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Tony Honors Cocktail Party

PRESENTING THE 2019 TONY HONORS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE AND HONORING THE 2019 SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

June 4, 2019: The Tony Awards held its annual Tony Honors Cocktail Reception at the Sofitel New York. This year’s Tony nominees gathered to celebrate recipients of the 2019 Special Tony Awards and Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. The evening opened with a moving performance by Broadway Inspirational Voices.

Adam Driver, Robin Dearden, Bryan Cranston, Jeff Daniels, Kathleen Rosemary Treado

PRESENTING THE 2019 TONY HONORS FOR EXCELLENCE IN THE THEATRE AND HONORING THE 2019 SPECIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

June 4, 2019: The Tony Awards held its annual Tony Honors Cocktail Reception at the Sofitel New York. This year’s Tony nominees gathered to celebrate recipients of the 2019 Special Tony Awards and Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. The evening opened with a moving performance by Broadway Inspirational Voices.

2019 Tony Honor Recipients include Broadway Inspirational Voices founded by Michael McElroy; Peter Entin, retired Vice President of Theatre Operations for the Shubert Organization; Joseph Blakely Forbes, Founder and President, Scenic Art Studios, Inc. and FDNY Engine 54, Ladder 4, Battalion 9.  

Special Tony Awards were presented to Sonny Tilders and Creature Technology Company,  the creators of the character/puppet “Kong” for King Kong; musical director and arranger Jason Michael Webb and the late actress and advocate Marin Mazzie

The 73rd annual Tony Awards will take place on June 9 at Radio City Music Hall hosted by James Corden.

Jeremy Pope

The evening celebrated Tony Honor recipients Michael McElroy of Broadway Inspirational Voices (2019 Tony Honors recipient), Joseph Blakely Forbes (2019 Tony Honors recipient), Judith Light (2019 Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award Recipient), and Robert Kelley of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley (Regional Theatre Award), Jason Danieley (Special Tony Award), Jason Michael Webb (Special Tony Award), with additional guests including Aaron Glick (Best Play (producer), What the Constitution Means to Me), Andy Grotelueschen (Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Tootsie), Annette Bening (Best Leading Actress in a Play, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons),Barry (Best Play (producer), Choir Boy & Ink),Bartlett Sher (Best Direction of a Play, To Kill a Mockingbird), Bertie Carvel (Best Featured Actor in a Play, Ink), Beth Leavel (Best Leading Actress in a Musical, The Prom), Bob Martin (Best Book of a Musical, The Prom), Bradley King (Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Hadestown), Brooks Ashmanskas (Best Leading Actor in a Musical, The Prom), Camille A. Brown (Best Choreography, Choir Boy), Casey Nicholaw (Best Directon of a Musical, The Prom), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Best Featured Actress in a Play, To Kill a Mockingbird), Chad Beguilin (Best Book of a Musical & Best Original Score, The Prom),Dale Franzen (Best Musical (producer), Hadestown), David Korins (Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Beetlejuice),David Stone ( Best Revival of a Play (producer), The Boys in the Band), Denis Jones (Best Choreography, Tootsie), Derrick Baskin (Best Leading Actor in a Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations), Des McAnuff (Best Direction of a Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations), Dominique Morisseau (Best Book of a Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations), Eddie Perfect (Best Original Score, Beetlejuice), Ephraim Sykes (Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations), Eva Price (Best Revival of a Musical (producer), Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!),Fitz Patton (Bets Sound Design of a Play, Choir Boy), George C. Wolfe (Best Direction of a Play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus), Gideon Glick (Best Featured Actor in a Play, To Kill a Mockingbird),Harold Wheeler (Best Orchestrations, Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations), Jeff Daniels (Best Leading Actor in a Play, To Kill a Mockingbird), Jennifer Tipton (Best Lighting Design of a Play, To Kill a Mockingbird), Jules Fisher (Best Lighting Design of a Play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus),Julie White (Best Featured Actress in a Play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus), Kenneth Posner (Best Lighting Design of a Musical, Beetlejuice), Kristine Nielsen (Best Featured Actress in a Play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus),Larry Hochman (Best Orchestrations, Kiss Me, Kate), Laura Jellinek (Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!), Lilli Cooper (Best Featured Actress in a Musical, Tootsie), Mark Kaufman (Best Musical (producer), Beetlejuice,Mart Crowley (Best Revival of a Play (playwright), The Boys in the Band), Matthew Sklar (Best Original Score, The Prom),Peggy Eisenhauer (Best Lighting Design of a Play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus),Peter Hylenski (Bets Sound Design of a Musical, Beetlejuice & King Kong), Peter Nigrini (Best Scenic Design of a Musical, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations), Rachel Chavkin (Best Direction of a Musical, Hadestown), Richie Jackson (Best Revival of a Play (producer), Torch Song), Robert Horn (Best Book of a Musical, Tootsie), Roy Furman (Lead Producer, King Kong), Ruth Wilson (Best Fatured Actress in a Play, King Lear), Sam Mendes (Best Direction of a Play, The Ferryman),Santo Loquasto (Best Scenic Design of a Play, Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus),Scott Brown (Best Book of a Musical, Beetlejuice),Scott Ellis (Best Direction of a Musical, Tootsie), Stephanie J. Block (Best Leading Actress in a Musical, The Cher Show), Tal Yarden (Best Lighting Design of a Play, Network), Taylor Mac (Best Play (playwright), Gary: A Sequel to Titus Andronicus),Warren Carlyle (Best Choreography, Kiss Me, Kate), William Ivey Long (Best Costume Design of a Musical, Beetlejuice), and many more.

Celia Keenan-Bolger

The American Theatre Wing’s 73rd Annual Tony Awards, hosted James Corden, will air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 9, 2019 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/delayed PT). The Tony Awards, which honors theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway, has been broadcast on CBS since 1978. The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus
Kelli OHara, Beth Leavel, and Brooks Ashmanskas

At The Broadway League, Thomas Schumacher is Chairman and Charlotte St. Martin is President. At the American Theatre Wing, David Henry Hwang is Chair and Heather A. Hitchens is President & CEO. Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss of White Cherry Entertainment are the Executive Producers of the 2019 Tony Awards. Mr. Weiss will also serve as Director of the 2019 Tony Awards.
Photos: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions) & Jenny Anderson