Tony Award Winners: Jennifer Hudson Wins EGOT and Toby Marlow Makes History

This year’s Tony Awards is the 75th anniversary of the annual event and takes place in New York City on Sunday

Jennifer Hudson Attends 75th Annual Tony Awards
Jennifer Hudson Attends 75th Annual Tony Awards

Actress Jennifer Hudson has earned her coveted EGOT status after winning the Tony Award in New York on Sunday.

The star served as a producer on A Strange Loop, which won Best Musical at the 75th edition of the annual ceremony.

It means she’s been recognized by all four of the show’s major awards; an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

The noble title was previously awarded to only 16 people, including the likes of Whoopi Goldberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber and John Legend.

Elsewhere at the Tony Awards, Toby Marlow made history as the first non-binary Tony Award winner.

The author of the historical comedy musical, Six, won a score of best original (music and/or lyrics) written for theatre, along with co-creator Lucy Moss.

The piece presents a modern story recounting the lives of Henry VIII’s six wives and is presented in the setting of a pop concert.

It received a total of eight Tony nominations, including best new musical, best original score, best musical direction, musical best costume design, good lighting design. the best of the musical, the best sound design of the musical, the best choreography and the best orchestra.

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss


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There was also disappointment during the show’s memo segment with John Stamos admitting he wasn’t impressed to learn that late comedian Bob Saget had been eliminated.

The American actor said the Broadway community “loves” Bob and has urged the organization to include him in the show’s tribute.

The full list of this year’s award winners is as follows:

Best Musical – A Strange Loop

Best Actress in a Musical – Joaquina Kalukango (Paradise Square)

Best Actor in a Musical – Myles Frost (MJ)

Best Actress in a Play – Deirdre O’Connell (Dana H)

Best Actor in a Play – Simon Russell Beale (Lehman Trilogy)

Best Play – Lehman Trilogy

Best Musical Book – Michael R Jackson (A Strange Loop)

The best revival of a musical – Company

The best revival of a play – Take Me Out

Featured Actor in a Play – Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Take Me Out)

Actress featured in a play – Phylicia Rashad (Skeleton Crew)

Featured Actress in a Musical – Patti LuPone (Company)

Cast of the Lehman Trilogy at the Tony Awards


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Featured Actor in a Musical – Matt Doyle (Company)

Best Directing of a Play – Sam Mendes (Lehman Trilogy)

Best Direction of a Musical – Marianne Elliott (Company)

Top Score – Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss (Six: The Musical)

Choreography – Christopher Wheeldon (MJ)

Costume Designer – Montana Levi Blanco (The Skin of Our Teeth)

Musical costume designer – Gabriella Slade (Six: The Musical)

Jennifer Hudson at this year’s Tony Awards


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Scene Design in a Play – Es Devlin (Lehman Trilogy)

Beautiful design in a musical – Bunny Christie (Company)

Lighting Design in a Play – Jon Clark (Lehman Trilogy)

Musical Lighting Design – Natasha Katz (MJ)

Sound Design in a Play – Mikhail Fiksel (Dana H)

Sound Design in a Musical – Gareth Owen (MJ)

Best Orchestra – Simon Hale (Girl from the North Country)

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