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‘Stereophonic’ and ‘The Outsiders’ take top honors at 2024 Tony Awards

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(top) the cast of “Stereophonic”; (bottom) the cast of “The Outsiders” (Credit: Julieta Cervantes; Matthew Murphy)

Winners of the 2024 Tony Awards have been revealed.

“Stereophonic,” which entered the evening with 13 nominations — a record for a straight play — won five awards, including Best Play. The David Adjmi drama with music was the ceremony’s most-decorated production.

“The Outsiders” was named Best Musical, winning four awards (out of 12 nominations total).

The award for Best Revival of a Musical went to “Merrily We Roll Along,” which won three additional awards.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ “Appropriate” was awarded Best Revival of a Play, one of its three accolades.

The 77th annual Tony Awards, which honored Broadway productions of the 2023-2024 season, took place on June 16 at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater.

The full list of winners are noted below in bold and with an asterisk.

Best Musical
“Hell’s Kitchen”
*“The Outsiders”
“Water for Elephants”

Best Play
“Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”
“Mary Jane”
“Mother Play”
“Prayer for the French Republic”

Best Revival of a Musical
“Gutenberg! The Musical!”
*“Merrily We Roll Along”
“The Who’s Tommy”

Best Revival of a Play
“An Enemy of the People,” New Version: Amy Herzog
*“Appropriate,” Author: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
“Purlie Victorious”

Best Book of a Musical
Kristoffer Diaz, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Bekah Brunstetter, “The Notebook”
Adam Rapp and Justin Levine, “The Outsiders”
*Shaina Taub, “Suffs”
Rick Elice, “Water for Elephants”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Adam Guettel (music and lyrics), “Days of Wine and Roses”
David Byrne (music and lyrics) and Fatboy Slim (music), “Here Lies Love”
Will Butler (music and lyrics), “Stereophonic”
*Shaina Taub (music and lyrics), “Suffs”
Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Justin Levine (music and lyrics), “The Outsiders”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Brody Grant, “The Outsiders”
*Jonathan Groff, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Dorian Harewood, “The Notebook”
Brian d’Arcy James, “Days of Wine and Roses”
Eddie Redmayne, “Cabaret”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Eden Espinosa, “Lempicka”
*Maleah Joi Moon, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Kelli O’Hara, “Days of Wine and Roses”
Maryann Plunkett, “The Notebook”
Gayle Rankin, “Cabaret”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
William Jackson Harper, “Uncle Vanya”
Leslie Odom Jr., “Purlie Victorious”
Liev Schreiber, “Doubt”
*Jeremy Strong, “An Enemy of the People”
Michael Stuhlbarg, “Patriots”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Betsy Aidem, “Prayer for the French Republic”
Jessica Lange, “Mother Play”
Rachel McAdams, “Mary Jane”
*Sarah Paulson, “Appropriate”
Amy Ryan, “Doubt”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Roger Bart, “Back to the Future: The Musical”
Joshua Boone, “The Outsiders”
Brandon Victor Dixon, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Sky Lakota-Lynch, “The Outsiders”
*Daniel Radcliffe, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Steven Skybell, “Cabaret”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Shoshana Bean, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Amber Iman, “Lempicka”
Nikki M. James, “Suffs”
Leslie Rodriguez Kritzer, “Spamalot”
*Kecia Lewis, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Lindsay Mendez, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Bebe Neuwirth, “Cabaret”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Quincy Tyler Bernstine, “Doubt”
Juliana Canfield, “Stereophonic”
Celia Keenan-Bolger, “Mother Play”
Sarah Pidgeon, “Stereophonic”
*Kara Young, “Purlie Victorious”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
*Will Brill, “Stereophonic”
Eli Gelb, “Stereophonic”
Jim Parsons, “Mother Play”
Tom Pecinka, “Stereophonic”
Corey Stoll, “Appropriate”

