"There are so many women prepared, so many color artists prepared. We must see this racial and gender diversity also reflected by our critics, "said the director of" Hadestown. "
Unlike many other pieces, based on films or remakes that go directly to the major theaters of New York, "Hadestown" was born as a small project that toured small theater before making the leap.
Among the artists, Santino Fontana ("Tootsie") was the best actor in a musical and Stephanie J. Block the best actress in the same category with "The Cher Show".
The biggest ovation of the public was, however, for Ali Stroker ("Oklahoma!"), Who made history by becoming the first wheelchair actress to beat a Tony.
The best play of the season was "The Ferryman," while the best actor was Bryan Cranston ("Network") and best actress Elaine May ("The Waverly Gallery").
Cranston dedicated the prize to the journalists who are in the line of fire. "The media are not enemies of the people, but demagogues," he said.