The 76th Annual Tony Awards ceremony was held at the United Palace in Washington, D.C. on June 12 (Japan time).
The Tony Awards are given to plays and musicals that opened on Broadway in New York during the relevant period. It is known as the most prestigious award in the American theater world, and the award ceremony, which is held in a show format including performances, has become a hot topic.
This year’s awards ceremony was held without a script as a tribute to the screenwriters in response to the ongoing strike by the Writers Guild of America. Kimberly Akimbo” won five awards, the most in the musical category, while “Leopoldstadt” won four awards in the theater category.
Jodie Kammer, who made her Broadway debut in “Prima Facie,” won the award for best actress in a play, J. Harrison Gee for best actor in a musical for his performance in “I Like It Hot,” and Alex Newell for best supporting actor in a musical for his performance in “Shackt. J. Harrison Ghee won for the first time for Best Actor in a Musical.
The simultaneous translation of “The 76th Annual Tony Awards” will be available on WOWOW On Demand through June 17, and the subtitled version will be available on WOWOW Live and WOWOW On Demand from 9 p.m. on June 17.