2019 Tony Award Winners

Brian Sloan

Hadestown and The Ferryman were the big winners at the 2019 Tony Awards, taking home the hardware for Best Musical and Best Play. Hadestown, a bluesy musical reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, won a total of eight Tonys, including honors for 73-year-old Broadway veteran André De Shields (The Wiz). The Best Play Tony for The Ferryman, an Irish drama with a cast of 30 humans (plus a goose and a rabbit), is the first for acclaimed British playwright Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem). In the performance categories, The Cher Show's Stephanie J. Block won Best Actress in a Musical for her spot-on portrayal of the pop superstar, and Santino Fontana received Best Actor in a Musical for his dual role as Michael Dorsey and Dorothy Michaels in Tootsie. Read on for a list of other winners and nominees you can check out now on Broadway, including this year's Best Revival of a Musical, Oklahoma! (Shows whose titles are not linked have finished their runs.)

Ali Stroker, Oklahoma! Photo: Teddy Wolff

Best Revival of a Musical

Winner: Oklahoma!
Kiss Me, Kate

Best Revival of a Play

Winner:The Boys in the Band
All My Sons

Burn This
Torch Song
The Waverly Gallery

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Winner: Santino Fontana, Tootsie
Brooks Ashmanskas, The Prom
Derrick Baskin, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations
Alex Brightman, Beetlejuice
Damon Daunno, Oklahoma!

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Winner: Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show
Caitlin Kinnunen, The Prom
Beth Leavel, The Prom
Eva Noblezada, Hadestown
Kelli O’Hara, Kiss Me, Kate

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Winner: Bryan Cranston, Network
Paddy Considine, The Ferryman
Jeff Daniels, To Kill a Mockingbird
Adam Driver, Burn This
Jeremy Pope, Choir Boy


Best Leading Actress in a Play

Winner: Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery
Annette Bening, All My Sons
Laura Donnelly, The Ferryman
Janet McTeer, Bernhardt/Hamlet
Laurie Metcalf, Hillary and Clinton
Heidi Schreck, What the Constitution Means to Me