Tony Awards 2017

Tony Awards 2017

June 11, 2017
June 11, 2017
New York City
New York City
 

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The 71st Annual Tony Awards were held on June 11, 2017, to recognize achievement in Broadway productions during the 2016–17 season. The ceremony was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, and was broadcast live by CBS.[1] Kevin Spacey served as host.[2]

The musical Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 led the nominations with 12, while the play with the most nominations was A Doll's House, Part 2, with eight.[3] At the ceremony, Dear Evan Hansen won six awards, including Best Musical, becoming the winningest production of the season. The Bette Midler-led revival of Hello, Dolly! won four awards, and The Great Comet won two. The productions of plays The Little Foxes, Indecent, and Oslo each won two awards.

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Bette Midler
 
bornDecember 1, 1945
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S. Territory
James Earl Jones
Actor
bornJanuary 17, 1931
Arkabutla, Mississippi, U.S.
Kevin Spacey
Actor, director, producer, comedian
bornJuly 26, 1959
, U.S.
 
Patti LuPone
Actress, singer
bornApril 21, 1949
Resides inUnited States

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Host

Kevin Spacey Fowler (born July 26, 1959), better known as Kevin Spacey, is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, and singer. He began his career as a stage actor during the 1980s before obtaining supporting roles in film and television. He gained critical acclaim in the early 1990s that culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the neo-noir crime thriller The Usual Suspects (1995), and an Academy Award for Best Actor for midlife crisis-themed drama American Beauty (1999).

His other starring roles have included the comedy-drama film Swimming with Sharks (1994), psychological thriller Seven (1995), the neo-noir crime film L.A. Confidential (1997), the drama Pay It Forward (2000), the science fiction-mystery film K-PAX (2001), and the role of Lex Luthor in the superhero film Superman Returns (2006).

In Broadway theatre, Spacey won a Tony Award for his role in Lost in Yonkers. He was the artistic director of the Old Vic theatre in London from 2004 until stepping down in mid-2015. Since 2013, Spacey has played Frank Underwood in the Netflix political drama series House of Cards. For his role as Underwood, he has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama and two consecutive Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series.

Lifetime Achievement Award

James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more than 60 years, and he has been described as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors[3] and "one of the greatest actors in American history."[4] Since his Broadway debut in 1957, Jones has won many awards, including a Tony Award and Golden Globe Award for his role in The Great White Hope. Jones has won three Emmy Awards, including two in the same year in 1991, and he also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role in the film version of The Great White Hope. He is also known for his voice roles as Darth Vader in the Star Wars film series and Mufasa in Disney's The Lion King as well as many other film, stage, and television roles.

Jones has been said to possess "one of the best-known voices in show business, a stirring basso profundo that has lent gravel and gravitas to" his projects, including live-action acting, voice acting, and commercial voice-overs.[5][6]

As a child Jones had a stutter. In his episode of Biography, he said he overcame the affliction through poetry, public speaking, and acting, although it lasted for several years. A pre-med major in college, he went on to serve in the United States Army during the Korean War before pursuing a career in acting.

On November 12, 2011, he received an Honorary Academy Award.[4] On November 9, 2015, Jones received the Voice Arts Icon Award.[7]

Isabelle Stevenson Award

Baayork Lee (born December 5, 1946) is an Asian-American actress, singer, dancer, choreographer, theatre director, and author.

Winners15

Top Albums by Winners2

Top Songs by Winners2

Presenters34

Best Musical Nominees4

Best Revival of a Play Nominees4

Best Revival of a Musical Nominees3

Best Leading Actress in a Play Nominees5

Best Leading Actor in a Play Nominees4

Best Leading Actress in a Musical Nominees3

Best Leading Actor in a Musical Nominees4

Best Featured Actress in a Play Nominees2

Best Featured Actor in a Play Nominees2

Best Featured Actress in a Musical Nominees5

Best Featured Actor in a Musical Nominees3

Best Book of a Musical Nominees4

Best Original Score Nominees4

Best Scenic Design in a Play Nominees3

Best Scenic Design in a Musical Nominees4

Best Costume Design in a Play Nominees3

Best Costume Design in a Musical Nominees4

Best Lighting Design in a Play Nominees1

Best Lighting Design in a Musical Nominees4

Best Direction of a Play Nominees2

Best Direction of a Musical Nominees5

Best Choreography Nominees3

Best Orchestrations Nominees3

Radio City Music Hall
Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in Rockefeller Center in New York City. Its nickname is the Showplace of the Nation, and it was for a time the leading tourist destination in the city. Its interior was declared a city landmark in 1978.

