2018 Tony Awards Roundup

'The Band's Visit' stakes its claim as the perfect story for America in 2018

The atmospheric and ethereal The Band’s Visit led the 2018 Tony Awards with 10 wins, including Best Musical, Best Director and Best Leading Actor and Actress in a Musical and Best Score for Composer and David Yazbek (although TV viewers didn’t get to see his acceptance speech).

Katrina Lenk and Tony Shaloub in The Band's Visit. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Katrina Lenk and Tony Shaloub in The Band’s Visit. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2, a drama of five hours that must be seen in two sittings, took home the award for Best Play, one of its six awards.

Once on This Island, with its immersive staging – highlighted by several chickens and a goat onstage – earned the award for Best Revival of a Musical, and Justin Peck took home the statue for Best Choreography for Carousel.

Angels in America took home three awards, including Best Revival of Play.

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban co-hosted the event, starting the evening off with a song they penned (along with composer Shaina Taub) to cheekily remind the audience that most of them would go home emptyhanded. “This is for the people who lose, ’cause most of us have been in your shoes…”

Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Chita Rivera were awarded Lifetime Achievement Awards.

But perhaps the most poignant moment of the evening was the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Drama Club’s rendition of “Seasons of Love.”

Complete List of Winners:

Best Musical
The Band’s Visit

Best Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2

Best Revival of a Musical
Once On This Island

Best Revival of a Play
Angels in America

Leading Actor in a Musical
Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit

Leading Actress in a Musical
Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit

Leading Actress in a Play
Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women

Leading Actor in a Play
Andrew Garfield, Angels in America

Featured Actress in a Play
Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women

Featured Actor in a Play
Nathan Lane, Angels in America

Featured Actress in a Musical
Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Featured Actor in a Musical
Ari’el Stachel, The Band’s Visit

Director of a Musical
David Cromer, The Band’s Visit

Director of a Play
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2

Score
David Yazbek, The Band’s Visit

Book of a Musical
Itamar Moses, The Band’s Visit

Choreography
Justin Peck, Carousel

Costume Design of a Play
Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2

Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Set Design of a Play
Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2

Set Design of a Musical
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants

Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2

Lighting Design of a Musical
Tyler Micoleau, The Band’s Visit

Orchestrations
Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit

Sound Design of a Play
Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2

Sound Design of a Musical
Kai Harada, The Band’s Visit

The 2018 Tony Awards were broadcast on CBS on Sunday, June 10th 2018.

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Nicole Hertvik
A reformed child actor, Nicole got her B.A. in English Literature before wandering the globe for a decade, writing and teaching English in Prague, San Francisco, Buenos Aires, and Paris. She eventually landed in NYC where she received a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and dabbled in theater as an actor, script reader and dramaturg. Thrilled by the strong and diverse theater community she discovered in DC, Nicole wakes up every morning excited to contribute to DC Metro Theater Arts. Nicole is currently working on a master's degree in journalism at Georgetown University. Email: nicole@dcmetrotheaterarts.com, Instagram: @nicolehertvik, Twitter: @nicolehertvik, Facebook: Nicole Hertvik.