The 2024 Tony Awards celebrated Broadway’s best, with standout performances and heartfelt speeches marking an unforgettable night in theatre.

June 17, 2024 – The 77th Annual Tony Awards, held at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater, honored the brightest talents in Broadway. Hosted by Ariana DeBose, the evening saw standout performances and emotional moments, with “Stereophonic,” emerging as the big winner of the night, clinching five awards along with “Merrily We Roll Along,” and “The Outsiders” taking center stage.

Daniel Radcliffe Jonathan Groff

Daniel Radcliffe took home his first Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his performance in the revival of “Merrily We Roll Along.” Radcliffe, known globally for his role as Harry Potter, delivered an emotional acceptance speech, expressing gratitude to his parents for introducing him to Stephen Sondheim’s music at a young age.

Tony Awards 2024 Daniel RadcliffeJonathan Groff, a two-time Tony nominee, finally won his first Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the same production. Groff’s acceptance speech was filled with emotion as he reflected on his journey in musical theatre. He thanked his parents for their unwavering support and shared how the art form has continually saved his soul.

Tony Awards 2024

The evening featured powerful performances, notably from Alicia Keys live and Jay-Z singing from grand central station, who electrified the audience with “Empire State of Mind.” Emotional speeches were plentiful, with Kara Young’s win for “Purlie Victorious” and Sarah Paulson’s victory for “Appropriate” standing out.

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The ceremony also paid tribute to the late Chita Rivera, with a moving segment led by Broadway stars. Despite a few missteps, such as accessibility issues with the Pluto TV pre-show, the event celebrated the creativity of the Broadway community, marking a memorable night for theatre enthusiasts.

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