The 2022 Tonys hosted by Broadway star Ariana Debose awarded a slate of Black expertise on Sunday (June 12).
For the primary time since 2019, Broadway’s largest night time returned to Radio Metropolis Music Corridor to acknowledge the trade’s best stars. The seventy fifth Tony Awards noticed a number of Black stars stroll away as large winners together with Jennifer Hudson who achieved EGOT standing.
On Sunday, Hudson snagged the Tony Award for Finest Musical as a co-producer of “A Unusual Loop.” By strolling away with the crown, Hudson is the seventeenth particular person in historical past to take residence awards on the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, and Tonys, a uncommon achievement generally known as EGOT.
The producer earned her EGOT standing from her Oscar win for “Dreamgirls,” her Grammy win for “A Colour Purple,” and her Daytime Emmy for govt producing the VR-animated movie “Child Yaga.” She now joins the ranks of John Legend, Whoopi Goldberg, and different extremely acclaimed skills.
Playright Michael R. Jackson additionally gained large for being the pen behind “A Unusual Loop,” which took residence one of many night time’s most vital awards.
“I simply wished to create somewhat little bit of a life raft for myself as a Black homosexual man to get by means of the day,” Jackson mentioned as he acquired a standing ovation. “…There’s a lot I wish to say. I’m actually speechless.”
For his Broadway debut, Myles Frost took residence the award for Finest Lead Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of music legend Michael Jackson. The “MJ” actor turned the class’s youngest solo winner at 22-years-old.
Joaquina Kalukango additionally contributed to the night time’s Black excellence after nabbing the Tony Award for Finest Main Actress in a Musical. The actress earned the distinction for her position as a bar proprietor in “Paradise Sq..”