Women Made History at Tony Awards 2015 - See How!
It was a historic night for women at the 2015 Tony Awards, which were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday (June 7) in New York City.
For the first time ever, the Best Musical winner was written solely by women – Fun Home‘s Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, who also won the awards for Best Original Score and Best Book of a Musical. This year also marked the first time that an all-female writing team won the award for Best Original Score.
In addition to this big wins, it seems this year may have had more wins by women overall than any other year!
The King and I‘s Kelli O’Hara and The Audience‘s Helen Mirren won in the leading acting categories while The King and I‘s Ruthie Ann Miles and You Can’t Take It With You‘s Annaleigh Ashford were victorious in the supporting categories.
To learn more about women making history in theater, visit The-Interval.com!
Another #TonyAwards first: the amount of female winners across all categories who talked so much about about gender equality this year.
— The Interval (@TheIntervalNY) June 8, 2015
Click inside for a full list of Tony Awards won by women this year…
Best Musical – Fun Home
Best Leading Actress in a Play – Helen Mirren for Fun Home
Best Leading Actress in a Musical – Kelli O’Hara for The King and I
Best Featured Actress in a Play – Annaleigh Ashford for You Can’t Take It With You
Best Featured Actress in a Musical – Ruthie Ann Miles for The King and I
Best Book of a Musical – Lisa Kron for Fun Home
Best Original Score – Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron for Fun Home
Best Scenic Design of a Play – Bunny Christie for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Costume Design of a Musical – Catherine Zuber for The King and I
Best Lighting Design of a Play – Paule Constable for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Best Lighting Design of a Musical – Natasha Katz for An American in Paris
Best Direction of a Play – Marianne Elliott for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time