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The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter And The Cursed Child sweep the Tony Awards

Carly-Ann Clements

By Carly-Ann Clements First Published 11 June 2018, Last Updated 11 June 2018

Last night’s Tony Awards saw the glitterati of Broadway gather together for an evening of celebration and recognition for the past year’s theatrical achievements. Among the nominees, London plays and West End performers dominated. And though some of our homegrown talents won, it was Harry Potter And The Cursed Child and The Band’s Visit that swept the award board.

The nine-time Olivier Award-winning Harry Potter And The Cursed Child who won six awards – the most won by a single play. The Sonia Friedman production based on a new story by Jack Thorne, JK Rowling and John Tiffany claimed the Best Play award while John took Best Director.

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The Band’s Visit – an Israeli musical based on the 2007 film of the same name – won a whopping 10 awards out of its possible 11. The show which tells the tale of an Egyptian police orchestra who are stranded for a night in a remote Israeli village took home the awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Shalhoub), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Katrina Lenk), and Best Musical among others.

Other West End favourites who took home the gold include Andrew Garfield who won Best Actor for Angels In America, Glenda Jackson who won Best Actress for Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women, and Angels In America which took Best Revival Of A Play.

2018 Tony Award winners:

Best Book Of A Musical

The Band’s Visit – WINNER
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Play

Andrew Garfield, Angels in America – WINNER
Tom Hollander, Travesties
Jamie Parker, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Mark Rylance, Farinelli and The King
Denzel Washington, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play

Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women – WINNER
Condola Rashad, Saint Joan
Lauren Ridloff, Children of a Lesser God
Amy Schumer, Meteor Shower

 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Musical

Harry Hadden-Paton, My Fair Lady
Joshua Henry, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit – WINNER
Ethan Slater, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

 

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Musical

Lauren Ambrose, My Fair Lady
Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island
LaChanze, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit – WINNER
Taylor Louderman, Mean Girls
Jessie Mueller, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Play

Anthony Boyle, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Michael Cera, Lobby Hero
Brian Tyree Henry, Lobby Hero
Nathan Lane, Angels in America – WINNER
David Morse, Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Play

Susan Brown, Angels in America
Noma Dumezweni, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two
Deborah Findlay, The Children
Denise Gough, Angels in America
Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women – WINNER

 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Musical

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady
Alexander Gemignani, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Grey Henson, Mean Girls
Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical
Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit – WINNER

 

Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Musical

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical
Renée Fleming, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel
Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel – WINNER
Ashley Park, Mean Girls
Diana Rigg, My Fair Lady

 

Best Direction Of A Play

Angels in America
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
Travesties
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – WINNER
Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh

 

Best Play

The Children
Farinelli and The King
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two – WINNER
Junk
Latin History for Morons

 

Best Revival Of A Play

Angels in America – WINNER
Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women
Eugene O’Neill’s The Iceman Cometh
Lobby Hero
Travesties

 

Best Musical

The Band’s Visit – WINNER
Frozen
Mean Girls
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

 

Best Revival Musical

Carousel
My Fair Lady
Once on This Island – Winner

 

Find the full list of winners and more about the evening’s events by visiting the Tony Awards website.

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