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All the Best Looks from the 2017 Tony Awards
  –  June 13, 2017
The 2017 Tony Awards are happening tonight at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Here are some of the best looks from the night.
Watch Bette Midler Blow Through Play-Off Music in Touching Tony Awards Speech
  –  June 13, 2017
Bette Midler was determined to get every last "thank you" in at the 2017 Tony Awards on Sunday night, play-off music be damned. The veteran actress excitedly took to the stage after winning Best Performance of an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, and ...
See the red carpet looks during the Tony Awards
  –  June 13, 2017
Bette Midler, Sally Field, Kevin Spacey and more arrive at the 71st annual Tony Awards to celebrate the best on Broadway. June 11, 2017 Bette Midler. Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images
The Tony Awards Get the Red Carpet Blues
  –  June 13, 2017
Three years into the Great Fashion Experiment that is Anna Wintour’s takeover of the Tony Awards red carpet, I think it’s fair to say that while things are looking, literally, better — there is less kooky costume, and more simple elegance — this ...
The Problem With Kevin Spacey’s 'Coming Out' At The 2017 Tony Awards
  –  June 13, 2017
Chances are it has rarely, if ever, cured what might ail a young gay person sick with fear while facing the terrifying task of coming out to family and friends. To be or not to be proudly out of the closet? That is the frequently vomit-inducing question.
Tony Awards TV audience slumps without 'Hamilton'
  –  June 13, 2017
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Some six million Americans watched the Tony Awards on television on Sunday, down sharply from last year's televised ceremony when pop culture juggernaut "Hamilton" dominated the show. CBS said on Monday that 6.1 million people ...
The Best Beauty Looks From the 2017 Tony Awards
  –  June 13, 2017
The 2017 Tony Awards were filled with plenty of drama, but, at least when it came to their beauty looks, Broadway’s finest brought a surprising less-is-more, understated approach to red carpet glamour. Just look to 1984 actress Olivia Wilde, who took her ...
Theater Aficionados! Here Is Your Open Thread for the 71st Tony Awards
  –  June 13, 2017
Attention, lovers of the stage! The 71st Tony Awards are being held tonight, and this open thread is your place to discuss everything from Cate Blanchett’s performance in The Present to Kevin Spacey’s monologue to why Andrew Rannells is perfect.
Tony Awards 2017: 'Dear Evan Hansen' comes away as big winner
  –  June 13, 2017
NEW YORK – "Dear Evan Hansen," the touching, heartfelt musical about young outsiders, has won the biggest theater popularity contest — winning the best new musical trophy at the Tony Awards along with five other statuettes, including best score, book ...
Ratings: Tony Awards Drop 44 Percent Without ‘Hamilton’ Hype
  –  June 13, 2017
How huge was “Hamilton” last year? Well, without all its hype, this season’s Tony Awards declined 44 percent from 2016. Last time around, the best-of-Broadway show had hit a 15-year high. That wasn’t the case on Sunday, and while CBS hauled in the ...
9 things you didn't see at the Tony Awards
  –  June 13, 2017
The best of Broadway got to take a bow on Sunday night at the 71st annual Tony Awards, and while Kevin Spacey’s opening medley and accolades for Bette Midler and Ben Platt were among the night’s highlights, there were a number of memorable moments that ...
Tony Awards 2017 Red Carpet Arrivals: See Kevin Spacey, Josh Groban and More Broadway Stars
  –  June 12, 2017
Kevin Spacey is giving his regards to Broadway as he hosts the 71st Annual 2017 Tony Awards tonight live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In addition to the House of Cards actor, several of Hollywood's biggest names turned out for the Great ...
Jill Biden Gets Standing Ovation at 2017 Tony Awards
  –  June 12, 2017
That applause! Dr. Jill Biden got a standing ovation at the 2017 Tony Awards at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11. The former second lady, 66, who looked gorgeous in a red gown, took the stage to thunderous applause. She thanked the audience ...
