This year’s tony award was held at the radio city music hall in new york city last sunday as usual. The 64th tony awards which had more than 30million viewers gathered stars like denzel washington, who won the best actor in a play for his role in fences, beyonce and jayz with jada pinkett and will smith( jayz, will and jada co-produced fela! With bill T. Jones) came to support their play fela!, katie holmes, daniel radcliffe, scarlett johansson, to mention a few.
In case you wondering what tony awards are, they are known as the highest U.S theatre honor. They are the oscars of the theatre industry. The award was named after antoinette perry, a co-founder of the american theatre wing. Its awarded by a panel of almost 700 judges from different parts of entertainment industry. Now you know what tonys are all about.
At the end of the day, the musical fela! Which had 11 nominations got 3 tony awards for ‘best choreography, best sound design of a musical and best costume design of a musical’. Fela! Was described as the most original play on broadway which entails the story of the famous nigerian and afrobeat legend, fela kuti.