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'Smash' Series Finale Recap: Who Won the Tony Awards?

'Smash' Series Finale Recap: Who Won the Tony Awards?

The end came with a celebration of the past few years of hard work in the form of the Tony Awards during the series finale of Smash on Sunday (May 26).

The series started off with the inception of the musical Bombshell based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. The second season introduced the original musical Hit List, which became Bombshell‘s competition as they both made their transitions to Broadway at the same time.

In the two hour season finale, we watched as the characters, played by Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty, Debra Messing, Jeremy Jordan, and many others, watched the nominations for the Tony Awards be announced. In the second hour of the episode, the awards were handed out at a star-studded ceremony.

Click inside to find out who won the Tony Awards and more Smash spoilers…


Best Musical
Bombshell (producer: Eileen Rand [played by Anjelica Huston])

Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Ivy Lynn for Bombshell (played by Megan Hilty)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical
Daisy Parker for Hit List (played by Mara Davi)

Best Choreography
Derek Wills for Hit List (played by Jack Davenport)

Best Score
Julia Houston and Tom Levitt for Bombshell (played by Debra Messing and Christian Borle)

Best Book of a Musical
Kyle Bishop for Hit List (played by Andy Mientus)

Best Director
Never announced!

After the show was over, everyone headed to an after party and we learned where all the story arcs ended up.

Jimmy revealed to Karen that years ago he had been doing drugs with a girl at a party when she overdosed and he left her there to die. He had since changed his name and been in hiding hoping his past wouldn’t come back to haunt him. He told her that he decided to turn himself into the police to get over his trauma. Fortunately, the girl never died, but he was given a 6-18 month prison sentence for drug distribution. Karen brings Jimmy to the police station after the party and kisses him goodbye.. for now.

Eileen tracked down her boyfriend Nick after she discovered he had gotten out of jail. She brings him as her date to the Tonys, where she won Best Musical.

Derek had revealed to the press that he fired Ana Vargas because of the promise he made to Daisy that he’d give her the role if she’d sleep with him. He holes himself in his apartment, but Karen and Ivy both visit him and convince him to go to the awards show, where he has three nominations. At the Tony Awards, he decides at the last minute to not let Daisy perform her song and the rest of the Hit List cast performs an unplugged number instead. At the after party, he is seen caressing Ivy’s pregnant stomach, which implies she told him how he is the father.

Julia and Tom are approached to write a movie musical and are once again partners. She also makes good with her estranged husband Frank and they decide to play nice with their divorce proceedings. At the end, Julia is seen giving a note to her former lover Michael Swift.

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  • pup

    Lame. I wanted Derek & Karen to happen.

  • Julia longoria

    Congratulation for this awesome award.

  • Grace

    So sad it’s over!! They’re saying a prop Bombshell Playbill from the show is available. Is it bad I reeeeally want it??

  • Denise

    Daisy didn’t deserve the award! Anna was waaaaaay better. I hope they had made another version of “I’m not sorry” with her and Karen.

  • Jackie

    I was so surprised they didn’t announce best director! Overall though, it was a great, great finale and I was happy with it… teared up in quite a few spots… so silly.

  • mart

    great finale! would love to see Hit list on Broadway someday!

  • Susie

    So sad to see Smash not renewed but just watched the season finale. I was very happy to see how things were tied up in the end. So many shows get discontinued and you are left hanging. Thanks for that courtesy NBC. This viewer appreciated the wrap-up.