‘Moulin Rouge,’ ‘Christmas Carol’ win big at the Tony Awards

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Sept. 26 (UPI) — Moulin Rouge and A Christmas Carol were the big winners at Sunday’s Tony Awards ceremony in New York.

Moulin Rouge star Aaron Tveit and Danny Burstein took home the statuettes for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.

The show also scored the honors for Best Direction of a Musical, Best Sound Design of a Musical, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Costume Design of a Musical.

A Christmas Carol earned the prizes for Best Sound Design of a Play, Best Original Score, Best Lighting Design of a Play, Best Scenic Design of a Play and Best Costume Design of a Play.

Adrienne Warren was presented with the Best Lead Actress in a Musical trophy for her role in Tina.

Lauren Patten won the Tony for Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for Jagged Little Pill. Its author, Diablo Cody, won for Best Book of a Musical.

Andrew Burnap and Lois Smith won for Best Lead Actor and Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for The Inheritance. Stephen Daldry picked up the Tony for Best Direction of a Play for helming the production.

David Alan Grier earned the Best Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for his work in A Soldier’s Play and Mary-Louise Parker was named Best Lead Actress in a Play for The Sound Inside.

Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr. are hosting the live event at the Winter Garden Theatre. The gala is airing on CBS and streaming on Paramount+

Jagged Little Pill went into the competition with a leading 15 nominations, followed by Moulin Rouge! The Musical with 14, Slave Play with 12, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical with 12, The Inheritance with 11, A Soldier’s Play with seven, The Sound Inside with six and A Christmas Carol with five.

Most of Broadway’s plays and musicals reopened this month after being closed since March 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Sunday’s Tony Awards are recognizing excellence for the 2019-20 theater season.

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