Best Direction of a Musical
Maria Friedman, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Michael Greif, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Leigh Silverman, “Suffs”
Jessica Stone, “Water for Elephants”
*Danya Taymor, “The Outsiders”

Best Direction of a Play
*Daniel Aukin, “Stereophonic”
Anne Kauffman, “Mary Jane”
Kenny Leon, “Purlie Victorious”
Lila Neugebauer, “Appropriate”
Whitney White, “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”

Best Choreography
Annie-B Parson, “Here Lies Love”
Camille A. Brown, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman, “The Outsiders”
*Justin Peck, “Illinoise”
Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll, “Water for Elephants”

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Isabella Byrd, “An Enemy of the People”
Amith Chandrashaker, “Prayer for the French Republic”
Jiyoun Chang, “Stereophonic”
*Jane Cox, “Appropriate”
Natasha Katz, “Grey House”

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Brandon Stirling Baker, “Illinoise"
Isabella Byrd, “Cabaret”
Natasha Katz, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Bradley King and David Bengali, “Water for Elephants”
*Brian MacDevitt and Hana S. Kim, “The Outsiders”

Best Sound Design of a Musical
M.L. Dogg and Cody Spencer, “Here Lies Love”
Kai Harada, “Merrily We Roll Along”
Nick Lidster for Autograph, “Cabaret”
Gareth Owen, “Hell’s Kitchen”
*Cody Spencer, “The Outsiders”

Best Sound Design of a Play
Justin Ellington and Stefania Bulbarella, “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”
Leah Gelpe, “Mary Jane”
Tom Gibbons, “Grey House”
Bray Poor and Will Pickens, “Appropriate”
*Ryan Rumery, “Stereophonic”

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian, “The Outsiders”
Robert Brill and Peter Nigrini, “Hell’s Kitchen”
Takeshi Kata, “Water for Elephants”
David Korins, “Here Lies Love”
Riccardo Hernández and Peter Nigrini, “Lempicka”
Tim Hatley and Finn Ross, “Back to the Future: The Musical“
*Tom Scutt, “Cabaret”

Best Scenic Design of a Play
dots, “Appropriate”
dots, “An Enemy of the People”
Derek McLane, “Purlie Victorious”
David Zinn, “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”
*David Zinn, “Stereophonic”

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Dede Ayite, “Hell’s Kitchen”
*Linda Cho, “The Great Gatsby”
David Israel Reynoso, “Water for Elephants”
Tom Scutt, “Cabaret”
Paul Tazewell, “Suffs”

Best Costume Design of a Play
Dede Ayite, “Appropriate”
*Dede Ayite, “Jaja’s African Hair Braiding”
Enver Chakartash, “Stereophonic”
Emilio Sosa, “Purlie Victorious”
David Zinn, “An Enemy of the People”

Best Orchestrations
Timo Andres, “Illinoise”
Will Butler and Justin Craig, “Stereophonic”
Justin Levine, Matt Hinkley and Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance), “The Outsiders”
Tom Kitt and Adam Blackstone, “Hell’s Kitchen”
*Jonathan Tunick, “Merrily We Roll Along”

Non-competitive special awards:

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
Jack O’Brien
George C. Wolfe

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Billy Porter

Special Award
Alex Edelman
Abe Jacob
Nikiya Mathis

Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre
Wendall K. Harrington
Colleen Jennings-Roggensack
Judith O. Rubin
Dramatists Guild Foundation
Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts

Regional Theatre Award
Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Excellence in Theatre Education Award
CJay Philip

Total wins by production:
“Stereophonic” — 5
“Merrily We Roll Along” — 4
“The Outsiders” — 4
“Appropriate” — 3
“Hell’s Kitchen” — 2
“Suffs” — 2
“An Enemy of the People” — 1
“Cabaret” — 1
“Illinoise” — 1
“Jaja’s African Hair Braiding” — 1
“Purlie Victorious” — 1
“The Great Gatsby” — 1