tony awards

The Tony Awards set the bar for diversity on Sunday evening as several actors and actresses of color were recognized for their work; a major difference from the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that ensued earlier this year. For the first time in the ceremony’s history, four musical acting awards were nabbed by Black actors. Broadway hit show […]

The 70th Annual Tony Awards, which took place on Sunday in the wake of the devastating Orlando tragedy, changed the game this year when all four musical acting awards went to people of color. Broadway’s history has been transformed thanks to three Hamilton cast members and one star from The Color Purple who have cemented their names in American culture […]

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From BlackVoices.com It was a great evening for Blacks on Broadway as ‘Fela!’s Bill T. Jones, ‘Fences’ Denzel Washington and Viola Davis and the musical ‘Memphis’ were among the big winners at the 64th Annual Tony Awards in New York City.

Sure, last year’s Tony Award’s were filled with star-studded, head-banging moments, but was Jay-Z a nominee? We don’t think so. The Tony Awards recognize achievement in live American theatre, and are for Broadway productions and performances, so the producers of “Fela!”—that would include Jay-Z, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Alicia Keys—must be proud. They […]