Broadway's Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth and a host of other stars brought much-needed razzle-dazzle to Sunday's pandemic-delayed ceremony.
The Alanis Morissette jukebox musical is facing an investigation following claims the production workplace was harmful to transgender and nonbinary people.
The Broadway legend performed her signature song, "And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the musical.
McDonald, a six-time Tony winner, said she hoped artists would continue to fight for equality after an unprecedented 18-month theater shutdown.
The much-delayed ceremony honored the musicals and plays that opened in a Broadway season cut short by the pandemic.
The stars brought the drama for theater's biggest night.
New York's pandemic-shortened theater season included “Jagged Little Pill” and “Moulin Rouge: The Musical,” and will be celebrated Sept. 26.
The 74th annual ceremony will be presented virtually later this year, featuring a slimmer-than-usual list of contenders due to COVID-19.
A total of 18 Broadway shows, including "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" and "Jagged Little Pill," are eligible amid a COVID-19-shortened theater season.
The actress also received Academy Award noms for “The Dark at the Top of the Stairs” and "Sweet Bird Of Youth."
The Tony-winning actor recently starred on the CBS sitcom "Fam."
The Tony Award winner lost his life at age 81 to complications linked to COVID-19.
The Tony Award-winning composer created 10 Broadway shows and contributed to several more.
“This guy should not be president, period," he said on CNN. "This guy is like a gangster."
Starring Jeanna de Waal as the "People's Princess," the show boasts a Tony Award-winning creative team.
The actor earned Oscar and Tony nominations as well as an Emmy Award.
“It’s hard to look at things that are uncomfortable. But the only way to make progress is to feel the discomfort," the actress said.
Actor Ali Stroker dedicated her acceptance speech at the Tony Awards to kids with disabilities.
The actor's award was a triumph for disability representation, but how she received it was a sad reminder of the reality of ableism.
At the Tony Awards, "Hadestown" director Rachel Chavkin called out the lack of women and people of color leading the theater world's biggest productions.