Tony Awards 2022: ‘A Unusual Loop’ takes greatest musical as Jennifer Hudson turns into an EGOT

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The musical, “A Strange Loop,” a piece centered on blackness and queerness, was awarded the very best new musical Sunday on the Tony Awards.

Michael R. Jackson’s musical is a few black homosexual Broadway usher attempting to write down a present a few black homosexual Broadway usher. Jackson additionally received the award for greatest e-book.

Michael R. Jackson, second left, accepts the award for best new musical for

Michael R. Jackson, second left, accepts the award for greatest new musical for “A Strange Loop” on the seventy fifth annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in New York. (Photograph by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

And Jennifer Hudson joined an elite class of people who’ve received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony after “A Strange Loop,” which she is a producer for, received greatest musical.

“A Strange Loop” beat out “MJ,” a biography musical of late pop star Michael Jackson’s hottest works, for the highest award of the night time. 

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However the musical in regards to the King of Pop received 4 Tony Awards, together with for greatest choreography, greatest lighting design for a musical and greatest sound design for a musical. Myles Frost took house the award for greatest lead actor in a musical for his function as Michael Jackson.

Joaquina Kalukango received the prize for greatest main actress in a musical for starring in “Paradise Square,” a piece about Irish immigrants and black Individuals struggling to outlive in New York Metropolis across the time of the Civil Battle.

A revival of iconic composer Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” received 5 awards on the night time, together with for greatest musical revival.

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The cast of

The forged of “Company” performs on the seventy fifth annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in New York. (Photograph by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

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“Company” explores an individual’s conflicted emotions about dedication, which historically centered on a bachelor. Within the revival, nevertheless, it centered on a girl and the sexes of a number of {couples} within the work had been switched.

Marianne Elliott earned the award for greatest path of a musical for “Company,” making her the one girl to have received three Tonys for guiding. She thanked Sondheim for permitting her have a girl positioned “front and center.”

Patti LuPone received greatest featured actress in a musical and Matt Doyle received for greatest featured actor in a musical for his or her performances in “Company.”

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Myles Frost and The cast of

Myles Frost and The forged of “MJ” carry out on the seventy fifth annual Tony Awards on Sunday, June 12, 2022, at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor in New York. (Photograph by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Sondheim, who died late final yr, was honored in a particular section the place Bernadette Peters sang his music “Children Will Listen.”

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A number of acceptance speeches thanked audiences for going out and seeing the reveals regardless of considerations in regards to the coronavirus pandemic, and Marsha Homosexual Harden praised 150 security officers invited as visitors to the awards present.

The season’s 34 new productions represents a full return to theaters after practically two years of the COVID-19 pandemic. The final Tonys from 9 months in the past noticed winners chosen from simply 18 eligible performs and musicals.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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