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Tony Awards 2017: Dear Evan Hansen dominates with six wins

Ben Platt and Rachel Bay Jones in Dear Evan Hansen. Photo: Margot Schulman
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Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen was the big winner at the 2017 Tony Awards in New York, taking home six prizes.

The musical, about teen suicide, won six awards from nine nominations at the ceremony held at Radio City Music Hall on June 11.

The show won best musical, as well as best book of a musical and best original score. Ben Platt took home the leading actor in a musical award, with Rachel Bay Jones winning the featured actress in a musical prize.

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, a musical adaptation of War and Peace, received 12 nominations – the most of any show – but converted those into just two awards.

Bette Midler’s performance in Hello, Dolly! won her the leading actress in a musical prize, with Laurie Metcalf and Kevin Kline also taking home leading acting prizes on the night. Performance awards were also won by Cynthia Nixon, Michael Aronov and Gavin Creel.

Directing awards were won by Rebecca Taichman for Indecent – in the play category – and Christopher Ashley for musical Come from Away.

Groundhog Day the Musical, which began life at the Old Vic in London – and won the Olivier Award for best musical – was nominated in seven categories but failed to take home any prizes.

British winners included designer Nigel Hook, who won best scenic design of a play for The Play That Goes Wrong, and sound designers Gareth Fry and Pete Malkin, who won a special award for their work on Complicite’s The Encounter.

Meanwhile, August Wilson’s Jitney won best revival of a play, and Oslo – which transfers to London later this year – won best play.

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