Broadway Black’s Antonyo Award Winners: Tina, BLKS, For Colored Girls…

Here are the winners of the inaugural Antonyo Awards, honoring African-American theater artists on and Off Broadway. The winners were chosen by public vote from nominees announced June 3.

Best Musical
Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Play
BLKS by Aziza Barnes

Best Revival
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Best Actor in a Musical on Broadway
Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Best Actor in a Play on Broadway
Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune

Best Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway
LaChanze, The Secret Life of Bees

Best Actor in a Play Off-Broadway
Danielle Brooks, Much Ado About Nothing

Best Featured Actor in a Musical on Broadway
Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill

Best Featured Actor in a Play on Broadway
Chalia La Tour, Slave Play

Best Featured Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway
Jasmine Cephas Jones, Cyrano

Best Featured Actor in a Play Off-Broadway
Okwui Okpokwasili, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Best Solo Performance
Michael Benjamin Washington, Fires in the Mirror

Best Book
Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop

Best Original Score
The Secret of Life Bees

Best Director
Lileana Blain-Cruz, Anatomy of A Suicide

Best Choreography
Camille A. Brown, for For Colored Girls Who Have Committed Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Best Lighting Design
Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldiers Play

Best Scenic Design
Lawrence E. Moten III, Native Son

Best Sound
Rucyl Frison, Anatomy of a Suicide

Best Costumes
Toni-Leslie James, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Best Hair & Wig Design
Nikiya Mathis, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Best Orchestrations
Skinfolk: An American Show

Best Quarantine Content
Daniel J. Watts, The Jam IG Live

Special Awards
The Lorraine Hansberry Award: Loy A. Webb
the Langston Hughes Award: Donja R. Love
The Welcome Award: Dharon E. Jones
Lifetime Achievement Chuck Cooper
The Doors of the Theatre Are Open Award: National Black Theatre.

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Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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