The complete list of 2023 Tony Award winners

Ariana DeBose
Ariana DeBose at The 76th Tony Awards, live from the United Palace in New York City’s Washington Heights.
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The 76th Tony Awards ceremony was hosted this year by Ariana DeBose and is the first major awards show to be affected by Hollywood’s ongoing writers’ strike. Despite fears of a possible cancellation, the show went on, with critical darling “Kimberly Akimbo” and top play “Leopoldstadt” leading with the night’s biggest awards.

Sharing the spotlight were nonbinary actors J. Harrison Ghee and Alex Newell, who made history for the LGBTQ+ community with their Tony wins. Also, in capturing the 2023 best play award for “Leopoldstadt,” his fifth award, Tom Stoppard breaks the record he shared with Terrence McNally.

This year’s Tony nominations were led by the stage adaptation of “Some Like It Hot’’ with 13 nods, followed by musicals “& Juliet,” “Shucked” and “New York, New York,” each with nine nominations.


Here is the complete list of winners.

Broadway celebrated the 2023 Tony Awards on Sunday after a tumultuous run-up. Many winners showed solidarity with the ongoing writers’ strike, and two nonbinary actors made history.

June 11, 2023


“Kimberly Akimbo” | WINNER
“& Juliet”
“New York, New York”
“Some Like It Hot”

Performance by an actor in a leading role in a play

Sean Hayes, “Good Night, Oscar” | WINNER
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog”
Corey Hawkins, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Topdog/Underdog”
Stephen McKinley Henderson, “Between Riverside and Crazy”
Wendell Pierce, “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman”

Performance by an actress in a leading role in a musical

Victoria Clark, “Kimberly Akimbo” | WINNER
Annaleigh Ashford, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Sara Bareilles, “Into the Woods”
Lorna Courtney, “& Juliet”
Micaela Diamond, “Parade”


“Leopoldstadt”| WINNER
“Ain’t No Mo’”
“Between Riverside and Crazy”
“Cost of Living”
“Fat Ham”

Performance by an actress in a leading role in a play

Jodie Comer, “Prima Facie” | WINNER
Jessica Chastain, “A Doll’s House”
Jessica Hecht, “Summer, 1976”
Audra McDonald, “Ohio State Murders”

Performance by an actor in a leading role in a musical

J. Harrison Ghee, “Some Like It Hot” | WINNER
Christian Borle, “Some Like It Hot”
Josh Groban, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Brian d’Arcy James, “Into the Woods”
Ben Platt, “Parade”
Colton Ryan, “New York, New York”

Revival of a musical

“Parade” | WINNER
“Into the Woods”
“Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot”
“Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Book of a musical

David Lindsay-Abaire — “Kimberly Akimbo” | WINNER
David West Read — “& Juliet”
David Thompson and Sharon Washington — “New York, New York”
Robert Horn — “Shucked”
Matthew López and Amber Ruffin — “Some Like It Hot”

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June 11, 2023

Alex Newell, “Shucked” | WINNER
Kevin Cahoon, “Shucked”
Justin Cooley, “Kimberly Akimbo”
Kevin Del Aguila, “Some Like It Hot”
Jordan Donica, “Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot”

Revival of a play

Suzan-Lori Parks’ “Topdog/Underdog” | WINNER
August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson”
“A Doll’s House”
“The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window”

Miriam Silverman, “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window” | WINNER
Nikki Crawford, “Fat Ham”
Crystal Lucas-Perry, “Ain’t No Mo’”
Katy Sullivan, “Cost of Living”
Kara Young, “Cost of Living”

Direction of a musical

Michael Arden, “Parade” | WINNER
Lear deBessonet, “Into the Woods”
Casey Nicholaw, “Some Like It Hot”
Jack O’Brien, “Shucked”
Jessica Stone, “Kimberly Akimbo”

Direction of a play

Patrick Marber, “Leopoldstadt” | WINNER
Saheem Ali, “Fat Ham”
Jo Bonney, “Cost of Living”
Jamie Lloyd, “A Doll’s House”
Stevie Walker-Webb, “Ain’t No Mo’”
Max Webster, “Life of Pi”

