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The 2017 Tony Awards

Dear Evan Hansen honored with 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, on Broadway’s biggest night on June 11, 2017

Rachel Bay Jones (Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical) “Dear Evan Hansen” Ben Platt (Winner Best Actor in a Musical “Dear Evan Hansen”

Dear Evan Hansen honored with 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, on Broadway’s biggest night on June 11, 2017

Hello Dolly! Wins 4 Awards, Oslo is Best Play, and Indecent wins 2 Awards the 71st Annual Tony Award celebration hosted by Kevin Spacey live from Radio City Music Hall.

Dear Evan Hansen, a daring story about lies and loneliness in high school, began its journey to Broadway as critical acclaimed Off-Broadway Second Stage production. The musical about loner, who improves his social standing when he becomes intimately involved with the grieving family of a classmate, who has killed himself is both daring and original.

Here’s a look at the tally of the winners: 
Dear Evan Hansen – 6
Hello, Dolly! – 4
Indecent – 2
Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes – 2
Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 – 2
Oslo – 2
Bandstand – 1
Come From Away – 1
A Doll’s House, Part 2 – 1
Jitney – 1
The Play Goes Wrong – 1
Present Laughter – 1
For a Complete List of Winners Click Here

Photography: Barry Gordin

Bette Midler (Winner Best Actress in a Musical) “Hello, Dolly!”
Rebecca Taichman (Winner Best Direction of a Play “Indecent”
Rachel Bay Jones (Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical) “Dear Evan Hansen”
Dear Evan Hansen
Michael Aronov (Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play “Oslo”
Cynthia Nixon (Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play)
Lillian Hellman’s “The Little Foxes”
Gavin Creel (Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical) “Hello Dolly!”
Bradley King (Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical) “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812”
Andy Blankenbuehler (Winner Best Choreography) “Bandstand”
Steven Levenson, Ben Pasek (Winners Best Score) “Dear Evan Hansen”
Alex Lacamoire (Winner Best Orchestrations “Dear Evan Hansen”
Christopher Ashley (Winner Best Direction of a Musical) “Come From Away”
Ben Platt (Winner Best Actor in a Musical) “Dear Evan Hansen”
Playwright J.T. Rogers (Winner Best Play “Oslo”