Tony Awards Pt 2: “Moulin Rouge”, “The Inheritance” win the award for best musical segment, play, In Memoriam Shines with Mitchell, O’Hara and Lewis
The second part of The Tonys lasted a bit too long, but overall the show on CBS was a success.
“The Inheritance” won the award for best play. “Moulin Rouge” was the best musical. “Slave Play” didn’t get anything, which I think is great because it was basically porn. So the.
The duets segment culminated in a huge moment with Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell singing “Ragtime”. They were brilliant.
Stokes-Mitchell, and Kelli O’Hara and Norm Lewis were especially great on a touching and lengthy In Memoriam for 2020 and 2021 which I think included everyone who has passed away. Having Mitchell sing “The Impossible Dream” was a nice touch. He sang it from his apartment window at the height of the pandemic to all first responders, nurses and doctors.
The 2020-21 Tony Awards have ended. All in all, the four hours were splendid. They should have Emmys. They made a really good lemonade from lemons. No complaints. The odds? We do not care? There was a lot of competition. But if you love Broadway, it was all worth it.