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Tony Awards 2019: Winners in numbers

The 2019 Tony Awards took place on June 9 in New York, where winning shows included Hadestown, Tootsie, The Ferryman and Oklahoma!. Here, we break down the numbers in detail…


72 number of years the Tony Awards have been running.

26 number of contested categories in 2019. The awards also included five special honours that were announced on the night, including prizes for lifetime achievement and regional theatre.

8 total awards won by folk musical Hadestown [1], the highest of any production on the night.

Hadestown review at National Theatre, London – ‘stunning new folk opera’ [1]

15 number of awards won by productions that transferred from the UK (Hadestown, The Ferryman [2], Ink [3] and Network [4]).

6 awards for shows by Sonia Friedman Productions (Ink and The Ferryman [2]).

5 awards for British creatives (directors, writers and designers). They include director Sam Mendes for The Ferryman and lighting designer Neil Austin for Ink.

10 number of awards for men in non-gendered individual categories (design, direction, choreography and orchestrations). These include two for The Ferryman’s Rob Howell – both set and costume prizes – choreographer Sergio Trujillo and Michael Chorney and Todd Sickafoose for Hadestown’s orchestrations.

3 number of awards for women in non-gendered individual categories. These were Hadestown’s director Rachel Chavkin, set designer Rachel Hauck and sound designer Jessica Paz, who won alongside Nevin Steinberg for their work on the musical.

1 number of wheelchair-using Tony winners. Performer Ali Stroker became the first in the awards’ history when she won best featured actress in a musical for Oklahoma!.

Oklahoma! review at St Ann’s Warehouse, New York – ‘a startling reimagining of a classic musical’ [5]