Tony Awards: The Winners List

4:55 PM 6/12/2016

by Kimberly Nordyke

The awards struck a somber tone in the opening moments as host James Corden paid tribute to the victims of the Orlando shooting.

Best Musical Hamilton Tony Awards - Getty - H 2016
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Best Musical Hamilton Tony Awards - Getty - H 2016

Broadway honored its best Sunday night in New York.

The awards were handed out in a June 12 ceremony at 8 p.m., airing live on CBS (tape-delayed on the West Coast) from New York City's Beacon TheatreJames Corden made his debut as the annual event's emcee.

Hamilton led the race with a historic 16 nominations, winning 11 awards, including best musical. The Humans, The Color Purple and A View From the Bridge also took home top honors.

In his monologue, host James Corden addressed the tragic Orlando shooting, which took place earlier in the day.

"Our hearts go out to all of those affected by this atrocity," Corden said in part. "You're not on your own. Your tragedy is our tragedy. Hate will never win. We have to make sure of that. Tonight's show stands as a symbol of that principle."

Also during the show, the American Theatre Wing — which hands out the Tonys — announced its new Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, which is being funded with a $1.3 million, three-year grant from Lloyd Webber, that will support theater education opportunities for underserved young people and under-resourced public schools around the United States.

A full list of winners is below.

  • Best Play

    The Humans (WINNER)

    Eclipsed?

    The Father?

    ?King Charles III

  • Best Musical

    Hamilton (WINNER)

    ?Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed?

    Waitress?

    School of Rock: The Musical

    ?Bright Star

  • Best Revival of a Play

    ?Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge? (WINNER)

    Arthur Miller's The Crucible

    Blackbird?

    Long Day's Journey Into Night?

    Noises Off

  • Best Revival of a Musical

    The Color Purple? (WINNER)

    Fiddler on the Roof

    ?She Loves Me?

    Spring Awakening

  • Best Book of a Musical

    ?Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda? (WINNER)

    Bright Star, Steve Martin

    School of Rock: The Musical, Julian Fellowes

    ?Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, George C. Wolfe

  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

    Hamilton? (WINNER)

    Music & Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda

    Bright Star?

    Music: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell

    ?Lyrics: Edie Brickell

    School of Rock: The Musical

    ?Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber?

    Lyrics: Glenn Slater

    Waitress?

    Music & Lyrics: Sara Bareilles

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

    Frank LangellaThe Father (WINNER)

    Gabriel Byrne, Long Day's Journey Into Night

    ?Jeff Daniels, Blackbird?

    ?Tim Pigott-Smith, King Charles III

    ?Mark Strong, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

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

    Jessica Lange, Long Day's Journey Into Night? (WINNER)

    Laurie Metcalf, Misery?

    Lupita Nyong'oEclipsed?

    Sophie OkonedoArthur Miller's The Crucible

    ?Michelle Williams, Blackbird

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

    ?Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton (WINNER)

    Alex BrightmanSchool of Rock: The Musical

    ?Danny BursteinFiddler on the Roof?

    Zachary Levi, She Loves Me

    ?Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

     

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

    ?Cynthia ErivoThe Color Purple (WINNER)

    Laura BenantiShe Loves Me

    ?Carmen Cusack, Bright Star

    ?Jessie Mueller, Waitress

    ?Phillipa SooHamilton

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

    Reed BirneyThe Humans (WINNER)

    ?Bill Camp, Arthur Miller's The Crucible?

    David FurrNoises Off?

    Richard GouldingKing Charles III

    ?Michael Shannon, Long Day's Journey Into Night

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

    ?Jayne HoudyshellThe Humans? (WINNER)

    Pascale Armand, Eclipsed

    ?Megan HiltyNoises Off

    Andrea Martin, Noises Off?

    Saycon SengblohEclipsed

  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical

    Daveed DiggsHamilton (WINNER)

    ?Brandon Victor Dixon, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed?

    Christopher Fitzgerald, Waitress?

    Jonathan GroffHamilton

    ?Christopher Jackson, Hamilton

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

    ?Renée Elise GoldsberryHamilton? (WINNER)

    Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple

    Jane KrakowskiShe Loves Me?

    Jennifer SimardDisaster!?

    Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

  • Best Scenic Design of a Play

    ?David ZinnThe Humans (WINNER)

    Beowulf BorittThérèse Raquin

    ?Christopher OramHughie

    ?Jan VersweyveldArthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

     

  • Best Scenic Design of a Musical

    David Rockwell, She Loves Me (WINNER)

    Es Devlin & Finn Ross, American Psycho

    ?David KorinsHamilton?

    Santo LoquastoShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed?

     

  • Best Costume Design of a Play

    ?Clint Ramos, Eclipsed? (WINNER)

    Jane Greenwood, Long Day's Journey Into Night?

    Michael Krass, Noises Off

    Tom ScuttKing Charles III

  • Best Costume Design of a Musical

    Paul TazewellHamilton (WINNER)

    Gregg Barnes, Tuck Everlasting

    ?Jeff MahshieShe Loves Me?

    Ann Roth, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed?

     

  • Best Lighting Design of a Play

    Natasha Katz, Long Day's Journey Into Night (WINNER)

    ?Justin Townsend, The Humans?

    Jan VersweyveldArthur Miller's The Crucible?

    Jan VersweyveldArthur Miller's A View from the Bridge

  • Best Lighting Design of a Musical

    Howell BinkleyHamilton (WINNER)

    ?Jules Fisher & Peggy EisenhauerShuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

    Ben Stanton, Spring Awakening?

    Justin Townsend, American Psycho

  • Best Direction of a Play

    Ivo Van Hove, Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge (WINNER)

    Rupert Goold, King Charles III?

    Jonathan Kent, Long Day's Journey Into Night?

    Joe MantelloThe Humans

    ?Liesl Tommy, Eclipsed?

     

  • Best Direction of a Musical

    ?Thomas KailHamilton? (WINNER)

    Michael Arden, Spring Awakening?

    John Doyle, The Color Purple

    ?Scott Ellis, She Loves Me

    George C. Wolfe, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

  • Best Choreography

    Andy BlankenbuehlerHamilton (WINNER)

    ?Savion Glover, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed?

    Hofesh ShechterFiddler on the Roof

    ?Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea?

    Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan

  • Best Orchestrations

    Alex LacamoireHamilton (WINNER)

    August EriksmoenBright Star

    ?Larry HochmanShe Loves Me?

    ?Daryl Waters, Shuffle Along, Or the Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed

  • Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

    Sheldon Harnick

    Marshall W. Mason

  • Special Tony Award

    National Endowment for the Arts

    Miles Wilkin

  • Regional Theatre Tony Award

    Paper Mill Playhouse; Millburn, NJ

  • Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

    Brian Stokes Mitchell

  • Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

    Seth Gelblum

    Joan Lader

    Sally Ann Parsons