Tony Awards 2016

Tony Awards 2016

June 12, 2016
June 12, 2016
New York City
New York City
 

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The 70th Annual Tony Awards were held on June 12, 2016, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2015–16 season. The ceremony returned to the Beacon Theatre in New York City after three years at Radio City Music Hall and was broadcast live by CBS.[1] James Corden served as host.[2]

Hamilton received a record-setting 16 nominations, winning 11 total. The revival of The Color Purple won two awards. The Humans won four Tony Awards, and the revival productions of plays Long Day's Journey into Night and A View from the Bridge each took home two awards.

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Hamilton
 
Hamilton is a musical about Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
 
Lin-Manuel Miranda
American actor and musician
bornJanuary 16, 1980
New York, New York, U.S.
Frank Langella
American actor
bornJanuary 1, 1938
Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
Jessica Lange
Actress
bornApril 20, 1949
Cloquet, Minnesota, U.S.

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Host

James Kimberley Corden, OBE (born 22 August 1978)[5] is an English actor, writer, producer, comedian, singer and television host. He currently hosts the late-night television talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS, succeeding Craig Ferguson, whose decade-long tenure on The Late Late Show ended in December 2014.[6] Corden has also presented the Sky 1 comedy panel show A League of Their Own since 2010.

Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010), for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. He was featured on the No.1 single "Shout", along with British grime artist Dizzee Rascal, an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.[7]

In 2011, he played the lead part in the comedy play One Man, Two Guvnors, which transferred from the National Theatre to the West End and then to Broadway, and was also cinecast worldwide via National Theatre Live. For his performance in the Broadway run of the play, Corden won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play.[8]

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Hamilton is a musical about Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.[1] The show was inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton, by historian Ron Chernow.

The musical made its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in February 2015, where its engagement was sold out.[2] The show transferred to Broadway in August 2015 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. On Broadway, it has received enthusiastic critical acclaim and unprecedented advance box office sales,[3] as well as a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Off-Broadway production of Hamilton won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as seven other Drama Desk Awards out of 14 total nominations.

Winners26

Best Play Nominees4

Best Musical Nominees5

Best Revival of a Play Nominees5

Best Revival of a Musical Nominees4

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play Nominees5

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play Nominees5

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical Nominees5

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical Nominees5

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play Nominees3

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play Nominees3

Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Nominees5

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Nominees4

Best Book of a Musical Nominees4

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre Nominees4

Best Scenic Design of a Play Nominees1

Best Scenic Design of a Musical Nominees3

Best Costume Design of a Play Nominees4

Best Costume Design of a Musical Nominees3

Best Lighting Design of a Play Nominees1

Best Lighting Design of a Musical Nominees3

Best Direction of a Play Nominees5

Best Direction of a Musical Nominees5

Best Choreography Nominees5

Best Orchestrations Nominees2

Specialty Award Winners6

Presenters32

Featured Musical Performances9

In Memoriam19

Beacon Theatre
The Beacon Theatre is a historic theater at 2124 Broadway (at West 74th Street) on Broadway in Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York City. The 2,894-seat, three-tiered theatre was designed by Chicago architect Walter W. Ahlschlager and opened in 1929 as a movie palace for motion pictures and vaudeville.

Notable Attendees184

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News Articles13

Photo Flash: Highlights from the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS - Part II
Broadway World  –  June 13, 2016
THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS aired live from the Beacon Theatre last night on the CBSTelevision Network. Presenters include Barbra Streisand, Uzo Aduba, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones ...
A Look At The 2016 Tony Awards
CBS Philly  –  June 13, 2016
Nordstrom Red Carpet Sponsorship Of The Tony Awards On Sunday, June 12, 2016 NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: An exterior view at the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Nordstrom ...
Tony Awards 2016: The Photos You Need to See
heavy.com  –  June 13, 2016
The 70th annual Tony Awards occurred Sunday night, June 12 at the Beacon Theatre in NYC. The night was filled with emotional speeches and mindblowing performances. Although there was a somber feeling inside the theatre, due to the mass shooting that ...
Arts Education Wins Big at 70th Annual Tony Awards
The Broadway Blog  –  June 13, 2016
The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) announced via the live telecast of the Tony Awards on CBS, its new Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative. This major new national initiative, which is being funded with a $1.3 million, three-year ...
11 Memorable Moments from the 2016 Tony Awards—in GIFs!
In Style  –  June 13, 2016
The Broadway community came out in solidarity Sunday night, celebrating the 70th annual Tony Awards amidst the tragic shooting massacre that rocked the nation less than a day earlier in Orlando, Fla. James Corden played an adept host considering the somber ...
WATCH: Hamilton's Lin Manuel Miranda Shares Emotional Speech at 70th Annual Tony Awards
People  –  June 13, 2016
Plus: James Corden opens the show with a message for the Orlando shooting victims PEOPLE Mom Talk
Hip-hop musical Hamilton rides high at Tony Awards with 11 wins
Hindustan Times  –  June 13, 2016
Show host James Corden (front, C) performs with all the nominees during the American Theatre Wing's 70th annual Tony Awards in New York, on Sunday. (Reuters) The super hit hip-hop musical ‘Hamilton’, depicting the story of America’s founding father ...
The Stars Address Orlando Shooting on Tony Awards Red Carpet
KVNU  –  June 13, 2016
James Corden hosts the 70th annual Tony Awards; John Paul Filo/CBS(NEW YORK) -- Before last night's show, Tony Awards host James Corden addressed the Orlando nightclub massacre, in which at least 50 people were killed early that morning in the worst mass ...
The 70th Annual Tony Awards: 'Hamilton' rules on night tempered by tragedy
Reading Eagle  –  June 13, 2016
NEW YORK — “Hamilton,” the hip-hop stage biography of Alexander Hamilton, won the 2016 Tony Award for best new musical, capping an emotional night in which many in the Broadway community rallied to embrace the LGBT community after a shooting at a gay ...
Relive the Best of the 2016 Tony Awards: Why This Year Marks a Historical Moment
E Online  –  June 13, 2016
During the 70th Annual Tony Awards, Broadway's finest united to celebrate their industry the best way they know how. The evening's host, James Corden, kicked off the annual ceremony with an extravagant musical tour through the history of show business ...
Tony Awards Make History: All Four Musical Acting Categories Go to People of Color
Hollywood Reporter  –  June 13, 2016
Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Daveed Diggs and Cynthia Erivo scored top honors at the 70th annual awards on Sunday night. The Tony Awards made history on Sunday night by awarding all four of its musical acting honors to people of color.
2016 Tony Awards
cbslocal.com  –  June 13, 2016
GettyImages-539748908_594_screen onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. 2016 Tony Awards - Show NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Alex Brightman and the cast of "School of Rock the Musical" perform onstage ...
Tony Awards Honor Broadway’s Best
CBS Miami  –  June 13, 2016
2016 Tony Awards - Show NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Alex Brightman and the cast of "School of Rock the Musical" perform onstage during the 70th Annual Tony Awards at The Beacon Theatre on June 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ...

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