‘Moulin Rouge!’ Wins Tony For Best Musical, Taking 10 Awards; ‘The Inheritance’ Named Best Play – Tony Awards Complete Winners List

‘Moulin Rouge!’ Wins Tony For Best Musical, Taking 10 Awards; ‘The Inheritance’ Named Best Play – Tony Awards Complete Winners List
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 2001 film, won the Tony Award for Best Musical tonight. The Inheritance, Matthew López’s elegiac two-part drama about the AIDS scourge inspired by E.M Forster’s Howards End, won the Tony Award tonight for Best Play.

López, after thanking and acknowledging three queer artists who inspired him, noted that he was the first Latinx playwright to win a Tony Award for Best Play. He said that while the Latinx community made up 19% of the U.S. population, the number drops to only 2% on Broadway. “This must change,” he said.

With the Best Play award going to The Inheritance, Slave Play, nominated for 12 Tonys, ended the night with no awards. The shut out is easily the biggest upset of the night.

Earlier in the broadcast, director Kenny Leon, accepting the award for best play revival
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