2022 Tony Award Winners

nycgo.com staff

The shows that led the way in nominations—A Strange Loop, MJ and The Lehman Trilogy—all took home big prizes at the 2022 Tony Awards ceremony, which was held June 12. Michael R. Jackson won for best book (the second Black playwright, after Stew for Passing Strange, to receive that award), and his musical, A Strange Loop, took top honors in its prestigious category. Among the other big winners was young Myles Frost as lead actor in a musical for portraying Michael Jackson (the musician).

Voters acknowledged many other worthy productions and performances on a night that affirmed Broadway’s strong return. Among those not covered below, Six took home the hardware for best score in a musical and acting greats Patti Lupone and Phylicia Rashad won for their featured roles (Lupone in the musical Company, Rashad for the play Skeleton Crew). Find the winners and nominees in the major categories below.

Shows that are not linked and bolded have finished their Broadway runs.

A Strange Loop. Photo: Marc Franklin

Best Play

Winner: The Lehman Trilogy


The Minutes
Skeleton Crew

Company. Photo: Matthew Murphy

Best Revival of a Musical


Caroline, or Change
The Music Man

Take Me Out. Photo: Catherine Wessel

Best Revival of a Play

Winner: Take Me Out

American Buffalo
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf
How I Learned to Drive
Trouble in Mind

MJ. Courtesy, MJ The Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical

Winner: Myles Frost, MJ

Billy Crystal, Mr. Saturday Night
Hugh Jackman, The Music Man
Rob McClure, Mrs. Doubtfire
Jaquel Spivey, A Strange Loop


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical

Winner: Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square

Sharon D Clarke, Caroline, or Change
Carmen Cusack, Flying Over Sunset
Sutton Foster, The Music Man
Mare Winningham, Girl From the North Country

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play

Winner: Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy

Adam Godley, The Lehman Trilogy
Adrian Lester, The Lehman Trilogy
David Morse, How I Learned to Drive
Sam Rockwell, American Buffalo
Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Lackawanna Blues
David Threlfall, Hangmen

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play

Winner: Deirdre O'Connell, Dana H.

Gabby Beans, The Skin of Our Teeth
LaChanze, Trouble in Mind
Ruth Negga, Macbeth
Mary-Louise Parker, How I Learned to Drive

For the complete list of this year’s winners (and nominees), visit tonyawards.com.