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13 must-know moments from inside the Tony Awards press room

Sarah Paulson, Jeremy Strong, Kara Young, Will Brill and more share previously unknown details about their respective shows, react to the broadcast in real time and celebrate Broadway.

Kara Young poses with the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Tony Award for "Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch" during the The 77th Annual Tony Awards at David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center on June 16, 2024 in New York City (Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

After Broadway News spoke to 2024 Tony Award nominees on this year’s blue carpet, the team headed to the media room on 65th Street. As is tradition, the press corps greeted newly minted Tony Award winners there to gather more in-depth thoughts about their shows, their path to this milestone and more. 

All the while, the Tonys broadcast played (muted) in the background on monitors — but reporters tuned in to the sound via headsets. The overlap of winners in the room and those on the broadcast made for some particularly memorable moments during the 2024 ceremony. 

Here are select highlights of what you didn’t see from home:

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