(from The New York Times, 6/12, compiled by Rachel Sherman; Photo:  Ben Power accepting the Tony for best new play for “The Lehman Trilogy.”Credit…Sara Krulwich/The New York Times.)

The Tony Awards were back at Radio City Music Hall for the first time since June 2019. The awards ceremony, which honors the plays and musicals staged on Broadway and resumed its traditional calendar after a long pandemic disruption, honored work that opened on Broadway between Feb. 20, 2020, and May 4, 2022. (“Girl From the North Country” opened on March 5, 2020, just a week before theaters shut down for the pandemic.)

Ariana DeBose, the former Broadway understudy turned Oscar winner, hosted the three-hour broadcast portion of the Tony Awards on CBS, which was preceded by a one-hour segment hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough on Paramount+. “A Strange Loop” won best musical and “The Lehman Trilogy” was awarded best play at a glittering ceremony celebrating Broadway’s comeback. Myles Frost won his first Tony for best leading actor in a musical for “MJ,” his Broadway (and professional acting) debut. And there were performances from some of the past year’s most prominent musicals: “Company,” “Girl From the North Country” and “Paradise Square,” among others.

A complete list of winners is below.


Best Musical

“A Strange Loop”

Best Revival of a Musical


Best Play

“The Lehman Trilogy”

Best Revival of a Play

“Take Me Out”

Best Book of a Musical

Michael R. Jackson, “A Strange Loop”

Best Original Score

“Six: The Musical,” music and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss

 Best Direction of a Play

Sam Mendes, “The Lehman Trilogy”

 Best Direction of a Musical

Marianne Elliott, “Company”

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Simon Russell Beale, “The Lehman Trilogy”

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Deirdre O’Connell, “Dana. H”

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Myles Frost, “MJ”

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Joaquina Kalukango, “Paradise Square”

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