The Tony Awards made history with black actors taking home awards in all four musical acting categories. “Three of the wins came from the cast of Hamilton: victories that weren’t entirely unexpected, given the musical’s predicted domination. Leslie Odom Jr. took home the trophy for best actor, while Daveed Diggs and Reneé Elise Goldsberry nabbed awards for their work in the acclaimed musical. Frontrunner Cynthia Erivo won for her performance in the revival of The Color Purple, a victory that prompted tears from producer Oprah Winfrey.”

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