Get tickets to these 2022 Tony Award winners now
The winners of the 2022 Tony Awards have been announced! More than 30 shows were vying for honors at Broadway’s biggest night this year, and many that came out victorious are now be Broadway’s hottest tickets.
Though some shows — like Best Play winner The Lehman Trilogy — have already ended their limited runs, others — like Best Musical winner A Strange Loop and Best Musical Revival winner Company — can now proudly display their wins on their marquees as they continue to welcome audiences. But you’ll want to get your tickets now, as upcoming performances are selling out fast!
Did the winners’ speeches inspire you? Did the musical performances make you want to see the full show? Is A Strange Loop at the top of your must-see list now that it’s a Best Musical winner? You’re in luck, but so are tons of tourists and locals alike. You can see these Tony Award-winning musicals and plays now, but hurry so you can get the best Broadway ticket deals. See what the hype is about and discover some of the best shows on Broadway for yourself.
A Strange Loop was the frontrunner this year with 11 nominations, and it walked away a winner, too. Michael R. Jackson’s musical — which already won the Pulitzer Prize in 2020 — won the coveted Tony Award for Best Musical in addition to the prize for Best Book of a Musical. And this story is indeed powerful, following a Black, queer musical writer (based on Jackson himself) trying to find his voice and his confidence amid a barrage of self-deprecating thoughts and a world that’s unkind to people like him. Don’t worry, though — this musical is plenty funny amid the poignant parts.
Michael Jackson’s dance moves are as iconic as his songs, so it’s no wonder that Christopher Wheeldon, who directed and choreographed MJ The Musical, took home the Best Choreography trophy for recreating all the King of Pop’s energetic, slick steps. Don’t worry, though — you’ll still hear all Jackson’s biggest hits, used in fresh new ways to tell the story of Jackson’s life and artistic process.
This musical is one of a kind, no category! This musical about the six wives of Henry VIII took home the Tonys for Best Original Score — for its sassy pop songs that are impossible not to sing along to — and Best Costumes — for combining modern pop diva flair with traditional Tudor styles. There’s no way you can miss this fun, feminist musical now that it’s a Tony winner.
Here’s to the ladies who… win Tonys! Stage legend Patti LuPone picked up the Best Featured Actress in a Musical award for her portrayal of Joanne in Company, marking her third career win. Bunny Christie won Best Scenic Design of a Musical. And for reimagining the story of the perpetual bachelor Bobby with a woman (Bobbie) at its center, Marianne Elliott won Best Direction of a Musical, her own third Tony. Oh, and the whole show won Best Musical Revival. Putting women at the center of beloved stories (as Elliott celebrated in her acceptance speech)? We’ll drink to that!
But we also mustn’t forget Matt Doyle, who took LuPone’s counterpart award of Best Featured Actor, and Chris Harper, the award-winning revival’s producer who famously pays LuPone’s salary.
As Girl From the North Country closes on June 19, you only have one week left to see this poignant musical. The musical won Best Orchestrations for rearranging the classic tunes of Bob Dylan into stirring, soulful ensemble numbers in this show about down-and-out boarding house guests during the Great Depression. The sounds will make you feel pain, love, sorrow, and hope all at once.
Joaquina Kalukango’s (pictured above in the red dress) Tony-winning leading performance as tavern owner Nelly O’Brien is not to be missed. Her rendition of the 11 o’clock number “Let It Burn” gets a mid-show standing ovation regularly, including at the Tony Awards themselves. This musical about how free Blacks and Irish immigrants find community at a Civil War-era tavern, and the riots that threaten to tear it apart, was also nominated for its choreography, book, and music. It’s a true theatrical spectacle that’ll also teach you a little history.