Inclusion shines at the Tony Awards

Rachita Salian
Rachita Salian
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Inclusion Shines At The Tony Awards
Inclusion shines at the Tony Awards

The 75th Tony Awards ceremony shone for showing that inclusion is paramount in the theater. From the Radio City Music Hall in New York, the ceremony that rewards the best of Broadway shows gave the most important award for Best Musical to Strange Loop“, a performance that tells the story of Usher, a queer writer who writes a musical about a black queer writer who writes a musical.

This work also allowed Jennifer Hudson to become one of the few artists that make up the EGOT list, an industry ending with which the few who have managed to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and an Oscar are called. Tony. The 40-year-old actress achieved this status with her win for producing “A Strange Loop.”
“This brilliant and playful masterpiece exposes the heart and soul of a young artist struggling with her desires, identity, and instincts that she loves and hates,” Hudson said before the musical performance.

This play was also the most nominated of the night with 11 nominations, however, during the show, the awards stood out for “The Lehman Trilogy”, which won the award for Best Play, and “Company”, which won the award for Best Musical Comeback.

Also among the favorites was MJ, starring Myles Frost, the 23-year-old performer who brings Michael Jackson to life in a tribute that relives the singer’s story as he prepares for the 1992 Dangerous world tour.

Frost dedicated the award to his mother, whom he credited for raising “a strong black man.”

“I only pray that what I am making you proud,” said Myles, who earlier offered a musical number that was presented by the two children of ‘The pop legend’: Prince and Paris Jackson. 

One of the most awarded as “Company”, with five awards. This staging changed from the classic Stephen Sondheim musical to a more female-centric story.

Joaquina Kalukango was in charge of consolidating the power of African-Americans in this show, because not only did she make the audience stand up after the “Paradise Square” musical, whose interpretation of the program’s anthem “Let it Burn” moved the entire audience public, but also won the award for best leading actress in a musical “‘Paradise Square’ examines the conflict between Irish-Americans and African-Americans during the Civil War,” said the actress.

Among other presentations, there was also an In memoriam directed by Billy Porter in which the memory of actors such as William Hurt, Sidney Poitier, Peter Scolari, Robert Morse, Joan Didion, and Stephen Sondheim was honored. In social networks, actor John Stamos spoke out against the fact that actor Bob Saget, who died in January 2022, was not included in the list.

The night’s host was Ariana DeBose, who just won an Oscar for her performance in Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story.” In addition, figures such as Angela Lansbury were honored for her career in the theater and James C. Nicola, who received a Special Tony Award.

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