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Tonys 2018: all the winners at the 72nd annual awards

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Rachel Bloom poses with a T-shirt caricature of Stephen Sondheim at the 2018 Tonys.
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The 72nd annual Tony Awards kicked off Sunday evening at Radio City Music Hall, honoring the best and brightest of Broadway for the 2017-’18 season. Co-hosts Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban played it low-key in a ceremony that, unusually, saw more attention focused on the year’s two biggest plays — Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and the landmark revival of Angels in America — than to the musicals.

The 2018 season featured a lighter crop of musicals compared to 2016’s Hamilton and last year’s Dear Evan Hansen. That meant that Cursed Child, the only new play nominee still running, even snagged a nomination for Best Choreography. Yet despite glitzier musicals like Spongebob and Mean Girls leading the musicals field, it was the underdog musical The Band’s Visit that swept the ceremony. The musical, about an accidental meeting in small-town Israel between locals and a group of Egyptian musicians, won 10 of its 11 nominations, including Best Musical. Meanwhile Cursed Child dominated in the play category, picking up a slew of technical wins and the nod for Best Play.

In the acting category, Andrew Garfield’s Angels performance as prophet Prior Walter edged out veteran stage actor Mark Rylance, who received his fourth Tony nomination for Farinelli and the King, while Garfield’s co-star Nathan Lane picked up his third Tony win for his role as infamous real-life lawyer Roy Cohn.

“It is the profound privilege of my life to play Prior Walter, because he represents the spirit of the LGBTQ community,” Garfield said in his acceptance speech. ”We are all sacred and we all belong, so let’s just bake a cake for everyone who wants a cake to be baked.”

Here are all the winners at the 72nd annual Tony Awards.

The 2018 Tony Award winners

Kristen Sieh, John Cariani, Alok Tewari, Andrew Polk, George Abud in THE BAND’S VISIT Matthew Murphy

Best Musical

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 Musical

Tony Shalhoub, The Band’s Visit

Best Revival of a Musical

Once on This Island

Best Play

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Best Revival of a Play

Angels in America

Best Original Score

David Yazkbek, The Band’s Visit

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

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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 Actor in a Featured Role in a Play

Nathan Lane, Angels in America

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical

Lindsay Mendez, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

Laurie Metcalf, Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women

Best Book of a Musical

The Band’s Visit, Itamar Moses

Best Orchestrations

Jamshied Sharifi, The Band’s Visit

Best Choreography

Justin Peck, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel

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 Scenic Design of a Musical

David Zinn, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play

Christine Jones, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Best Costume Design of a Musical

Catherine Zuber, My Fair Lady

Best Costume Design of a Play

Katrina Lindsay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

Best Lighting Design of a Musical

Tyler Micoleau, The Band’s Visit

Best Lighting Design of a Play

Neil Austin, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two

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Non-competitive awards

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre

Chita Rivera

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award

Nick Scandalios

Regional Theatre Tony Award

La MaMa E.T.C.

Special Tony Award

John Leguizamo, for his body of work and for his commitment to the theatre

Bruce Springsteen, for his ongoing engagement Springsteen on Broadway, a once-in-a-lifetime theatregoing experience for the Broadway stage

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre

Sara Krulwich

Bessie Nelson

Ernest Winzer Cleaners

2018 Excellence in Theatre Education Award

Melody Herzfeld, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

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