Tony’s Recap: What Went On At The Biggest Night On Broadway


June 15, 2022

The American Theatre Wing’s 75th Tony Awards returned in dazzling style to New York’s Radio City on Sunday June 12th – and we can’t wait to recap it!

Presented in two parts, the extravaganza was hosted by Darren Criss and Julianne Hough (Part one/pre-ceremony) and the unbeatable Ariana DeBose (main ceremony). Ariana performed an awe-inducing medley, featuring songs from Cabaret, The Wiz, The Sound of Music, Rent, Hamilton, A Chorus Line and Pippin, all whilst wowing us with her incredible dance moves, vocals and stage presence. It truly was a performance to go down in history!

Let’s take a look at some more performances from the awards – plus, the musical theatre category winners.


Who Performed At The Tony’s 2022?

Performances included Ariana DeBose, Hugh Jackman, Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Billy Crystal, and more.

Shows that performed included the casts of MJ: The Musical, Spring Awakening, Company, The Music Man, Six, A Strange Loop, Girl From The North Country and more.

The evening also showcased a moving tribute to the late musical theatre giant, Stephen Sondheim, sung by the legendary Bernadette Peters.


Tony’s 2022 Winners: Musical Theatre Highlights

The night was full of triumphant wins and incredible recognition for those in theatre, with Company, MJ and more taking home a multitude of awards. Take a look at the musical theatre winner highlights here:

Lifetime Achievement Award – Angela Lansbury

Best musical – A Strange Loop 

Best revival of a musical – Company

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical – Myles Frost, MJ

Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a musicalJoaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square

Best performance by an actor in a featured role in a musical – Matt Doyle, Company

Best performance by an actress in a featured role in a musical – Patti LuPone, Company 

Best direction of a musical – Marianne Elliott, Company

Best book of a musical – A Strange Loop, Michael R Jackson

Best sound design of a musical – MJ The Musical, Gareth Owen

Best original score – SIX: The Musical, Music and lyrics: Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss

Best costume design of a musical – Gabriella Slade, SIX: The Musical

Best original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theatre – SIX: The Musical (Music and lyrics by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss)

Best choreography – Christopher Wheeldon, MJ 

Best scenic design of a musical – Bunny Christie, Company

Best direction of a musical – Marianna Elliott, Company 


Special Winner Mentions: Gareth Owen, Jennifer Hudson and Natasha Katz

Some special mentions from us are in order for some of the talented Tony winners over the weekend.

Gareth Owen, the Sound Designer for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella in London, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at The London Palladium and Starlight Express in Bochum, won a well-deserved Tony at the ceremony for Best Sound Design of a Musical for MJ the Musical. 

Jennifer Hudson also starred in the 2019 Cats movie as Grizabella, and received a Tony this weekend for her work as the producer of A Strange Loop, which won Best Musical. This addition means that she has achieved coveted EGOT status, having won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and Tony. There are only 16 other individuals with EGOT status – including Andrew Lloyd Webber himself.

Lastly, the incredible Natasha Katz won Best Lighting Design of a Musical for her work on MJ, and also worked on Andrew’s School of Rock the Musical, as well as Cats on Broadway. 

A massive congratulations to all of the winners. We’re already counting down the days until the 76th Tony’s!







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