Black Actors Win All Four Musical Acting Tony Awards in 2016
Daveed Diggs, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., and Renee Elise Goldsberry pose with their trophies in the press room at the 2016 Tony Awards held at the Beacon Theatre on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.
The four actors helped make history as this is the first year that black actors won all four of the musical acting awards!
Cynthia won her award for her work in The Color Purple while Daveed, Leslie, and Renee all star in the musical Hamilton. In addition, Hamilton won the award for Best Musical while The Color Purple won Best Revival of a Musical.
Here’s a fun fact: Renee actually starred in the original Broadway production of The Color Purple ten years ago!
FYI: Cynthia is wearing a Roberto Cavalli dress. Renee is wearing an Oscar de la Renta dress.
20+ pictures inside of the musical acting winners in the press room…