The Tony Awards are the evening when theater lovers honor the better of Broadway — the reveals and the artists that loom largest every season. But it’s additionally a second of selling — the one evening when thousands and thousands of tv viewers are fascinated with theater, and a chance to introduce them to performs and musicals that always have simply opened.
For 1 / 4 century, Sara Krulwich has been photographing the awards ceremony for The New York Times with a lot authority and talent that final 12 months she was granted a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater. And this 12 months she’s again at Radio City Music Hall, standing by the teleprompters in the middle of the auditorium, pointing a big Canon digicam at the stage and on the lookout for moments which may stand out — a stirring tune, a placing emotion, a little bit of visible razzle dazzle.
She information roughly in actual time — making a tough choice on the spot and sending her favorites to the newsroom over an Ethernet cable — and all through the evening we’ll be sharing the better of her work with you. Check again right here for updates.
“Hadestown” received finest musical. Mara Isaacs, the producer, accepted the award.
“The Ferryman” received finest play. Author Jez Butterworth accepted the Tony, then handed it off to his companion, Laura Donnelly.
Cynthia Erivo sang “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” whereas Jason Michael Webb accompanied her on the piano.
Bryan Cranston received finest main actor in a play for his position as Howard Beale in “Network.”
Stephanie J. Block, middle, and the forged of “The Cher Show” carried out “Believe.”
The forged of “Kiss Me Kate” carried out “Too Darn Hot.”
Billy Porter, in an outfit made out of the crimson velvet curtain from Tony-winning “Kinky Boots,” spoke about the excellence in training award, which was accepted by Madeline Michel of Monticello High School in Charlottesville, Va.
[There had been many clothes on the crimson carpet, and men wore them well.]
Reeve Carney, who plays Orpheus in “Hadestown,” performed “Wait for Me.”
Isabelle McCalla, Caitlin Kinnunen and the cast of “The Prom” performed “It’s Time to Dance.”
Taylor Mac, wearing an outfit by the costume designer Matthew Flower, a.k.a. Machine Dazzle, spoke about “Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus.”
Ali Stroker of “Oklahoma!” performed “I Cain’t Say No” and “Oklahoma”. She won for best featured actress in a musical.
Santino Fontana, center, and the cast of “Tootsie” performed “Unstoppable”.
Ephraim Sykes, center, and the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.”
The host James Corden, center, during the opening number.