The Tony Awards livestreamed on Paramount+ Sunday night from the Winter Garden Theatre, followed by a two-hour CBS concert special titled Broadway’s Back! The awards ceremony kicked off at 7 pm EST and was hosted by Audra McDonald. The concert portion was hosted by Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. and featured performances from nominated musicals, including nominated musicals Moulin Rouge! The Musical, Jagged Little Pill and Tina: The Tina Turner Musical. It ended with the biggest prizes of the evening: Best Musical, Best Play and Best Revival of a Play.
The Inheritance won Best Play, and Andrew Burnap won Lead for his role in it. Moulin Rouge won Best Musical and Best Direction for a Musical. A Soldier’s Play snagged Best Revival of a Play and Best Performance for David Alan Grier.
Before the pandemic, the Tonys were set for June of 2020, but as the entertainment industry and world shut down, they were scuttled, and postponed twice. During the pandemic, several beloved stars, including Nick Cordero and Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally succumbed to COVID-19.