WATCH: 15 Performances from the 2021 Tony Awards
The Tony Awards for Broadway’s 2019-2020 season, after much delay, finally pushed yesterday.
The awarding ceremonies streamed live via the American streaming service Paramount+ on September 26, 7pm ET, hosted by Audra McDonald. It was then followed by a live special entitled The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back, which aired on the American television network CBS, featuring performances from Broadway artists, past Broadway shows, as well as performances from this season’s Tony nominees, hosted by Leslie Odom Jr.
Moulin Rouge! won big with 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, while The Inheritance won Best Play. Slave Play, which had garnered a whopping 12 Tony nominations, surprisingly won none. You can read more about the winners here.
Unfortunately, the broadcast was not accessible to audiences in the Philippines. Good news is, 15 of the performances have been made available online. Here are some of the highlights.
1. Opening number with host Leslie Odom Jr. accompanied by cast members from Waitress, The Lion King, Wicked, and more.
3. The cast of Moulin Rouge! performing “Welcome to the Moulin Rouge!”
4. John Legend and the cast of Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations perform “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.”
5. Leslie Odom Jr. and Josh Groban perform “Beautiful City” from Godspell as a tribute to arts teachers and to New York City.
6. Ben Platt and Anika Noni Rose perform “Move On” from Sunday in the Park with George.
7. Bernadette Peters, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Robbie Fairchild, Kelli O’Hara and Norm Lewis perform an In Memoriam to those who have passed on over the past year and a half.
8. Adrienne Warren and the cast of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical perform “We Don’t Need Another Hero”, “Simply the Best,” and “Proud Mary.”