Wilson’s Jitney – 1
Present Laughter – 1
Bandstand – 1
The Play That Goes Wrong – 1