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2020 Tony Award Winners

2020 Tony Award Winners

Moulin Rouge! The Musical won 10 Tony Awards at the 74th annual ceremony, including Best Musical. Alex Timbers was honored for his direction.

A Christmas Carol won 5 Tony Awards including Best Original Score. The Inheritance won 4 Tony Awards including Best Play. A Soldier’s Play won Best Revival of a Play.

Adrienne Warren took home Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, while Aaron Tveit won Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

Hosted this year by Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom Jr., the 74th Annual Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.

A complete list of winners is below.


Best Musical
WINNER: Moulin Rouge! The Musical
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
Jagged Little Pill

Best Play
Grand Horizons by Bess Wohl
WINNER: The Inheritance by Matthew Lopez
Sea Wall/A Life by Simon Stephens & Nick Payne
Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris
The Sound Inside by Adam Rapp

Best Revival of a Play
Betrayal by Harold Pinter
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune by Terrence McNally
WINNER: A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller

Best Book of a Musical
WINNER: Jagged Little Pill, Diablo Cody
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, John Logan
TINA – The Tina Turner Musical, Katori Hall, Frank Ketelaar and Kees Prins

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
WINNER: A Christmas Carol
Music: Christopher Nightingale
The Inheritance
Music: Paul English
The Rose Tattoo
Music: Fitz Patton and Jason Michael Webb
Slave Play
Music: Lindsay Jones
The Sound Inside
Music: Daniel Kluger

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Ian Barford, Linda Vista
WINNER: Andrew Burnap, The Inheritance
Jake Gyllenhaal, Sea Wall/A Life
Tom Hiddleston, Betrayal
Tom Sturridge, Sea Wall/A Life
Blair Underwood, A Soldier’s Play

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Joaquina Kalukango, Slave Play
Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune
WINNER: Mary-Louise Parker, The Sound Inside

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
WINNER: Aaron Tveit, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Karen Olivo, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Elizabeth Stanley, Jagged Little Pill
WINNER: Adrienne Warren, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Ato Blankson-Wood, Slave Play
James Cusati-Moyer, Slave Play
WINNER: David Alan Grier, A Soldier’s Play
John Benjamin Hickey, The Inheritance
Paul Hilton, The Inheritance

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Jane Alexander, Grand Horizons
Chalia La Tour, Slave Play
Annie McNamara, Slave Play
WINNER: Lois Smith, The Inheritance
Cora Vander Broek, Linda Vista

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
WINNER: Danny Burstein, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Derek Klena, Jagged Little Pill
Sean Allan Krill, Jagged Little Pill
Sahr Ngaujah, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Daniel J. Watts, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Kathryn Gallagher, Jagged Little Pill
Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill
Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
WINNER: Lauren Patten, Jagged Little Pill
Myra Lucretia Taylor, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
Soutra Gilmour, Betrayal
WINNER: Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol
Derek McLane, A Soldier’s Play
Clint Ramos, Slave Play

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Riccardo Hernández and Lucy Mackinnon, Jagged Little Pill
WINNER: Derek McLane, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Mark Thompson and Jeff Sugg, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Costume Design of a Play
Dede Ayite, Slave Play
Dede Ayite, A Soldier’s Play
Bob Crowley, The Inheritance
WINNER: Rob Howell, A Christmas Carol
Clint Ramos, The Rose Tattoo

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Emily Rebholz, Jagged Little Pill
Mark Thompson, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
WINNER: Catherine Zuber, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Jiyoun Chang, Slave Play
Jon Clark, The Inheritance
Heather Gilbert, The Sound Inside
Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier’s Play
WINNER: Hugh Vanstone, A Christmas Carol

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Bruno Poet, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
Justin Townsend, Jagged Little Pill
WINNER: Justin Townsend, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Sound Design of a Play
Paul Arditti & Christopher Reid, The Inheritance
WINNER: Simon Baker, A Christmas Carol
Lindsay Jones, Slave Play
Daniel Kluger, Sea Wall/A Life
Daniel Kluger, The Sound Inside

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Jonathan Deans, Jagged Little Pill
WINNER: Peter Hylenski, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Nevin Steinberg, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Direction of a Play
David Cromer, The Sound Inside
WINNER: Stephen Daldry, The Inheritance
Kenny Leon, A Soldier’s Play
Jamie Lloyd, Betrayal
Robert O’Hara, Slave Play

Best Direction of a Musical
Phyllida Lloyd, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical
Diane Paulus, Jagged Little Pill
WINNER: Alex Timbers, Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Best Choreography
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Jagged Little Pill
WINNER: Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Anthony Van Laast, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Best Orchestrations
Tom Kitt, Jagged Little Pill
WINNER: Katie Kresek, Charlie Rosen, Matt Stine, and Justin Levine, Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Ethan Popp, TINA – The Tina Turner Musical

Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Graciela Daniele

Special Tony Awards
The Broadway Advocacy Coalition
David Byrne’s American Utopia
Freestyle Love Supreme

Isabelle Stevenson Tony Award
Julie Halston

Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre
Fred Gallo
Irene Gandy
Beverly Jenkins
New Federal Theatre, Woodie King Jr., Founder