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Joaquina Kalukango & Myles Frost Win Top Acting Awards for Musicals at Tony Awards 2022!

Joaquina Kalukango and Myles Frost were two of the big winners of the night at the 2022 Tony Awards!

The actors picked up the big acting awards for musicals on Sunday (June 12) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Joaquina won Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in Paradise Square while Myles picked up Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical for his performance in MJ: The Musical.

During the awards show, both of them gave incredible performances. Make sure to watch Myles sing “Smooth Criminal” and check out Joaquina blowing the roof off Radio City with her “Let It Burn” performance.

You can also check out the full list of winners here!

Click through the gallery for 20+ photos of Joaquina Kalukango and Myles Frost winning at the Tonys… More Here! »

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Joaquina Kalukango Gets Standing-O for 'Paradise Square' Performance at Tony Awards 2022 - Watch Now!

Joaquina Kalukango blew the roof off Radio City Music Hall with her performance at the Tonys!

The actress performed the show-stopping number “Let It Burn” during the 2022 Tony Awards on Sunday (June 12) in New York City.

Joaquina is nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical for her work in the show Paradise Square. After her performance, she received one of the only standing ovations of the night! She has been getting them after each performance of “Let It Burn” on Broadway as well.

Also in the performance were Joaquina‘s co-stars A.J. Shively and Sidney DuPont, who were both up for the Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical award. See photos of all three stars on the red carpet by clicking through the gallery.

Paradise Square is nominated for 10 awards tonight, including Best Musical.

Click inside to watch the performance video… More Here! »

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Broadway's Rising Stars Jaquel Spivey, Joaquina Kalukango, & Myles Frost Attend Tony Nominees Event!

The rising stars of musical theatre stepped out for the 2022 Tony Awards Meet the Nominees Press Event on Thursday (May 12) at Sofitel in New York City.

A Strange Loop‘s Jaquel Spivey, Paradise Square‘s Joaquina Kalukango, and MJ‘s Myles Frost were among the nominees who were in attendance at the press junket.

Jaquel is up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and he was joined by co-stars L Morgan Lee and John-Andrew Morrison, who are up for Featured Actress and Featured Actor, respectively.

Joaquina is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical and she was joined by co-stars Sidney DuPont and A.J. Shively, who are both nominated for Featured Actor.

More nominated performers included in this gallery are Mr. Saturday Night‘s Billy Crystal and Shoshana Bean, Mrs. Doubtfire‘s Rob McClure, Girl from the North Country‘s Mare Winningham, and Funny Girl‘s Jared Grimes.

Check out more stars at the nominees event: [Post 1] [Post 2] [Post 3] [Post 4]

Make sure to check out the full list of nominations!

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Jeremy O. Harris Joins 'Slave Play Cast at Tony Awards 2020 After Making History!

Playwright Jeremy O. Harris poses on the red carpet at the 2020 Tony Awards on Sunday (September 26) at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City.

The 32-year-old writer was joined at the event by the cast of his play Slave Play, which broke the record for the most nominations for a non-musical show.

Jeremy is nominated for Best Play and he was joined by fellow nominees Joaquina Kalukango (Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play), Ato Blankson-Wood and James Cusati-Moyer (Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play), and Chalia La Tour and Annie McNamara (Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play).

FYI: Jeremy is wearing custom Schiaparelli. Ato is wearing head-to-toe Thom Browne. James is wearing Saint Laurent.

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Broadway's 'Slave Play' Announces Casting, Including Paul Alexander Nolan & Joaquina Kalukango

The acclaimed play Slave Play is heading to Broadway for a limited engagement this fall and the official casting was just announced.

Seven out of the eight lead cast members from the off-Broadway production – Ato Blankson-Wood, James Cusati-Moyer, Sullivan Jones, Chalia La Tour, Irene Sofia Lucio, Annie McNamara, and Paul Alexander Nolan – will reprise their roles for the Broadway transfer.

Joaquina Kalukango will create the role of Kaneisha for the Broadway production. Teyonah Parris played the role in the off-Broadway run, but she’ll be busy working on her upcoming Marvel series WandaVision.

Jeremy O. Harris wrote the play and garnered tons of acclaim during its off-Broadway run. Here is the full synopsis: “The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation — in the breeze, in the cotton fields…and in the crack of the whip. It’s an antebellum fever-dream, where fear and desire entwine in the looming shadow of the Master’s House. Jim trembles as Kaneisha handles melons in the cottage, Alana perspires in time with the plucking of Phillip’s fiddle in the boudoir, while Dustin cowers at the heel of Gary’s big, black boot in the barn. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it seems.”

Slave Play begins previews on September 10 ahead of an official opening night on October 6. The production will run for just 17 weeks.

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