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* “Harry Potter” and “The Band’s Visit” are big winners at 2018 Tony Awards
* Show featured memorable moments from celebs – and a student-led surprise
* Snag great seats to see the nominated shows – and stream their soundtracks online now
The 72nd annual Tony Awards took place last night in New York City and were hosted at Radio City Music Hall. “The Band’s Visit” swept the categories and took home awards for some of the most prestigious categories, including Best Musical and Best Performance by a Leading Actor (Tony Shalhoub) and Actress in a Musical (Katrina Lenk).
Different than past Tony Awards, this year’s ceremony carried strong political and social undertones, from Robert De Niro’s remarks about President Trump, to Andrew Garfield’s poignant speech in support of LGBTQ allies, to a surprise performance from theater students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School — the school involved in the Parkland shooting back in February. The students performed a beautifully chilling rendition of “Seasons of Love” from the critically acclaimed Broadway musical “Rent” that earned a well-deserved standing ovation.
As for the major winners, we’ve listed them below, along with links to buy tickets and the original soundtracks to all the nominated productions.
1. Best Musical: “The Band’s Visit”
2. Best Play: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two”
“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” (WINNER) Tickets
“The Children” This show has closed
“Farinelli and the King” This show has closed
“Junk” This show has closed
“Latin History for Morons” Tickets
3. Best Leading Actor in a Musical: Tony Shalhoub
4. Best Leading Actress in a Musical: Katrina Lenk
5. Best Leading Actor in a Play: Andrew Garfield
Andrew Garfield, “Angels in America” (WINNER) Tickets
Tom Hollander, “Travesties” Tickets
Denzel Washington, “The Iceman Cometh” Tickets
Jamie Parker, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” Tickets
Mark Rylance, “Farinelli and the King” This show has closed
6. Best Leading Actress in a Play: Glenda Jackson
Glenda Jackson, “Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women” (WINNER) Tickets
Condola Rashad, “Saint Joan” This show has closed
Lauren Ridloff, “Children of a Lesser God” This show has closed
Amy Schumer, “Meteor Shower” This show has closed