‘The Lights Are On and We Are Back!’: Winners From the 2021 Tony Awards

Winners From the 2021 Tony Awards

Later in the night, A Soldier’s Play was also recognized with the award for Best Revival of a Play. In a surprising twist, despite being nominated in 12 categories, Jeremy O.Harris’ Slave Play walked away with no awards.


Congratulations are also in order to Adrienne Warren. The actress and Broadway star took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Tina Turner in Tina—The Tina Turner Musical. 

Speaking of music, Jennifer Holliday also made an appearance, returning to the stage for a powerful rendition of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” Holliday previously won a Tony in 1982 for her role as Effie White in Dreamgirls, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.


As The Hollywood Reporter notes, following the awards ceremony, Tony award-winner and One Night in Miami star Leslie Odom Jr. kicked off The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back!, a two-hour special in celebration of the return to live theater. John Legend also graced the stage with his presence where he performed “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” from The Temptations musical Ain’t Too Proud.


To view the full list of winners, head on over to tonyawards.com.


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