Matthew López on Making History as First Latino to Win Best Play Tony Award and His ‘Bodyguard’ Remake

Matthew López on Making History as First Latino to Win Best Play Tony Award and His ‘Bodyguard’ Remake
Matthew López became the first Latino playwright to win the Tony Award for best play last Sunday, but “The Inheritance” creator was worried the milestone would go unnoticed unless he drew attention to the historic moment while taking the stage.

Before the big night, López surveyed several friends and fellow writers about what he should say if he won the top prize. Gloria Calderón Kellett, the co-showrunner of “One Day at a Time,” was one of the people who read his draft and urged him to seize the moment.

“When you’re the first you understand the grave responsibility you have for all those who come after you,” she says. “He understood that this moment was bigger than him and beyond being a celebration of his work. To not talk about it would have been a missed opportunity.”

And López had an important message for the crowd of theatrical power brokers and producers.
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