On June 11, the 76th Tony Awards is back with returning host Oscar winner, Ariana DeBose. The community is here to celebrate the Broadway community and theatergoers at the event held at the United Palace in Washington Heights, New York City.
The ceremony broadcasts on CBS and Paramount+, with the telecast airing from 8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. This year’s telecast will go unscripted due to the ongoing writers’ strike, as reported by Variety on May 18.
New Jersey Urban News writer MARGRIRA is live backstage with exclusive photos, videos and social media updates below. Full story will be available Monday.
Congratulations to Bryan Carter who just won the 2023 Tony Awards for Best Orchestrations for “Some Like It Hot”!
In his acceptance speech, he thanked all of the African American artists of who made the path possible for him.
Backstage, Carter reinforced the need to keep diversity and inclusion moving forward, sharing that when he started, he did not see anyone that looked like him.
“Time for a change,” said Tony Award winner Bryan Carter.
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Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog has won the 2023 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play at the 76th Annual Tony Awards.
In her acceptance speech she called out the fact that there are people in this world, that don’t want people that look like her to live.
In the winners’ room backstage, Parks – who turned 60 this year, made a point that she creates work that explores and encourages “asking the questions” about life and wants to have her work examined not just through the lens of race.
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Alex Newell becomes the first nonbinary performer to win a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
I’ve wanted this entire my life,” exclaimed Newell. “I should not be here. I am a queer, nonbinary, fat kid … don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.”
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J. Harrison Ghee took home the 2023 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical making sure that the assembled guests, global television audience and media knew that they did it their way. Ghee is the second nonbinary Tony Award winner.
“Leopoldstadt,” a multi-generational saga that follows a tight-knit Jewish community through a bloody period of European history, won four prizes, including the statue for Best Play. It is the fifth show by Tom Stoppard to receive a best play award, a record for a playwright.
Feeling incredibly more knowledgeable on corn thanks to this #TonyAwards performance from the company of @Shucked_Musical.— CBS (@CBS) June 12, 2023
We feel compelled to ask, what’s your favorite use of corn? 🌽 pic.twitter.com/lDEA213Qyj
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