Winners recognized for excellence in producing for Best Musical winner "Hadestown," Best Play winner "The Ferryman," and Best Revival of a Musical winner "Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!"

Courtesy of the American Theatre Wing

Eleven NYU alumni from the Tisch School of the Arts; the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; the Stern School of Business; the Gallatin School of Individualized Study; and the School of Law won Tony Awards last night, recognizing excellence in producing, writing, and acting. The awards, presented by the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, and hosted by James Corden, were held at Radio City Music Hall.

In addition, Michael McElroy, founder of Broadway Inspirational Voices and associate arts professor at Tisch, received a Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theater. Ali Stroker (TSOA '09) became the first person who uses a wheelchair to be nominated for and win a Tony Award for her role as Ado Annie in the Broadway revival of the musical Oklahoma!.

Now in their 73rd year, the American Theatre Wing’s Annual Antoinette Perry “Tony” Awards® honor excellence on Broadway in 26 competitive categories. The nominees are selected by rotating group of approximately 50 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. Tony Award winners are selected by 831 designated Tony voters comprised of producers, performers, and other industry professionals.

NYU alumni winners for 2019 include the following:

Best Musical
Hunter Arnold (STERN '13), Producer, Hadestown
Craig Balsam (LAW '86), Producer, Hadestown
Linda Bernstein Rubin (GAL '75), Producer, Hadestown
Tom Kirdahy (WSC '85, LAW '88), Producer, Hadestown
Manny Klausner (LAW '62), Producer, Hadestown

Best Play
Christopher Ketner (STEINHARDT '09), Producer, The Ferryman

Best Revival of a Musical
Caleb Hammons (TSOA '07), Producer, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
André De Shields (GAL '91), Hadestown

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Ali Stroker (TSOA '09), Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Bradley King (TSOA '05), Hadestown

Best Direction of a Musical
Rachel Chavkin (TSOA '02), Hadestown

Read more on the Tony Awards website.

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