The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Win Big at 2018 Tony Awards

Tony Awards   The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Win Big at 2018 Tony Awards
 
The Broadway revival of Angels in America also took top honors at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards.
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The intimate chamber musical The Band’s Visit, which transferred to Broadway last fall following a sold-out world-premiere run at the Atlantic Theater Company Off-Broadway, was the biggest winner at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, which were presented June 10 at Radio City Music Hall.

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Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk Matthew Murphy

Tony voters responded to composer David Yazbek and playwright Itamar Moses’ adaptation of the 2007 film by Eran Kolirin about an Egyptian police band stranded in a remote village in the Israeli desert, awarding it ten Tony Awards in total, including Best Musical.

The Band’s Visit earned Tony Awards for Best Original Score, Best Book, Best Direction (David Cromer), Best Orchestrations (Jamshied Sharifi), Best Sound Design (Kai Harada), and Best Lighting Design (Tyler Micoleau).

Cast members Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, and Ari'el Stachel became first-time Tony Award winners for their performances as strangers whose lives are changed in subtle and profound ways over the course of one evening.

The London-born juggernaut Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a two-part theatrical event that opened at Broadway’s Lyric Theatre in April following a 2016 West End premiere, followed with six awards including Best Play.

The production also earned Best Direction for John Tiffany and swept in the creative awards category—winning Best Costume Design (Katrina Lindsay), Best Scenic Design (Christine Jones), Best Lighting Design (Neil Austin), and Best Sound Design (Gareth Fry).

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Noma Dumezweni, Jamie Parker, and Paul Thornley Manuel Harlan

The National Theatre’s acclaimed Broadway transfer of Angels in America, which was nominated for 11 Tonys (the most-nominated play in Broadway history) won the Tony for Best Revival of a Play, in addition to acting honors for Nathan Lane (Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play as Roy Cohn) and Andrew Garfield (Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play as Prior Walter).

Click here for a full list of the 2018 Tony Award nominations.

Winners follow:

Best Musical
The Band's Visit

Best Play
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two, by Jack Thorne

Best Revival of a Musical
Once On This Island

Best Revival of a Play
Angels in America

Best Book of a Musical
The Band's Visit, Itamar Moses

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
The Band's Visit, David Yazbek

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Tony Shalhoub, The Band's Visit

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Katrina Lenk, The Band's Visit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Andrew Garfield, Angels in America

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Glenda Jackson, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ari'el Stachel, The Band's Visit

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Nathan Lane, Angels in America

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women

Best Direction of a Play
John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Best Direction of a Musical
David Cromer, The Band's Visit

Best Choreography
Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play
Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

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

Best Sound Design of a Play
Gareth Fry, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

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

Best Orchestrations
Jamshied Sharifi, The Band's Visit

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