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11 Phenomenal Perfs By Inaugural 2020 Antonyo Award Winners

June 22nd, 2020 by

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11 Phenomenal Perfs By Inaugural 2020 Antonyo Award Winners

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On Friday, June 19, 2020 - Broadway fans tuned in to Broadway Black's YouTube channel to witness the inaugural 2020 Antonyo Awards. The night honored the outstanding achievements by Black members of the Broadway and Off-Broadway community onstage and behind the scenes.

We're shining the spotlight on 11 of the night's exciting winners. Congratulations 2020 Antonyo Award Winners!


Best Musical: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Play: BLKS by Aziza Barnes


Best Revival: For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf


Best Actor in a Musical on Broadway: Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical


Best Actor in a Play on Broadway: Audra McDonald, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune


Best Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway: LaChanze, The Secret Life of Bees


Best Actor in a Play Off-Broadway: Danielle Brooks, Much Ado About Nothing


Best Featured Actor in a Musical on Broadway: Celia Rose Gooding, Jagged Little Pill


Best Featured Actor in a Musical Off-Broadway: Jasmine Cephas Jones, Cyrano


Best Solo Performance: Michael Benjamin Washington, Fires in the Mirror


Best Book: Michael R. Jackson, A Strange Loop


Other inaugural 2020 Antonyo Award winners from the night comprised of the following!

Best Featured Actor in a Play on Broadway: Chalia La Tour, Slave Play

Best Featured Actor in a Play Off-Broadway: Okwui Okpokwasili, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf

Best Original Score: The Secret of Life of Bees

Best Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz, Anatomy of A Suicide

Best Choreography: Camille A. Brown, For Colored Girls Who Have Committed Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Best Lighting Design: Allen Lee Hughes, A Soldier's Play

Best Scenic Design: Lawrence E. Moten III, Native Son

Best Sound: Rucyl Frison, Anatomy of a Suicide

Best Costumes: Toni-Leslie James, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Best Hair & Wig Design: Nikiya Mathis, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Best Orchestrations: Skinfolk: An American Show

Best Quarantine Content: Daniel J. Watts, The Jam IG Live

The Doors of the Theatre Are Open Award: National Black Theatre

The Lifetime Achievement Award: Chuck Cooper

The Lorraine Hansberry Award: Loy A. Webb

The Langston Hughes Award: Donja R. Love

The Welcome Award: Dharon E. Jones