In celebration of Broadway’s biggest event of the year, we’re looking at some of the recent winners of the Tony Awards. The Tony Awards will be on June 16th on CBS. 

The Tony Awards are named after Antoinette Perry who was the leader of the American Theater Wing during World War II. The first award ceremony was held on April 6, 1947 and 11 Tonys were given out which included Helen Hayes, Arthur Miller, and Ingrid Bergman.  Twenty years later in 1967, the awards were shown on television for the first time. The Tonys became known as one of the finest award shows in the 60s and 70s as well as the first award show to have live performances. In 2020, there was no award show due to the pandemic. The following year, a special ceremony was held in September to honor the winners from 2020. Make sure to tune into the show on June 16th to catch performances from this year’s nominees. 

Let’s Look Back on the Last Four Years of the Tony Awards 2019-2024. 

2019

Best Play – The Ferryman

Best Musical – Hadestown

Best Actor Play – Bryan cranston, Network

Best Actor Musical – Santino Fontana, Tootsie

Best Actress Play – Elaine May, The Waverly Gallery

Best Actress Musical – Stephanie J. Block, The Cher Show

2020

Best Play – The Inheritance

Best Musical – Moulin Rouge

Best Actor Play Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance

Best Actor Musical – Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge

Best Actress Play – Mary Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

Best Actress Musical – Adrienne Warren, Tina The Tina Turner Musical

2022

Best Play – The Lehman Trilogy

Best Musical – A Strange Loop

Best Actor Play – Simon Russell Beale, The Lehman Trilogy

Best Actor Musical Myles Frost, MJ

Best Actress Play – Deirdre O’Connell, Dana H

Best Actress Musical Joaquina Kalukango, Paradise Square

2023

Best Play – Leopoldstadt

Best Musical – Kimberly Akimbo

Best Actor Play Sean Hayes, Goodnight Oscar

Best Actor Musical – J. Harrison Ghee, Some Like It Hot

Best Actress Play – Jodie Comer, Prima Facie

Best Actress Musical – Victoria Clark, Kimberly Akimbo

THE MAIN LIBRARY AND KENNEDY BRANCH WILL BE CLOSED ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2024. THE GUTTENBERG RESOURCE CENTER WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 2024.