The Tony Awards Got It Right
We were so excited with the Tony sweep for The Band’s Visit, a show we just loved. Valerie Smaldone reviewed the show last November and said, “The yearning for human connection, transcending time, space, culture and religion, is the heart beat and the leitmotif of the beautiful and tender, The Band’s Visit.” Katrina Lenk is mesmerizing, and you cannot your eyes off her when she is on the stage. And Ari’el Stachel is incredibly sexy. We love his heartfelt emotional acceptance below. We predict both will become big stars.
Hosted by Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban, The Band’s Visit swept the 72nd Annual Tony Awards with 10 wins, followed by Harry Potter and the Cursed Child taking 6 awards. Andrew Garfield won Best Actor in the Revival of a Play (Angels in America), Glenda Jackson won Best Leading Actress in the Revival of a Play (Three Tall Women), while Katrina Lenk took Best Leading Actress in a Musical (The Band’s Visit) along with Tony Shalhoub as Best Leading Actor in a Musical (The Band’s Visit).
Carousel offered up Lindsay Mendez with her first Tony as Best Featured Actress in the Revival of a Musical, while Ari’el Stachel won Best Featured Actor in a Musical (The Band’s Visit).
Many thanks for these photos by Mark Ryan Anderson courtesy of Theater Pizzazz in the press room and JK Clarke on the red carpet. Full coverage of the awards can be found here.