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Check Out the 2017 Tony Awards



The 2017 Tony Awards, which are given to the best theater productions on Broadway in New York city, were awarded on Sunday, June 11.

You can listen to the acclaimed music and performances at the library and check out a wealth of additional award winning musical theater albums and plays.
 

Dear Evan Hansen


This musical, by composing team Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land), is about a teenager with crippling social anxiety who gets caught in a web of escalating lies as he tries to cope with a school tragedy.  

2017 Tony Award Wins
Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical-Ben Platt
Best Featured Actress in a Musical-Rachel Bay Jones
Best Original Score
Best Book of a Musical
Best Orchestrations

Hello Dolly

Bette Midler stars in composer Jerry Herman's classic musical about matchmaker, Dolly Levi.

2017 Tony Award Wins
Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical-Bette Midler
Best Featured Actor in a Musical-Gavin Creel
Best Costume Design of a Musical
 

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of of 1812


Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, more than any other musical, this Josh Groban led musical is an adaptation of a section of Tolstoy's War and Peace.

2017 Tony Award Wins
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Come From Away


This original musical is based on a true incident immediately after September 11, 2001. It deals with the aftermath of the towers falling, when planes were ordered out of the air to land in Gander, Newfoundland.

2017 Tony Award Wins
Best Direction of a Musical


This is just the beginning for theater lovers!  Explore further by checking out these:

Broadway Theater Archive Films-DVDs of past Broadway show video recordings.

Pulitzer Prize Winners for Best Drama-Check out our great play collection starting with these Pulitzer winners.

Musicals That Have Won the Pulitzer Prize



2017 Tony Award Winners and Nominees @ SCCLD



Grammy Winners for Best Musical Theater Album 1960-2017




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