All you need to know about Tony Awards 2017

The 71st Tony Awards ceremony took place last night in City Radio City Music Hall, New York.

Tony Prizes stand on the same level as well-known Hollywood Oscars, Emmy TV and Grammy music Awards.

After last year’s show, which took place several hours after the tragedy in Orlando and earned record television ratings, Tony Awards 2017 face a big challenge.

Host Kevin Spacey attends the 2017 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

However, it does not mean that this year’s ceremony was less successful. The most impressive musical showcased during the event was “Dear Evan Hansen”. The movie was about fierce social phobia schoolboy who is concerned about the death of a classmate. A very sensitive role played an actor Ben Platt, a man recently included in the top 100 most influential people on the planet, according to the TIME magazine.

Ben Platt

Overall, Tony Awards 2017 gave away nine prizes.

Yesterday, “Dear Evan Hansen” won six Tony Awards 2017. Those included awards in the following categories: “Best Musical”, “Best Actor” (Platt) and “Best Original Music”. It was also revealed that musing for the movie was written by Oscar-winning songwriters from “La La Lend” movie, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Furthermore, “Hello, Dolly!” won in four Tony ceremony categories, including “Best Revived Musical”. Bette Midler received Tony Awards 2017 for the best main role in the musical.

Bette Midler

Although pieces were left behind musicals, they still received a couple of prizes. To start with, Kevin Kline won his third Tony Award. In addition, Cynthia Nixon won her second Tony Award for “Sex and the City”. Finally, Laurie Metcalf, who left behind superstars Cate Blanchett, Sally Field and Laura Linney, received her first Tony Award.

Laurie Metcalf


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