Bonnie Milligan, “Kimberly Akimbo” | WINNER
Julia Lester, “Into the Woods”
Ruthie Ann Miles, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
NaTasha Yvette Williams, “Some Like It Hot”
Betsy Wolfe, “& Juliet”

Brandon Uranowitz, “Leopoldstadt” | WINNER
Jordan E. Cooper, “Ain’t No Mo’”
Samuel L. Jackson, “August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson”
Arian Moayed, “A Doll’s House”
David Zayas, “Cost of Living”

The musical “Some Like It Hot” led with 13 Tony nominations. “Kimberly Akimbo,” the critical pick for best musical, received 8. Tom Stoppard’s play “Leopoldstadt,” “Ain’t No Mo’” and the revival of “A Doll’s House” garnered six nods each.

May 2, 2023

Sound design of a musical

Nevin Steinberg, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” | WINNER
Kai Harada, “New York, New York”
John Shivers, “Shucked”
Scott Lehrer and Alex Neumann, “Into the Woods”
Gareth Owen, “& Juliet”

Sound design of a play

Carolyn Downing, “Life of Pi” | WINNER
Jonathan Deans and Taylor Williams, “Ain’t No Mo’”
Joshua D. Reid, “A Christmas Carol”
Ben and Max Ringham, “A Doll’s House”
Ben and Max Ringham, “Prima Facie”

Lighting design of a play

Tim Lutkin, “Life of Pi” | WINNER
Neil Austin, “Leopoldstadt”
Natasha Chivers, “Prima Facie”
Jon Clark, “A Doll’s House”
Bradley King, “Fat Ham”
Jen Schriever, “Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman”
Ben Stanton, “A Christmas Carol”

Lighting design of a musical

Natasha Katz, “Some Like It Hot” | WINNER
Ken Billington, “New York, New York”
Lap Chi Chu, “Lerner & Loewe’s “Camelot”
Heather Gilbert, “Parade”
Howard Hudson, “& Juliet”
Natasha Katz, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”


Casey Nicholaw, “Some Like It Hot” | WINNER
Steven Hoggett, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Susan Stroman, “New York, New York”
Jennifer Weber, “& Juliet”
Jennifer Weber, “KPOP”

Scenic design of a play

Tim Hatley and Andrzej Goulding, “Life of Pi” | WINNER
Miriam Buether, “Prima Facie”
Rachel Hauck, “Good Night, Oscar”
Richard Hudson, “Leopoldstadt”
Dane Laffrey and Lucy Mackinnon, “A Christmas Carol”

Scenic design of a musical

Beowulf Boritt, “New York, New York” | WINNER
Mimi Lien, “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”
Michael Yeargan and 59 Productions, “Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot”
Scott Pask, “Shucked”
Scott Pask, “Some Like It Hot”

Original score (music and/or lyrics) written for the theater

“Kimberly Akimbo” | WINNER
Music: Jeanine Tesori
Lyrics: David Lindsay-Abaire

“Almost Famous”
Music: Tom Kitt
Lyrics: Cameron Crowe and Tom Kitt

Music and lyrics: Helen Park and Max Vernon

Music and lyrics: Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally

“Some Like It Hot”
Music: Marc Shaiman
Lyrics: Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman


Charlie Rosen and Bryan Carter, “Some Like It Hot” | WINNER
Bill Sherman and Dominic Fallacaro, “& Juliet”
John Clancy, “Kimberly Akimbo”
Jason Howland, “Shucked”
Daryl Waters and Sam Davis, “New York, New York”

Costume design of a play

Brigitte Reiffenstuel, “Leopoldstadt” | WINNER
Tim Hatley, Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, “Life of Pi”
Dominique Fawn Hill, “Fat Ham”
Emilio Sosa, “Ain’t No Mo’”
Emilio Sosa, “Good Night, Oscar”

Costume design of a musical

Gregg Barnes, “Some Like It Hot” | WINNER
Susan Hilferty, “Parade”
Jennifer Moeller, “Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot”
Clint Ramos and Sophia Choi, “KPOP”
Paloma Young, “& Juliet”
Donna Zakowska, “New York, New York”

Pasadena Playhouse wins the Tony Award for regional theater excellence, becoming only the second Los Angeles institution to earn the honor and continuing its triumphant streak after years of turbulence.

May 23, 2023