Tony Awards Ratings Fall, Stanley Cup Finals Decider Rises, Game Shows Return
  –  June 12, 2017
PREVIOUS: After hitting a 15-year ratings high last year, riding Hamilton‘s tidal wave of popularity, the Tony Awards on CBS this year, hosted by Kevin Spacey, drew a modest 4.7 metered market household rating against the deciding game in the Stanley Cup ...
Didn't Watch the 2017 Tony Awards? Here's Everything You Missed
  –  June 12, 2017
There were major stars, multiple costume changes, chorus lines tap dancing their hearts out and a giant groundhog — and that was all just during the opening number of the 71st Annual Tony Awards. But if you happened to miss Broadway’s biggest night on ...
2017 Tony Awards: Best and Worst of the Broadcast
  –  June 12, 2017
Hamilton is so 2016. This year’s Tony Awards was dominated by a high school senior named Evan Hansen, a Great Comet, and a stage and screen legend winning her first Tony. But enough about Laurie Metcalf; Bette Midler also nabbed her first competitive ...
Highlights from 71st Tony Awards
  –  June 12, 2017
June 12, 2017, 12:49 AM | There were many winners at Sunday's 71st Annual Tony Awards hosted by Kevin Spacey at the Radio City Music Hall in New York. "Dear Even Hanson" won best musical and many other productions and artists won awards for their ...
'Dear Evan Hansen,' Ben Platt win top Tony Awards
  –  June 12, 2017
June 11 (UPI) --Dear Evan Hansen was named Best Musical at the Tony Awards ceremony in New York Sunday night. The show's 23-year-old star Ben Platt was deemed Best Actor in a Musical. It also won the prizes for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for Rachel ...
'Dear Evan Hansen' And 'Hello, Dolly!' Reign At The 2017 Tony Awards
  –  June 12, 2017
The 71st Tony Awards, hosted by the indomitable Kevin Spacey, took place over the weekend and the big winners did not come as a surprise. Musicals 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Hello, Dolly!' took home six and four awards respectively - not quite the takeover as ...
Tony Awards Get Your Printable 2017 Tony Awards Ballot Here
  –  June 9, 2017
Playbill will report the winners live from the Tony Awards press room as they are named starting shortly after 7 PM ET on June 11, when recipients in some categories will be announced prior to the live national broadcast.
Here's Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Tony Awards
  –  June 8, 2017
Though it may not be as widely anticipated as the Hamilton-led 2016 Tony Awards, the 71st annual awards show is set to honor Broadway's recent record-breaking season. Broadway's biggest night kicks off on June 11 at 8 p.m. E.T. at New York City's Radio ...
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo & More Set to Appear on the 2017 Tony Awards
  –  June 6, 2017
2016 Tony winners Cynthia Erivo and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among the newly announced stars set to appear at the 2017 Tony Awards ceremony on June 11 at Radio City Music Hall. The Tonys will be broadcast live on CBS at 8:00pm EST. Broadway’s biggest night ...
71st Annual Tony Awards to Be a Star Studded Night
  –  May 31, 2017
The 71st Annual Tony Awards are shaping up to be a starry event, with some of stage, screen, and music's most celebrated and revered talents taking the stage. Broadcasting live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on CBS, Sunday, June 11th, 8:00 ...
Tony Awards Presenters: Orlando Bloom, Scarlett Johansson, Taraji P. Henson & More
  –  May 31, 2017
Kevin Spacey will have some starry names helping him hand out Tony Awards: Orlando Bloom, Stephen Colbert, Tina Fey, Josh Gad, Taraji P. Henson, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Keegan-Michael Key and Olivia Wilde have all signed up to help present trophies.
‘Hamilton' hangover hits Broadway, Tony Awards – in a good way
  –  May 31, 2017
“Hamilton” isn’t eligible to win more Tony Awards this year. But the show’s meteoric rise to fame has had a lasting impact on Broadway – a “Hamilton” hangover that made the show Broadway’s highest-grossing production of the 2016-2017 season.

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